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Post Graduate Programmes
1. A two years full-time Masters Degree in Public Health-Field Epidemiology Training Program [MPH-FETP]. The program is 30% classroom-based and 70% field-based.  Through this dual structure, trainees acquire skills in epidemiology, management, behaviour science, communicable diseases, communications and health economics.  The programme prepares trainees to assess priorities and craft systems to solve public health issues in Zimbabwe.

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’ 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

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 program 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 program, prospective students should have a good  BSc degree (2.1 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 program 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 [HP] 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

    3. A two years full-time Masters in Biostatistics [MSc. Biostatistics]. The program runs for twenty-four (24) months full-time, normally commencing in January.  The program 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.

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

4. A Masters in Clinical Epidemiology [MSc. Clinical Epidemiology]. A distance learning program with printed modules which are issued to enrolled students.  Module content includes self assessment exercises, and progress and marked assignments to be completed and returned to the tutor.  Feedback is given by the tutor and is provided in writing using pre-prepared model answers, supplemented (where appropriate) by individual comments.  Courses comments 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 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. In 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

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UnderGraduate Programmes
1. A three years full-time Bachelor of Science Degree In Health Education Health Promotion [BSc HEP]The program 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

Diploma Programmes

2. 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 program 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 program 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

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

  • 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

List of SHORT Courses                                 

 

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

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