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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

COURSE OVERVIEW


This course aims to enable students to understand health and the determinants of health and disease, from the perspective of the population.  It provides learners with a strong foundation of knowledge and skills across a broad spectrum of public health practice to promote, protect, and restore health through collective action, preparing them to play leadership roles in promoting global public health through improved practice, policy-making, system response and research. The course is set within the geo-political context of the Southern African Development Community, but addresses contemporary strategic, operational and academic issues in public health at national, regional and international level.

STUDY MODE


Open Distance Learning

DURATION


21 Months

AWARDING BODY


open university of mauritius
 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS


A Bachelor’s degree with at least a second class honours in life sciences in the following topic areas from a recognised university by the Open University of Mauritius:
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Environmental sciences
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • economics
  • sociology

Candidates must have a good mastery of the English language. The Open University of Mauritius may consider prior learning and prior experiential learning for admission to this program.


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