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Postgrad Qualifications

Postgrad Qualifications

We offer courses in health professional education that are structured to suit a variety of professionals needs. We provide continuing professional development opportunities and an accredited programme for colleagues who teach UCT Health Sciences Students.

Postgraduate qualifications in the Department of Health Sciences Education

There are various full courses taught at postgraduate level. These are formal qualifications awarded by Faculty of Health Sciences.  For more information, on the programmes and courses available please refer to the faculty handbook. Members of the Education Development Unit with staff from other units in the Department of Health Sciences Education teach and supervise on the programmes. Supervision for PhD and Master’s thesis students is also provided in line with staff research interests. The unit’s contribution to the field of scholarship supports the development of teaching staff, at UCT and more widely. Formal programmes serve staff from UCT and students from outside the UCT teaching community.

Please access our postgraduate programmes brochure here.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education
The Department of Health Sciences Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education. This accredited programme will enable educators of Health Sciences students to reflect critically on the theory and practice of teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum development in Primary Health Care-led health systems and curricula.

MPhil in Health Sciences Education (by dissertation)
The Department of Health Sciences Education (HSE) in the Faculty of Health Sciences offers this programme which aims to educate and train researchers from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds, enabling them to understand and research complex issues and challenges pertinent to HSE, particularly in resource-constrained environments.

You will be equipped with appropriate in-depth theoretical knowledge and the methodological skills necessary to undertake rigorous research at an advanced level.

Admission requirements:

  • PGDip HPE or equivalent
  • Current employment in health sciences education
  • Students may be required to attend an educational research methods course and other coursework as appropriate to the topic of the dissertation, depending on their prior knowledge and experience.

Deadline for applications31 October

PhD in Health Sciences Education
The Department of Health Sciences Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences offers this programme which aims to equip candidates to undertake research at the most advanced level, focussed on the features and challenges of HSE, particularly in resource constrained environments.

Admission requirements
Candidates may be required to attend an educational research methods course and other coursework as appropriate to the topic of the dissertation. For more information about applications, contact Nadia Hartman.

Contact Us:
Dept. of Health Sciences Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Cape Town
Observatory, 7925
South Africa

Tel: +27 - 021650 5426
E-mail: Nadia Hartman