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he School of Public Health and Family Medicine was established in 2013 with the aim of becoming a public health institute of excellence in training, research and outreach in Malawi as well as the SADC region. The School has three departments namely; Public Health, Family Medicine and Health Systems& Policy.

The School offers an undergraduate degree in Health Management and taught postgraduate degree programmes in Masters in Public Health and Masters of Medicine in Family Medicine. The School also has postgraduate research degree programs namely Masters of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees. The school will soon be introducing a Masters of Science in Epidemiology, Global Health and Masters of Business Administration in Healthcare Management.

The School has vibrant research and outreach activities with strong international collaborative links. Research entities closely linked to the school include the Centre of Bioethics in East and Central Africa (CEBESA), Centre of Reproductive Health (CRH), Nutrition Research group and Training and Research Unit of Excellence (TRUE). The School with its research entities work very closely with the Ministry of Health particularly with the specific disease control programs in malaria, HIV, TB, Reproductive Health and Nutrition.

We welcome you to visit our departments to learn more about School of Public Health and Family Medicine at College of Medicine

Dean of School

Professor Kamija Phiri

The School of Public Health and Family Medicine offeres the following courses:

Public health courses are offered across all the 5 years of training. The aim is to expose students to the concepts and practice of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, nutrition, primary health care, evidence based medicine including research methods.

Public Health for Health Management, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, and Medical Laboratory sciences programs. Public health courses are offered mainly in the 3rd and 4th years of the program. The aim is to expose students to the concepts and practice of epidemiology, biostatistics, and research methods.

The clerkship in family medicine aims to introduce students to a thinking process that puts the family and context of a patient’s illness at the centre of thier care. By letting the student take history from the patient or guardian, perform a physical examination, writing the findings and participating in the process of further investigations and treatment options within the limits of his competence in the care of patients assigned to him/her, family medicine allows you to learn the key principles and translate theoretical knowledge into practical skills. The module also gives you an opportunity to experience and to practise integrated primary care medicine that is responsive to patients, their families and communities.

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The MPH course is focused on how to improve the health of populations and communities and particular groups within them through the prevention of disease, the promotion of health and the provision and evaluation of appropriate treatment and care. The course aims to equip students with skills to analyze public health problems and design, implement, and evaluate actions to improve them. The emphasis of this course is on,

the critical evaluation of evidence,
methods of analysis,
practical effective interventions,
management,
and evaluation.

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The postgraduate training program in Family Medicine started with the first trainees at the University Of Malawi College Of Medicine in January 2015. The postgraduate program is four (4) years in length, and upon successful completion leads to the award of a Masters of Medicine (MMed) degree as laid forth and approved by the University of Malawi. The MMed (Family Medicine) is a specialist qualification at par with other clinical specialties in Medicine in Malawi.

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The College of Medicine is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and/or Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) programs. These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Candidates applying for these research degrees are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application.

Read more about the MPhil and/or PhD application process

The College of Medicine is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to pursue Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and/or Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) programs. These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Candidates applying for these research degrees are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application.

Read more about the MPhil and/or PhD application process

THE HOLISTIC a FAMILY MEDICINE newsletter

April 21st, 2017|0 Comments

THE HOLISTIC - FAMILY MEDICINE MALAWI (PDF) Accessible as PDF via the link above, this is the first  issue of "THE HOLISTIC", a newsletter for the Department of Family Medicine. The newsletter was created by [...]

New Academic Programmes

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The department is planning to introduce a four year generic  Bachelor in Health System and Policy degree in the coming new academic year. It has finalised developing curricula for MSc in Global Health and MBA in [...]

Evidence Based/Informed Guidelines

September 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Over the past three years, some of us here at the College of Medicine (Cecilia Maliwichi-Nyirenda, Vincent Samuel and Adamson Muula) have partnered with Eliya Zulu's AFIDEP in Nairobi to work with the Ministry of [...]

Public Health

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Department of Public Health

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Department of Family Medicine

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Department of Health Systems and Policy

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