Bachelor in Public Health


The bachelor degree program in public health is designed for individuals seeking academic professional training in public health. The program equips students with the specific knowledge and skills of public health and its promotion necessary for a career in settings ranging from government health institutions, national and international non-governmental organizations, voluntary and for-profit agencies to community-based agencies. The program familiarizes students with fundamental knowledge and skills of public health and application in managing public health programs. The course aims to produce professionals with degree of bachelor of public health (MPH) in order to achieve better management of quality public health services to maintain a healthy life to contribute in the socio-economic development of the country.


General Objective

The overall objective of BPH program is to prepare competent and responsible public health graduates needed for the country to respond to the health needs of people.

Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the program is to enable the graduates with Bachelor in Public Health degree to-

        Explain relevance of basic health sciences in public health

        Appreciate behavioral, socio-cultural, economic and other dimension of health and diseases

        Analyze health systems from public health perspective – effectiveness, efficiency, equity and justice

        Manage – plan, implement, monitor and evaluate – health  systems, programs and services

        Train and manage human resources for health

        Conduct health research for evidence based decision making process in public health

        Demonstrate leadership to organize and mobilize community to address health problems


Teaching learning approaches


        Class room based didactic lecture

        Self-directed learning


       Assignments presentations

       Group work

       Library study


       Public health lab

       Basic health science

        Observation visit

       Health Institutions

       Public health related institutions/organizations

        Community and health institutional based education

       Community Health Diagnosis – 30 days residential field

       District Health system management – 60 days residential field

       Practicum in district – Organizational experience in the management of health programs

        Mandatory research paper in the Fourth Year


Admission Process

Candidates should pass the entrance examination of Commision of Medical Education.

Contact Address

Central Department of Public Health  

Institute of Medicine                                                                                                                                                      

Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal


Telephone: 977-1-4435033

Program Co-ordinator : Rajesh Karki, Rojina Basnet, Roshani Poudel and Vijaya Laxmi Shrestha