The University of the Western Cape School of Public Health is proud to present the 39th Short-Course School in a series of Winter and Summer Schools held at UWC since 1992.
These courses expose health and health-related workers to the latest thinking in Public Health and enable them to discuss and exchange ideas on improved planning and implementation of Primary Health Care in the changing environment of the developing world. To date, some 12,000 participants, mainly nurses and middle level managers have attended these courses,from all over South Africa and many other African countries. As many of these courses are also used as the teaching blocks of the UWC Master of Public Health degree, the highest academic and practical standards are maintained.
Most courses are one week long to allow busy health workers to receive continuing education with minimal disruption of their services. The success of these courses lies in their relevance as shown by the fact that many students come back to our Winter School regularly. Selection of subjects reflects the main public health priorities. This year we are offering courses covering a wide range of management, programme development and policy and planning issues.