Regular Courses

Master's in Public Health

Introduction

Masters of Public Health (MPH) program is in demand and is recognized as the benchmark academic credential for public health professionals. There is significant demand for public health professionals in India and abroad in the various field like epidemiology, biostatistics, surveillance, environmental health management, and program planning and evaluation. Creation of a dedicated Public Health Cadre has been identified as one of the important pre-requisites in this direction. Greater emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention as a means to reduce the costs of care by improving the health of our populations has created a broad array of new opportunities for professionals with advanced training in public health. This course will prepare competent cadre of professionals who have a basic understanding of the various aspects of public health and are able to successfully apply this knowledge towards dealing with public health challenges more particularly in Indian context. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have designed and released the model curriculum for the Masters in Public Health (MPH) course to be adopted by institutions all over India.

Unique Features-

  • Inter-disciplinary approach.
  • Competency driven curriculum.
  • Linkages with public health practice.
  • Emphasis on problem solving & case based learning.
  • Use of innovative pedagogy.
  • Focus on transformative learning.

Objectives

The course will help candidate to develop skills in the following areas:

  • Analytical and assessment skills for collecting and interpreting information.
  • Policy planning and development skills to address public health challenges.
  • Communication skills for advocacy, dissemination and evaluation of public health data and information.
  • Financial planning and management skills for implementing public health programs in the country.
  • Leadership skills.

Eligibility Criteria-

Candidates possessing following criteria will be eligible:

Educational Qualifications

Educational requirement - The candidate must have completed 10+2 with Science.

Graduates in Medicine / AYUSH / Dentistry / Veterinary Sciences / Allied and Health Sciences / Life Sciences OR

Graduates in Statistics / Biostatistics / Demography / Population Studies / Nutrition / Sociology / Psychology / Anthropology / Social Work

Age :25- 45 years.

Duration-

The course is divided in four semesters over a period of two years including internship and dissertation. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate

Number of seats- Ten

Affiliation: The course will be affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik.

Method of selection: If the number of eligible application exceeds the number of seats, the candidates will be selected through a qualifying examination.

Fees: As per University/Institute norms.

Master of Public Health (Rs.80,000/-)

Sr. No. Particulars On admission Semester-I Semester-II
1. Admission Fee 3000/- - -
2. Medical Examination Fee 500/- - -
3. Tuition Fee - 35000/- 35000/-
4. Computer Fee - 1500/- 1500/-
5. Library Fee - 1000/- 1000/-
6. Examination Fee - 500/- 500/-
7. Diploma Certificate fee - - 500/-
Total 3500/- 38,000/- 38,500/-

Course Outline-

The course comprises of 20 Core modules and 9 elective modules.

Core Modules-

  • Principles and practice of Public Health
  • Introduction to health system and policy in Developing countries
  • Health Management: Management Principles and practices
  • Basic Epidemiology
  • Basic Biostatistics
  • Demography and population sciences
  • Introduction to health economics
  • Health promotions approaches and methods and evaluation
  • Introduction to financial management and budgeting
  • Social and behavior change, effective communication in health care
  • RMNCH+A also to include Family Planning
  • Introduction to health programme evaluation
  • Principles of social research methods
  • Environment and occupational health
  • Law and ethics in public health
  • Public Health Surveillance
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Medical Entomology
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Disaster Management.

Elective Modules-

  • Epidemiology
  • Health system management
  • Health Program
  • Policy and Planning
  • RMNCH+A
  • Health Promotion
  • Field Epidemiology
  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-Communicable diseases

Semester-wise distribution-

(1 month ~ 100 teaching hours @ 5 hours per day* 5 days a week) (1 credit = 35 teaching hours) Breaks to be calculated as applicable

Semester Months In campus classes Approximate division of teaching/ practical hours
Semester 1 6 months In campus classes 450
Semester 2 4 months In campus classes 300
2 months Internship 50
Semester 3 6 months In campus classes 450
Semester 4 4 months In campus classes 150
2 months Research, submission and defense of dissertation 350
TOTAL 24 months 1750

Credit and Teaching Hours-

S.No. Course Credits Hours
1. Core modules 28 980
2. One Elective module 10 350
3. Internship 02 70
4. Dissertation 10 350
TOTAL 50 1750

Internship-

  • Two months’ internship at governmental or non-governmental public health organizations or program management units.
  • At the end of internship, candidates will submit a brief summary of public health program/challenge dealt with and solution proposed/ implemented by the candidate.
  • It will carry 2 credits.

Dissertation-

  • It will carry 10 credits
  • Candidates will submit their project plan for dissertation at the end of internship.
  • At the end of fourth semester, candidates will submit their dissertation for assessment.
  • Dissertation will be evaluated by an internal examiner (60% weightage) and an external examiner (40% weightage) including a viva-voce.

General Evaluation-

  • Theory and Practical exam at end of semester 1, 2, and 3.
  • Theory, Practical exam and Dissertation at end of semester 4.
  • Acceptance of dissertation by at least three examiners (two external and one internal) appointed by the University.
  • Examination: consist of 4 theory papers of 100 marks each for 3 hours.

Total: 1000 Marks- 1. Theory: 400 Marks, 2. Practical: 400 Marks, 3. Oral: 200 Marks Theory, practical and oral exams to be passed separately.

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• Course Coordinator
Dr. Deepak Raut , Director
e-mail: director[dot]fwtrc[at]nic[dot]in
Tel:- 022-23862736
• Co-coordinator
Dr. Dhaval Thorat, Deputy Commissioner
Mrs. Rosy Joseph, Sr. P.H.N.O
• Course Assistant
Ms. Ashlesha Pharande, L.H.V