Karnali Academy of Health Sciences
Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a 4 years' academic programme which includes 6 months of practical posting in the final year. Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) launched Bachelor in public Health (BPH) program from 2075 BS.
Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) aims to produce the next generation of health professionals and leaders through educational excellence, innovative research, evidence-informed patient-centered care, public health advocacy and collaborative community engagement for health promotion and wellness, as well as disease prevention and cure locally and globally. In this connection the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program will be one of the foundation to achieve the goals of the KAHS.
There is a lack of core public health professionals in the government health machinery. With a rapid health transition taking place, Nepal faces two threats, one being the rising disease burden and other is the poor allocation of government funds. Both can be effectively managed by personnel trained in public health through appropriate public health training, i.e. ability to involve communities, work in multidisciplinary teams, and lobbying with government and community leaders with a deep understanding of social, economic and environmental determinants of health. Public health professionals are well armed to face these challenges.
Purpose of the Program:
The most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health is Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree. This program prepares students to be competitive on a global level in vast area of community health. It emphasizes on acquisition of skills essential to practice of public health through techniques like student directed learning, problem solving and field postings. Public health professionals can function as policy analysts, health planners, epidemiologists, demographers, social and behavioral scientists.
Mission of the Program:
KAHS prepares public health leaders to build a tradition of public health that challenges conventional thinking with excellence on integrity, ethical behavior and respect for diversity for the ascertainment of the School of Public Health, KAHS to new horizons.
Vision of the Program:
The vision of the Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program is to promote and maintain health across the population; prevent disease and injury and reduce health inequalities; conduct community based quality research that transformed into practice; train and create a cadre of Public Health Leadership, and ensure collective commitment to ethical behavior.
By the completion of BPH program the students will achieve the following objectives:
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
Biology, origin, and evolution of life
General characteristics and classification of protozoa to Chordata.
Plasmodium, earthworm, and frog
Environmental pollution, adaptation and animal behavior, application of zoology
Ecology and environment
Anatomy and physiology
Developmental and applied botany
General and physical chemistry
Heat and thermodynamics
Geometrical optics and physical optics
Soundwaves, electrostatics, and capacitors
Modern physics and nuclear physics
Particle physics, source of energy, and universe
Water, sanitation, and hygiene(WASH)
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.