Introduction

PREAMBLE

There is a dearth of core Public Health Professionals in the government health machinery. It is estimated that more than 10,000 Public Health Professionals would be required on an annual basis to equip the government machinery with an appropriately trained and qualified public health workforce. With a rapid health transition taking place, India faces two threats, one being the rising disease burden and the other is the poor allocation of government funds; both can be effectively managed by personnel trained in public health through appropriate public health training, i.e. ability to involve communities, work in multidisciplinary teams, and lobbying with government and community  leaders with  a deep understanding of social, economic and environmental determinants of health,  Public Health Professionals are well armed to face these challenges.

Why Master of Public Health (MPH)?

The most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health is the MPH degree. This program prepares students to be competitive on a global level in the vast area of community health. It emphasizes on acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health through techniques like student-directed learning, problem solving and field postings. Public Health Professionals can function as policy analysts, health planner’s epidemiologists, demographers, social and behavioral scientists.

VISION:

The vision of Department of Public Health is to excel and grow:

  • To  build a tradition of Public Health that challenges conventional thinking ;
  • To build this excellence on integrity, ethical behavior & respect for diversity ;
  • To take the Department of Public Health at KLE University to New Horizons.

MISSION:

The Department of Public Health is committed to:

  • Promote &  maintain health across the population ;
  •  Prevent disease and injury and reduce health inequalities ;
  • Conduct community based quality research that is transformed into practice ;
  • To train & create a cadre for  Public Health Leadership ;
  • To ensure collective commitment to ethical behavior.

This shall be achieved by following objectives:

OBJECTIVES:

By the end of the MPH program the students will achieve the following learning objectives.

I. Basic health science skills

II. Analytic skills

III. Ethics

IV. Information and technology

V. Communication skills

VI. Cultural skills

VII. Policy development

VIII. Community practice

IX. Financial planning and management

X. Leadership and systems thinking

 

WHO CAN APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO mph?

             Graduate in Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Ayurveda, Homoeopathy, Social Sciences, Nutrition, Life Sciences or any other degree courses recognized as equivalent by KLE University with a score of not less than 50% of the marks (all the years) prescribed for the qualifying examination shall be eligible for the admission to the MPH Course.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME:

            The course of study including submission of dissertation on the topic registered shall be of 24 months (Two academic years) duration from the commencement or the academic year.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAMME UNIQUE AT KLE UNIVERSITY

            MPH Programme at KLE University is providing International Expertise with academic input (Collaboration) from University of Michigan School of Public Health, to mould the students into true Public Health Professionals of International Standards.

OPPORTUNITIES AFTER MPH

  • International organizations
  • Govt. Health Departments
  • International and National Health Research Centers
  • International and National NGO’s
  • To start individual NGO’s with the help of National and Multi National Funding Agencies.
  • Academicians
  • IT Sections
  • Opportunities for pursuing Ph. D