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Advanced Certificate in Health Management - E-learning

Interests: Management


Healthcare is constantly changing and managers operating in this complex environment require strong managerial skill and competencies. The Advanced Certificate in Health Management (Adv. Cert [Health Management]) has been carefully designed to provide the required knowledge and expertise to senior managers working in leadership positions within the health sector. This qualification enables participants working in a senior health management positions to apply management principals on a strategic level.

FPD's approach is to combine excellent theory and personal experience on an online platform which results in a management qualification that is inspiring and practical.

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Who Should Enrol

All middle to senior healthcare managers

Course Design

The (Adv. Cert [Health Management]) is offered as an e-learning programme with supported materials and tuition videos developed by experts. The course is skills-based and allows participants the opportunity to find solutions to problems they may identify.

Participants are expected to complete specific modules and assessments during a one-year period of study.

The various components of the qualification have been designed to ensure:

  • Acquisition of knowledge;
  • Application of such knowledge in a simulated learning environment;
  • The development of a frame of reference on the subject; and
  • Assimilation of skills.

Course Content

All course content is available for download from the student portal once FPD has received the registration fee for the respective quarter. The payment of quarterly fees is required before access is granted to new study material and tuition videos. Instructions on how to access materials is provided once the registration process and payment has been completed.

The following modules are included in this qualification:

  • Action research methodology.
  • Understanding the International and South African healthcare environment.
  • Strategic and Operational Management
  • Project Management.
  • Strategic marketing and customer relations.
  • Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations.
  • Human resource management
  • Managing information (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership
  • Managing yourself.


The assessment of this programme includes short assessment activities, written assignments and a final oral examination.


The (Adv. Cert [Health Management]) is a formal registered qualification.

NQF 6 (120 Credits), CHE accredited, Department of Education registered, SAQA number: 50366,

Accredited, according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEUs on level 2.


To qualify for the (Adv. Cert [Health Management]) participants should successfully complete all the course work and assessments.