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MPH (Epidemiology)

Course Objectives / Competencies:

At the end of the post graduate training in MPH Epidemiology the trainee shall be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of Epidemiology in the context of the health needs of the community and national priorities in the health sector.
  • Practice Epidemiology in accordance with principles of human subject protection.
  • Demonstrate sufficient understanding of the basic sciences relevant to Public Health.
  • Analyse and explain the inter – relationships of environmental, social, cultural, occupational and political factors and systems on health and health care.
  • Apply descriptive and inferential methodologies and  interpret results of statistical analyses of  epidemiological  studies and  data from health  information systems.
  • Comprehend and apply epidemiological principles and statistical techniques to disease causation and conduct situational analysis of priority health problems;
  • Carry out epidemiological investigations – collect, analyse, interpret and use data for decision making.
  • Plan , implement and evaluate public health surveillance systems;
  • Investigate and plan an appropriate response to incidents that could adversely affect public health, such as environmental hazards and disease out breaks;
  • Plan, implement, monitor and evaluate public health programmes and differentiate among goals, measurable objectives, related activities, and expected outcomes for a public health program.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities
  • Develop skills as a self-directed learner, recognize continuing educational needs and select & use appropriate learning resources.
  • Practice educational methods and techniques as applicable to the teaching of medical/nursing students, general physicians and public health workers.
  • Provide advocacy and leadership for public health policies and programmes and develop strategies to motivate others for collaborative problem solving and   decision-making.
Duration: 

Three year full time Post-graduate Degree, Permitted by   the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Govt. of India, Vide letter No.U.12012/56/2015- ME-I, Dated. 26.02.2016.

Eligibility Criteria:

M.B.B.S. Qualified including one year continuous rotating internship training in any Medical College recognized by MCI.

Intake capacity: 

Seven (7):  3 seats allotted for State Quota and 4 seats allotted for Central Quota (for the academic year 2016-17; Reservation for SC, ST & OBC applicable as per rule)

Admission Procedure:

The seats are divided into two parts, All India Quota and the State (West Bengal) Quota. Selection for the All India Quota/Seats is made on the basis of merit determined by a centralized entrance test held at the national level. For the State Quota a separate entrance test is conducted by West Bengal University of Health Sciences, as per guidelines of MCI.

Affiliation:

The West Bengal University of Health Sciences has given Consent of affiliation (Ref.  Letter No. OG/WBUHS/2015-2016/1249 Dt. 08.03.2016.

All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health