Philosophy of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme:
To impart knowledge and skills in public health and development.
Rationale of the proposed programme
Worldwide, many people continue to suffer from preventable communicable and non-communicable diseases. The need for capacity building in the field of Public Health has been compounded by the emerging and reemerging health challenges/issues such as road traffic injuries, occupational health hazards, biotechnology and genetic engineering, inequities and inequalities in health resource allocation etc. MPH degree programme aims at producing Public Health professionals capable of addressing health issues by responding effectively, developing, managing and evaluating health programs and proposing viable alternatives.
The need for prevention, reduction of transmission of both communicable and non-communicable diseases in the human population calls for improving physical, biological, cultural and social environmental conditions.
The labour market demand for public health practitioners over the years has not been matched with training opportunities in the country and the region at large, hence the inability to respond to emerging health challenges.
The continued increase in health issues emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement and emerging and re-emerging diseases make capacity building in the field of public health a necessity. The programme intends to produce skilled public health professionals who will be capable of integrating theory and practice in assessing, analyzing and managing, developing, and evaluating Public Health Policies affecting the health of the individual and the community and be able to suggest effective and appropriate public health interventions. The Masters of Public Health graduates will be equipped with necessary knowledge, skills and attitude through lectures, tutorials, group discussion, seminars, to become objective, accomplished, critical mass in public health research and programs.
Objectives of the Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme
All candidates admitted to the Master of Public Health programme in the School of Health Sciences must satisfy the following requirements:
Direct Entry Requirement
Duration of the Programme and course requirements:
The duration of study for the programme shall be 2 academic years.