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Postgraduate Programmes

Postgraduate Diploma Public Health (PPH01)

Admission Requirements
The minimum admission requirement is a bachelor’s degree, in health, education or social sciences, two years of work experience, fluency in written/spoken English language, computer-competence and internet skills. The programme is aimed at people who would like to make an impact in their communities and institutions regarding various public health issues.

Registration and Renewal of Registration
(i) Full attendance of Summer and Winter Schools is compulsory. Students who fail to attend the compulsory Summer and Winter School sessions will not be allowed to register and take courses in the applicable semester. In special circumstances consideration will be given as approved by the Dean
(ii) The renewal of registration is dependent on satisfactory academic progress. A student may be refused renewal of registration if:
(a) At the end of the first year has not passed at least 3 of the required 6 modules of the qualification
(b) At the end of the second year has not completed all required modules of the qualification.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing

Admission Requirements

Duration

  • All the Postgraduate Diplomas run over the duration of one (01) Year Full Time.
  • The Students who are employed will need to be granted a Full Time Study Leave.
  • The Clinical Component will be performed in the Clinical Facilities

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Service Management, the prospective leaner should meet the following requirements:

The learner must already be registered as Professional Nurse and Midwives, or a General Nurse with a Midwifery Qualification acquired in either of the programmes below.

  • 2-year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree offered under Regulation R425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • Diploma in General Nursing offered under regulation R.171 and an Advance Diploma in Midwifery under regulation R.1497
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery under regulation R.174.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience (inclusive of community service) after registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse, General Nurse and Midwife

Approval from the employer to register for the programme. IF EMPLOYED

DURATION OF THE COURSE

1 year full time

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing, the prospective leaner should meet the following requirements:

The learner must already be registered as Professional Nurse and Midwives, or a General Nurse with a Midwifery Qualification acquired in either of the programmes below.

  • 2-year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree offered under Regulation R425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • Diploma in General Nursing offered under regulation R.171 and an Advance Diploma in Midwifery under regulation R.1497
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery under regulation R.174.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience (inclusive of community service) after registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse, General Nurse and Midwife

Approval from the employer to register for the programme.

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, the prospective leaner should meet the following requirements:

The learner must already be registered as Professional Nurse and Midwives, or a General Nurse with a Midwifery Qualification acquired in either of the programmes below.

  • 2-year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree offered under Regulation R425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • Diploma in General Nursing offered under regulation R.171 and an Advance Diploma in Midwifery under regulation R.1497
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery under regulation R.174.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience (inclusive of community service) after registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse, General Nurse and Midwife

The two (2) years of working experience as a professional nurse must be in the midwifery field.

A proof of employment specifying years of experience in midwifery field

Approval from the employer to register for the programme.

Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education, the prospective leaner should meet the following requirements:

The learner must already be registered as Professional Nurse and Midwives, or a General Nurse with a Midwifery Qualification acquired in either of the programmes below.

  • 2-year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree offered under Regulation R425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • Diploma in General Nursing offered under regulation R.171 and an Advance Diploma in Midwifery under regulation R.1497
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery under regulation R.174.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience (inclusive of community service) after registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse, General Nurse and Midwife

Approval from the employer to register for the programme.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing

To be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, the prospective leaner should meet the following requirements:

The learner must already be registered as Professional Nurse and Midwives, or a General Nurse with a Midwifery Qualification acquired in either of the programmes below.

  • 2-year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree offered under Regulation R425 of 22 February 1985 as amended.
    or
  • Diploma in General Nursing offered under regulation R.171 and an Advance Diploma in Midwifery under regulation R.1497
    or
  • 4-year bachelor’s degree in nursing and midwifery under regulation R.174.

A minimum of two (2) years of experience (inclusive of community service) after registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as Professional Nurse, General Nurse and Midwife

The two (2) years of working experience as a professional nurse must be in the field of mental health.

A proof of employment specifying years of experience in mental health field

Approval from the employer to register for the programme.

Visit the School Calendar for more details: Postgraduate Students | SMU