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Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Cochin, Kerala, India is designed to meet the healthcare needs of people. This being a full-time program can be completed in two full years. This sincere venture of Amrita deemed university which started two years ago and we are committed to make this course of global standard. It is a 24-month full time course and has been designed to build an understanding, knowledge, skills and attitude for better public health practice and research. The standards and syllabus are at par with the renowned international and national universities. All students receive a sound education in the core six suites& practicums.

Seat Intake: 25

Course Details

Total duration of the course is 2 years with a total of 80 credits.

Commencement of Application Form: March 2024


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Course Details

Course Outline

Consists of 6 Core suites = 60 credits, Internship (Internal) consisting of 1 Community Project = 2.5credits, Internship (External) =2.5 credits, Dissertation = 15 credits 

Semester Core Suites Modules Credits
Semester I I-Epidemiology
    1. Principles of epidemiology
    2. Quantitative epidemiology
    3. Special studies and research epidemiology
    4. Qualitative epidemiological studies, mixed methods & scale development
      Evidence synthesis &Critical Analysis of Published literature
    5. Epidemiology of communicable diseases
II- Biostatistics
  1. Fundamental Mathematics for Biostatistics
  2. Statistical methods
  3. Research methodology
  4. Advanced methods in Bio-statistics
  5. Statistical Methods and SPSS Application
Semester ii III. Gender, Nutrrition and Population Sciences
  1. Non-Communicable Disease
  2. Women empowerment and gender related issues
  3. Major Global Infections & Infectious Diseases
  4. Principles of Human Nutrition, nutrition policy, and public health nutrition
  5. Demography & Population Science
1V.Environmental & occupational health
  1. Environmental health & human ecology
  2. Pollution & Waste management
  3. Environmental safety
  4. Medical entomology
  5. Principles and Relevance of Industrial and Occupational Health
Semester iii V. Social and Behavioral Sciences Part 1
  1. Medical anthropological perspective in health
  2. Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
  3. Introduction to Persuasive Communication: Theories & Practice
Semester iv V-Social and Behavioral Sciences Part 2
  1. Health Behavioral Change at the Individual, Household, and Community
  2. Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  3. A New View: Improving Public Health through Innovative Social and Behavioral Tools and Approaches
VI-Health care, health system management, Ethics in Public Health & Research and Health Economics & Policy
  1. Public Health Practice & Decision Making
  2. Public health ethics, Health systems & policy
  3. Health economics & Health Project management
  4. Strategic management in Public Health & Human Resource Development .
    Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management

Master of Public Health (MPH) program mission is the education and training of students within a course of study that promotes an understanding of the theoretical, scientific, and practical aspects of public health.

The Objectives of the Master of Public Health Programme
  • To equip students to have an overall perspective on public health
  • To create good programme managers in public health
  • To inculcate interdisciplinary approach to problem solving skills in public health
  • To encourage interdisciplinary research in public health
  • To improve leadership skills in public health.
  • To prepare students to tackle current and emerging global public health problems such as pandemic flu, AIDS, bioterrorism, obesity, diabetes, disparities in access to healthcare, and many other critical public health problems.
  • To recognize and make the student understand that in today’s world, a thorough and rigorous public health education must embrace multiple areas viz: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, biological sciences, ethics, information technology, health policy and law in health.
  • To have an in depth field experience that serves as a capstone project that helps students integrates knowledge across courses.

Career Opportunities for MPH Graduates

Graduates of this program typically enter services as public health administrators, advisors, managers, researchers, practitioners, educators, and consultants in a wide variety of public health and NGO and international agencies. Many serve as health educators or health promotion specialists in business, industry, higher education, voluntary agencies, government, and private health care settings.

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

  • Competency based
  • Specially designed to develop leadership, communication and problem solving skills(ALE)
  • Positioned for true integration of public health science and practice (ALE)
  • Additional certifications as per the students’ choices
  • Includes 3 practicums and capstone project to give real experience before graduation
  • Individualized Goals Analysis of each student

Scheme of Exam

  • Internal Assessment
  • Module Examinations
  • University Examinations

Certification Program
Two certification programmes will be offered during the course and the decision on the subject for certification will be the prerogative of Amrita centre for public health.

Total Seats Duration Conditions of Eligibility for Admission to the Course
25 Two Years For Indian Students :-

  1. MBBS
  2. BDS
  3. BSc Nursing
  4. MSc Nursing
  5. Graduates from Pharmacy Science
  6. Graduate from Physiotherapy
  7. BSc Allied Health Sciences
  8. Graduate in Bio Medical Engineering
  9. Pharm D
  10. BSc Social science
  11. Bachelor Degree in AYUSH stream from a recognized University.

The minimum percentage for eligibility to the course is 50%
a) Experience in health field related to public health is desirable and is an added advantage.
b) For International Students :- Should have reasonable score for TOFEL and GRE
c) Should be governed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham norms for international admissions.


Sponsored students (Government of Kerala, Govt. of India & Non-government organizations) : One seat each will be earmarked for these categories.

Age : The upper age limit was kept as 40 and for government sponsored candidates it will be as per government norms.

The Eligibility criteria for the course are as follows:

  • Medical / Dental / Nursing / AYUSH / Pharmacy / Physiotherapy / Biomedical engineering / Allied sciences / Vetinary Sciences / Life Sciences / Statistics / Biostatistics / Demography / Population sciences / Nutrition/Sociology / Psychology / Anthropology / Social work / Agriculture

Demonstrated work experience in a healthcare-related field is highly desirable.

Duration of the course

  • This course is designed to be a two years’ full time program which includes dissertation

Special Features of the course:

  • In order to ensure hands on experience, we provide opportunities for two practicums of which one will be group work and another will be individual field activity. This will enable the students to have a real time experience in the field of Public Health.
  • We also provide an opportunity for students to do Internship with potential employers for a month in Government organizations and also reputed NGOs as per the interest of the students.
Selection Procedure

Selection is based on the Marks obtained in the qualifying examination and Personal Interview and group discussion.

Online Application Fees

Application Fees
Candidates should submit applications by online mode only.

Online Application Fees:  Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred Only)

Annual Course Fees 2024
Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)
Annual Tuition Fees (in INR)
Annual Tuition Fees (in US$)
First Year Other Fees (in INR) Annual Hostel and Mess Fees (in INR)
1,20,000 2,20,000 5,000 40,400 68,000
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Admission Cancellation and Fee Refund Policy
Withdrawal requests received within 30 days after the formally notified admission. Tuition fees & Caution deposit is refundable.

Rs. 5000/- as maximum processing charge can be deducted.

*Note : In the event of a student leaving midstream other than on bonafide medical grounds, the student is liable to pay the remaining fee for entire course as stated in the prospectus in order to indemnify the institution for the loss of seat.
Academic Information Booklet

Contact Us

For any course related enquiries

K. R. Thankappan, MD, MPH, FAMS
HOD, Public Health
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

For admission & other enquiries

Admission Office,
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Elamakkara
Medical College Building, 3rd Floor
Contact Numbers:
0484 285 8349,
0484 285 8167,
0484 285 8166,
0484 285 8383,
0484 285 8153,

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