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:
In order to pass the integrated admission process, a minimum of 50 percent marks should be obtained.
There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.
Candidates who have been successfully selected in the admission process will have to submit the following original and 1/1 photocopy of the following documents to the concerned educational institution at the time of admission.
Certificate of qualification, Transcript and Character Certificate of 10+2 and SLC/SEE or Equivalent.
Copy of Citizenship / Passport.
Admit card of the Entrance Examination.
Documents submitted for reservation.
Certificate of Equivalence for the students with certificates from foreign institutions.
*Foreign candidates wishing to study in the vacated seat for foreign students must fill in the online application form mentioning the academic program of their choice within the time limit mentioned in this notice.
As per Rule 20 of the National Medical Education Rules, 2077, out of the total scholarship seats to be awarded to the Government of Nepal at the undergraduate level, 55 percent of the seats will be distributed through open competition and 45 percent of the seats will be distributed on the basis of the following:
Candidates from the Backward community
Families of martyrs, families of disappeared persons, families of injured warriors and conflict victims
Question type: Single best response type of multiple-choice questions
Option: Four options (A,B, C,D)
Number of questions: 200
Full marks: 200
Cognitive ratio: Recall: Understanding: Application- 30:50:20
Duration: 3 hours
Biology, origin and, the evolution of life
General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.
Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog,
Human biology and human diseases
Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology
The basic component of life and biodiversity
Ecology and environment
Cell biology and genetics
Anatomy and physiology
Developmental and applied botany
General and physical chemistry
Heat and thermodynamics
Geometrical optics and physical optics
Current electricity and magnetism
Soundwaves, electrostatics, and capacitors
Modern physics and nuclear physics
Solid and semiconductor devices (electronics)
Particle physics, source of energy, and universe
Pre-requisite Health Knowledge (Basic Concepts)
Determinants of health and illness
Communicable diseases including vector-borne diseases and zoonotic diseases
Water, sanitation, and hygiene(WASH)
The basic concept of biostatistics and epidemiology
Mental Agility Test (MAT)
Spatial relation/Abstract reasoning
Must have passed Proficiency Certificate Level or 10+2 Science group and must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from a recognized educational institution with a minimum of 50% or a GPA of 2.4,
Must have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in A-Level and must have passed with an overall score of at least 50% marks or a GPA of 2.4,
Must have passed Certificate of Health Science Proficiency Certificate/ Diploma (General Medicine, Medical Lab Technology, Ophthalmic Science, Dental Science, Pharmacy, Ayurved, Radiography, Physiotherapy) with a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and must have obtained an equivalence and be registered with the concerned council.
Curriculum of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) of Pokhara University
Introduction to Public Health
Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Biochemistry
Microbiology and Immunology
Bio-Statistic and Computer Application I
Laboratories and Term Papers
Pathology and First Aid
Toxicology and Entomology
Bio-Statistic and Computer Application II
Basic Epidemiology I
Laboratories and Term Papers
Basic Epidemiology II
Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology
Applied Epidemiology I
Health System Development I
Health Promotion and Education
Applied Epidemiology II
Medical Sociology and Anthropology
Environmental and Occupational Health
Food and Nutrition I
Applied Health Promotion and Education
Environmental and Occupational Health I
Food and Nutrition II
Human Resource Development (HRD)
Primary Health Care in Nepal
Health System Development II
Applied Child Health
Applied Environmental and Occupational Health II
Health Planning and Policy Development
Research and Computer Software Application
Comprehensive Field Practice
Health Seminar and Term Paper
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