Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

The BPH program aims to prepare professional public health specialists with the highest technical and managerial competence in district level health programs, including problem identification, planning, implementing, training, health education, and research.

Such specialists can serve in various types of positions at national, regional, zonal, district or local levels. They will be needed in various kinds of governmental or non-governmental health agencies, hospital, schools and institutions, other possible area of absorption may involve special responsibilities, e.g. working directly with local communities and individuals, working primarily with school teachers, administering health education services, and preparing health workers in public health fields.

In general, the graduates of Bachelor of Public health program should be able to carry out the responsibilities designed for the district public health officer.

Objectives of the Bachelor of Public Health Program of Purbanchal University

The objective of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program is to produce competent graduates with advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to deliver high quality health services needed for country. Specifically, the program entails the following objectives:

Provide advance knowledge and practical skills in Public Health for graduates of certificate level programs in general medicine, nursing (Staff Nurse) and health sciences and for certificate graduates in science with biology

Develop required skills in designing, analyzing and evaluating applied public health science research and management

Equip public health specialists with communication and group organization skills for promoting community participation in health and development activities ultimately leading to the individual and community self-reliance in health services and improvement in health status of people

Enable public health professionals to deal with existing realities in district public health management issues, concern and problems

Foster positive attitudes in health professionals and encourage them to provide more accessible and equitable Primary Health Care services for disadvantaged groups and communities

Develop the leadership capabilities of public health professionals in the management of Primary Health Care and District Level Public Health Programs

Enhance Vocational Competence of public health professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion and health programming

Eligibility

ADMISSION CRITERIA
To fulfill the entry-level requirement for admission to BPH, the candidates should have proficiency certificate in general medicine, any other recognized certificate level course in health sciences, or intermediate science certificate or ten plus two with biology with second division in aggregate in certificate final examination and a pass in the entrance examination conducted by Purbanchal University.

ENTRANCE EXAMINATION
An entrance examination is conducted each year during the month of October. There is one paper carrying one hundred and fifty marks consisting of general sciences, health sciences and English (50 marks in each). All questions are multiple choices. The duration of examination is three hours. The candidates must secure at least 50 % mark to pass the entrance examination. The candidates are selected from the merit list in descending order

Course Duration: 8 Semester (4 years)


Credit hours: 168 hours

Theory: 120 hours

Practical: 48 hours

Teaching Hours: 3456 hours

Theory: 1920 hours
Practical: 1536 hours

Total Number of Subjects: 75

Total Theory Subject Number: 40

Total Practical Subject Number: 35

Examination Marks:

Theory

Final Examination: 80%

Internal Assessment: 20%

Practical

Final Exam: 50%

Internal Assessment: 50%

Examination Time:

Theory: 3 hours

Practical (PSD/TPP/CHD/FHE/CPHP/Research): As per necessary

[PSD: Practical Skill Development; TPP: Term Paper Presentation; CHD: Community Health Diagnosis; FHE: Family Health Exercise; CPHP: Comprehensive Public Health Practice]

Practical Subjects

Term Paper Presentation

– From 2nd Semester to 8th Semester

Practical Skill Development

– All 8 semesters

Family Health Exercise

– 3rd Semester

Community Diagnosis

– 5th Semester
Comprehensive Field

– 7th Semester

Curriculum for BPH Program

 

BPH Course Content

BPH First year curriculum of Purbanchal University.

BPH Second year curriculum

BPH Third year Curriculum

BPH Forth year Curriculum