Master of Public Health (MPH)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Candidate must have passed Bachelor’s degree in any Health Science discipline from a recognized university with minimum of 50% marks in aggregate such as MBBS, BDS, B.V.Sc (Bachelor of Veterinary Science) Bachelor in AYUSH (BAMS/BHMS/ BUMS), Bachelor in Public Health, B.Sc Nursing/ Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing, Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm).

Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program aims to prepare the graduates with the following objectives:

PEO1. Graduates shall be able to provide solutions to pressing public health issues and allied areas by adopting public health approach, prevention and health promotion initiates, public health management strategies and use of tools and techniques of public health.

PEO2. Graduates shall be able to perceive the limitation and impact of population health solutions in social, cultural, legal, environmental, economical and multidisciplinary contexts.

PEO3. Graduates shall demonstrate professional and ethical responsibilities and thrive to reinforce their knowledge being a part of higher educational programmes.

Programme Outcomes (POs)

Public health graduates will be able to: 

PO1. Education: Provide public health education that equips students for a public health career.

PO2. Research: Undertake evidence based research and application of knowledge into practice in public health.

PO3. Service: Facilitate preventive, promotive, rehabilitative and palliative services to the people.

PO4. Leadership: Apply principles of leadership, management and governance for fostering collaboration, problem solving and decision making.

PO5: The Public Health Professional and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional public health practice.

PO6: Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional public health solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO7. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the public health practice.

PO8. Individual and Team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO9. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex public health activities with the public health community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO10. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the public health and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage public health programs/projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO11. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and lifelong learning in the broadest context of technological change in public health.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs)

PSO1. Design population based policy and programs to prevent disease and promote health.

PSO2. Apply multiple dimensions of the policy-making process and its implementation for population health.

PSO3. Apply appropriate epidemiological methods in public health practice.

PSO4. Demonstrate knowledge and skills for advocacy with appropriate authorities for healthy public policies and services.

Course Outcomes (COs)

A. Foundations in Public Health – PE6001

By the end of the course, the students will be able to:

  1. Define Public health & its scope
  2. Recognize core functions, essential services and core competencies in public health
  3. Describe the Indian healthcare delivery system,
  4. Utilize the principles and practices of public health in different resource constraint scenario

B. Epidemiology and Biostatistics – PE6003

By the end of this course, the student will able to:

  1. Define epidemiology and appreciate its importance in public health practice
  2. Measure disease burden in the community using epidemiological methods
  3. Design appropriate epidemiological study in a given scenario
  4. Apply basic principles and methods of epidemiology in analysing public health problems and suggesting appropriate intervention
  5. Appreciate key bio statistical concepts and reasoning
  6. Use, analyse, interpret and present public health data
  7. Use statistical software for data entry, data processing and data analysis

C. Demography and Population Health – PE6005

By the end of this course, the student will able to:

  1. Appreciate the basic demographic concepts and its scopes,
  2. Measure the demographic processes
  3. Appreciate the population policies and its impact on society
  4. Appreciate different population health issues
  5. Apply the tool and technique to design and conduct demographic survey

D. Social and Behavioural Science in Public Health- PE6007

By the end of this course, the student will able to:

  1. Appreciate socio-economic determinants of health
  2. Appreciate factors affecting human behavior
  3. Apply socio-behavioural model in designing public health interventions
  4. Appreciate social welfare programmes in India

E. Environmental and Occupational Health – PE6009

By the end of this course, the student will able to:

  1. Identify the current environmental health problems and its mitigation strategy
  2. Apply different methods for environmental risk assessment and its prevention measures
  3. Appreciate various environmental protection laws and policies
  4. Identify occupational health and safety issues in workplace and suggest appropriate interventions

F. Health Communication and Health Promotion – PE6002

By the end of the course, students will able to:

  1. Enlist factors and barriers of communication
  2. Apply tools and techniques for designing effective communication programme
  3. Apply theories of health promotion in designing public health interventions
  4. Apply theories and tools for promotion of healthy life style

G. Research Methodology – PE6004

By the end of this course, students will able to:

