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Welcome to the School of Health Systems and Public Health

The SHSPH provides opportunities for advanced education, research, and consultancy in the many fields of public health. Our programmes are designed for individuals and organisations whose work impacts on health.


In 1998, the School of Health Systems and Public Health (SHSPH) was established by the University to enhance its ability to engage one of society's most valued goals: health. The SHSPH grew out of the Department of Community Health and was tasked with preventing diseases and promoting and restoring health.

The SHSPH is a University-wide, "horizontal" School: it accesses and strengthens any area relevant to the health system and to public health. Its structure and functions are outcomes- oriented: a better health system and greater health that is more equally distributed. Its nature is, by definition, multidisciplinary; staff is recruited from many departments and faculties throughout the University, as well as from outside institutions and organisations. The SHSPH has taken over the programmes previously provided by the Department of Community Health, and has added value by increasing the scope, depth, and multidisciplinary nature of these programmes.

In the broader transformation of the University of Pretoria, the Faculty of Medicine has been replaced by a Faculty of Health Sciences, which comprises four Schools, one of which is the School of Health Systems and Public Health. The Department of Community Health remains the link between clinical medicine and public health, and forms an integral part of the SHSPH.

Enrolment in our postgraduate programmes gives students the opportunity to become a part of this exciting institution. We trust that the students' educational experience with the SHSPH will prove worthwhile, and that it will be the start of a long relationship. In optimising the use of the University resources and learning opportunities, students should bear in mind that the SHSPH is only an entry point to the whole University for people interested in health systems and public health.


APPLICATIONS FOR PHD IN 2015 ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics track: PhD (Epidemiology) or PhD (Public Health). Proposalscan be submitted to Prof ShingaFeresu (shinga.feresu@up.ac.za)for consideration. Please CCMrs Kathy Pieterse (kathy.pieterse@up.ac.za) and Mrs ElizabethRabotho (Elizabeth.Rabotho@up.ac.za)
  • Health Policy and Management track: PhD (Health Systems) or PhD (Public Health). Global health andhealth systems related proposals can be submitted to Prof Stella Anyangwe (stellaanyangwe@yahoo.com) for consideration. Please CC Mrs Kathy Pieterse (kathy.pieterse@up.ac.za) and Dr FlaviaSenkubuge (flavia.senkubuge@up.ac.za)
  • Environmental and Occupational track: Malaria-related proposals for PhD (Community Health), PhD (Environmental Health) or PhD (Public Health)can be submitted to Prof Tiaan de Jager (tiaan.dejager@up.ac.za) and Dr Taneshka Kruger (taneshka.kruger@up.ac.za)for consideration. Please CC Mrs Kathy Pieterse (kathy.pieterse@up.ac.za).

APPLICATIONS FOR PHD IN 2015 ARE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Disease control track: PhD (Public Health)
  • Health Promotion track: PhD (Health Systems) or PhD (Public Health)


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