Master in Public Health

Description

The master 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 theory and application in managing public health programs and research. The course aims to produce professionals with degree of master 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, through evidence based public health program implementation in collaboration with relevant sectors.

Objectives

General Objective

To train skilled public health specialists with management, research and advocacy capabilities to meet national and international demand on public health

Specific Objectives

In order to address the national and international public health problems, the MPH graduate must be able to perform the following core public health functions:

- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community

- Monitor health status to identify community health problems

- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues

- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems

- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts

- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety

- Link people to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable

- Ensure a competent public health and personal health care workforce

- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population based health services

- Ensure proactive and reactive measures to address natural calamities and man-made disasters

- Research for new insights and innovative solution to public health problems

Curricular structure

There is a total of 1200 marks in the course. These marks are distributed over two years of the program – 800 in first year and 400 in second year. There are 12 papers with 100 marks each including thesis. The outline of the course is given in the following tables.

Eligibility

Those who are interested in admission to the master of Public Health (MPH) program should have fulfilled the following requirements-

a.     Academic qualification in Bachelor in Health Science in following subjects

i.   Public Health ii. Public Health Nutrition
iii. Nutrition and Health  iv. Pharmacy
v. Medical Biochemistry vi. Medical laboratory
vii. Health Promotion and Education viii. Optometry
ix. Epidemiology x. Radiography
xi. Nutrition xii. Ayurvedic Medicine
xiii. Environmental Health xiv. Homeopathy
xv. Occupation Health xvi. Dentistry
xvii. Nursing, medicine xviii. Speech, Audiology Language Pathology
xix. Physiotherapy xx. Veterinary science

 

  1. One year of working experience after completion of above degrees
  2. Applicant with above degrees must be registered in any relevant professional council.

MPH program-course structure


Year I

Year II

Paper

             

Full Mark

Paper

 

Full Mark

I

Public Health Theory & Practices and International Health

100

IX

Public Policy, Health Policy and Evidence Based Public Health Practice

100

II

Health System Management and Health Economics

 

A: Health System Management 60

B: Health Economics            40                   

60+40

X

Applied Health System Management and Health Care Financing

A: National Health Management Policy and System                      60                             

B: Health Care Financing 40

60+40

III

Epidemiology                                         

100

XII

Biostatistics II

50

IV

Biostatistics and Research Methods

A: Biostatistics I                    50                           

B: Research Methods           50                  

50+50

XIII

Practicum

50

V

Health Promotion and Education

100

 

Thesis

100

VI

Family Health and Nutrition

A: Family Health                     70

Part B: Food and Nutrition      30

70+30

 

 

 

VII

Environmental and Occupational Health

A: Environmental Health       70            

B: Occupational Health          30

70+30

 

 

 

VIII

Applied Sociology, Anthropology and Demography and Health

A.Applied Sociology and Anthropology in Public Health 50  

B. Demography and Health   50      

50+50

 

 

 

First Year

800

Second Year

400

Total  Marks                                        1200

 

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

Email: cdph@iom.edu.np

Telephone: 977-1-4435033

Program Co-ordinator : Mr. Sushan M Shrestha