EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR PHYSICINS AND NURSES
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.
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
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
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
SM 640 Workers Health in India