Master of Public Health (MPH) - BPKIHS


The course duration of Master in Public Health (MPH) program of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences is of two years (4 sessions). The basic courses are taught in first year i.e. in first two sessions. In the second year, students invest more time in the field doing their thesis, electives and Public Health practice. In public health practice, students are posted for 3 months in various district public health offices where they work for national health programs with supervision from District Public Health Officers and faculty from the School.

During electives, they work in an INGO/NGO of their choice under the supervision of that organization and faculty from the School. Evaluation is done in the form of internal assessment at the end of session and final exm at the end of course.

After this training, graduates can pursue a variety of careers including public health managers, researchers, team leaders, teachers etc in government public health offices, in NGOs/INGOs, or in Universities.

Total number of seats available in Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program of BPKIHS

S.N Categories of seats Available seats
1 Open Category Seats for Nepalese nationals Four

2

NGO Sponsorship Seats for Nepalese nationals Four
3

High Tuition Fee Scheme (HTFS) For Nepalese and foreign nationals.

Eight

Note: Any vacant seat in categories 2 &3 goes to category 1.

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Admission criteria

Admission time

Generally, new admission is opened in the month of June and entrance exam is conducted on July/August every year.

Entrance Examination

The Entrance examination will be of 3 hours duration with 200 single best response multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks. The Entrance Examination is common for both Nepalese and International candidates. The subjects from where the questions will be asked are:

Health Related 80

Research Methodology 60

English 40

Aptitude on Public Health & General Knowledge 20


Eligibility

Candidates with following qualification are eligible to apply for MPH program....

a) MBBS or equivalent/BDS or equivalent/ AUSH ( Ayurveda,Sidha,Unani and Homeopathy)/ Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences

b) Public Heath graduates (Bachelors degree in Public Health) with work experience as below

o Course 4 years and above No experience required
o For 3 years course One year health related work experience
o For 2 year course Two year health related work experience

c) Bachelor degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and health professional degrees that are eligible to register with Nepal Health professional Council (NHPC) and work experience as below

o Course 4 years and above One year experience required
o For 3 years course Two year health related work experience
o For 2 year course Three year health related work experience

d) Bachelor degree in Biological, Environmental/ Nutritional sciences and Health care management with work experience as below

o Course 4 years and above One year experience required
o For 3 years course Two year health related work experience
o For 2 year course Three year health related work experience

e) Masters in Social/Behavioral/Management/Education discipline with 3 years of health related work experience.


All candidates should take an entrance exam conducted by the Institute and score at least 40%. Admission is done on the basis of merit.

All students are required to reside in hostel. The school has its own library and computer lab.


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Curricular structure

Course Structure

  • FIRST SESSION
    • Epidemiology
    • Biostatistics & Computer Application
    • Social and Behavioural Sciences
    • International Health & PHC
    • Occupational and Environmental Health
  • SECOND SESSION
    • Research Methods in Public Health
    • Health Economics
    • Family Health
    • Health Management
    • Seminar on Recent Advances in Public Health
  • THIRD SESSION
    • Thesis
  • FOURTH SESSION
    • Public Health Practice (3 months)
    • Electives (3 months)