Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) - Pokhara University

Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) is a four year program of Pokhara University. The course aims to prepare a student with all necessary scientific knowledge, technical competencies and human understanding to work in various capacities from community level to the central level health care programs.

Currently six Public Health Colleges offers BPH Program in Nepal with affiliation from Pokhara University.

Provision of equitable access to health care for attainment of an acceptable level of health and better quality of life of the people by creating more resources is the dominant concern for Nepal today. In many parts of the world scientists are investing themselves in introducing public health interventions that can deal with the lifestyle. However, Nepal is facing four aid burdens of diseases (communicable, life-style related, poverty, and conflict). In order to cope with this complex situation, development of public health graduates with necessary skills has become inevitable.


The Bachelors in Public Health (BPH) program intends to produce skilful, market oriented and competent graduates who can contribute in delivering the public health programs effectively.
At the completion of the course, the students shall be able to:

  • Develop the knowledge and skills in applied health sciences, laboratory works on applied health sciences and their application.
  • Introduce and enhance the knowledge and practical skills in public health, primary health, health systems development, health economic, nutrition and environmental health.
  • Train and develop the skills on epidemic logical aspects of diseases and health system.
  • Develop skills in designing, analyzing and evaluating applied public health science research and management.
  • Enhance the knowledge and practical skills in dealing with human resource development and existing issues in public health management.
  • Develop the research and scientific writing skills through the introduction of term paper and thesis.
  • Ensure the skilful, practical and leading human resources through the community diagnosis and comprehensive field practices.
  • Develop the extracurricular competencies through
    (Training, seminar and exposure)
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Admission criteria

Scholarships Quota for Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) of Pokhara University

  1. Pokhara University School of Health & Allied Science, Lekhnath kaski: 8
  2. National Open College (NOC), Sanepa, Lalitpur: 2
  3. LA Grande International College, Simalchaur, Pokhara: 2
  4. Nobel College, Sinamangal Kathmandu: 2
  5. CIST College, Nayabaneshwor, Kathmandu: 2

Salient features

Proposed Fee Structure for BPH in Pokhara University School of Health & Allied Sciences Lekhnath, Kaski for the academic year 


10+2  Science (Biology stream) or PCL Science (Biology Stream) or PCL/Diploma in Health Sciences (any stream) or  equivalent degree as recognized by Pokhara University with at least 50% marks in aggregate.


Minimum 2.4 CGPA in Aggregate and Minimum C+ Grade in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) and Minimum C Grade in other subjects.

Curricular structure

Curriculum of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) of Pokhara University

Semester I

Introduction to Public Health

Anatomy and Physiology

Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Biochemistry

Microbiology and Immunology

Technical English

Bio-Statistic and Computer Application I

Laboratories and Term Papers

Semester II

Pathology and First Aid

Toxicology and Entomology

Bio-Statistic and Computer Application II

Basic Epidemiology I

Public Health

Laboratories and Term Papers

Semester III

Basic Epidemiology II

Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology

Applied Epidemiology I

Health System Development I

Health Promotion and Education

Term Papers

Semester IV

Applied Epidemiology II

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

Environmental and Occupational Health

Food and Nutrition I

Applied Health Promotion and Education

Term Papers

Semester V

Environmental and Occupational Health I

Food and Nutrition II

Human Resource Development (HRD)

Primary Health Care in Nepal

Health System Development II

Term Papers

Semester VI

Resource Methodology

Family Health

Applied Child Health

Applied Environmental and Occupational Health II

Community Diagnosis

Term Papers

Semester VII

Health Planning and Policy Development

Health Economics

Research and Computer Software Application

Comprehensive Field Practice

Health Seminar and Term Paper

Semester VIII

Special Topics in Epidemiology (any two)

Special Topics in Health System

Special Topics in Occupational Health

Special Topics in Environmental Health

Special Topics in Child Health

Special Topics in Health Economics

Special Topics in Reproductive Health

Special Topics in Primary Health Care

Special Topics in National Health Priority Areas

Special Topics in Health Technology/Public Health Laboratory

Health Seminar in Special Topics



Syllabus for NHPC Licensing Examination of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH).pdf

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