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Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health for 2019

Why study Bachelor of Public Health?

The IIE Bachelor of Public Health is a multidisciplinary and flexible degree that provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply key principles of Public Health leading to a wide range of careers. On completion of the degree future opportunities include application for studies in related fields including for example the Honours in Public Health and the Postgraduate Diploma 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 IIE MSA and partners within the South African community.

In the first year, students will investigate the biological basis of health and disease, health and social care systems and global health. In the second year students will learn for example how to analyse patterns of health and disease. Fieldwork in the third year provides a broad exposure to the public health field that underpin an understanding of health and illness prevention in both individuals and populations.

Successful completion of this programme leads to an IIE 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:

  • Disease prevention and control
  • Biostatistics (at entry level)
  • Community health work
  • Education and teaching (Health Promotion)
  • Epidemiology (at entry level)
  • Health administration
  • Health awareness, policy and promotion
  • Nutrition, dietetics and exercise
  • Public health project management (including planning, monitoring and evaluation)
  • Research
Duration

3 years full-time

Accreditation

Accredited by the CHE. Registration: NQF Level 7, SAQA ID 91996

Fees for 2019
  • Domestic

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 89,900.00 (6,121.28 USD) per annum

  • International

    Fees are subject to change annually.

    R 89,900.00 (6,121.28 USD) per annum

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

Domestic/South African students are advised to pay 30% of their semester fee before enrolment and the balance by the published payment due date. Alternative payment arrangement can be applied for to pay each module in full before the commencement date of the module.

Payment dates are earlier if you are a commencing international student. This is to allow 6-8 weeks for your study visa applications to be processed prior to enrolment. To avoid delays obtaining a study visa, commencing international students must pay a 30% deposit before enrolling to allow 6-8 weeks for study visa applications and 50% balance on or before enrolment.

For more information regarding fees please visit the Fee structure

Payment Methods

For more information on our payment methods visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/pay-fees/

Intakes

First Semester (February)

Attendances

On-campus at IIE MSA : full-time

Course code

BPH311

Professional recognition

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

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

Entry requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Bachelor pass with English (50%)

National Certificate (Vocational) (NC(V))
Bachelor pass with English (50%)

Senior Certificate (SC)
Endorsement with English (50%)

Senior Certificate (Amended) (SC(a))
Bachelor pass with English (50%)

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

International Students

An USAf Exemption Certificate to degree studies is required and meeting the relevant English requirements or requisite English test e.g. TOEFL, IELS

Please note, requirements for entry to this qualification are correct at the time of publication, however, these may change.

Applications

More information can be found by visiting How to apply

Contact us

011 950 4009 enquiries@iiemsa.co.za
From outside South Africa
+27 11 950 4009

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What is a 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.

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