Delivering Healthcare in Rural Communities

Estimated cost: R5001 – R10 000
Field Of Study: Rural Health


This short course will review the unique features of delivering healthcare in rural communities, including discussion of the concept of rurality and the geographic, social, cultural and economic context of rural people. It follows the Community- Oriented Primary Care (COPC) approach an approach to primary healthcare that has its origins in a rural African context. This short course integrates a range of social innovation principles and methods, including design thinking, to better equip students to leverage the opportunities within their contexts to deliver effective collaborative healthcare.

Entry Requirement: Professional 3-year Bachelor’s degree/Advanced Diploma or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Competence
Delivery Mode: Blended
Duration: 5 months
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: LH Meyer
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 9389873
Latest Year Offered: 2023