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UWI-PAHO Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy and Health Systems

About the Programme

Develop the skills and competencies for health policy creation for, and health systems leadership in, the dynamic 21st century workplace especially in the context of health emergencies and post-pandemic planning.

Apply to the UWI-PAHO Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy and Health Systems programmes.

What Will I Study?

The UWI-PAHO Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy and Health Systems programmes utilise a critical thinking approach to explore strategies for effective healthcare leadership and policymaking.

Topics to be covered include:
  • Core Public Health competencies with an emphasis on leadership and governance
  • Management of human, financial and other health system resources and health technologies

Facilities and Resources

Classes will occur via a blended learning format, facilitated by state-of-the-art teleconferencing facilities.

Face-to-face facilities include a dedicated 24-hour access space at the Errol Walrond Building, Clinical Skills Complex, Jemmotts’ Lane, St. Michael.

Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Enhance your capacity to contribute to health system strengthening, whether in the public, private or civil society organisation sector
 
  • Secure a relevant qualification for advancement to a managerial or leadership role within your institution or another area of public health practice
 
  • Experience a practical orientation to the work and activities of the Pan American Health Organization
 
Then this course is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

Local, international and regional students with medical and non-medical backgrounds should consider this opportunity to study in a multicultural learning environment.

There is scope to enjoy the beach, experience the culture and excel in your studies.

Additional Information

Classes are held on weekdays only.

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Postgraduate
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: Full time - over 1 year / Part time - over 2 years

Contact


Programme Details

Both programmes are comprised of core and elective courses which include:


Graduate Certificate (12 credits) – 3 core and 1 elective three-credit courses

Core Courses
  1. Health governance
  2. Health care systems
  3. Health economics

Elective Courses
  1. Public health leadership
  2. Human resources for health
  3. Health promotion

Graduate Diploma (21 credits) – 4 core and 2 elective three- credit courses and the internship (3 credits)
 
Core Courses
  1. Health governance
  2. Health economics
  3. Health care systems
  4. Medicines and other health technologies
 
Elective Courses
  1. Public health leadership
  2. Human resources for health
  3. Health promotion
  4. Understanding telehealth and telemedicine

Practicum
  1. Internship in public health at PAHO

Please note that Students who complete the Postgraduate Certificate programme can upgrade to the Postgraduate Diploma programme by taking the additional requisite courses

The UWI-PAHO Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Policy and Health Systems programmes are self- financed programmes. The tuition fee is:

Postgraduate Certificate
Regional Students:    BDS $7,430.00                              
International Students:    BDS $8,800.00
 
Postgraduate Diploma
Regional Students:    BDS $13,000.00
International Students:    BDS $15,400.00

The other annual University Fees are NOT included in the cost of the tuition fee.

Applications are accepted from November to June. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year.

Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ».
 

Faculty of Medical Sciences
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