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The Master of Public Health (Hybrid Mode) course is a strategy driven course formulated with the aim of creating leaders with cutting edge skills in research and public health.

Purpose of the course: To equip participants to gain public health expertise in their corresponding specialties and to establish leadership in research.

No. of Seats: 30

Duration of the course: To be completed within 2 years (extension can be given upto 1 year)

Course Details

Total duration of the course is 2 years with a total of 80 credits. There will be one week of contact sessions per semester. on other days, assignments and field activities will be conducted.

Teaching Methods

Didactic sessions, Seminars, Journal clubs & Assignments

Commencement of Application Form: March 2024

Course Details

Course Outline

Course Outline

Consists of 6 core suites & dissertation.

  • There will be a total of 80 credits.
  • The distribution of credits will be as follows:
    6 Core suites = 60credits & Dissertation = 20 credits  


Core Suites Modules Credits
    1. Principles of epidemiology
    2. Quantitative epidemiology
    3. Special studies and research epidemiology
    4. Qualitative epidemiological studies, mixed methods & Tool development
      Evidence synthesis &Critical Analysis of Published literature
    5. Epidemiology of communicable
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
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, and nutrition policy, public health nutrition
  5. Demography & Population Science
1V.Environment & Occupational health
  1. Pollution & Waste management
  2. Environmental health & human ecology and Environmental safety including disasters.
  3. Principles of Human Nutrition, Nutrition policy and public health nutrition
  4. Medical entomology
  5. Principles and Relevance of Industrial and Occupational Health
V. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  1. Medical anthropological perspective in health
  2. Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care
  3. Introduction to Persuasive Communication: Theories & Practice
  4. Health Behavioral Change at the Individual, Household, and Community
  5. Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
  6. A New View: Improving Public Health through Innovative Social and Behavioral Tools and Approaches.
VI. Health care, health system management and Health Economics
  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
  5. Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management



For the contact sessions, 80% attendance for contact session is mandatory in each semester to be eligible to attend the University examination for the respective years.

Internal assessment in the form of written assignment/ written test/ viva will be conducted for each module of the course suite in online mode

University Examination shall be conducted annually at the end of second and fourth semesters. The minimum pass for internal assessment is 50% and for the University Examination is 50% for theory and 50% for dissertation viva separately. The maximum period to complete the course shall not exceed 5years.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Indian Students: Graduates with minimum qualification of MBBS/BDS/ AYUSH/ BSc Nursing regularly employed in a Government/Private Sector (work experience of 2 years).
  2. Sponsored Students: Government of Kerala, Govt. of India & Non-Government Organizations. There is no age limit, and for government sponsored candidates, it will be as per government norms. 
Interview & Selection

The selection for admission will be based on academic qualifications and personal interview.

Application Fee

Candidates should submit applications by online mode only.

Online Application Fees:  Rs. 500/- (Rupees Seven Hundred and Fifty 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)
1,50,000 NIL NIL NIL NIL
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.

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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