Public Health MPH - Full time Program

Overview

The MPH program is intended principally for graduating students to pursue a career in professional Public Health practice offered by the Public Health Institute (PHI).
The amalgamation of knowledge and experience will give the MPH degree the flavor of full range of Public Health activity, preparing students to analyze, develop, implement, and advocate for PH solutions.


Structure

The program consists of two compulsory levels:
1) Post Graduate Certificate:
The program is introduced through the foundation module equivalent to 8 credit hours delivered in 10 weeks. – This module equips the participants with the generic knowledge and basic skills in public health, health systems and disaster management.

The principal module starts after completion of the foundation module .This module will provide participants with basic concepts of the core principles of public health. It is a 10- credit hour module delivered in a duration of 10 weeks, offering coursework in each of 5 major disciplines of public health, namely epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, biostatistics, public health ethics and health promotion. Through this module learners will explore the field of public health, its foundations, disciplines, values and ethics. The module develops the learners’ analytical thinking through cooperative learning techniques and case studies. Case studies of global and regional public health issues will be analysed in relation to each of the core disciplines of public health mentioned above.

The modules covered in the principal module are listed below:

MPH Principal Module Credit hours Duration
Principals of epidemiology: 2 2 weeks
Basic biostatistics: 2 2 weeks
Environmental & occupational health 2 2 weeks
Health promotion 2 2 weeks
Public Health Ethics 2 2 weeks
Total 10 Credit hours 10 weeks



2) Post Graduate Diploma
It is the second phase after successful completion of the PGC. It is of 12 weeks duration and 12 credits hours. This phase is followed by a research dissertation relevant to the track to complete the Master of Public Health degree requirements.
There are three different tracks in the Public health program (Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Women & Child’s Health and Public Health). Each track in the post graduate Diploma consists of a total of 12 credit hours.
The modules covered in each track are listed below:

Public Health Track Credit hours Duration
Primary Health Care 3 3 weeks
Communicable and Non-communicable disease 3 3 weeks
Health Information System 3 3 weeks
Research Methodology 3 3 weeks
Total 12 Credit hours 12 weeks


Epidemiology and Biostatistics Credit hours Duration
Advanced Epidemiology 3 3 weeks
Advanced Biostatistics 3 3 weeks
Surveillance system and response 3 3 weeks
Research Methodology 3 3 weeks
Total 12 Credit hours 12 weeks


Woman and Child Health track Credit hours Duration
Women health 3 3 weeks
Child health 3 3 weeks
Nutrition 3 3 weeks
Research Methodology 3 3 weeks
Total 12 Credit hours 12 weeks


Complementary research dissertation relevant to selected track:

The Dissertation is a formal report on a specific research topic carried out by the student. It is expected to reflect sound theoretical, conceptual and methodological knowledge relevant to the public health research. The purpose of writing the Dissertation is to show that the student is able to critically analyze and discuss public health problems in a systematic way. The dissertation is a key component of the MPH program. Therefore, conducting a final research is one of the pre-requisites of awarding the master’s degree.

Entry Requirement:

Bachelor degree in Medicine, Public Health, Health Science or anyother health related discipline in addition to 2 years relevant Public Health work experience .


Duration

The total duration of the Master of Public Health program is 18 months.

Degree Awarded

Upon successful completion of the taught modules and research dissertation, the student will be awarded a master degree of Public Health in the selected track as listed below:
Msc Public Health - Public Health specialization.
Msc Public Health - Epidemiology and Biostatistics specialization.
Msc Public Health - Woman and Child Health specialization.