The overall objective of this MPH programme is to train competent and skilled specialists who will aid in problem solving and critical thinking in the public health domain and effectively meet the public health needs of the country.
Duration & Pedagogy
The programme commences in the first week of October and April every year. It is a 60 credits 24-month full time programme spread across 4 semesters. Pedagogy for each module has been meticulously planned with emphasis on experiential learning through interactive class discussions, internships, field assignments, and research projects. The school infrastructure has been thoughtfully designed to promote interaction and team work.
The first year comprises of modules that aim to develop student competencies in the following core areas: Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Research Methodology; Environmental & Occupational Health; Social & Behavioural Sciences; Health Policy & Management; Population & Reproductive Health; Health Promotion; Public Health Nutrition. The second year includes elective and special subject courses in each of the areas covered during the first year and students can select any two modules as per their areas of interest. Additionally, they have to complete a capstone project and a practicum that involves a mentored hands-on training with experienced public health professionals
Students also get a chance to learn from eminent faculty of various international public health schools through the edX online portal. This aids in broadening their horizons as they are exposed to a global student community and learn from the perspectives shared by a larger group. The school has forged meaningful collaborations with various national and international healthcare organizations, and other public health institutes to provide ample exposure to its students.
Students also have the unique opportunity to be part of various student driven activities. These include student clubs, professional development events, hackathons, field trips, observing health days, editing a quarterly newsletter, cultural and sports fest. These provide them a chance to explore new topics, showcase leadership skills, be culturally sensitive and gain new skills.
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