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Overview

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.

Course Details

Course Outline

The course consists of 6 core suites which are compulsory –

  1. Epidemiology
  2. Biostatistics
  3. Public Health Biology
  4. Environmental& Occupational Health
  5. Social and Behavioral Science
  6. Health Care, Health System Management & Health Economics

Practicum

  • Three practicum at the end of each semester
  • Capstone project in the fourth semester

In all classes which are mandatory, the emphasis is on the relevancy of information and skills to public health practice.

The most important one and the most advantageous and key area in the course is the Applied Learning Experience (ALE), a self-designed field study during the course. It lets students integrate what they have learned into a real-world public health problem in a community-based setting.

Mission

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 are:
  • 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
  • Modular 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.

Eligibility
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%
Additional.:
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. 750/- (Rupees Seven Hundred and Fifty Only)

Annual Course Fees 2022

Annual Course Fees – Master of Public Health (MPH) – 2022

Annual Tuition Fees (in INR) MERIT Annual Tuition Fees (in INR) MANAGEMENT Annual Tuition Fees (in US$) NRI First Year Other Fees (in INR) Annual Hostel and Mess Fees (in INR)
120,000 220,000 5,000 39,400 67,000

Note: Hostel and Mess Fees for this academic year has to be paid only at the time of onboarding of students.

NB: **All fees are subject to change/revision as per the UGC guidelines (if applicable)

Contact Us

For any course related enquiries
Dr. Beena K. V.
Head of Public Health department
0484-6681234
beenakv22384@aims.amrita.edu

For Admission & Other Enquiries
Manager – Admission Office,
Medical College Building – 3rd Floor,
AIMS Ponekkara P.O.,
Kochi- 682041
Contact Number: 0484 – 2858383
0484 – 2858349
pgadmissions@aims.amrita.edu

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