by Hazel Bradley
They may be taken as Continuing Education Modules or as part of the Pharmaceutical Public Health area of specialisation within our Master in Public Health (MPH) programme.
Pharmaceutical Policy and Management – Current and future policy makers and advisors, managers responsible for policy implementation, consultants and academics with an interest in policy implementation and management in LMICs.
Rational Medicines Use – Health professionals, including pharmacists, doctors and nurses from the public (government), NGO and private sectors working at national, provincial, district and facility levels, involved in managing and improving the use of medicines.
This module combines a theoretical underpinning with sessions devoted to common medicines policy issues and management approaches, and covers topics such as national medicines policies, quality of medicines, pharmaceutical supply, human resources in pharmaceutical systems, policies to fight corruption, and COVID-19-related challenges.
This module teaches students how to characterize and investigate reasons for problem medicine use behaviours and review different interventions to address these problem behaviours. The module incorporates appropriate use of antimicrobials as well as the new challenges associated with treating non-communicable diseases and COVID-19 related issues.
The modules run over one semester (approx. 15 weeks) and comprise online materials with weekly activities, webinars, discussion forums and two written assignments. Each module fulfils 15 credits (150 learning hours) at Masters-level. Participants typically come from South Africa, other sub-Saharan African countries and beyond.
The online modules are convened by Dr Hazel Bradley (PPM) and Prof Renier Coetzee (RMU) of the School of Public Health, UWC and are offered in collaboration with the School of Pharmacy, UWC, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium, independent consultants and colleagues from South African provincial and national Departments of Health.
Cost per Online Module: R5,000 South Africans; US$350 Internationals with African citizenship; US$950 Internationals without African citizenship.
Online Modules Information & Application Form:
Contact Dr Hazel Bradley:
Tel: 021 959 2630, Cell: 072 297 9932
Application Deadline: 26 June 2022