Inspiring public health excellence in Africa by promoting health, health systems and public health through education, research, service development, consultancy and advocacy.
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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In the broader transformation of the University of Pretoria, the Faculty of Medicine has been replaced by a Faculty of Health Sciences, which comprises four Schools, one of which is the School of Health Systems and Public Health.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.

SHSPH Time Table 2015 - Version 6

Please keep in mind that the time table can change at any time. Please check this page regulary to ensure that you do have the latest time table.

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Applications for PhD’s for 2015 are closed in the following tracks, (applications may be submitted in 2016)

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics track: PhD (Epidemiology) or PhD (Public Health).
  • Environmental and Occupational track:  PhD (Community Health)
  • Disease control track: PhD (Public Health)
  • Health Promotion track: PhD (Health Systems) or PhD (Public Health)
  • Health Policy and Management track: PhD (Health Systems) or PhD (Public Health)

 

South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme: Call for applicants – 2016 intake

The South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme (SAFETP) is requesting applications for the incoming 2016 class from qualified health professionals with an interest in public health and commitment to public service.

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7th Annual HHL Conference, South Africa : 18 - 20 November 2015

The Health and Humanitarian Logistics Conference brings together speakers and attendees from non-government organizations (NGOs), industry, government, military, and academia to identify challenges and opportunities in global health humanitarian operations and long-term economic development, share innovative research, and establish priorities for NGOs, corporations, and government in terms of strategies, policies, and investment.

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The BSc (Hons) in Biostatistics option will not be offered in 2016; it will be offered again in 2017, and applications for the 2017 intake will close at the end of July 2016.


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