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Pharmaceutical Public Health courses

At the University of Western Cape

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is unique among African institutions and has been offering face-to-face short courses and accredited Masters-level online distance learning modules related to Pharmaceutical Public Health since 2014. These modules can be taken within the existing Master of Public Health (MPH) programme or as individual Continuing Education modules.

Teachers come from UWC Schools of Public Health and Pharmacy, Boston University School of Public Health, USA, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium and South African provincial and national health departments. Past students have come from all over Africa, most South African provinces and from government, NGO and the private sectors.

In 2019 UWC will offer Pharmaceutical Policy and Management and Rational Medicines Use short courses at Winter School in July and online/distance semester modules from July-September 2019.

Winter School Short Courses 2019

These face-to-face one week short courses may be taken alone or collaboration with online/distance modules.

  • Pharmaceutical Policy and Management Course (1-5 July 2019)
  • Rational Medicine Use Course (8-12 July 2019)

Application deadline: 5th April 2019 (for late applications contact

Application form

Online/Distance Learning MPH and Continuing Education Modules 2019

These online modules run over one semester (approx. 15 weeks) and comprise online materials with weekly activities, discussion forums and two written assignments. Each module fulfils 15 credits (150 learning hours) at Masters-level. 

  • Pharmaceutical Policy and Management Module - duration: 1 semester (July – November 2019)
  • Rational Medicine Use Module - duration: 1 semester (July – November 2019)

Application deadline: 31 May 2019


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