Public Health Department

The postgraduate program is a two years’ program that runs three programs under it i.e. General Masters of Public Health (MPH), MPH in Reproductive Health (MPH in RH), and Public Health Nutrition (PHN). Four batches of MPH, PHN, and two batches of RH students graduated since the program started.

The first year of the program students take professional courses by qualified instructors and the second year students mostly spend much of their time on research work. The graduate candidates prepare a concept note and submit it to the college research office for review before developing a proposal to support them to be on the right track.

Core competencies of postgraduate programs

  • MPH is a two years’ program under the public Health department which aims to train task oriented professionals who would manage health services and programs at various levels of the health system, provide lecture, and capable of doing operational research related to their work.
  • Are capable to identify community health problems and play leading professional roles in the field of public health
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and skill in the prevention of disease and promotion of health in the field of public health.
  • Are research oriented capable of designing, conducting and reporting public health research that help as an input for evidence based interventions and policy.
  • Are capable of providing public Health leadership at all levels of the health care system particularly a middle and lower level.

The program aims to train professionals who would manage health services and programs at various levels.

Develop Reproductive Health service guidelines, manual standard training materials based on reproductive Health strategy and population policy.

plan outreach services in Family planning & integrated community based reproductive health services.

Collaborate with related sectors such as governmental and nongovernmental organizations in promoting RH services.

Undertake Reproductive health related researches and surveys that inform programs and policy; and formulate policies on RH issues;

Design reproductive health programs and projects and solicit funds;

Monitor and evaluate RH, population and Nutrition programs;

Public health nutritionists can be employed to identify nutrition problems affecting the community, provide leadership in implementing community level nutrition programs, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. They can also be engaged in public Health nutrition research and technical support. This public health nutrition graduate program is designed for students who are committed to health promotion and disease prevention through healthy eating. The curriculum strongly emphasizes food access, nutrition policy, community nutrition interventions/programs, health disparities, nutrition assessment, and healthy eating throughout the life course. They can effectively be advocating and promoting Nutrition among the general public and policy makers; Design, implement, monitor and evaluate nutritional interventions and generate as well as critically evaluate nutrition related health problems and health-related evidence.

Santé Medical College is well equipped with respect to training facilities, resources, academic staff and administrative personnel. We are confidently announcing that we are rendering different programs at both under- and postgraduate levels.