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 on 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 areas 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 the 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 the 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 the health status of people
Enable public health professionals to deal with the 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
a. Passed 10+2 Science (Biology Group) or Equivalent securing at least 50% separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 50% aggregate in total marks OR
Secured at least C+ grade separately in Physics, Chemistry and Biology with at least C grade in remaining individual subjects along with GPA 2.4 OR
Secured the grades equivalent to above eligibility in regards to the certificate level programs (A-Level) with different grading system
B. Applicants who have passed the Health Science Proficiency Certificate Level/ Diploma in respective PCL program (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Nursing, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with at least 50% aggregate in total marks. AND
C. Registered in Nepal Health Professional Council or Nepal Pharmacy Council, Nepal Nursing Council or Nepal Ayurveda Council as per related educational program.