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Master of Public Health (M.P.H) Programme of Study.

Physicians and nurses are offered admission to the Master of Public Health which is a pre-Ph. D. programme. The student is required to complete and acquire a cummulative grade A- (FGPA6.5) in the MPH programme before he/ she is admitted to the Ph. D. programme.

Eligibility to the Programme

For admission to the MPH programme, the minimum requirement is a good MBBS degree or M. Sc. in Nursing and one year experience in community health. The procedure for receiving applications, screening and selection of candidates are laid down by the University.

Duration of the Programme and Credit Distribution.

The Master of Public Health Programme is spread over 18 months, spanning three academic semesters, including summer and winter vacations. While the students work for their course during the semester, the inter-semester vacations are utilised for field work.

In this programme, a student has to earn a total of 36 credits. Of these, 9 credits are allocated to field-work and 27 credits are allocated to course work.

There are two types of courses-core courses and optional courses. The credit distribution is as follows:

Core Courses 14 credits

Optional Courses 13 credits

Assessment of Students and Grading System:

The Assessment of a student is based on the studentís term papers, and end-semester written examination and a viva-voce examination on a Nine-point scale.








Course Outline

The objective of the course structure of the MPH programme of studies is to expose the students to the core areas in the field of Community Health and then allow them to ventures out into specific areas in greater depth by selecting optional courses. The course title, credit allocation and the broad content of the core courses and the optional courses are as follows:

List of Courses

Core Courses

Course No. Title

SM 601 Community Health and Its Organisation in India

SM 602 Epidemiology

SM 603 Health Services and the Community

SM 604 Research Methodology

SM 605 Review of Current Issues In Community Health

Optional Courses

SM 611 Population Problem and Family Planning Programme in India

SM 612 Communicable Diseases

SM 613 Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

SM 614 Hospital Administration and Medical Care Services in India

SM 615 Vital Statistics and Health Information System

SM 616 Health Manpower Planning in India

SM 617 Health Planning and Health Economics

SM 618 Community Health Nursing Education and Administration

SM 619 Rural Health Services

SM 621 Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Community

Health Research

SM 640 Workers Health in India