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Bachelor of Public Health for 2017

At a glance

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 (PHASAPHASA (http://www.phasa.org.za)).

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

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.

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2017

Fees are subject to change annually.

R 80,000.00 per annum

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

  • On-campus at South Africa : full-time

Course code: 4502

Find out more

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South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

3 years full-time

Fees for 2017

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

Find out more

Inquire now   Apply now   Entry requirements  

South Africa Student Inquiries
Telephone: +27 11 950 4009
Email: inquiries@monash.ac.za

Admissions information for domestic students

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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (https://www.msa.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

South African National Senior Certificate (NSC)

  • Minimum score: 32
  • Subject prerequisites: English (4)

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (https://www.msa.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry 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 requirementsEnglish language requirements (https://www.msa.ac.za/study/courses/english-language-req.html).

Entrance scores are indicative only and subject to change annually.

COURSE LEVEL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

GCE A levels

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Level grades as follows: A* or A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English (C in GSCE (O levels)).

International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma

  • Minimum score: 25
  • Subject prerequisites: English SL (4) or English HL (3)

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Average score for the best seven grades (including English, Kiswahili and Mathematics) from 2009 onwards. Prior to 2009 average score for the best eight grades. Score grades as follows: A=12, A- =11, B+=10, B=9, B- =8, C+=7, C=6, C- =5, D+=4, D=3, D- =2, E=1. English (B).

Mauritius Higher School Certificate

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English (C in O level or General Paper).

Namibia Higher Senior Secondary School Certificate

  • Minimum score: 18
  • Subject prerequisites: Total of all scores achieved in one academic year from six subjects. Score grades as follows: 1=Excellent, 2=Good, 3=Satisfactory, 4= Poor. English (3).

SAT

  • Minimum score: 1710
  • Subject prerequisites: High School Diploma (Grade 12) and combined SAT scores of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing.

Tanzania Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English (C in CSE O levels).

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English (C in O levels) or English (General Paper 6 - 1).

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)

  • Minimum score: 7
  • Subject prerequisites: Total score of a maximum of three A Level subjects taken in one academic year. Two AS level subjects can be counted in place of one A level subject, provided that the subject has not been taken at A level, and there is at least one A level subject in the calculation. Score A Levels grades as follows: A=5, B= 4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Score AS Level grades as follows: A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. English (C in O level)

For other qualifications contact the School of Health SciencesSchool of Health Sciences (http://monash.ac.za/about/schools/health-sciences/).

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to applyHow to apply (https://www.msa.ac.za/prospective/admissions/)

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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