University of Western Cape School of Public Health - Winter school 2017 -


19 May 2017

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) School of Public Health presents its 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.

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 the winter school regularly.

Selection of subjects reflects the main public health priorities. This year, courses include a wide range of management, programme development and policy and planning issues.