Master Of Public Health Degree (MPH)


Mode of Study: Mutare Conventional |Harare Weekend |Mutare Block Release

About the Programme

The overall aim of the postgraduate programme in public health is to provide training opportunities to university graduates in the discipline of Public Health, so as to enable them to contribute to the general improvement of the health of communities through participation in public health programmes in the public and private sectors, as well as those supported by nongovernmental organizations.

 

Entry Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission into the MPH programme, Candidates must

  1. Be in possession of a first degree in any branch of Health related disciplines [e. g. Medicine, Nursing, Medical laboratory, Physio/occupational therapy, Environmental Health, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Health promotion].
  2. Candidates should preferably have acquired at least two years working experience after graduation from university in the relevant profession or working with health and social development-related projects sponsored by national or international NGOs.
  3. The medium of education and training at Africa University is the English Language. Candidates seeking admission into the programme must therefore present evidence of their competence in English language to the university.

Year One Semester One

Module 1 7 CRHS:

  1. Introduction to Public Health and Research Methodology
  2. SPH 501 Principles of Public Health 2 CRHS
  3. SPH 543 Health Systems Research 3 CRHS
  4. SPH 534 Ethics in Health Practice 2 CRHS

Module 2 6 CRHS:

  1. Introduction to Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  2. SPH 544 Applied Biostatistics 3 CRHS
  3. SPH 545 Applied Epidemiology 3 CRHS

    1. Module 3 5 CRHS:

      1. Health Systems Management
      2. SHI 500 Health Informatics 2 CRHS
      3. SPH 523 Health Systems Management 3 CRHS

      TOTAL 18 CREDIT HOURS

      Year One Semester Two

      Module 4:

      1. 4 CRHRS Health Policy & Health Promotion
      2. SPH 507 Health Promotion 2 CRHRS
      3. SPH 520 Health Policy 2 CRHS

      Module 5:

      1. 5 CRHRS Disease Prevention & Control
      2. SPH 546 Communicable Diseases Including STIs & HIV/AIDS 3 CRHS
      3. SPH 516 Non Communicable Diseases 2 CRHS

      Module 6:

      1. 4 CRHRS Advanced Epidemiology and Health Statistics
      2. SPH 540 Advanced Epidemiology 2 CRHRS
      3. SPH 541 Health Statistics 2 CRHRS

      Module 7:

      1. 4 CRHRS Environmental and Occupational Health
      2. SPH 536 Environmental Health 2 CRHRS
      3. SPH 537 Occupational Health 2 CRHRS

      TOTAL 17 CREDIT HOURS

      Year Two Semester One

      Module 8:

      1. 3 CRHRS Family, Reproductive Health & Child
      2. SPH 539 Family, Reproductive and Child Health 3 CRHRS

      Module 9:

      1. 10 CRHRS Public Health Practice (Projects)
      2. SPH 547 Public Health Practice 10 CRHRS
      3. SPH547 Evaluation of Public a Health Programme 3 CRHRS
      4. SPH 548 Evaluation of a Public Health Surveillance System 3 CRHRS
      5. SPH 549 Investigation of an Outbreak 3 CRHRS SPH 551 Attachment Report 1 CRHR

      TOTAL 13 CREDIT HOURS

      Year Two Semester Two

      1. Module 10: 9 CRHRS Research and Dissertation
      2. FHS 501 Developing and Defending Research Proposal 3 CRHRS
      3. FHS 502 Research and Dissertation Defense 6 CRHRS

      TOTAL 9 CREDIT HOURS

      GRAND TOTAL 57 CREDIT HOURS

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