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Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health for 2017

Why study Bachelor of Public Health?

The Bachelor of Public Health is a multidisciplinary, flexible degree that provides students with the opportunity to learn key principles in public health, and health programmes and policy leading to a wide range of careers. It also provides a pathway to postgraduate (pre-med) clinical programmes (for example medicine, social work, nursing and allied health) as well as to honours and postgraduate studies in public health.

International cross-campus collaborations, placements and internships expose you to a variety of international staff, students and stakeholders, and mean you gain a global perspective on public health. We also take advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between Monash South Africa and partners within the South African community.

In your first year, you’ll investigate the biological bases of health and disease, health and social care systems and global health. Fieldwork in your third year provides a broad exposure to the public health sciences that underpin an understanding of health and illness in both individuals and populations.

This programme is offered by Monash South Africa in cooperation with Monash University. Successful completion of this programme leads to a Monash South Africa qualification.

Career Opportunities

Job market growth in the health, local government, and workplace and education sectors continues unabated.

There is a strong demand for multi-skilled programme managers and for prevention promotion workers, particularly to work with vulnerable groups and ageing populations.

Government directions for health programmes in most African countries are now geared for jobs in community settings rather than hospitals, to deal with rising rates of chronic conditions and disease, as the shift from hospital to community based programmes continues. Government and non-government organisations are constantly in need of health policy analysts and policy makers especially as health, social and other policy sectors are expected to develop partnerships and cross-sector partnerships and policies (i.e. transport and health, environments and health).

Careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors might include:

  • Accident, illness and disease prevention and control
  • Biostatistics
  • Community health work
  • Education and teaching
  • Epidemiology
  • Health administration
  • Health awareness, policy and promotion
  • Nutrition, dietetics and exercise
  • Public health management
  • Research

Professional recognition

Monash South Africa Graduates are eligible to join the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).

This course is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of South Africa.

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2017
  • Domestic

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 80,000.00 per annum

  • International

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 80,000.00 per annum

    International fee per 48 credit points
    48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code

4502

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 31
  • Subject prerequisites: English Home Language (4)

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme (MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

Special application requirements

Up-to-date immunisation schedules are required. Specific health requirements will pertain to some local and international placements.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

You must be at least 17 years old when you enrol (applications may be made while you are 16).

Our classes are taught and assessed in English. View the English language requirements.

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 31
  • Subject prerequisites: English Home Language (4)

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

If you don't meet the entry requirements for direct entry to the bachelor degree you'd like to study, the Foundation programme (MSAFP) can get you there. The programme bridges the gap between your highest qualification and the academic qualifications accepted by Monash South Africa.

Special application requirements

Up-to-date immunisation schedules are required. Specific health requirements will pertain to some local and international placements.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Study areas for Bachelor of Public Health

HEALTH SCIENCE

Health science is a multi-disciplinary field of study that involves applying scientific approaches to the study of health. It includes aspects of biomedical sciences such as physiology, epidemiology, preventive medicine, and pharmacology, and aspects of social sciences such as sociology, program development and evaluation, and policy analysis.

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011 950 4009 inquiries@monash.ac.za
From outside South Africa
+27 11 950 4009

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