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Master of Public Health

Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar

Overview

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program offered by Indian Institute of Public Health is a 2 years on-campus, fulltime course. Our Master’s degree in Public Health, trains students to improve the general health of the population — of individuals, communities, countries and the world. Since Public Health is a multi-disciplinary field, we invite graduates from a range of backgrounds to apply to our course

Why choose IIPHG for MPH?

The program at IIPHG is designed to equip students with a wide breadth of public health knowledge through a wide range of compulsory and elective courses. The short internship and longer dissertation exposures, facilitated through numerous partnerships that the institute has nurtured over the years, give students the opportunities to experience key public health spheres in India.

Students are mentored to apply classroom learnings, to reflect upon their observations and findings, and to read relevant theory to deepen their classroom learning in specific real-life public health contexts. Public health is a multi-disciplinary program and our Master’s program invites applications from a variety graduates resulting in a diverse and rich classroom environment.

IIPHG is a pioneer institute in public health education, training, research and advocacy. The institute has been recognized as the first public health university in India (under IIPHG Act, 2015, of Gujarat State). IIPHG has a number of collaborations and MoUs for research, and projects with organizations of repute in India and abroad. IIPHG has partnered with various central government organizations like ICMR, DST, DBT, IMD, and numerous state governments to give students a dynamic learning experience.

Course Structure

The course is two years long, divided into four semesters as illustrated below.

Curriculum

The curriculum offers students the possibility to develop a scientific approach and a good theoretical understanding of the various topics that comprise the discipline of Public Health Science. Students must complete 80 credits to acquire the MPH degree. Most of these, 62 credits are for compulsory courses, 6 for elective courses and 22 for field work during Internship and Dissertation.

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Social  and Behavioural Sciences in Health
  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Health Policy and Health Systems
  • Health Management
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Biostatistics
  • Communicable and Non Communicable Disease
  • Program Management
    Reproductive and Child Health
  • Demography
  • Essentials of Health Economics
  • National Health Programs
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Research Methodology
  • Health Communication & Promotion
  • Gender and Health
  • Health Financing and Health Insurance
  • Ethics in Research
  • Public Health Laws

Elective Courses

The elective courses comprise of 6 credits. Students are required to select three courses out of those offered in Semester III. The following elective courses have been offered in the past years.

  • Impact Evaluation
    Hospital Management
    Advanced Qualitative Research
    Quality of Life interventions to prevent and manage chronic diseases
    Field Epidemiology
    Health Care Leadership and Management
    Operational Research
    Maternal and Infant Nutrition
    Advanced Biostatistics
    Nutrition Program Planning in India

Internship

Students are required to complete 2 months internship for 6 credits in Semester II.

Dissertation

This is a compulsory course of 16 credits. It provides fundamental knowledge and skills for conceptualizing, designing and executing various types of research studies with focus on public health. The course compels the students to integrate their skills learnt from courses such as research methodology, epidemiology, biostatistics, demography, health financing, health management, health communication, and knowledge learnt from courses such as social determinants of health, gender and health, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, surveillance, health policy and health systems, public health laws, nutrition, etc. and so on, and gain a holistic view of research methods.

The course methodology includes lectures, group exercises in the class, home assignments and presentations in class. The students will be encouraged to utilize the course assignments to work towards their dissertation so that they have a practical experience of the entire research process.

NOTE- Modules shown are for the current academic year and are subject to change.

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