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Master of Public Health with specialty in Veterinary Public Health (MPH-VPH)

The program can be completed within two academic years and courses are provided in five rounds and thesis work.

  • Objectives

The general objective of the program is to produce qualified professionals equipped with sufficient theoretical knowledge, practical skills and latest scientific techniques so as to deal with common public health and veterinary public health problems at different levels.

  •   Admission requirements

Should have a minimum of first degree in Veterinary Medicine, Animal Health Sciences, Human Medicine or Health Sciences; two years of work experience and two letters of recommendation from their employers and academic supervisors.                            

  •    Course breakdown

       General MPH Course Schedule for the  MPH-VPH Program

Round

Course title

Course

Number

Credit hour (week)

 

First round

Epidemiology

PH-601

4 (2 weeks)

Biostatistics-I

Biostatistics-II 

PH-602-I

PH-602-II

2 (1 week)

2 (1 week)

 

Second round

Health Service Management

PH-603

4 (2 weeks)

Qualitative Methods-I

PH-604-I

2 (1 week)

 

Third round

Public Health Matters in Developing Countries

PH-605

2 (2 weeks)

 

Fifth Round

Introduction to Environmental Health*

PH-704

2 (1 week)

 

Research Methods

PH-706

2 (3 weeks)

Total Credit Hours

20

*Courses to be taken with Environmental Health Track 

       Specialty course Schedules for the MPH-VPH Program

Round

Course title

Course

number

Credit hour (week)

 

Fourth  round

Epidemiology of Zoonoses

VPHE-701

3 (3 weeks)

Food Safety and Foodborne Diseases

VPHE-702

3 (3 weeks)

 

Introduction to Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

VPHE-704

2 (2 weeks)

 

Fifth round

International Trade and Public  Health

VPHE-703

2 (2 weeks)

Introduction to Public Health Nutrition**

PH-701

2 (1 week)

 

Thesis work

PH-707

6 (6 months)

Total Credit Hours

18

**Course to be taken with Public Health Nutrition

  • Graduation Requirements and Degree

Students must complete all the required courses and achieve the required CGPA of 3.0 and complete and defend successfully his/her thesis work to be eligible for graduation. No student can graduate with an “F”  and / or “D” grades in any of the courses.

A candidate who fulfils graduation requirements shall be awarded the “Degree of Master of Public Health (MPH) with specialty in Veterinary Public Health (VPH)”.