School: School of Health Systems Studies
The Master of Public Health in Social Epidemiology (MPH-SE) programme aims to train students for a career in public health. The study of public health, is the study of the health of populations and it includes understanding the social and environmental determinants of health and disease, prevention of disease and promotion of good health and the organisation of health care services that is responsive to needs and accessible to all.
This programme is designed to orient the students towards a conceptual understanding of current public health challenges and impart the skills required for developing much needed evidence-based planning, strengthening state health systems and providing technical support to the implementation of national health programmes. Graduates will be capable of undertaking meaningful research for supporting public health policy and planning for the effective implementation of public health programmes. The MPH Degree is designed to be completed in two years (4 semesters), but has a provision to complete over a maximum period of 5 years from the date of registration. The programme includes taught courses, three internships and a research project.
The graduates of the MPH Programme have been employed by key national organisations like the National AIDS Control Organisation, Health Systems Resource Centres of the Ministry of Health at state or national level, in major voluntary organisations such as CARE-India, Catholic Relief Service, and Aga Khan Health Services, India. or with the growing number of corporate social responsibility programmes. A number of graduates have opted to work with global public health institutions of the UN, WHO are World Bank and/or have gone to join a doctoral programme in public health where they become full time researchers and teachers in this discipline.
Distribution of Credit Hours:
Urban HealthAdvanced BiostatisticsHealth Care Entrepreneurship and Consultancy Management
Operations Management and Organisational Development
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