School of Health Sciences
Why study health sciences with us?
We work in close collaboration with the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash Australia, and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. We take advantage of local opportunities for collaboration between Monash and partners within the community therefore, our programs managed by highly qualified academics produce graduates with relevant and economically viable skills.
The degrees we offer are professionally recognised and relevant to the changing needs of our population in Africa. The Bachelor of Public Health and Bachelor of Social Science (majoring in psychology) are accredited by the South African Higher Education Quality Committee and the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The Bachelor of Social Science (with a major in psychology) is further accredited by the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). Graduates of the Bachelor of Public Health are eligible to join the Public Health Association of South Africa (PHASA).
The courses are structured in such a way that our graduates leave the institution having acquired relevant skills that will positively impact on health and the livelihood of our local community. We work closely with provincial leaders and the South African government around bringing solutions to health and social issues that affect our population. We actively engage our students so that they become change agents of health and psychosocial challenges in our various communities.
Ms Natasha Khamisa began her academic journey at Monash South Africa in 2005. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2008 and graduated with an Honours degree in 2009. Natasha went on to pursue her Masters in 2010 from Monash University in Australia and soon upgraded to a PhD in 2012. As an external PhD candidate Natasha often visits Monash University in Australia to attend workshops and seminars as well as deliver presentations within her area of study. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as an administrative assistant in the office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor for 2 years where she gained valuable work experience. Natasha became a Psychology tutor in her third year of studies and continued her role as tutor until she began her PhD during which time was offered the position of Associate Lecturer. She is now a full time Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and will be completing her PhD this year specializing in Occupational Health.
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Bachelor of Public Health
Bachelor of Social Sciences
Honours in Bachelor of Public Health
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