Master of Public Health
- Programme Code: MPH
- Duration: 2 Years
- Study time: Weekend
- Intake: August
- To introduce basic and advanced concepts and principles of public health to the learners
- To provide knowledge and skills fundamental to public health service and research
- To increase the learner’s capacity to conduct health research essential to meeting the demands and challenges of the great lakes region of Africa and beyond.
- To increase the capacity for designing, analysing and implementing of health programmes that are relevant to subnational, national, regional and global health demands.
- To build the capacity for leadership in health and healthcare services
- To prepare public health practitioners to work within an integrated, multidisciplinary, and multi-sectoral health system
The programme is open to Ugandans and Non-Ugandans who fulfil the admission requirements. The requirements described below are the minimum academic conditions for admission and only make one eligible for consideration. A candidate is eligible for admission if he/she satisfies any of the following:
- A degree in the health sciences e.g. medicine (human and veterinary), nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and at least two years’ relevant field experience.
- A degree in social sciences e.g. social work, sociology, economics, communication studies, demography and at least two years’ relevant field experience.
- A degree in biological or population sciences e.g. statistics, environmental sciences, biology, laboratory sciences, and at least two years’ relevant field experience.
- Tuition Fees per Semester (East African): UGX 2,500,000
- Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans): $1730
Application and selection
|Year I: Semester 1:|
|MPH7111||Biological Basis of Public Health||10||10||30||30||2|
|MPH7112||Applied Epidemiology I||20||50||0||45||3|
|MPH7113||Applied Biostatistics I and Informatics||20||20||0||45||3|
|MPH7114||Field Study 1||10||20||15||1|
|MPH7115||Health Policy and Primary Health Care||25||10||0||30||2|
|MPH7116||Health Planning & Management||35||20||0||45||3|
|MPH7117||Health Economics & Finance||25||10||0||30||2|
|Year I: Semester 2|
|MPH7121||Communicable & Non-communicable Disease Control||45||30||0||60||4|
|MPH7122||Principles of Health Education & Training||30||30||0||45||3|
|MPH7124||Social & Behavioural Determinants of Health||25||10||0||30||2|
|MPH7125||Field Study 2||10||0||100||60||4|
|Year I: Recess term|
|MPH7126||Field Study 3 (Dissertation -Start)||5||0||140||75||5|
|Year II: Semester 1|
|MPH7211||Family & Reproductive Health||30||30||0||45||3|
|MPH7212||Demography & Population Dynamics 25||25||10||0||30||2|
|MPH7213||Public Health Nutrition||35||20||0||45||3|
|MPH7216||Health Ethics and Law||20||20||0||30||2|
|Year II Semester 2|
|MPH7221||Applied Epidemiology II||10||40||0||30||2|
|MPH7222||Applied Biostatistics II||10||40||0||30||2|
|LH = Lecture Hours; PH = Practical Hours; FH = Field Hours; CH = Contact Hours; CU = Credit Units|
*The Dissertation starts with proposal development which starts in the recess term of Year I and is completed in semester 1 of Year II. Data collection is done towards the end of Semester 1 of Year II and the final data analysis and write up is completed in the second Semester of Year II.