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Advanced Certificate in Health Management Assisted Tutorial - Distance

Interests: Management


Understanding the business environment is critical to the success of any business. It is important therefore, for Healthcare managers to gain the business knowledge that will inform strategic management decision-making within their individual practice. This qualification has been designed for healthcare managers who do not have the time to do an MBA. The exit learning outcome of the AdvCert (Health Management) is to enable participants to apply management principals on a strategic level in organisations within the healthcare environment to optimise health in SA.

Adv. Cert. Health Management

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Who Should Enrol

All healthcare managers.

Course Design

The course consists of two parts: 

  • A workshop component – Interactive workshops based on participatory learning methods suitable for adult learners. 
  • A self-study component – The comprehensive self-study manuals have been developed by leading experts to support learners. 


This course will cover the following modules:

  • Action Research  
  • Understanding the International and South African Healthcare Environment 
  • Managing Self  
  • Leadership  
  • Strategic and Operational Management 
  • Project Management  
  • Managing Information (Monitoring and Evaluation) 
  • Financial Management  
  • Resource Mobilisation and Donor Relations 
  • Human Resource Management & Development 
  • Strategic Marketing and Customer Relations  

Study Material

Study material accessed through FPD Student Portal. ort website.


Students will be assessed by means of both formative and summative assessments. With a minimum of one written assignment per module and one overarching Portfolio of Evidence based on the Action Research Methodology.

Admission Requirements

A minimum NQF level 5 qualification.


The AdvCert (Health Management) is a formally registered and accredited qualification, registered on the NQF as a level 6 qualification for 120 Credits.
SAQA ID: 96725,
Accredited, according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEUs on level 2.


Students will receive an AdvCert (Health Management) if they successfully complete all the Individual tests, Assignments and submit a Portfolio of Evidence underpinned by the Action Research Methodology.


R 24 800.00