MPH

Eligibility for admission: The minimum requirement for admission to this programme is an MBBS degree or an M.Sc. in Nursing (with a minimum of 55 per cent marks or equivalent grades) and one year experience in community health. Admission is based on a national level entrance examination followed by an interview. For updated information, please visit JNU’s Admission Webpage.

 

About the course: It consists of three semesters of course work and an intensive district health systems field study during the inter-semester breaks and the fourth semester. The programme has a total of 36 credits, of which, 27 credits are allocated to course work and 9 credits are allocated to field study. There are two types of courses - core courses (14 credits) and optional courses (13 credits). 

 

Course No.

Title

Credits

First Semester (Core)

SM 601

Community Health and Its Organization in India

4

SM 603

Health Services and the Community

2

SM 604

Research Methodology

2

Second Semester (Core)

SM 602

Epidemiology

3

SM 605

Review of Current Issues in community Health

4

SM 613

Nutrition and Maternal and Child Health

3

Third Semester(Core)

SM 611

Population Problem and the Family Planning Programme in India

3

SM 612

Communicable Diseases

3

SM 621

Operational Research and Systems Analysis in Community Health Research

2

Fourth Semester

 

Field Study

9

Optional Courses*

SM 607

Social Science Issues in Community Health

2

SM 618

Community Health Nursing Education and Administration

3

SM 620

Comparative Studies in Health Systems

2

SM 622

Application of Anthropology in Health

2

SM 626

Women and Health

2

SM 629

Environment and Health

2

SM 632

Political Economy of Health

2

SM 640

Worker's Health in India

2

SM 619

Rural Health Services Systems

2

SM 642

Urbanization and Public Health in India

2

SM 643

Population Health and Development

2

 

*Optional Courses are offered during second and third semester as per availability of concerned faculty

 

Field Study: It comprises a description and an analysis of the health structure at District, Community Health Centre (CHC), Primary Health Centre (PHC) and Sub-Centre and village level. Relevant data is to be gathered at all levels on health services structures, health programmes and their outreach. The village study comprises qualitative work on how the health system relates to the health needs of different sections of the population.

 

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