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Two year Masters in Public Health

Tentative date for online examination is last week of May or 1st week of June 2017 for admission into the course for the academic year 2017-2018.

The Indian Institute of Public Health – Hyderabad announces the two years Master of Public Health course under affiliation to Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal with permission from the Government of Telangana.The programme is designed as an intensive two years’ full-time programme with 4 semesters,with 80 credits on offer to candidates from science, humanities and other backgrounds. The degrees will be awarded by the Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal. A team of specialist faculty from diverse streams from Indian Institutes of Public Health and Public Health Foundation of India, the authorities from the state government and ministry and health and family welfare would be engaged in teaching. The students will also be exposed to lectures delivered by invited faculty of national and international acclaim. Guides will be identified for mentoring during the internship and project work.

Online applications may be submitted through the website of Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences: www.knruhs.in

Important information for attention Of the candidates

"It is mandatory for all the candidates seeking admission in to the MPH Course under the Convener and Management quota will have to appear for the common entrance examination. Only on the common merit list published by KNRUHS both the Convener and Management quota seats will be allotted in open counseling. If a candidate does not appear in the common entrance examination, he / she will not be considered under Management and Convener quota for admission to MPH Programme."

Programme Overview

First year of the course with two semesters covers fivecore modules viz., Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Environmental and Occupational Health, and Health Management and policy followed by a practicum opportunity in the field. In the second year i.e., the third semester, students canchoose subjects according to their interests & pursue a track. Currently four tracks are being offered viz., Public Health Disability, Public Health Surveillance; Biostatistics and Data Management and Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases. Besides the above modules the course curriculum includes modules on gender & ethics, public health law, disaster preparedness and management for healthprofessionals, grant writing and research methods;

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Integrated MSc and PhD in Health Informatics

A two-year Master's program in Health Informatics, with the option of pursuing a PhD, if eligible, as an Integrated MSc-PhD in Health Informatics

(in collaboration with Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)

The M Sc & PhD (Health Informatics) programme is jointly conducted by PHFI and AcSIR and degrees are awarded by Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) since 2013. Health Informatics has tremendous promise in improving the efficiency, cost-effectiveness, quality, and safety of health care service systems. General purpose information technology solutions areusually inadequate for specialized needs of the health sector. Thescope of health informatics is very wide as there are a varietyof emerging new technologies that need to be understood,adapted, and validated for use in health systems and thenmanaged for continuous improvement. The programme provides exposure to participants to the best in health care and technologybased on research and innovations on one platform forstudents across India and South Asia.

Programme overview

  • MSc in Health Informatics

A total of four semesters will be completed in 24 months with each semester spanning six months. The first three semesters include class room and lab based face to face teaching and the final semester includes six months of thesis cum internship. The student needs to complete 9 compulsory core courses (modules), 6 elective courses (modules) in 18 months and submit an internship completion certificate to be awarded the MSc degree.

  • PhD in Health Informatics

The PhD program is of minimum 3 years, full time and project based. The research topic for PhD will be developed under the guidance of mentors from PHFI and AcSIR. The students are free to choose any topic of their interest ranging from basic sciences to community based studies. The student can be allocated to any of the CSIR Labs participating in the collaborative program on mutual consent. The students who complete the Master's program with a CGPA of 8 and above will be eligible for the PhD program. A formal application needs to be submitted which will be screened & enrollment will be finalized by the PhD screening committee

One year post graduate diploma in public health management

(including 3 months project/ internship)

This programme is being conducted since 2009 to address public health challenges being faced by the country. To resolve key health management challenges, the Indian Institute of Public Health- Hyderabad is focusing on development of capacity in the health systems of both the Central and State Governments by way of enhancing skills of professionals who can execute and monitor national health policies and programmes, supervise the public health workforce, fully assess the dimensions of public health issues and devise appropriate strategies to meet emerging challenges. This programme is interdisciplinary both in its content and teaching. It utilizes a variety of teaching/ learning techniques, including seminars, journal clubs, collaborative learning, group discussions, case studies, lecture discussions, assignments, hands- on training on computers, visits to organizations of public health interest, practicum and field projects. Faculty with diverse disciplinary backgrounds, having national and international experience combined with a breadth and depth of public health expertiseare teaching this course.

Programme Overview

The programme is a regular course lasting for nine months of class room teaching and three months of project work including field study.

Distance Learning certificate course in Public Health Surveillance

The certificate course in public health surveillance, by Public Health Foundation of India, in collaboration with the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS), aims to build capacity of human resource in health care and allied sectors in the science and practice of public health surveillance.The course will build a pool of trained public health professionals who will have the knowledge of fundamentals and recent advances in public health surveillance and its application for more effective and sustainable actions to improve population health. The participants will be able to contribute towards health security and health equity, locally, nationally and globally.

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