What will you study?
The Master of Public Health program has been designed to provide a very comprehensive curriculum to ensure that you develop strong knowledge and skills in the practice of Public Health.
The program comprises of 90 ECTS Credits and duration is 18 Months.
This part of your program comprises coursework as well as a project which will be undertaken under the guidance of your faculty and mentor. A project report will be required to be submitted after the completion of the project. The selection of the Project and the writing of your project report will also be guided by your faculty and mentor. If available, we offer opportunities to complete your projects at a partner organization in your city, country or region.
Following is the structure of the entire MPH Program:
- Introduction To Public Health and Healthcare MPH-001
- Community Based Participatory Action Research CBPAR076
- Community Medicine MPH-002
- Epidemiology MPH-003
- Health Planning and Hospital Management MPH-004
- Public Health Nutrition MPH-005
- Data and Communication MPH-006
- Environmental Health MPH-007
- Mental Health MPH-008
- Introduction to Surveillance MPH-009
- Preventive Medicine and Population Health MPH-010
- Maternal and Child Health MPH-011
- Infectious Diseases MPH-012
- Global Health Policy and Development MPH-013
- Fundamentals of Sexual and Reproductive Health MPH-014
- Research Methods MPH-015
- Occupational Health MPH-016
- Evaluating International Public Health Issues MPH-017
- Public Health Disasters: A Global Ethical Framework MPH-018
- Pharmaceuticals in Global Public Health MPH-019
- Global Health Security and Collaboration MPH-020
- Project and Report MPH-021
Specializations in a Master’s in Public Health Program
Epidemiologists seek to understand and prevent public health crises such as the spread of infectious diseases. They often work as researchers for governments, hospitals or universities. If you decide on a career in epidemiology, you’ll be doing incredibly important work that can save many lives. Job prospects in this field are good.
Health Policy and Management
A degree in this field prepares you for a career that looks at the “big picture” of public health: what policies and programs will improve public health, and how should they be implemented? By taking an HPM specialty, you’ll be qualified to work for employers such as government health departments, insurance companies or HMOs. You could also consider a career in hospital management. Healthcare administration in particular is a high-paying and rapidly growing field, and job opportunities are projected to increase at a brisk pace over the next decade.
Maternal and Child Health
This specialty allows you to identify the causes and explain the effects of the unique health problems facing children, adolescents and mothers at every stage of pregnancy. There are many career opportunities in both the public and private sectors available for those who hold such a valuable degree. You might end up working in a hospital, a university, a government agency or a private non-profit. This broad field offers many job opportunities and will continue to expand in the future.
Disaster Management & Emergency
Whether caused by nature or human activity, disasters pose a significant problem for public health everywhere in the world. A specialization that teaches you how to evaluate, prepare for and respond to catastrophic events will most likely ready you for a career working either for the government or for humanitarian non-governmental organizations. Because disasters are an inevitable aspect of life, there will always be a demand for people who are well trained to respond to them. For example, the BLS expects that careers for emergency management directors will grow steadily in upcoming years.
From ensuring the cleanliness of drinking water to monitoring levels of toxins such as dust and radioactive waste, environmental health specialists work to keep the public safe from unseen dangers. Some careers in this specialty will require you to do lots of fieldwork monitoring and analyzing local environmental conditions. Others will focus on community outreach or lobbying governments. Environmental science jobs will likely keep growing at an above-average pace for the foreseeable future.
Biostatistics Concentrations provide public health students with specific training in quantitative methods to use and to adapt statistical procedures in both the design and the analysis of studies that span the entire spectrum of research in health care. Many biostatisticians work in Government agencies, public health organizations, research companies, manufacturers of medical device and the pharmaceutical industry.
Health Services Administration
Health Services Administration focuses on planning, organization, administration, management and policy analysis of health programs for careers in policy development, health management, and health policy analysis. Typically Health Science Administrators focus on health systems, health economics, finance, and quantitative methods.
Community Health specializations focus on how to protect and improve the health and outcomes of the community members as a whole. Instead of focuses just on the most vulnerable populations, but it can highlight overarching issues that are affecting large portions of the community. While some concerns like child abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, crime, polluted drinking water, addiction, poverty, inequality, health disparity, and environmental contamination overlap with other areas of specialization, there are more overarching themes and concerns with a Community Health concentration
Nutrition focuses on nutritious and nutrient-rich food that nourishes and contributes to a healthier population around the world. Nutrition involves the intake of fat, carbohydrates, and protein. It also focuses on how a healthy diet contributes to a longer and more productive life. Nutrition is involved in many of the health-related disciplines international concerns.
Global Health focuses on the health of global populations. The goal is to improve health and equity situations while working through some of the most widespread issues inherent on the international stage. Issues like poverty, racism, war-torn communities, contaminated water, family planning, and so many other public health policies are part of the global health discussion.