A commitment to public value underpins our academic mission, shapes our operating practices, and guides our contributions to intellectual, cultural, social and economic life. Our public health program prepares graduates for lives of professional contribution and leadership.

Duration of Program

The program extends over two academic years of four semesters with each academic year consists of two semesters with the first semester starting in August to December.the second semester starts from mid-January to May. A semester is 16 weeks, of which 13 weeks are used for teaching, one week for revision and 2 weeks for examination

Required competencies

The competencies to be acquired by all students by the end of the year of the MPH program are shown in the table below.

Competency DomainCompetency Statement
ANALYTIC / ASSESSMENT
  • Identify public health problems pertinent to the population.
  • Investigate acute or chronic public health problem.
  • Analyse health data using appropriate statistical methods.
  • Manage public health surveillance system.
COMMUNITY DIMENSION OF PRACTICE Develop and participate in community partnership
COMMUNICATION
  • Develop written public health communications.
  • Develop and deliver Oral public health Communications.
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
  • Manage a field project.
  • Manage personel and resources
  • Be an effective team leader and member.
POLICY DEVELOPMENT / PROGRAMME PLANNING
  • Assess data and formulate policy for a given health issue.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate health programme or intervention.