Department of Public Health was established in the year 2013 as a constituent department under K S Hegde Medical Academy. The department is comprised of dynamic public health professionals having diversified experiences with UN agencies like UNICEF, WHO; state and federal health systems and third sector as faculties. Department is offers a two years full time Master of Public Health (MPH) program which provides teaching, research and hands-on experience that prepares students, health science practitioners and researchers to develop and apply public health interventions for their fellow citizens. The program provides students with a strong foundation in epidemiology and bio statistics complimented by research methodology and behavioral sciences.
Master of Public Health (MPH) programme with us is an interdisciplinary post-graduate program spread over four semesters including four months field research (dissertation) and two months of internship in a health and development agencies recognized by the university. Through a well-integrated field oriented program guided by experienced faculty, students receive instruction in Bio-statistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Nutrition, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Health Promotion, Health Informatics, Health System Planning & Management, Project Management, Health Economics etc. In compliance with the University Grants Commission, Department is currently considering to impart MPH programme under choice based credit system. Skill based certificate and diploma programme as well as doctoral courses at the department are also under process.
Master of Public Health (MPH) programme enables students for a dynamic and challenging career opportunities in health and development sectors as public health consultants, epidemiologists, managers, research officers, analysts, or director in government or non-governmental organizations, UN agencies like World Health Organizations, UNICEF, UNDP, FAO etc., pharmaceutical and corporate companies, where over a quarter of million job opportunities are expected over the next decade.