Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health of Purbanchal University is a four years course which aims to preparecompetent graduates with advanced knowledge with the practical skills necessary to deliver high quality public health services needed for the country. It also aims to prepare professional public health specialist with appropriate technical and managerial competent required for district level health programs which include but not limited to problem identification, Planning, implantation, Training, Health education, and Health research.

 

Career Opportunities:

 ·         University (Education and Research)

·         Health Organization

·         Nepal Government- Public Health Sector

·         Private Health Sector

·         Health Center

·         Research sector

·         Different NGOs & INGOs.

·         Local development sector  

 

Requirement for admission and selection criteria

The applicant must have Certificate Level in general medicine or any other certificate level in health sciences or intermediate or 10+2 with biology with second division in aggregate.

The applicant must pass the Entrance Examination conducted by Purvanchal University.

Enrolment Capacity& Duration:

40 students/year. The course has total of 4 years duration with a semester system academia

Course Structure:

The program follows the credit system. Each course is assigned a certain number of credits depending generally upon its lecture, tutorial and practical work hours in a week. In theory subjects, one lecture per week is assigned one credit as a general rule.

 

Total Credit hours 168 Credit (One Hundred Sixty Eight Credits)

Curriculum Structure

First Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Anatomy and Physiology  Theory +practical

3+1

Pathophysiology, First Aid and Safety

3+1

Biochemistry and Immunology

3+1

Microbiology, Parasitology, Bacteriology & Virology

3+1

Medical Entomology and Rodentology

3+1

Professional English

3

Total Credit Hours

18+5 =23 credits

 Second Semester:

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Introduction to Public Health

3+1

Basic Epidimology

3+1

Basic Food and Nutrition

3+1

Biostatistics and Computer Application

3+1

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology

3+1

Total Credit Hours

15+5 =20 credits

Third  Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Environmental Health and Ecosystem

3+1

Family Health, Maternal and Child Health

3+1

Population Studies and Family Planning

3+1

Fundamentals of Health Education

3

Primary Health Care and International Health

3+1

Community Health Organization and Development

3+1

Total Credit Hours

18+5 =23 credits

Fourth Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

3+1

Applied Environmental and Occupational Health

3+1

Applied Epidemiology

3+1

Applied Biostatistics

3

Applied Public Health Nutrition

3+1

School Health and Oral Health

3+1

Total Credit Hours

18+5 =23 credits

Fifth Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Reproductive Health and Gender

3+1

Clinical Epidemiology

3

Applied Health Education

3+1

Mental Health and Behavioral Science

3

Community Health Diagnosis

3+5

Total Credit Hours

15+7 =22 credits

Sixth Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Health Service Management in Nepal

3+1

Public Health Administration and Management

3+1

Biodiversity, Climate Change and Health

3

Training & Curriculum Development

3+1

Health Economics and Health Financing

3+1

Total Credit Hours

15+4 =19 credits

Seventh Semester:

 

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

Public Health Research

3+1

Urban Health, Public Health Engineering

and Disaster Management

3+1

Logistic Management and Software Application

3+1

Practical Skill Development

(Comprehensive Public Health

Management Field Practice)

5

Total Credit Hours

12+8 =20 credits

Eighth Semester:

Subjects

Credit Hours

(Th+Pr)

National Health Policy and Plan

3+1

Human Resource for Health

3+1

Project Management

3+1

Public Health Research Report

6

Total Credit Hours

9+8 =18 credits