Master in Public Health (MPH) is 1-year academic course with a mandatory 6-months research work that aims at preparing public health specialists with an ability to comprehend existing and emerging public health problems and to provide leadership in health related educations, services and researches. Currently two Public Health Colleges offers MPH program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University. Total number of seats in MPH program is 27.
MPH course is designed to enable multidisciplinary health professionals to upgrade their competency, especially in achieving PHC goals. After completion of he course, graduates are expected to take up the role of leaders, essentially as generalists with preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and management abilities.
In addition, the goal is to provide public health specialists with an ability to comprehend existing and emerging public health problem in the country, to plan and manage the health services efficiently and effectively, to provide leadership and expert counseling on health and to conduct social, demographic, clinical, and biomedical research.
Objectives of MPH Programme:
After the completion of the course the public health professionals will be able to cope with:
Selection for admission
The duration of the course will be of one academic year.
Commencement of the Course:
The course will begin from the second of Baishak (mid April) each year. The final examination will be held in the month of Chaitra (mid March).
Students’ evaluation will be done throughout the course with continuous modular assessment. This will consist of internal assessments having a weight of 20%. The students will sit for the comprehensive examination at the end of their one-year course. There will be final examination of nine compulsory theory papers (paper I to IX) each carrying 100 marks. The qualifying marks for the theory courses will be 50% in each subject including electives, and for dissertation it will 60%. To appear in the examination 90% attendance is required in each semester.
The marking on thesis will be 20% including preparation, methodology and development, implementation and data analysis. Thirty percent would be on experts evaluation of the thesis presented and fifty percent or orals.
Theoretical examination will consist of long essay, short essay and multiple choice questions, practical and oral questions would be valued according to performance, interpretation and presentation. Each examiner in the practical and oral papers will mark the papers separately and the marks will be averaged at the end.
A student must pass all the examinations (Papers I to IX) and fulfill the requirement for the dissertation (Paper X), She/he should do research work under the guidance of designated supervisor (S) and write the dissertation as per format prescribed by T.U. and successfully defend his research work to be able to receive the MPH degree. All students have to appear for the qualifying examination after meeting the requirement of all subjects and successfully defending his research work. If a student is unable to do so, she/he will have to resit the examination with the forthcoming batch.
The following are basic minimum requirements for the admission into MPH Course
MBBS from TU or equivalent degree recognized by TU or BPH or BN or B Sc. Nursing
B Sc. MIT or B Sc. MLT/ BMLT or B. Pharmacy, B. Optometry or BASLP
BAMS (with one year compulsory rotatary internship for MBBS and BAMS), BV Sc and AH or Bachelor degree in Health Sciences.
With 2 years work experience, Non-health sciences degree holders working in the capacity of Gazetted officer
equivalent post with 5 years work experiences in recognized health Institution (must have Bachelor degree).
Having degree with partial health related subjects in the curriculum without Health Sciences background from Institutions other than Institute of Medicine/ Health Sciences will not be eligible.
Public health curriculum will consist of 10 papers, each carrying 100 marks-Public Health Papers I to IV will be taught in the first semester (3 months duration), Public Health Paper V to VII will be taught during the second semester (3 months duration). Public Health Paper IX is Health Systems Management and Public Health Paper X is dissertation. Research Proposal development will start during the second semester. Data collection, analysis and report writing will be carried out during 3rd and 4th semesters. T/L activities will include lecture, seminar Presentation, proposal development for writing dissertation, data collection (field research), data analysis and writing report.
Modules of the Course