Hope College offers Master in Public Health (MPH) is a 1-year academic course with a mandatory 6-months research work that aims at preparing public health specialists with an ability to comprehend existing and emerging public health problems and to provide leadership in health-related educations, services and researches. Currently two Public Health Colleges offers MPH program with affiliation from Tribhuvan University. Total number of seats in the MPH program is 27.

MPH course is designed to enable multidisciplinary health professionals to upgrade their competency, especially in achieving PHC goals. After completion of the course, graduates are expected to take up the role of leaders, essentially as generalists with preventive, promotive, curative, rehabilitative and management abilities.

In addition, the goal is to provide public health specialists with an ability to comprehend existing and emerging public health problem in the country, to plan and manage the health services efficiently and effectively, to provide leadership and expert counselling on health and to conduct social, demographic, clinical, and biomedical research.

Objectives of MPH Programme:

  • To prepare public health specialists with a n ability to comprehend existing and emerging public health problems.
  • To plan and manage the programme alternative to solve them optimally,
  • To intensity PHC activities at all levels.
  • To provide leadership in health-related education, service and research.
  • Specific Objective:

After the completion of the course the public health professionals will be able to cope with:

  • Promotion of public awareness and initiatives towards healthier living through organization of health promotion and disease prevention activities;
  • Management of medical health services particularly as public health manager in rural and urban areas;
  • Leadership in health and related fields;
  • Inter-and intra-sectoral co-ordination in health;
  • Initiation of community health development programmes;
  • Competency-based health manpower development at district, zonal, regional and national levels and different universities;
  • Identification and training of health workers and volunteers;
  • Their own different roles as community health and PHC practitioners with balanced academic and vocational attributes;
  • Monitoring, supervision and evaluation of health promotion, disease prevention, health care and rehabilitation programmes;
  • Conduction of epidemiological, clinical, biomedical, social, behavioural, and education research and operations research and systems analysis;
  • Role as expert, advisor or counsellor in health services, education and research;
  • Planning and management of health aspects of natural and manmade disasters and;
  • Pursuing further advanced studies.

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