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The MPH programme is designed to provide expertise in Public Health to meet the health manpower needs of all communities in Nigeria...

Start Date

September entry

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

Entry requirements

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Fees

₦ 1,600,000

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The MPH programme is designed to provide expertise in Public Health to meet the health manpower needs of all communities in Nigeria, other African countries and the world at large.  The primary focus of the course is to produce Medical Officers of Health (MOH) and public health specialists to serve the public health needs at local government levels in Nigeria.  Thus, addressing the health challenges from bottom to top approach. It will produce public health leaders and managers to run public health vertical programs / services in other clearly defined populations and in non-governmental and international health organizations.

The training programme shall meet the prescriptions for Medical Doctors who wish to proceed to full specialization in Community Medicine and Public Health through fellowship in any of the two postgraduate medical colleges (National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria or the West African College of Physicians).

The Nile University MPH programme will train these candidates in all the essential specialty areas of modern public health to enable them look after the health and wellbeing of any naturally existing or statutorily created communities in keeping with the modern practice of the discipline of public health.  Following the successful completion of the course, the MPH graduate should have acquired a defined core of scientific knowledge, attitude and skills to be able to:

Carry out the duties of the Medical Officer of Health (MOH) (Medical    Doctors).

  1. Demonstrate a full understanding of the disciplines of public health by their ability to function in leadership and managerial positions in public health agencies and in teaching positions related to public health.
  2. Carry out health systems research and utilize the research findings for policy and program formulations.
  3. Appreciate the organization and functioning of health care systems, particularly, the administrative and managerial mechanism for improving health care systems.
  4. Use epidemiological methods to identify community health problems and work as an active team member in planning, implementing and evaluating health programs.
  5. Train and provide supervision to other health workers in public health activities.

COURSE SUMMARY

You will study the following modules:

 

Year 1

First Semester

Course Code

Module

Units

MPH 8201

Principles and Practice of Public Health/Primary Health care

2

MPH 8203

Health Services Management and Policy

2

MPH 8205

General Epidemiology

2

MPH 8207

Health Education and Promotion

2

MPH 8209

Biostatistics, Demography and Statistical Computing

3

MPH 8211

Research Methodology

2

MPH 8301

Field Postings/Visits* /Seminars

2

MPH 8303

Contemporary Public Health Issues

1

FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

FIRST SEMESTER BREAK

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Module

Units

MPH 8202

Reproductive and Child Health

2

MPH 8204

Social and Rehabilitative Medicine

2

MPH 8206

Environmental Health

2

MPH 8208

Medical Ethics and Law

1

MPH 8210

Occupational health and safety

2

MPH 8212

International Health

2

MPH 8214

Communicable and Non-communicable diseases Epidemiology

3

MPH 8216

Public Health Nutrition

2

SECOND SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS

SECOND SEMESTER BREAK

Year 2

First Semester

Course Code

Module

Units

MPH 8221

MPH Internship Placement [Elective]

Students will spend 4 weeks in supervised practicum or field placement in the students’ preferred specialty or field of dissertation. Placements will be developed by the Department working with dissertation supervisors in partnership with the students.

2

MPH 8223

Data Collection and Dissertation Writing

6

The curriculum is underpinned by research, linking your learning to the work of the faculty, from the laboratory bench to new drugs to public health interventions. With less emphasis on traditional lectures, problem-based learning in small groups encourages you to take an independent approach to clinical scenarios.

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COURSE INFORMATION

Additional Information

Entry Requirements

The MPH course is open to candidates who possess degrees in MBBS or BDS, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Health Education and Environmental Health, degree or equivalent Medical / Health degree from a recognized University from any part of world.

  1. The class of degree acceptable is at least 2nd class lower in the case of Bachelor of Science degrees.
  2. All candidates must have at least three years of post qualification and cognate experience in Medicine or health related activities.
  3. In addition, the candidate must conform to other entry requirements for master’s degree of Nile University of Nigeria.
  4. There shall be a screening examination for shortlisted candidates.

How will I be taught?

The following teaching methods will be adopted in the MPH programme:

  1. Didactic lectures
  2. Tutorials and Discussions
  3. Seminars
  4. Laboratory Practicals
  5. Field visits to places of public health importance including health-related institutions
  6. Clinical postings relating to Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services, DOTs (Tuberculosis) and HIV/AIDS clinics etc.

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