Master of Public Health

Empowering communities through expert knowledge and public health leadership.

Program Aim

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program provides a broad understanding of public health and the knowledge, tools, and skills for leadership roles in public health settings. The program highlights evidence-informed practice in public health, socio-behavioral health, environmental health, and public health informatics. Public health programmes provide healthcare professionals with the multidisciplinary skills to successfully manage a healthcare team and navigate the challenges of the global health environment. Learn more about global health, health promotion, health administration, and other vital healthcare topics to increase your employability in the healthcare field. You’ll build an in-depth understanding of health policies, sociological implications, and global health concerns, and gain the skills required to address contemporary health issues affecting local governments, health education, the voluntary sector, and more.

The major goal of the Master of Public Health degree program, a generic degree programme, is to train and produce professionals with broad knowledge and skills in the practice of public health to provide leadership in community health, planning and implementation of primary health care, and health services improvement. MPH graduates will be sufficiently prepared to engage in cutting-edge scientific research that will contribute significantly to improving quality of life.

Program Objective

By the end of the programme of study leading to the MPH degree, the student will be able to:

  • Apply modern scientific methods and techniques to appraise disease prevalence in the community and conduct needs assessment and epidemiological interventions in the community.
  • Participate in community development activities in cooperation with community leaders and representatives of other agencies.
  • Apply Public Health principles derived from public health science courses to address:
  1. Community nutrition issues (growth monitoring etc.)
  2. Environmental health challenges (water and sanitation etc.)
  3. Emerging and common, endemic communicable diseases and chronic illnesses.
  4. Maternal and child health issues challenging communities.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Able to conduct research, interpret data, present study data to fellow professionals and colleagues, publish results, and even teach a course.
  • Apply epidemiological methods to the breadth of settings and situations in public health practice.
  • Select quantitative and qualitative data collection methods appropriate for a given public health context.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming, and software, as appropriate.
  • Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy, or practice.
  • Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health, and regulatory systems across national and international settings.
  • Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.
  • Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence.
  • Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes.
  • Advocate for political, social, or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity.

Program Structure

Year Semester Block code Subjects Credits
Core Courses
Year 1 Semester 1 Block 1 IP4101 Introduction to Public Health Practice 4
Block 2 BPE4000 Basic Principles of Epidemiology 4
Block 3 BS4103 Biostatistics 4
Semester 2 Block 4 MG4102 Research Methodology 4
Block 5 EH4104 Environmental Health 4
Block 6 MC4105 Maternal and Child Health 4
Year 2 Semester 3 Block 7 PH4106 Public Health Nutrition 4
Block 8 BS4201 Social and Behavioral Health 4
Block 9 HM4203 Public Health Policy Management 4
Semester 4 Block 10 -12 PH4204 Project work 9
Total Credits 45

Master of Public Health

Mr. Katongo Leonard
Master of Public Health

“I first heard of Texila American University from one of my former Lecturer Dr. Kafumukache. I later followed it on Facebook where I made an inquiry. I was called by the university staff who elaborated more about the course including fees.

My experience has been awesome. Lecturers have been very interactive. Lessons are conducted through a flexible schedule to allow the working class to participate easily. Weekend classes and evening makeup classes are just what someone with a busy work schedule need.”

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