MPH & EMPH Admission- Summer 2017 last date for form submission- Thursday 27th April'17 Till 5:00PM. Classes Begin- Friday- 12th May, 2017.

MPH Program Description


MPH Objectives

The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The program emphasizes active, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health. The program is organized around eight career-oriented concentrations and a core curriculum. Each concentration offers electives that allow students to explore in depth areas relevant to their personal career goals.

The MPH program will consist of a series of courses culminating to a 52 credits degree in a span of 16 months and class time is at evening: 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm from Sunday to Wednesday.

MPH Eligibility

Eligibility criteria of candidates into the program will include:

  • Doctors, with or without any work experience
  • Dentists, with or without any work experience
  • Masters in any discipline, with or without any work experience
  • Graduate in any discipline with commendable academic performance, with or without any work experience

MPH Course format

The MPH program will consist of a series of courses culminating to a 52 credits MPH degree in a span of 24 months. All students need to complete the following:

  • Core courses
  • Three courses from a chosen area of concentrations and
  • A culminating thesis project

Students with a medical background will get a waiver on ‘Human Health and Disease’ course. All other students without a medical background including students from a dental background will have to take the ‘Human Health and Disease’ course.
The following is a tabular presentation of the MPH program format:

Type of courses Number of courses Credit hours

Core courses

11 + 1(for nonmedical students)

34

Track courses

3 selective courses

9

Dissertation

1

9

Total

52

MPH Class Time

Weekdays: Sun-Wed
Evening: 6.30-9.30 pm

MPH course details

Core courses

The core courses are designed and taught in a manner to give students a basic foundation of understanding, interpreting and problem solving skills for public health issues.
All core courses are mandatory for students enrolled to the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. The ‘Human Health and Disease ‘course is compulsory only for students from a non-medical and dental background.
The following is a list of core courses and credits hours.


Sl. No. Course # Title Credits

1.

HSC-530

Human Health & Disease      

1

2.

HSC-531

Epidemiology I 

3

3.

HSC-532

Epidemiology II (Pre-requisite: Epidemiology I)  

3

4.

HSC-533

Biostatistics I

3

5.

HSC-534

Biostatistics II (Pre-requisite: Biostatistics I)  

3

6.

HSC-535

Health Economics & Management

3

7.

HSC-536

Global Health, Population & Development

3

8.

HSC-537

Environmental Health & Management

3

9.

HSC-538

Research Methods I

3

10.

HSC-539

Research Methods II (Pre-requisite: Research Methods I)  

3

11.

HSC-540

Project Design & Evaluation

3

12.

HSC-541

Society, Culture & Public Health Nutrition

3

Total

34


At the end of the first semester, students have to select three courses with in an area of concentration. The areas of concentration have been formulated so as to incorporate most in-demand public health areas of expertise.
For a particular concentration/track course to be offered, a minimum enrollment of 5 students is required.

Track courses

Areas of Concentration Credits
Epidemiology 9

HSC-542: Linear Regression
HSC-543: Logistic Regression
HSC-544: Population & Health Services Projections

3
3
3

Reproductive Health 9

HSC-545:Maternal, Child &Adolescent Health
HSC-546:Infectious Diseases, STIs & HIV/AIDS
HSC-547:Reproductive Health Programs & Policies

3
3
3

Population and Family Planning(Students can select any 3 courses) 9

HSC-548:Methods in Demography
HSC-549:Family Planning Programs & Contraception
HSC-550:Migration &Health
HSC-551:Public Policies in Health Population & Economy

3
3
3
3

Psychosocial Health 9

HSC-552:Mental Health Epidemiology &Determinants
HSC-553:Mental Health Systems, Policy &Law
HSC-554:Society Culture &Mental Health

3
3
3

Health Communications 9

HSC-555:The Psycho-social Dimensions of Behavioral Health
HSC-556:Human Communication &Behavior Change
HSC-557:Media Communication for Health &Population

3
3
3

Hospital & Health Management 9

HSC-558:Principles &Functions of Hospital Management
HSC-559:Health Economics &Financing
HSC-560:Leadership &Governance in Health

3
3
3

Climate Change & Health (Students can select any 3 courses) 9

HSC-561:Principles of Environmental Health &Science
HSC-562:Global Climate Change &Health
HSC-563:Livelihood Climate Change &Adaptation
HSC-564:Health, Safety &Environment Management &Administration
HSC-565:Natural Disaster Management &Health

3
3
3
3
3

Public Health Dentistry 9

HSC-566:Dental Public Health
HSC-567:Preventive Dentistry
HSC-568:Policy, Management & Financing of Oral Health

3
3
3

Course Schedule

Courses through the semesters Credits
Semester 1
HSC-530:Human Health & Disease
HSC-531:Epidemiology-Part I
HSC-533:Biostatistics-Part I
HSC-535:Health Economics & Management
HSC-536:Global Health, Population & Development
1
3
3
3
3
  13
Semester 2
HSC-532:Epidemiology-Part II
HSC-534:Biostatistics-Part II
HSC-537:Environmental Health & Management
HSC-538:Research Methods-Part I
3
3
3
3
  12
Semester 3
HSC-539:Research Methods-Part II
HSC-540:Society, Culture & Public Health Nutrition
HSC-541:Project Design & Evaluation
Track course:
3
3
3
Track course no. 1 3
  12
Semester 4
Track course no. 2
Track course no. 3
Thesis (Part I)
3
3
3
  9
Semester 5
Thesis (Part II) 6
Total Credits 52