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Programmes Offered

Short Courses 

  • Public Health Winter School
  • Public Health Summer School
  • Excellence in Reporting Science
  • HIV/AIDS Interventions Course
  • Global Health Histories
  • DMOs Orientation Course

 

Diploma Programmes

Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health [DOSH]. 

The programme is of 18 months duration. Candidates are selected from doctors, nurses, factory inspectors, safety engineers and other professionals with at least three years relevant post qualification experience. The programme is organised as a combination of formal taught courses and supervised occupational health and safety field work, including a research project. Areas of study include occupational epidemiology, research methods, biostatistics, occupational hygiene, occupational safety, ergonomics, occupational diseases, occupational toxicology, management of occupational health services and occupational health promotion. The programme was initially geared primarily for Zimbabweans. However, students from the region have also been admitted in the previous intake.

Prospective students must have obtained a minimum of passes in 5 "0" Level subjects (AEB, GCE or equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and a science subject; should have an approved health-related qualification and should have completed at least three years relevant post-qualification professional experience.

       

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered 

 

 

in 1 1/2 years

 

DOHS 160

Continuous Assessment

33

1

 

DOHS 101

MCQs

11

1

 

DOHS 102

Essay/short notes questions

11

1

 

DOHS 103

Problems in Data Analysis And Interpretation

11

1

 

DOHS 180

Research Project

25

1

 

DOHS 190

Oral

9

1

 

 

Under Graduate Programmes

A three years full-time Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education and Health Promotion [BSc HEHP] The programme consists of three parts: Part 1 and 2 will be the course work component and Part 3 consists of field attachment, residential sessions and research component.

Prospective students should have passes at Ordinary Level (or approved equivalents) in English Language and Mathematics, and in an approved science subject, AND passes in three Advanced Level subjects, one of which shall be in one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, OR Completion of a University Diploma in Health and Adult Education, Diploma in Health Promotion or approved equivalents. An applicant who holds the Diploma in Health and Adult Education of this University, may apply to be exempted from part 1 provided they pass an exemption test.

BSc.HEP 1

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered

 

in Semester

EHP 101

Basic Theory and Practice of HEP I

100

1

EHP 102

Community Medicine/Public Health I

100

1

EHP 103

Behavioural Science I

100

1

EHP 104

Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Research Methods I

100

1

EHP 105

Theory and Practice of HEP II

100

2

EHP 106

Community Medicine II

100

2

EHP 107

Behavioural Science II

100

2

EHP 108

Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Research Methods II

100

2

CSHS 101

Communication Skills for Academic Purposes

100

1

 

BSc.HEP 2

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered

 

in Semester

EHP 201

Intermediate Theory and Practice of HEP I

100

1

EHP 202

Behavioural Science III

100

1

EHP 203

Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Research Methods III

100

1

EHP 204

Intermediate Theory and Practice of HEP II

100

2

EHP 205

Behavioural Science IV

100

2

EHP 206

Epidemiology/Biostatistics/Research Methods IV

100

2

CSHS 102

Communication Skills for Professional Purposes

100

2

 

BSc.HEP 3

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered

 

in Semester

EHP 302

Advanced Theory and Practice of HEP

100

1 & 2

EHP 360

Research Project

100

2 & 2

 

BSC HEHP PROGRAMME CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Majority of BSC HEP graduates are employed by the Ministry of Health & Child Care (MoHCC) as Health Promotion Officers at district and provincial levels. Their role is to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate health education and promotion programmes.

  • Other organizations that employ our graduates include United Nations agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP etc.) as well as non-governmental organizations and parastatals that implement public health programmes. Examples of such organizations include World Vision International, Care International, Red Cross, National AIDS Council and Red Cross Society. In these organisations, graduates are employed in different capacities such as Public Health Specialists, Advocacy & Communication Officers, Project/Programme Managers, Behaviour Change Officers and Monitoring & Evaluation Officers.

  • Our programme is also well recognised beyond Zimbabwean borders. There is a significant proportion of graduates who are employed outside the country mainly in the United Kingdom, South Africa, USA and Australia.

  • In terms of postgraduate studies, our graduates are also accepted in local, regional and international universities for post graduate studies in various public health disciplines such as epidemiology, health promotion, occupational health, biostatistics and global health.

 

Post Graduate Programmes

Taught Programmes

  • A two years full-time Masters Degree in Public Health-Field Epidemiology Training Programme[MPH-FETP].

The programme is 30% classroom-based and 70% field-based. Through this dual structure, trainees acquire skills in epidemiology, management, behavioural sciences, communicable diseases, communications and health economics. The programme prepares trainees to assess priorities and craft systems to solve public health issues in Zimbabwe and the region. Our MPH programme is accredited

Prospective students should have a good first degree in medicine or an Honours degree in any one of the following: a) health sciences; b) biological sciences and c) social sciences. In addition, he/she should have at least three years’ public health work experience.

 

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered in year

MPH 501

Field epidemiology and Biostatistics

50

1

MPH502

Public health medicine and practice

50

1

MPH 503

Research methods, Data Analysis And Interpretation

50

1

MPH 504

Critical Review of Case Studies, journal articles and communication skills

50

1

MPH 550

Continuous Assessment[Field work]

200

1 and 2

MPH 570

Dissertation

150

2

MPH 590

Oral

50

2

 

  •  A Masters Degree in Public Health-Health Promotion[MPH-HP].

The program runs for two years on a full-time basis, or three years on a part-time basis. The programme consists of two parts: Part 1 will be the course work component and Part 2 consists of coursework and research component.

