Prime Institute of Public Health

 

MPH (Health Management and Policy)

Program Overview

The Master of Public Health (HMP) degree program is 2-year, 60-credit program. It has six semesters with most of the courses being offered in fall and spring semesters. The summer semesters have internship and practicum or research dissertation in addition to the courses on health services and systems research. After introducing its students to the core public health courses, the MPH program at PIPH concentrates in health management and policy.

Graduation Requirements

The major academic requirements of the 60-credit MPH(HMP) program are:

  • Thirteen courses related to general public health areas (including five American Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health recommended core areas) – 29 credits
  • Eleven courses in Health Management and Policy concentration – 21 credits
  • Public Health Internship – 3 credits
  • Practicum or research dissertation – 7 credits

Program Scheduling

To facilitate participation from mid-career professionals, the academic sessions of the MPH(HMP) program have been scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesdays – Afternoon
  • Thursdays – Afternoon
  • Fridays – Afternoon
  • Saturday – Full day

The institute’s core faculty will be available to students for continuous professional development sessions, student office hours, research activities, etc. on weekdays (9am-1pm).

MPH Courses

The Master of Public Health (HMP) degree program is 2-year, 60-credit program. It has six semesters with most of the courses being offered in fall and spring semesters. The summer semesters have internship and practicum or research dissertation in addition to the courses on health services and systems research.

The courses break-up along with the credit hours is follows:

  • Core courses (including five American Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recommended core areas) – 29 credits
  • Health Management and Policy concentration courses – 21 credits
  • Public Health Internship – 3 credits
  • Practicum or research dissertation – 7 credits

Core Courses

Following are the offered core courses:

Courses Credit Hours
Foundations of Public Health Sciences 3
Foundations in Biostatistics 3
Principles of Epidemiology 3
Health System Organization 3
Applied Epidemiology and Biostatitics Methods 2
Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health 3
Environmental and Occupational Health 2
Health Services and Systems Research I 1
Health Services and Systems Research II 1
Foundations of Health Behavior and Health Promotion 2
Qualitative and Social Research Methods 2
Health Policy and Systems Thinking 2
Public Health Nutrition 2
Note: Courses written in bold are related to five ASPPH MPH core areas.

Health Management and Policy specialty courses:

Courses Credit Hours
Financial Management and Control in Health Care Organizations 2
Health Services Organization Management/ Health administration 3
Health Economics 2
Health Care Human Resource Management 2
Emergency and Disaster Management 1
Quality Management in Health Care 2
Health Information System, Surveillance, and Monitoring 2
Health Care Financing 2
Leadership and Change Management 2
Ethics, Equity, Law in Health care 2
Program Planning, Evaluation, and Project Management 2

In addition, students will participant in a 3-credit public health internship and a 7-credit practicum or research dissertation during summer semesters.


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