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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

1 year
Full time
Diploma / certificate

Program description

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health

The urgent need for a well-skilled and trained Public Health workforce has been influenced by the current and constantly increasing health system and human resource challenges in the healthcare sector.

The principal aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDip (Health)) offered at IIE MSA is to provide students with a contextualized platform for acquiring, strengthening and deepening their knowledge to effectively contribute to improving our public health service delivery systems. The programme will guide students around current thinking, practice and research in the areas of global and local public health.

On completion of the programme, students will have gained the basic but necessary knowledge and insights into the theory and practice of Public Health. Graduates will acquire knowledge and skills in the fields of Epidemiology, Population Health, Managing Health Systems, Policy and Leadership, Health Systems Research, HIV and co-morbidities as well as planning, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of public health programmes.

The PGDip (Health) allows students to apply their newly gained knowledge to their own workplaces and often result in promotion opportunities.

Admission requirements

International students’ qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. When applying, students should submit certified copies of one of the above-mentioned qualifications as well as final grades in subjects undertaken.

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Career Opportunities

Qualified graduates might enhance their existing careers, but might also be employed by national and international organizations or government arms working in the field of Public Health. Other career opportunities might include employment by non-governmental organizations, health care facilities and multilateral donor organizations, etc.

Programme Information

Mode of Delivery

The programme utilizes a mixed mode of delivery, incorporating contact sessions, online resources and a combination of assessment methods. This allows flexible options for working adults and for health professionals who operate in a busy environment.


Formative and summative type assessment of the modules will be conducted. Continuous assessment and participation in classroom and online forum discussions will be important. There will be no formal exam as part of final module assessment.  An external examiner will be appointed for every module. The teaching staff will at all times enforce strict submission deadlines for all assignments. IIE MSA assessment policies and guidelines will apply.

Site of Delivery

The PGDip (Health) is offered at the IIE MSA campus in Ruimsig, Johannesburg.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees is ZAR 49,500


The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health is awarded by the IIE

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Earn an internationally relevant degree in South Africa

Monash South Africa (MSA) was founded in 2001 and is located on a 100 hectare site in Ruimsig, north-west of Johannesburg, in the province of Gauteng. Since 2019 MSA became a leading brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) and is...

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144 Peter Rd, Ruimsig
1725 Roodepoort Johannesburg
South Africa

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