|10244025||Faculty of Health Sciences||Department: School of Health Systems and Public Health|
|Minimum duration of study: 1 year||Total credits: 120||NQF level: 08|
The following requirements are set:
1. Relevant bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree with at least one applicable biological subject as a major
2. A weighted average of at least 60% in the biological science subjects/modules at final-year level
Minimum credits: 120
The module involves the in depth study of environmental and occupational hygiene measuring techniques. The focus of this module is the theoretical principles and the practical application of measuring techniques used to conduct environmental and occupational hygiene surveys. Relevant standards and guidelines to determine legal compliance are also discussed. Students must also complete practical coursework in the air quality laboratory to obtain competency in occupational hygiene equipment, calculations and interpretation of occupational hygiene survey results. Students will have to take a competency test after completing all practical coursework.
The module involves the study of current relevant occupational health and safety legislation in South Africa. The focus is to enable learners to have a working knowledge of current Acts. Scenarios and case studies to illustrate the application of the Acts will be discussed.
Special introduction to fundamentals in Executive Leadership in health
The emerging student will be taught the fundamentals in executive leadership in healthcare systems which will form the basic platform or foundation for understanding the challenges for application of leadership modalities at the different levels of healthcare service delivery in the public health service and how to begin to think and analyse how the principles of executive leadership at their level of appointment can improve health service delivery.
*Attendance module only.
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