Master of Public Health (MPH) - Purbanchal University


Nepal Health Professional Council

Purbanchal University

Public Health

2 year(s)


The two year curriculum of Master of Public Health has been designed to provide quality education in public health sector which is comparable to the international levels. It also ensures that each student is exposed to professional knowledge and practice through evidence-based learning and problem-solving approaches.

The course is designed to prepare competent public health experts/ managers in the field of health care management providing wide range of knowledge and skills in public health issues through organized, interdisciplinary efforts in terms of physical, mental socio behavioral and environment concerns, health promotion and diseases prevention, planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.

Thus the program is expected to equip health professionals to take organizational leadership for assuring better health management and improving quality of life of the people through better quality health service delivery.

Since the course has adapted to cope with present and future issues and challenges of public health the graduates of the program have wide range of job opportunities I national and international job markets.

Objectives

  • Develop knowledge on public health programs, problems and issues
  • Develop practical knowledge on management of health services
  • Enhance the bio statistical knowledge
  • Promote skills in conducting research
  • Develop capacities in evaluating the public health programs
  • Promote the knowledge on international health issues and their implications
  • To train the students in problem solving approaches
  • Promote self centered learning approach
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Eligibility

Eligibility for Admission

Applicants with the following requirements will be considered for this program

Category 1: At least Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences (MBBS, Public Health and BN / B.Sc. Nursing), Pharmacy, Radiography, Health Lab and veterinary Medical Sciences from accredited institutions with minimum one year experiences in concerned health science field.

Category 2: At least Bachelor's Degree in any disciplines with at least three year work experiences in health related field.

Both the category 1 and 2 group should have evidences on English language proficiency to cope with delivered lectures in English language. A separate English test and / or TOEFL / IELTS test scored equivalent to 500. For this purpose a detailed criteria will be developed by examination committee.


Curricular structure

Course structure: Master of Public Health (MPH) Purbanchal University

The course consists of a total of 48 credits which include 18 credits in each first and second semester followed by 12 credits for dissertation in third semester. The course is divided into core and elective subjects. Core subjects include Fundamentals of Biostatics and computer Application, Principal of Epidemiology, Research Methodology in Public Health, Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology, Public Health and Primary Health Care and health System Management and Health Financing in first semester followed by Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Education, Family Health, International Health along with three elective subjects in second semester.


First Semester

Core Subjects: Total

18 credits

• Fundamentals of Biostatistics & Computer Application

3 credits

• Principles of Epidemiology

3 credits

• Research Methodology in Public Health

3 credits

• Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology

2 credits

• Public Health and Primary Health Care

3 credits

• Health System Management and Health Financing

4 credits

Second Semester

Core Subjects: Total

9 credits

• Environmental Health

3 credits

• Health Promotion and Education

3 credits

• Family Health

1.5 credits

• International Health

1.5 credits

Elective Courses (Any Three): Total

9 credits

• Human Resource Development and Training

3 credits

• Reproductive Health

3 credits

• Health and Nutrition

3 credits

• Demography and Population Studies

3 credits

• Health Economics

3 credits

Dissertation: Total

12 credits

Grand Total: 48 credits

First Semester

S.No

Subjects

Week

Theory

Practical

Total Hours

REMARKS

1

Fundamental of Biostatistics and

Computer Application

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

2

Principles of Epidemiology

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

3

Research Methodology in Public Health

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

4

Medical Sociology and Medical Anthropology

4

60

20

80

2 Cr

5

Introduction to Public Health and

Primary Health Care

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

6

Health System Management and Health Financing

8

100

60

160

4 Cr

Total

36

480

240

720

18 Cr

Second Semester

S.No

Subjects

Week

Theory

Practical

Total Hours

REMARKS

1

Environmental Health

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

2

Health Promotion and Education

6

80

40

120

3 Cr

3

Family Health

3

40

20

60

1.5 Cr

4

International Health

3

40

20

60

1.5 Cr

5

Elective Subjects (Any Three)

• Human Resource Development and Training

• Reproductive Health

• Health and Nutrition

• Demography and Population Studies

• Health Economics

18

240

120

360

9 Cr

Total

36

480

240

720

18 Cr