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.
To be a premier Public Health Department for Quality Education, Research and Leadership.
The Department of Public Health is committed to:
- Train and Create a Cadre for Public Health Leadership
- Promote Positive Health across Population
- Ensure Collective Commitment to Quality Research
This shall be achieved by following objectives:
- Basic health science skills
- Analytic skills
- Information and technology
- Communication skills
- Cultural skills
- Policy development
- Community practice
- Financial planning and management
- 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 (4 semesters) 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
- 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.
- IT Sections
- Opportunities for pursuing Ph. D