Master of Public Health (MPH)

The course is designed to prepare etent public health experts/ managers in the field of health care management providing wide range of knowledge and skills in public health issues through organized, interdisciplinary efforts in terms of physical, mental socio behavioral and environment concerns, health promotion and diseases prevention, planning, implementing and evaluating health programs. Thus the program is expected to equip health professionals to take organizational leadership for assuring better health management and improving quality of life of the people through better quality health service delivery. Since the course has adapted to cope with present and future issues and challenges of public health the graduates of the program have wide range of job opportunities I national and international job markets.

Course Duration 18 Months
Total Credit Hours 48 Credits
Core Courses 27 Credits
Elective Courses 18 Months
Course Duration 9 credits
Dissertation 12 Credits

 

Duration of the course
The total course duration is 18 months and divided into three semesters carrying 6 months in each semester.

Course structure
The course consists of a total of 48 credits which include 18 credits in each first and second semester followed by 12 credits for dissertation in third semester. The course is divided into core and elective subjects. Core subjects include Fundamentals of Biostatics and computer Application, Principal of Epidemiology, Research Methodology in Public Health, Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology, Public Health and Primary Health Care and health System Management and Health Financing in first semester followed by Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Education, Family Health, International Health along with three elective subjects in second semester.

Curriculum for MPH Program

First Semester
Core Subjects: Total 18 Credits
  • Fundamentals of Biostatistics & Computer Application
 3 Credits
  •  Principles of Epidemiology
 3 Credits
  •  Research Methodology in Public Health
 3 Credits
  •  Medical Sociology and Medcal Anthropology
 2 Credits
  •  Public Health and Primary Health Care
 3 Credits
  •  Health System management and Health Financing
 4 Credits
 Second Semester
 Core Subjects: Total  9 Credits
  •  Environmental Health
 3 Credits
  •  Health Promotion and Education
 3 Credits
  •  Family Health
 1.5 Credits
  •  International Health
 1.5 Credits
 Elective Courses (Any Three): Total  9 Credits
  •  Human Resource Development and Training
 3 Credits
  •  Reproductive Health
 3 Credits
  •  Health and Nutrition
 3 Credits
  •  Demography and Population Studies
 3 Credits
  •  Health Economics
 3 Credits
 Dissertiation: Total  12 Credits
 Grand Total: 48 credits

 

First Semester

S.No
Subjects Week Theory
Practical
Total
Hours
Remarks
1 Fundamental of Biostatistics and Computer Application 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
2 Principles of Epidemiology 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
3 Research Methodology in Public Health 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
4 Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology 4 60 20 80 2 Cr
5 Introduction to Public Health and primary Health Care 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
6 Health System management and
Health Financing
8 100 60 160 4 Cr
Total 36
480 240 720 18 Cr

Second Semester

S. No Subjects Week
Theory
Practical Total
Hours
Remarks
1 Environmental Health 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
2 Health Promotion and Education 6 80 40 120 3 Cr
3 Family Health 3 40 20 60 1.5 Cr
4 International Health 3 40 20 60 1.5 Cr
5 Elective Subjects (Any Three)

  • Human Resource
    Development and Training
  • Reproductive Health
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Demography and Population
    Studies
  • Health Economics
18 240 120 360 9 Cr
Total 36 480 240 720 18 Cr