UWC Winter School 2019

UWC Winter School 2019, the University of the Western Cape School of Public Health is proud to present the 40th 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. To date, some 12,000 participants, mainly nurses and middle level managers have attended these courses, from all over South Africa and many other African countries. As many of these courses are also used as the teaching blocks of the UWC Master of Public Health degree, the highest academic and practical standards are maintained. The cost of courses is kept to an absolute minimum, to allow for the fullest participation.

Note: Most of the courses are accredited for Continuing Professional Development for doctors, dentists and dieticians. Information on the number of points allocated to each course is indicated on the individual course outline.

To get an overview of the kinds of courses offered, please view the 2019 Winter School Brochure HERE. 

To apply online please click HERE

If you have trouble applying online, download the application form HERE


Courses are open to students registered in the SOPH Postgraduate Programme, health workers from the health and social services and the general public. Over the years, at least 12 000 participants, mainly nurses and middle level managers from all over South Africa and from many other African countries, have attended these professional development courses. Many participants have been sent by a health authority, an important indication that the services place value on our training courses.  


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 our Winter School regularly. Selection of subjects reflects the main public health priorities. This year we are offering courses covering a wide range of management, programme development and policy and planning issues. CONTACT

For further enquiries 


Bridget Basson
School of Public Health
University of the Western Cape
Private Bag X17, BELLVILLE 7535
Phone: +27 21 959 2809 / 2132

Email: sophwinter@uwc.ac.za

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWCSOPH