Department of Public Health

Faculty of Health Sciences

About the Department

The Department of Public Health was established in 1998 and is one of the Faculty of Health Sciences departments. The department offers the following programs: Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health, Master of Public Health and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health. These programs are designed to prepare professionals for playing leadership roles in health promotion, disease control and prevention locally, regionally and globally.

Vision

A Public Health department leading in engaged scholarship within the rural and community-based health

Mission

Anchored on the pillars of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and community engagement, the department is committed to producing public health graduates imbued with knowledge, skills and qualifications, which are locally relevant and globally competitive

Head of Department: Dr Ntsieni Stella Mashau

Head of Department’s Profile

Doctor Ntsieni Stella Mashau is an academic who holds the following qualifications: Diploma in General Nursing Science and Diploma in Midwifery Science, both obtained from Venda Nursing College (VNC), Diploma in Nursing Science (Primary Health Care, Diagnosis and Treatment) obtained from the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU), Bachelor of Arts Degree (Bcur) in Nursing Science and Bcur (Hons) both obtained from the University of South Africa (UNISA), Magister Curations (MCur) and Ph.D. in Rural Development both obtained from the University of Venda. Her Ph.D. research focused on Community Home-Based Care, vital for rural health promotion and disease prevention. She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Public Health. Her responsibilities include facilitation of teaching and learning, postgraduate research supervision, research, community engagement, and coordination of departmental activities.

Programmes offered by the Department of Public Health

Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health (SHBDPH)
  1. Admission Requirements:
    • Any Health-Related NQF level 7 qualification with an overall average percentage of 60% in the final year.
    • Applicants with foreign qualifications must obtain the National Qualification Framework (NQF) exit level 7 after their certificates are evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
    • All university rules and regulations apply to this Post Graduate Diploma.
MODULES OFFERED
SEMESTER 1SEMESTER 2
PHI 5141 (20)

PBL, Introduction to Public Health andPublic Health Biology

 

PHP 5142 (20)

 

Health Promotion, Health Education andCommunication

 

PHE 5143 (20)

 

Environmental and Occupational Health

 

PHB 5241 (20)

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 

 

PHM 5241 (20)

Health Policy and Management

 

PHR 5243 (20)

Health Systems Research Methods

Total credits = 120
Masters of Public Health (SHMMPH)
Admission Requirements:

• Candidates must have a minimum requirement of an Honours degree, a 4-year professional degree, or a postgraduate diploma (all in a health-related field) evaluated at NQF level 8.
• Students must also obtain a cumulative minimum percentage score of 65% and above in all the courses/modules taken in the final year of the relevant degree as specified above.
• To be considered for admission, applicants with foreign qualifications must obtain the National Qualification Framework (NQF) exit level 8 after their certificates have been evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
• All university rules and regulations apply to this master’s degree.

MODULES OFFERED
Year 1 – Coursework NQF Level 9  SEMESTER 1Year 2 -ResearchProject   NQF Level 9
COMPULSORY MODULES

 

MCR 6141 (20)

Introduction to Public Health

 

MRM 6241 (30)

Research Methodology

 

MRD 6241 (30)

Introduction to Epidemiology, Demography and Biostatistics

MRP 6642 (60)

Mini-dissertationresearch project

SEMESTER 2 MODULES

ELECTIVES

 HEALTH Measurement (SHMMPM)MBE 6142 (25)

Advanced Biostatistics and Epidemiology

MCH 6142 (15)

Health informatics

Health Policy and Management(SHMMPP)MHH 6142 (15)

Health system management andstrategic planning

MHR 6142 (25)

Health Resource management

 

Occupational and Environmentalhealth (SHMMPO)

MOH 6142 (20)

Occupational Health

MOE 6142 (20)

Environmental Health

Health Education and HealthPromotion (SHMMPE)MHE 6142 (20)

Health Education

MEP 6142 (20)

Health Promotion

Communicable and Non-

Communicable diseases control(SHMMPC)

MCC 6142 (20)

Communicable diseases control

MNM 6142 (20)

Non-communicable diseases control

Total credits = 120Total credits=60
Total credits =180 
Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (SHPPPH)
• Candidates must possess a Master of Public health degree with an average of 65% and above.
• Applicants with foreign qualifications must first ensure that their qualifications are evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
• Applicants are expected to submit and present a concept paper based on their research interests.
• All university rules and regulations apply to this Doctoral degree.

MODULES OFFERED
Year 1 – NQF Level 10Year 2 – NQF Level 10Year 3 – NQF Level 10
DPH 7000 Public Health PDH 7300Public HealthDPH 7000 PublicHealth PDH 7300Public HealthDPH 7000 Public Health PDH7300 Public Health
Total credits = 360
Contacts Us
Contact details: 
Department of Public Health
School of Health science
University of Venda
Thohoyandou
Private Bag X5050
0950

Name: Dr Mashau NS
Telephone: 015 962 8892
Email: ntsieni.mashau@univen.ac.za

 

Community engagement:
  • The department engages in community-based research (e.g school health research projects &students household survey projects)
  • The department has strong partnerships with the provincial, the district offices ,the local traditional leaders as well as PEPFER and Health System Trust (HST)
  • Active participation in school CE committee.
  • Adopted two villages for Community Based Engagement and community research i.e Mbahe and Nweli villages.
  • Integrations of community engagement teaching and research

Departmental Project
Community of Practice project collaboration between VIVES University College and the Institute of Tropical Medicine from Belgium. The project is being held at Malavuwe, Nweli and Mbahe villages.
Departmental publications
Community Health.

  • Irene O. Chiringa, Dorah U. Ramathuba, Ntsieni S. Mashau. (2016). Factors contributing to the low uptake of medical male circumcision in Mutare Rural District, Zimbabwe. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 8, No 2, 6 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v8i2.966.
  • Mashau NS, Netshandama VO & Mudau MJ. (2016). Self-reported impact of caregiving on voluntary home-based caregivers in Mutale Municipality, South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med.; 8(2), a976.http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/phcfm.
  • Mashau, N. S., Netshandama, V. O.  & Mudau, M. J. (2015). Voluntary Home-Based Caregivers‘Perceived Needs for Support: A Study in the Mutale Municipality in South Africa. Journal of Social Sciences, 44(1), 66-71.
  • Mubaiwa L, Mashau NS and Tshitangano TG (2015). Soci-economic factors influencing access to primary health care services in Berejana village, Guruwe South district, Zimbabwe. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 1:2Ramathuba, D.U., Mashau, N.S. & Tugli, A. (2015). Home-based carers` perceptions of health promotion on sexual health communication in Vhembe District. Curationis 38(1), Art. #1181, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ curationis.v38i1.118.
  • Mubaiwa, L. Mashau, N.S. & Tshitangano T.G. (2015). Socio-economic factors influencing access to primary healthcare services in Berejena village, Guruve South District, Zimbabwe. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement).
  • Tshililo AR, Mangena-Netshikweta ML, Nemathaga LH, Tshitangano TG (2015). Challenges of family care-givers regarding home-care for elderly people with dementia. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 1:2
  • Mashau N.S., Netshandama, V.O. & Mudau, M. (2014). Socio-economic challenges experienced by voluntary home-based caregivers in rural settings of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 224-234.
  • Ntsieni S. Mashau, Makondelela J., Mudau & Vhonani V. O. Netshandama., (2014). Socio-psychological challenges faced by voluntary home-based caregivers at Mutale municipality, South Africa. International Journal of Research In Social Sciences, 4(3), 148-156.
  • Mashau N.S., Mudau, M.J. & Netshandama, V.O. (2014). How community stakeholders regard the role of home-based caregivers in their municipality.  Transdisciplinary E-Journal, 1(1), 59-75
  • Lowane, M.P., Mamabolo, R.L. & Mashau, N.S. (2014). Knowledge of clinical nurse practitioners regarding notification of notifiable diseases at Greater Tzaneen Municipality in Mopani District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 459-468

Health Promotion:

  • Ramathuba, D.U., Tugli, A.K & Mashau, N.S (2014). Cultural practices regarding sexual health communication in the context of HIV/AIDS, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 106-118.
  • Ramathuba, D.U., Mashau, N.S. & Tugli, A. (2015), ‘Home-based carers’ perceptions of health promotion on sexual health communication in Vhembe District’, Curationis 38(1), Art. #1181, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ curationis.v38i1.1181
  • T.G. Tshitangano, A.K. Tugli, D.U. Ramathuba, L.B. Khoza, H.A. Akinsola, A.R.Tshililo, M.S. Maputle, N.J. Ramakuela, C.F. Anyanwu, M.L. Netshikweta, N.S. Mashau & J. Mabunda (2014). Healthy eating knowledge and its consequences among rural secondary school learners in Vhembe District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 31-39.
  • A.K. Tugli, T.G. Tshitangano, D.U. Ramathuba, H.A. Akinsola, A.M. Amosu, J. Mabunda, Mashau N.S, Anyanwu C.F, Khoza L.B & Oni H.T (2014). Socio-economic backgrounds of learners attending violence-prone rural secondary schools in Vhembe District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 40-50.
  • Tosin OH, Tshitangano TG. Assessment of learners’ exposure to health education and promotion at school in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2016;8(2), a932. http://dx.doi. org/10.4102/phcfm.v8i2.932
  • Rose A. Tshililo, Lizzy M. Netshikweta, Grace T. Tshitangano, Hilda L. Nemathaga. Factors influencing weight control practices amongst the adolescent girls in Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 4 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v8i2.952
  • Tshitangano TG, Tosin OH. Substance use amongst secondary school students in a rural setting in South Africa: Prevalence and possible contributing factors. Afr J Prm Health Care Fam Med. 2016; 8(2), a934. http://dx. doi.org/10.4102/phcfm. v8i2.934
  • Akinsola H.A. & Ramakuela N.J. (2010) Perceived Prevalence, Determinants And Preventive Strategies for Violence-Related Behaviours among South African High School Children: A Survey Among Teachers in Rural Vhembe District. Indian Journal of Social Work. 71, Issue 3, pp 303-328
  • Ramaano N.S., Tugli A.K., Akinsola H.A. & Ramathuba D. (2014). Socio-economic characteristics and predisposing factors contribing to high blood pressure among hypertensive patients at Folovhodwe village, Limpopo province, South Africa
  • Murwira TS, Amosu AM, Nemathaga LH and Tshitangano TG (2015). Assessment of food handlers’ compliance to personal hygiene practices in fast food outlets in Thohoyandou, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 4:1.
  • Nemakhavhani T. & Akinsola H.A. (2016). Survey of bar-lounges and restaurants regarding compliance with the current smoke-free regulation in Thulamela Municipality, South Africa.  African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine ISSN: (Online) 2071-2936, (Print) 2071-2928.
  • Ogbudu O.M, Maputle M.S and Mabunda JT. (2016). Factors affecting the availability of essential medicines in Primary Health Care facilities in Vhembe District, South Africa at Public Health Association of South Africa, (PHASA) East London, South Africa from 19 – 22 September, 2016.
  • Khosa R.A., Mashau, N.S. & Mamabolo, R.L. (2015). Factors contributing to water scarcity and its health implications in Thulamela municipality of Vhembe District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement).
  • Ajao B., Anyanwu F.C., Akinsola H.A & Tshitangano T.G. (2014). Knowledge, attitude and practices of substance use among university students. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Vol. 20 (1), March 2014, pp 214-224.

HIV/AIDS and TB

  • Maswanganyi, N.V., Lebese, R.T., Mashau, N.S. & Khoza, L.B. (2014). Patient-perceived factors contributing to low tuberculosis cure rate at Greater Giyani healthcare facilities. Health SA Gesondheid 19(1)
  • Ramakulukusha, T., Akinsola, H.A. & Mashau, N.S. (2014). Challenges faced by HIV positive parents regarding status disclosure to their children in Thulamela municipality, Vhembe District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 187-195.
  • Armooh, S.E., Tugli, A. K., Anyanwu, F. C., Oni H. T., Mokonoto, M.

Ramakuela, N. J.  Mashau, N. S.  & Netshikweta, L. (2015). Availability of and Access to Health and HIV/ AIDS Prevention Services for Youths in Rural Secondary Schools in South Africa. Journal of Human  Ecology, 51(1,2): 16-24.

  • Maswanganyi, N.V., Lebese, R.T., Khoza, L.B. & Mashau N.S. (2014). Views of Professional Nurses regarding low tuberculosis cure rate in Greater Giyani Municipality, Limpopo province. Curationis 37(1)
  • Olaniyi FC, Tshitangano TG, Tugli AK, Amosu AM, Edokpayi JN (2015). Assessment of the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among female street vendors in Thohoyandou, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Supplement 1:1; 1117-4315 (2015).
  • Mashau N.S. & Davhana-Maselesele M. (2009). Experiences of HIV/AIDS home-based caregivers in Vhembe District of the Limpopo Province. Curationis 32(4): 40-47.
  • Olaniyi, FC, Tshitangano TG, Tugli AK, Amosu AM and Edopayi JN (2015). Assessment of the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among female street vendors in Thohoyandou, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 1:2
  • S.E. Armooh, A.K. Tugli, F.C. Anyanwu, H.T. Oni, M. Mokonoto, N.J. Ramakuela and     N.S. Mashau (2015). Availability of and Access to Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Services for Youths in Rural Secondary Schools in South Africa.                                               Journal of Human Ecology, 51(1,2):16-24. (2015).
  • Olaniyi FC, Tshitangano TG, Tugli AK, Amosu AM, Edokpayi JN (2015). Assessment of the level of HIV/AIDS knowledge among female street vendors in Thohoyandou, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Supplement 1:1; 1117-4315 (2015).
  • Armooh, S.E., Tugli, A. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2015). The determinants of HIV infection among learners in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(1:2), 315-323
  • H.T. Oni, R.N. Mkhonta, A.M. Amosu and A.K. Tugli (2016). Knowledge and attitude of primary school teachers regarding HIV/AIDS in Hhohho Region of Swaziland. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences (AJPHES, 22(1:2), 208-216.
  • Pfungwa Mambanga, Robert N. Sirwali, Takalani Tshitangano. Factors contributing to men’s reluctance to seek HIV counselling and testing at Primary Health Care facilities in Vhembe District of South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 7 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v8i2.996
  • KG Morwe, EK Klu, & AK Tugli (2013). The plight of HIV and AIDS care givers in Thohoyandou in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 44(3): 281-286 (2013).
  • Takalani G. Tshitangano. An exploratory study of the need for curriculum review of Master of Public Health Degree at a Rural-based University in South Africa. African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine; Vol 8, No 2 (2016), 5 pages. doi: 10.4102/phcfm.v8i2.993
  • Ndadza M, Good DT and Tshitangano TG (2015). Benefits of Physical activity: The views of elderly. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 1:2.

 TG Tshitangano, SM Maputle, ML Netshikweta (2015). Validation of the guidelines to enhance health care workers’ implementation of effective tuberculosis control measures in rural public hospitals of Vhembe district, South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 51(1, 2): 96-102.

 Ogbudu O.M, Maputle M.S and Mabunda JT.(2016.Nurses’ views regarding the effects of essential medicines unavailability on patients’ health outcomes in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province.

  • Ogbudu O.M, Maputle M.S and Mabunda JT.(2016). Predictors of generic medicines availability at lower level health facilities in Limpopo Province, South Africa at Conference Series Perspectives of the Pharmaceutical Industry Conference, Barcelona, Spain to be held from 7 – 9 November, 2016.
  • Abuh Momoh1, Henry A. Akinsola, Makhado Nengovhela, Segun A. Akinyemi and Olusola J. Ojo (2015). Geophagic Practice in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. J Hum Ecol, 51(3): 273-278.
  • Abuh Momoh , Theo Davies , Henry Akinsola , Segun A. Akinyemi , Siphwe Mhlongo , Wilson Gitari & K. Pindihama (2013): Human bioaccessibility of Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu from consumed earth materials in Vhembe District, South Africa, Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, DOI:10.1080/0035919X.2012.755715

Women and Children’s Health.

  • Momoh A., Davies T.C., Akinsola H.A. and Iweriabor B., and Mashao M.B. (2011). Geophagy, anaemia  and geohelminth infection amongst non-pregnant women in Vhembe District, South Africa. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Scientific Research and Essay.
  • Ramakuela, NJ, Khoza LB, Akinsola, AH, Tshitangano, T & Tugli AK. (2014). Menopause and sexuality of older women in the rural villages Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1:1), pp. 94-105
  • Tugli AK. (2012). Knowledge and beliefs about sexually transmitted infections among rural high school learners in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2012 (Supplement 2: 1), pp. 1-12
  • G. Morwe., E. K. Klu & A. K. Tugli (2014). Teenage Pregnancy in South Africa: A Challenge to Democracy. Journal of Social Sciences, 41(3): 481-485
  • Nditsheni J. Ramakuela., H A. Akinsola., Lunic B. Khoza., Rachel T. Lebese & A K. Tugli (2014). Perceptions of menopause and aging in rural villages of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Health Sa Gesondheid, Vol 19, No 1(2014), 8 pages. Doi: 10.4102/hsag.v19i1.771.
  • Ramathuba DU, Tugli AK & Mashau NS. (2014). Cultural practices on sexual health communication among rural women in Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1: 1), pp. 106-118
  • G. Mudau, A.K. Tugli and J. Mabunda (2016). Knowledge about cervical cancer screening among women attending a rural hospital in Limpopo province of South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 55(3): 135-140 (2016)
  • NJ Ramakuela, T Tshitangano and AK Tugli. Menopause, Culture And Sex Among Rural Women (2015). Journal of Human Ecology, 51(1,2): 220-225 (2015).
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT & Tugli AK. (2013). Perception on the severity of unwanted pregnancy among university students. Pakistan Journal of Medical Science 2013; 29(4): 923-928.
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT, Tugli AK, Olukoga A, Amusa LO, Netshikweta LM & Babajide A. (2013). Perception of susceptibility to the negative outcomes associated with unprotected sex among University of Venda students. Pakistan Journal of Medical Science 2013; Vol. 29(6):1306-1310
  • KG Netshisaulu, ML Netshikweta and TG Tshitangano (2015). Parental Attitudes towards sex education to teenage girls in Vhembe district of Limpopo Province. Journal of Human Ecology, 51(1, 2):181-186.
  • Tshitangano TG & Oni H (2015). Knowledge of adverse effects of abortion and the attitudes of rural Tshivenda speaking teenagers towards choice of termination of pregnancy in Vhembe district, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, health education, recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Volume 21, supplement 1:3
  • ment 2: 1), pp. 1-12
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT &Tugli AK. (2013). Socio-demography and sexual experiences of University of Venda students: Implications for health. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Volume 19(2), June 2013, pp. 459-478.
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT & Tugli AK. (2013). Perception on the severity of unwanted pregnancy among university students. Pakistan Journal of Medical Science 2013; 29(4): 923-928.
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT, Tugli AK, Olukoga A, Amusa LO, Netshikweta LM & Babajide A. (2013). Perception of susceptibility to the negative outcomes associated with unprotected sex among University of Venda students. Pakistan Journal of Medical Science 2013; Vol. 29(6):1306-1310
  • KG Morwe, EK Klu, & AK Tugli (2013). The plight of HIV and AIDS care givers in Thohoyandou in South Africa. Journal of Human Ecology, 44(3): 281-286 (2013).
  • Anyanwu FC, Goon DT, Tugli AK, Olukoga A, Amusa LO, Netshikweta LM & Maphula A. (2013). Perceived barriers to protected sexual intercourse among University of Venda students. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Volume 19(4:1), December 2013, pp. 786-799.
  • AK Tugli., M Mokonoto & KG Morwe (2013). Sexual risk behaviours among rural learners at Mdutshane Senior Secondary School, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.

African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Volume  19(4:2),December 2013, pp. 1025-1035.

