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The Basic Principles of Public Health

Dates: 5 November 2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Faculty of Health Sciences
Time: 08:00 to 16:00

Workshop fee is R 200 per person (There will be no charge for the first 30 registrations)

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine will host a workshop on The Basic Principles of Public Health presented by guest speaker, Professor John Frank from the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Professor John Frank holds a Chair at the University of Edinburgh in Public Health Research and Policy, is Director of Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact for the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics and is also Honorary Public Health Consultant to the Scottish Public Health Observatory.

His broad research and professional interests - represented in 290 scientific publications over 35 years - concern the determinants of population and individual health status, especially the causes, remediation and prevention of socio-economic gradients in health. In 2013 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for his scientific contributions.

Who should attend?

  • Health professional staff, particularly those working in policy and program activities, who have not had the benefit of doing a Master’s in Public Health (MPH).
  • Those who have done or are doing an MPH and are interested in enriching their knowledge.
  • Those who are considering doing an MPH and would like to learn to know more about the field.
  • Professionals working in a field that supports public health, e.g. digital health, health information systems, data analytics and bioinformatics.

Course Content

Four sessions each followed by Q&A and discussion:

  1. The bio-psycho-social determinants of health – Part 1
  2. The bio-psycho-social determinants of health – Part 2
  3. Upstream vs Downstream prevention
  4. Influencing social and health policies with science

Register by Friday 25 October 2019.

For more information or to register for the workshop email  ce.administration@uct.ac.za