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Higher Certificate in Practice Management - Distance

Interests: Management


Both nationally and internationally there is a growing awareness among healthcare professionals in private practice that good business skills. They increasingly realise that practising medicines successfully in the 21st century requires more than good intentions and world class medical skills. Healthcare professionals are faced on a daily basis by numerous business challenges emerging from such trends as medical super-inflation, consumerism globalisation and reform of the funding industry. The Higher Certificate in Practice Management has been customised to focus on the business environment, current priorities and practice needs of all healthcare practitioner in private practice. The encompasses all that they should have taught you before you started your practice. It introduces the healthcare professional or practice manager to business principals in a private practice environment, contextualised to the ethical framework applicable to the South African healthcare environment. The course is designed to develop the functional and operational management and operational management skills required to successfully manage a small to medium size healthcare business aligned with effective and efficient patient care.

H. Cert. Practice Management

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Who Should Enrol

Practice managers and all health professionals in private practice or who plan to go into private practice.

Course Design

The is taught through a distance education format enabling participants to complete the programme at their own pace within 18 months Participants will receive comprehensive and user-friendly study material covering all the modules. No other textbooks will be required. 6 Assignments designed to transfer key concepts from the programme into the participants working environment. Participants have 18 months to complete the assignment

Course Content

This course will cover the following modules:

  • Understanding the International and South African Health Care Environment
  • Human Resources Management
  • Health Law and Ethics
  • Management Care
  • Strategic and Operational Management (Business Planning)
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing


NQF 5 (120 Credits), CHE accredited, Department of Education registration, SAQA number 50368. Accredited according to the HPCSA’s Medical and Dental Board Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals for 30 Ethical CEU’s on Level 2


To qualify for Certificate of completion for this short course, participants should successfully complete the assessment process as well as the Formal Examination


R 7 565.80 (Inclusive of all VAT and taxes where applicable)

This includes all study material (FPD Corporate DVD, textbooks, study guides and tutorials

Contact Details

Mrs. Lerisa Roberts

Tel: 012 816 9000
E-mail: business@foundation.co.za
Address: PO Box 75324, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040
Website: www.foundation.co.za