  1. Appreciate different study designs to undertake health research
  2. Appreciate ethical issues in research
  3. Describe research method
  4. Apply tools and techniques to conduct primary research in community and health facility settings
  5. Apply tools and techniques to write scientific papers for publication

H. Health Policy and Health Program Management – PE6006

By the end of this course, students will able to:

  1. Describe the process of policy formulation and health and related policy analysis
  2. Describe the basic health economics concepts, economic efficiency & evaluation, and health financing
  3. Appreciate different health systems across the globe
  4. Apply tools & techniques for effective public health program management
  5. Enlist important national health programmes of India
  6. Describe Indian Health Systems

I. Reproductive and Child Health – PE6008

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the sexual and reproductive health issues and services at local, national and global level
  2. Describe the adolescent health issues and health programs
  3. Describe the child health issues and programs
  4. Appreciate determinants for maternal and child health disparities
  5. Describe various schemes under RCH programme
  6. Apply tools and techniques to design RCH interventions

J. Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases – PE6010

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe natural history of common communicable & non communicable diseases
  2. Appreciate national programs and public health interventions for various diseases
  3. Apply tools and techniques to assess factors affecting morbidity &mortality from various diseases
  4. Apply tools and techniques to conduct outbreak investigation and design public health interventions for disease programs

K. Global Health – PE7001

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the effect of globalization on health
  2. Appreciate the effect of climate change on health
  3. Enlist the role of international agencies and international development forums for health and development
  4. Apply tool and techniques to assess and design public health interventions for important global health issues

L. Ethics in Public Health and Public Health Laws – PE7003

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the policies and regulations in relation to public health and healthcare
  2. Describe the ethical principles in public health and research
  3. Describe the process of ethical approval
  4. Apply tools and techniques to assess the impact of public health laws and regulations

M. Food and Nutrition in Public Health – PE7005

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the role of nutrition in population health.
  2. Appreciate the major nutritional problem of public health importance.
  3. Assess the nutritional status of humans.
  4. Describe nutritional intervention programs.
  5. Apply tools and techniques to design and evaluate public health nutritional programs.

N. Public Health Needs of Specific Population Groups – PE7007

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify specified vulnerable populations groups and their health need
  2. Appreciate health policies and programmes for Tribal, slum dwellers, Transgender, Prisoners, Migrants, street dwellers, disabled and elderly populations.
  3. Measure the health needs of the specified vulnerable population and suggest appropriate interventions
  4. Describe the various health policies and programmes for vulnerable populations

O. Technology and Public Health – PE7009

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the use of technology in public health
  2. Appreciate the concept of digital, eHealth, mHealth and Telemedicine
  3. Apply digital technologies for data collection, data analysis and automation
  4. Apply tools and techniques of informatics in developing monitoring system for public health system

P.  Mental Health – PE7011

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the importance of mental health for health and wellbeing
  2. Describe epidemiology of common mental illnesses
  3. Apply tools and techniques to design and implement the community mental health interventions
  4. Describe the national health policies and programmes for mental health

Q. Hospital Administration –PE7013

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the complexity of hospital as an organization its organizational structure & functions of hospitals.
  2. Conceptualize various clinical & support services provided at a hospital and pre-requisites for efficient & effective service delivery
  3. Effectively step into hospital administrative positions with solid management skills like critical thinking, analysis, and excellent communication skills.
  4. Perform teamwork and leadership skills in hospital administration.
  5. Solve day-to-day problems of hospital through the application of appropriate theories, principles and data.
  6. Learn the tools and techniques of Hospital Administration.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of ethical principles at both the professional and community levels.
  8. Adopt newer developments/ regulations in hospital administration for efficient & effective administration of hospital services.

R. Dissertation – PE7082

By the end of the dissertation work, students will be able to:

  1. Design and undertake research work
  2. Apply tools and techniques to conduct research projects in public health settings
  3. Identify issues and suggest appropriate solutions on public health issues
  4. Write a scientific report on researched topic

S. Internship – PE7084

By the end of the internship work, students will able to:

  1. Appreciate the importance of hands-on experience in the selected area of public health
  2. Apply the practical experience of internship in problem solving of public health issues

Apply tools and techniques to write a scientific report based on internship