UNIVEN Bachelor of Agribusiness Management Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Venda (UNIVEN) Bachelor of Agribusiness Management.

About the Department

The Department of Public Health was established in 1998 and is one of the Faculty of Health Sciences departments. The department offers the following programs: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health. These programs are designed to prepare professionals for playing leadership roles in health promotion, disease control and prevention locally, regionally and globally.


A Public Health department leading in engaged scholarship within the rural and community-based health


Anchored on the pillars of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement, the department is committed to producing public health graduates imbued with knowledge, skills and qualifications, which are locally relevant and globally competitive

Head of Department: Dr Ntsieni Stella Mashau

Head of Department’s Profile

Doctor Ntsieni Stella Mashau is an academic who holds the following qualifications: Diploma in General Nursing Science and Diploma in Midwifery Science, both obtained from Venda Nursing College (VNC), Diploma in Nursing Science (Primary Health Care, Diagnosis and Treatment) obtained from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), Bachelor of Arts Degree (Bcur) in Nursing Science and Bcur (Hons) both obtained from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Magister Curations (MCur) and Ph.D. in Rural Development both obtained from the University of Venda. Her Ph.D. research focused on Community Home-Based Care, vital for rural health promotion and disease prevention. She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Public Health. Her responsibilities include facilitation of teaching and learning, postgraduate research supervision, research, community engagement, and coordination of departmental activities.


Programmes offered by the Department of Public Health

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health (SHBDPH)
  1. Admission Requirements:
    • Any Health-Related NQF level 7 qualification with an overall average percentage of 60% in the final year.
    • Applicants with foreign qualifications must obtain the National Qualification Framework (NQF) exit level 7 after their certificates are evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
    • All university rules and regulations apply to this Post Graduate Diploma.
PHI 5141 (20) 

PBL, Introduction to Public Health andPublic Health Biology


PHP 5142 (20)


Health Promotion, Health Education andCommunication


PHE 5143 (20)


Environmental and Occupational Health


PHB 5241 (20)

Biostatistics and Epidemiology



PHM 5241 (20)

Health Policy and Management


PHR 5243 (20)

Health Systems Research Methods

Total credits = 120
Masters of Public Health (SHMMPH)
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (SHPPPH)
Contacts Us
Contact details: 
Department of Public Health
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Venda
Private Bag X5050
0950Name: Dr Mashau NS
Telephone: 015 962 8892
Email: ntsieni.mashau@univen.ac.za

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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