MPH Public Health

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

September entry

Start date

1.5 years



Fees per session

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.

Study Modules

First Year

Second Year

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.

MPH Public Health - FAQs

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 the 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 a master’s degree from the Nile University of Nigeria.
  4. There shall be a screening examination for shortlisted candidates.

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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Contact the Department

Phone Number:

+234 806 735 0919

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