To be admitted to the programme, prospective students should have a good BSc degree (2.2 or better) in Health Education and Health Promotion or an approved equivalent; At the recommendations of the Department and the Dean, Senate may admit to the programme an applicant with relevant qualifications and experience in a health promotion setting other than a BSc degree in Health Education and Health Promotion; should be registered with the Allied Health Professions Council of Zimbabwe as a Health Promotion Practitioner; should be employed in an appropriate post with actual health promotion responsibilities.

    Masters in Public Health [Health Promotion] 1

       

    Course Code

    Course Description

    Weighted Marks

    Course offered in

    year

    MPHHP 501

    Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    100

    1

    MPHHP 502

    Public Health practice

    100

    1

    MPHHP 503

    Ecology of health promotions

    100

    1

    MPHHP 504

    Research Process

    100

    1

    MPHHP 505

    Research Protocol design

    100

    1

    MPHHP551

    Continuous Assessment

    100

    1

           

    Masters in Public Health [HP] 2

       

    Course Code

    Course Description

    Weighted Marks

    Course offered

     

    in year

    MPHHP 506

    Knowledge Management

    100

    2

    MPHHP 507

    Ecology of Health Promotions 2

    100

    2

    MPHHP 508

    Management of Health Promotion Programmes

    100

    2

    MPHHP 509

    Monitoring and Evaluation

    100

    2

    MPHHP 590

    Oral Examination

    50

    2

    MPHHP 570

    Dissertation

    100

    2

    MPHHP 511

    Health Social Science Project

    200

    2

    MPHHP 551

    Continuous Assessment

    100

    2

  • A two years full-time Masters in Biostatistics[MSc. Biostatistics]

The programme runs for twenty-four (24) months full-time, normally commencing in January. The programme consists of two Parts. Part 1 consists of the formal taught component of the program and Part 2 consists of both formally taught components and the research component, during which time a student will undertake a practicum (statistical consulting).

Prospective students should have a good first degree (upper second or better) in Statistics, Medicine, Health, Social or Biological sciences. In addition, an applicant must have an Advanced Level (or equivalent) pass in Mathematics.

MSc. Biostatistics 1

    Course Code

    Course Description

    Weighted Marks

    Course offered

    in year

    MBST 500

    Continuous Assessment

    200

    1

    MBST 501

    Inferential Procedures 1

    100

    1

    MBST 502

    Principles of Epidemiology

    100

    1

    MBST 503

    Research Methods and Public Health

    100

    1

    MBST 504

    Inferential Procedures 2

    100

    1

    MSc. Biostatistics 2

       

    Course Code

    Course Description

    Weighted Marks

    Course offered

     

    in year

    MBST 505

    Confounding and Interaction (modelling)

    100

    2

    MBST 506

    Design and Design Issues in Biostatistics

    100

    2

    MBST 570

    Research Project

    150

    2

    MBST 580

    Practicum

    200

    2

    MBST 590

    Oral

    50

    2

  • A Masters in Clinical Epidemiology [MSc. Clinical Epidemiology].

A distance learning programme with printed/electronic modules which are issued to enrolled students. Module content includes self assessment exercises, progress and marked assignments to be completed and returned to the tutor(s). Feedback is given by the tutor and is provided in writing using pre-prepared model answers, supplemented (where appropriate) by individual comments. Courses commence in January. Students generally take two years to complete a Graduate Diploma, and three years to complete a Masters degree. It is permissible to spread the course work over a longer period, with a maximum of 5 years. Activities at residential sessions include: an introduction to the computing component of the course; a preview or review of the subjects; critical appraisal sessions; and protocol and project development sessions.

Prospective students should normally have a good first degree in Medicine or Nursing Science or an Honours degree in Science or Applied Science in a health related discipline from a recognized institution and should also have at least three years post qualification experience in an approved health field.

 

MSc. Clinical Epidemiology 1

   

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered

 

in year

       

MCE 500

Continuous Assessment

200

1

MCE 501

Epidemiology I

100

1

MCE 502

Biostatistics I

100

1

MCE 551

Continuous Assessment

200

1

MCE 503

Epidemiology II

100

1

MCE 504

Biostatistics II

100

1

       

MSc. Clinical Epidemiology 2

   

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered 

 

in year

       

MCE 551

Continuous Assessment

200

2

MCE 505

Clinical Epidemiology

100

2

MCE 506

Clinical Economics

100

2

MCE 507

Health Social Sciences

100

2

MCE 508

Research Protocol

100

2

       

MSc. Clinical Epidemiology 3

   

Course Code

Course Description

Weighted Marks

Course offered 

 

in year

MCE 570

Dissertation

400

1

Service provision to other departments and units

In addition, the Department is responsible for teaching the community medicine/public health component to the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences Honours (B. MLS Hons) Part II: Biostatistics

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) Part I: Biostatistics

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) Part II: Community Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) Part III: Occupational Safety and Health

  • B.Pharm (Hons) Part III: Community Medicine

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCHB) Part IV: Community Medicine

  • MSc. Medical Microbiology Part II: epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods

  • MSc. Clinical Pharmacology Part II: epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods

  • MSc. Physiotherapy Part II: epidemiology, biostatistics and research methods

 

Postgraduate research degree programmes

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Public Health

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Epidemiology

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Biostatistics

  • Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Health Economics

  • Master of Philosophy Degrees in Public Health, Epidemiology, Occupational Health, Health Promotion, Biostatistics

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