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Master in Public Health (MPH)

Outline

As per World Health Organization “Public health refers to all organized measures (whether public or private) to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases.”  All professionals who are currently involved in or are aspiring for a career in developing, improving and innovating programmes, services and policies focused at promoting the health of the population, should have thorough knowledge of the public health discipline. Master of Public Health (MPH) is such a programme, designed specifically for providing necessary knowledge and skills for this very purpose.

Asian Institute of Public Health is an institute for imparting educational programmes in public health, prominent of which is MPH; the course and the institute recognized by the Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Odisha.

The MPH programme conducted by Asian Institute of Public Health

  • Provides a holistic learning environment where students, teachers and facilitators drawn from various academic disciplines can enrich one another with their diverse domain expertise and experience
  • Provides mentorship and knowledge transfer from members of faculty who have rich public health experience, having worked in various public health programmes at local, regional, national and international levels
  • Fosters a culture of critical analysis of existing knowledge and generation of robust evidence in public health using rigorous well-accepted scientific research methodologies
  • Provides flexibility of developing sub-specialties by offering wide choice of elective subjects
  • Imparts hands-on training by exposing students to ongoing public health programmes and/or by providing internship opportunities for students, depending on suitability of candidates to the openings in institutional as well as external public health projects.
  • Exposes students to state-of-the-art public health laboratories with most modern technologies, such as Xpert MTB/Rif machine for diagnosis of TB, which is currently being promoted by World Health Organization for National Tuberculosis Control Programmes.
  • And most importantly preparesoutgoing MPH students for sustainable and fulfilling career in various domains of public health at Department of Health, National Health Mission, international developmental partners, Non-governmental organizations, research institutes and universities   (please visit our alumni page to explore the post-MPH profiles of AIPH graduates).

Curriculum

The MPH programme offered by AIPH is a full-time two years programme consisting of four semesters and a total of 80 credits.  

 

Course Module

Semester

Name of the Modules

Credits

Semester 1

Foundations in Public Health

4

Introduction to Research Methodology

4

Public Health Microbiology and Biotechnology

4

Biostatistics

4

Epidemiology

4

Semester 2

Maternal and Child Health

4

Health Behaviour and Promotion

4

Environmental and Occupational Health

4

Public Health Nutrition

4

Disease related epidemiology

4

Semester 3

Health Planning, Management and Administration

4

Global Health

4

Health Economics and Health Policy

4

Applied Research in Public Health

4

Elective (s)

4

Semester 4

Dissertation

20

 

The following is the list of available elective modules.

List of Electives*

Sl. No

Electives

Credits

1

Qualitative Research in Public Health

4

2

Advanced Biostatistics

4

3

Law & Ethics in Public Health

4

4

Public Health Informatics

4

5

Epidemic & Disaster Management

4

6

Hospital Management

4

7

Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Programs

4

8

Media and public health

4

9

Applications of GIS in Public Health

4

10

Managing Human Resources for Health

4

11

Management of Reproductive and Child Health Programs

4

12

Water Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH)

4

13

Tobacco Control

4

14

STI & HIV/AIDS

4

15

Tools & Techniques in Environmental Exposure Assessment

4

 

*An elective module will be provided based on the number of students enrolling for the module

Eligibility

  • Admission to MPH program shall be based on criteria decided by the MPH Management Committee of Asian Institute of Public Health. A student shall be eligible to apply for admission to MPH course if he/she has completed a 3 years bachelor’s degree. Graduates with post graduate degree/diploma in a health related or equivalent discipline after completion of a minimum 3 years bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution/university, graduates with Medical/ Para-medical degree or graduates with work experience in the field of public health will be given preference.
  • The selection of the eligible candidates for admission to MPH program may be based on a written entrance test and interview as deemed necessary by the MPH Management Committee.

Course Fees

The fees for the Master in Public Health (MPH) program at Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH) are as follows:

  • One-time admission fees                                      Rs. 10,000 (Rupees Ten Thousands only)
  • Tuition fees for regular students                            Rs. 2,00,000 (Rupees Two Lakhs only)
  • Tuition fees for sponsored/working executives         Rs. 3,00,000 (Rupees Three Lakhs only)

How to Apply

The application procedure for admission to the MPH program is as follows:

1) Make a payment for the application fees of Rs.750.00 by using an online bank account/debit/credit card to the State bank of India.

Bank Name: State Bank of India

Account Number: 34987456344    Name: Asian Institute of Public Health

IFSC: SBIN0003108

Branch Code: 3108

Please keep the receipt as you need this info to fill in the application form

2) Submit a completed online application form and bring the supporting documents with you at the time of your personal interview.

Apply Online              Download Information Brochure

 

Important Dates:

Last date to submit completed application form: 30 April, 2017

Date of Personal Interview: 15 May, 2017

Date of Merit list publication: 15 May, 2017

Last date to pay the Admission Fees of Rs.10,000: 20 May, 2017 

For further queries please  contact:

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Telephone: 91-674-2340556 /8763766300 / 9439930023 / 7008035218 / 9338685365

 

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