  • Tugli, A.K., Zungu, L.I., Ramakwela, N.J., Goon, D.T. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2013). Perceived challenges of serving students with disabilities in a historically disadvantaged tertiary institution, South Africa .  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance,   December (Supplement 1:2), 346-355.
  • Tugli, A.K., Zungu, L.I., Ramakwela, N.J., Goon, D.T. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2013). Perceptions of students with disabilities concerning access and support in the learning environment of a rural-based university. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 356-364.
  • K. Tugli., L.I. Zungu., E.K. Klu & D. Ramathuba. (2014). Knowledge of disability rights and the social encounters of students with disabilities in a tertiary institution. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2): 145-150
  • K. Tugli., E.K. Klu & K.G Morwe (2014). Critical elements of the Social Model of Disability: Implications for students with disabilities in a South African Institution of Higher education. Journal of Social Sciences, 39(3): 331-336
  • K. Klu., P. Kaburise & A.K. Tugli (2014). A Deliberation on Some of the Factors Which May influence English Communication Skills Students Performance in a South African University. International Journal of Educational Sciences, 7(1): 151-154 (2014)
  • G. Morwe., E. K. Klu & A. K. Tugli (2014). Teenage Pregnancy in South Africa: A Challenge to Democracy. Journal of Social Sciences, 41(3): 481-485
  • Nditsheni J. Ramakuela., H A. Akinsola., Lunic B. Khoza., Rachel T. Lebese & A K. Tugli (2014). Perceptions of menopause and aging in rural villages of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Health Sa Gesondheid, Vol 19, No 1(2014), 8 pages. Doi: 10.4102/hsag.v19i1.771.
  • Ramaano, N.S., Tugli, A.K., Akinsola, H.A. & Ramathuba, D.U. (2014) Socio-economic characteristics and pre-disposing factors contributing to high blood pressure among hypertensive patients at Folovhodwe village, Limpopo Province, South Africa.                                       African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Volume 20(4:1), December 2014, pp. 1342-1352.
  • AK Tugli; T Tshitangano; D Ramathuba; HA Akinsola; AM Amosu; J Mabunda; S Mashau; FC Anyanwu; LB Khosa and HT Oni. (2014). Socio-economic backgrounds of learners attending violence-prone rural secondary schools in the Vhembe district of South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1: 1.), pp. 40-50.
  • AK Tugli.(2014).  Transition from pre-tertiary to tertiary educational institution: Perceived challenges by students with disabilities in the University of Venda, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1: 1), pp.10-18
  • Ramathuba DU, Tugli AK & Mashau NS. (2014). Cultural practices on sexual health communication among rural women in Limpopo Province, South Africa.                 African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1: 1), pp. 106-118
  • Tshitangano TG; Tugli AK; Ramathuba DU; Amosu A; Mabunda J; Anyawu CF & Mashau N.(2014).  Healthy eating knowledge and its consequences amongst rural secondary school learners in South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1: 1), pp. 31-39
  • Ramakuela, NJ, Khoza LB, Akinsola, AH, Tshitangano, T & Tugli AK. (2014). Menopause and sexuality of older women in the rural villages Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2014 (Supplement 1:1), pp. 94-105

Disability.

  • Tugli AK, Ramakuela NJ. Impact of disability grants on the needs of students with disability in a higher educational institution (HEI). African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), Supplement 1:1; 1117-4315 (2015).
  • K. Tugli, M. Mokonoto, N. J. Ramakuela and L. M. Netshikweta (2016). Inclusive Policy and Service Needs Survey among Students with Disabilities in an Institution of Higher Education. Int J Edu Sci, 14(1,2): 7-12
  • Tugli AK & LI Zungu. (2013). Investigating the psychosocial challenges and socio-economic backgrounds of learners with disabilities at the University of Venda, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. Volume 19(2), June 2013, pp. 435-447.
  • Tugli, A.K., Zungu, L.I., Ramakwela, N.J., Goon, D.T. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2013). Perceived challenges of serving students with disabilities in a historically disadvantaged tertiary institution, South Africa .  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance,   December (Supplement 1:2), 346-355.
  • Tugli, A.K., Zungu, L.I., Ramakwela, N.J., Goon, D.T. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2013). Perceptions of students with disabilities concerning access and support in the
  • AK Tugli (2015). Extra-curricular encounters and needs in the learning environment: The case of students with disabilities at University of Venda. International Journal of Educational Sciences, 10(1): 97-102(2015)
  • learning environment of a rural-based university. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 356-364.
  • K. Tugli., L.I. Zungu., E.K. Klu & D. Ramathuba. (2014). Knowledge of disability rights and the social encounters of students with disabilities in a tertiary institution. Journal of Social Sciences, 38(2): 145-150
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Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Administrators
  • Social and Community Service Manager.
  • Dieticians and Nutritionists.
  • Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors.
  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.
  • Registered Nurses