School of Health Sciences (SHS)

School of Health Sciences (SHS)

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Overview

The School of Health Sciences, SHS, in short, is the latest and budding stream added to complete the four pillars of the University.

Established in 2010 and operationalized in 2015, the School now boasts a number of programmes under its wings with the dynamism of fostering multi-disciplinary research either in-house or with the increasing number of external collaborators.

We are dedicated to the expansion of our academic and research streams to anchor SHS and the University as a leading institution in the health sphere. The School presently operates with full-time and part-time academics, the Registry department and the Examination Unit reporting to the Head of School.

Undergraduate Programmes

Free
Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Gerontology

This undergraduate degree has been developed taking into account the …

Free

BSc (Hons) Gerontology

29 Lessons
3 hours
Undergraduate
What you'll learn
Understand the demographic shifts that have led to population ageing.
Take stock of ageism and promote healthy ageing
Differentiate between the social and psychological changes that occur with age.
Understand the major theories and concepts key to the study of ageing.
Understand basic health policy as it applies to population aging.
State the challenges facing older people and their caregivers.
Free
Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching (top-up)

This course is designed to enable students with an existing …

Free

BSc (Hons) in Sports Coaching (top-up)

11 Lessons
3 hours
Undergraduate
What you'll learn
Draw upon a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives and academic disciplines to enhance their existing knowledge of sports science and coaching
Application of the acquired in-depth knowledge and methodical competencies to independently plan, execute and evaluate coaching sessions and sports leisure events according to resources available, age and skill level of individuals or teams
Develop independent thinking and research skills to produce an original piece of research work in a specialist area of sports
Develop further key transferable skills (intellectual, vocational and interpersonal) that are required to pursue a range of employment opportunities in the sports industry
Free
Undergraduate

Diploma in Sports Training, Coaching and Exercise.

This Diploma has been designed for those interested in developing …

Free

Diploma in Sports Training, Coaching and Exercise.

19 Lessons
3 hours
Undergraduate
What you'll learn
Draw upon a wide range of theoretical and practical perspectives and academic disciplines to enhance their existing knowledge of sports science and coaching
Application of the acquired in-depth knowledge and methodical competencies to independently plan, execute and evaluate coaching sessions and sports leisure events according to resources available, age and skill level of individuals or teams
Develop independent thinking and research skills to produce an original piece of research work in a specialist area of sports
Develop further key transferable skills (intellectual, vocational and interpersonal) that are required to pursue a range of employment opportunities in the sports industry
Free
Undergraduate

Diploma in Pharmacy Technician Studies (V 3.0)

This diploma is a gateway to a successful career in …

Free

Diploma in Pharmacy Technician Studies (V 3.0)

21 Lessons
3 hours
Undergraduate
What you'll learn
Perform microbiological tests
Apply routine analytical techniques
Perform chemical and quality control tests
Perform biological procedures
Process and analysis of human samples
Prepare, standardize and use solutions and reagents
Process, interpret and report data
Develop and maintain laboratory documentation
Plan and conduct laboratory work safely
Free
Undergraduate

Diploma in Bioanalytical Laboratory Technology.

The Diploma in Bioanalytical Laboratory Technology course has been developed …

Free

Diploma in Bioanalytical Laboratory Technology.

19 Lessons
3 hours
Undergraduate
What you'll learn
Perform microbiological tests
Apply routine analytical techniques
Perform chemical and quality control tests
Perform biological procedures
Process and analysis of human samples
Prepare, standardize and use solutions and reagents
Process, interpret and report data
Develop and maintain laboratory documentation
Plan and conduct laboratory work safely

Postgraduate Programmes

Free
Postgraduate

MSc Mental Health.

This MSc degree integrates several perspectives of psychological, biomedical, legislative …

Free

MSc Mental Health.

13 Lessons
3 hours
Postgraduate
What you'll learn
This challenging field of study teaches students about neuroscience, neuropsychology and the biological aspects of how the brain functions.
Free
Postgraduate

MSc Health Services Management.

Learn the necessary management skills and knowledge through a range …

Free

MSc Health Services Management.

13 Lessons
3 hours
Postgraduate
What you'll learn
Provide an understanding of sustainable management principles and their application to the complex health services environment.
Free
Postgraduate

MSc Elderly Care

This programme in MSc Elder Care is designed to meet …

Free

MSc Elderly Care

10 Lessons
3 hours
Postgraduate
What you'll learn
Develop an appreciation of the philosophies, theories and research concerning the ageing process.
Provide opportunities to investigate significant ageing issues through case studies.
Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the ageing process.
Acquire critical understanding of the place and role of the elderly in society.
Appraise the importance of personal experience and values and attitudes in working with the elderly.
Explore the issues in relation to ageing in various settings: health care, social, organisational and the family.
Explain the importance of research methodology in gerontology.
Consider the relevance of ethical, social and cultural and legal issues in the ageing process.
Free
Postgraduate

MSc Mental Health

Learn the latest perspectives of psychological, biomedical, legislative and social …

Free

MSc Mental Health

13 Lessons
3 hours
Postgraduate
What you'll learn
Knowledge of the origins, history, trends, legal frameworks, policies and guidelines of the mental healthcare services on a global scale, including Mauritius.
An understanding of prevalence, diagnosis and drivers of mental health problems, with a focus on the effects of acute and chronic illness, psychological therapies, the recovery process and relapse prevention.
The ability to work responsibly in partnership with a multidisciplinary team and provide insightful guidance on professional issues to improve practice.
The aptitude to communicate effectively, competently and confidently with patients, caregivers, families and professional colleagues.
Acquired the necessary skills to write and critically evaluate case reports pertaining to contemporary, evidence-based and emerging practices in the field of psychiatry and mental health practice; and conduct an appraisal of medical and scientific literature related to this domain.

Short Courses

Free
Short Course

Short programme in Unleashing the Child’s Potential: Parenting Skills

At an early age children display natural abilities during their …

Free

Short programme in Unleashing the Child’s Potential: Parenting Skills

12 Lessons
45 hours
Short Course
What you'll learn
Perform microbiological tests
Apply routine analytical techniques
Perform chemical and quality control tests
Perform biological procedures
Process and analysis of human samples
Prepare, standardize and use solutions and reagents
Process, interpret and report data
Develop and maintain laboratory documentation
Plan and conduct laboratory work safely

Academic Staff

avatar for Mr. Valaydum NAGAISSENMr. Valaydum NAGAISSEN
avatar for Dr. Manish PUTTEERAJDr. Manish PUTTEERAJ
Senior Lecturer
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Senior Lecturer
avatar for Dr(Mrs). Marie Anouchka Veronique NEWTONDr(Mrs). Marie Anouchka Veronique NEWTON
Lecturer
avatar for Dr(Mrs). Amitabye LUXIMON RAMMADr(Mrs). Amitabye LUXIMON RAMMA
Senior Lecturer

Administrative Staff