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Yale/FPD Advanced Health Management Programme - Contact Tuition

Interests: Management


The Advanced Health Management Programme (AHMP) is an internationally co-certified, intensive management development short course, tailor-made for the African healthcare executives and professionals in the public or not-for profit sector.  This course has been customised for health manager and is designed to take into account the time constraints of managers who work full-time.  The programme is offered by the FPD in association with the Yale University School of Public Health. The programme, is designed to develop the participants strategic management capabilities by broadening their views of their roles in the HIV sector and developing key managerial competencies required to successfully manage in such an environment.


Founded in 1915 Yale’s School of Public Health is one of the oldest of the USA accredited schools of public health and provides leadership to protect and improve the health of the public.  Through innovative research, policy analysis and education that draws upon multi-disciplinary scholarship from across the graduate and professional programmes at Yale the school serves local, national and international communities with its knowledge and expertise.

The AHMP is a unique collaboration between FPD and the School of Public Health at Yale and was introduced in 2006.  To date 1000 managers and executives have graduated from the programme, making it one of the largest health leadership development programme in the world.


The FPD is a leading indigenous private institution of higher education established in October 1997 by South African Medical Association and commenced its first course in 1998.  FPD is dedicated to building a better society through education and development.

FPD is registered with the South African Department of Education and annually provides training for 50 000 healthcare professionals and managers across Africa.


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Who Should Enrol

All senior and middle healthcare managers in the public or not-for-profit sector.

Course Design

The programme is designed to give participants a holistic perspective so that they can address the complex, unstructured problems of management in a changing healthcare environment with confidence.  In order to achieve this FPD incorporates the following learning methodologies.

  • Modular format supported with pre- course learning materials
    Each module is supported with customised workbooks that incorporate key concepts, activities, case studies, reading and “think points
    Participants must be prepared to invest 5-7 hours of self-study per week, for the duration of the programme in order to complete the pre-course materials prior to the full time workshops.
  • Full- time workshops
    The AHMP is supported with 12 one- day contact session run in modular study blocks every 3 months over a twelve month period.
    FPD uses a variety of teaching methods to maximise active and participative learning including industry guest speakers, case discussions, lectures, group work and presentations.
    The AHMP faculty are leading-edge and acknowledged international and national experts in their particular fields.
    Practical work-related assignments to be tackled individually over the duration of the programme provide a powerful means of integrating learning across the different disciplines and afford the opportunity to further reinforce the application of key concepts. These assignments form the basis for evaluation of participants’ successful completion of the course.

Course Content

  • Action Research (individual project)
  • Understanding the International and South African Healthcare Environment
  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Resource Mobilisation and Donor Relations
  • Financial Management
  • Managing Yourself
  • Marketing and Customer Relations
  • Human Resource Management and Development in Healthcare


Assessment does not involve an exam but is done through a continues process of work based projects and other assessment methodologies.


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


Successful participants will receive a co-certified Yale/FPD certificate.  To meet the certification requirements, participants must attend all workshops and successfully completed all assignments.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirement is a health related degree or equivalent qualification with health sector management experience or substantial management experience in the health sector.  Any person with a leadership role may also submit an application. Preference will be given to applicants working in the NGO or System Strengthening preferably in a management position