Master of Public Health (MPH)

Department of Public Health

Faculty of Health Sciences

The Master of Public Health (MPH)  Program’s principal focus is on helping students acquire up-to-date generalist and specialist knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to effectively and efficiently address present and future local, regional, and global public health challenges.  To educate future-ready public health professionals, the MPH curriculum incorporates mandatory courses in multiple disciplines including biostatistics, biological sciences, demography, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, health economics, health information and technology, health policy and law, health services management, public health ethics, research proposal development, and social and behavioural sciences. Also, each student conducts a supervised research project and writes a dissertation.  Besides the core courses, students take major courses and elective courses to customize their study plan based on personal interests and job market trends.

Academic Program for Master of Public Health:
The Department of Public Health will follow the academic system of the university. Some of the relevant features of the general academic programe of Hamdard University Bangladesh are outlined below.
Academic System
This University follows a model of higher education. In keeping with its mission and goals, This University strives to ensure high academic standards by implementing well-designed curricula, careful selection of quality students and faculty personells utilizing modern and effective instructional methods and aids by continuous monitoring with rigorous evaluation of all the pertinent activities.
Admission requirements for MPH Program:
  1. Candidates having MBBS/BDS/MD/DVM/Physiotherapy / Occupational therapy / B.
  2. Nursing/ BAMS / BUMS / BHMS or any equivalent degree in Medical/Health Sciences from a recognized University / Institution and four Years B.Sc. Nursing also can apply.
  3. Candidates with the following degrees and job experience are eligible for admission to the MPH degree program.
  4. A) A Master degree in Health/ Biological science, Science, Environmental science and Social science from a recognized University or accredited institution of higher education with preferably at least two (2) years working experience in the health or social development sectors.
  5. B) Three (3) or four (4) year Bachelor degree in Health/ Biological sciences, Science, Environmental science and Social science from a recognized University or accredited institution of higher education with preferably three (3) years working experience in the health and or social development sectors.
  6. C) Three (3) or four (4) year B.Sc. degree in Medical / Dental technology from any recognized institution with preferably three (3) years working experience in the health or social development sectors.
  7. D) Bachelor / Master degree holders other than specified above are eligible for admission subject to having job experience, preferably 5 years in health or social development sectors.
  8. E) Students must have passed HSC/A-level or equivalent examinations and secured at least second division or GPA-2.5 in each of the examinations. But aggregate number of the two examinations must not be less than GPA-6. Descendant of Freedom Fighter requires minimum GPA -5 in aggregate of the two examinations. In graduate level examination, a student must have secured minimum GPA- 2.
  9. F) In case ofLevel &  A  Level categories, student must have secured  B  Grade or GPA-4 in each of the four subjects out of seven, and C Grade or GPA- 3.5 in each of the rest three subjects.
  10. G) Student, who passed GED (General Education Development), must have secured 410 marks in each of the courses (5 courses) separately out of 800 marks with an average 450 marks
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be ineligible for admission.
Admission of International Applicants:
For purposes of admission, all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of Bangladesh are defined as international applicants. In most cases international applicants seeking admission into Hamdard University Bangladesh (HUB) must meet the same academic standards for admission, as those required for native students. There are wide variations; however, between educational systems throughout the world that makes exact comparison of educational standards difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, English proficiency, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved) and certification of adequate financial resources.
Application Procedure:
Application form along with prospectus and information leaflet will available in the admission office on payment of fees determined by the university authority. The field-in application form should be submitted to the admission office within the date notified in the advertisement.
Selection of Students:
Students are admitted into the Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program. Students will be selected on the basis of admission test on public health and current health related issues to be conducted by the department of Public Health. The test medium will be in ‘English’. 40 students will be admitted into the 18 months (3 semesters) program both in executive and regular batches.
Methods and Medium of Instructions:
The University teaching meets the demand of the time by adopting present-day teaching methods including interactive Internet, simulation,  lab work, case analysis and field study. A special feature of this University teaching is the workshop/lab sessions designed to assist students in learning application of concepts (mostly activity-based education) and theories. The medium of instruction is in English.
Academic Calendar:
The Hamdard University Bangladesh (HUB) distributes the courses in dual equal semesters per year- Spring and Fall. Every semester is of six months duration. Examination period is included within this period.
The schedule of semesters are as follow: Regular & Executive Batch
Description Duration
Spring January to June
Fall July to December
Course Schedule
MPH program consists of dual semesters having 6 months in each.
Course Duration:
Regular Batch: One and half years [Class schedule-3days (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) per week]
Executive Batch:    One and half years [Class schedule only Friday & Saturday]
Degree Completion:
Students will need minimum of one and half full academic year to complete 71 credits course in three semesters and a maximum of three years. All required courses will be offered during weekend and day long (Morning to evening) for executive students. And for the regular students it will be as usual.
Semester wise expected credit distribution:
Sl no
Name of the course
Number of course
Semester
Total Credit
1
Core Course
Core 6
Spring semester
6X3=18
2
Core Course
Core 6
Fall semester
5X3=18
3
Core, Major Course &
Major -3
Elective-2
Core 1
Spring semester
3×3=9
2×3=6
1×4=4
4
Dissertation
Fall & next spring semester
16
Total required credits=
 
71
Credit Hours:
1
Theory and tutorials:
15 hours
one credit
2
For Practical
30 hours
one credit
3
Practical includes:
Assignment, Presentation, Seminars & field visit etc.
Evaluation Procedures:
There shall be evaluation based on class attendance, class test, assignment & Presentations, Mid-term and final examination. No. of in course/class test and assignment depends on respective course teacher. The Mid-term will be at the middle of the trimester.
Mark Distribution:
Specification
Mark
Attendance
10%
Class Test
10%
Assignment & Presentation
10%
Mid Term Exam
30%
Final Exam
40%
Total=
100%
Course wise credit calculation:
Sl No
Course Type
 
No of Course
Credit
1
Core Course (Compulsory for all students)
12x3cr
1x4cr
36
4
2
Major Area
Major Courses
3 x 3cr
9
3
Elective course
2 X 3cr
6
4
Dissertation
1X 16cr
16
Total=
 
18
71
 
Grading System:
Numerical Grade
Letter Grade
Grade Point
90% -100%
A+, Golden
4.0 with distinction
80% – 89%
A+
4.0
75% – 79%
A
3.75
70% – 74%
A-
3.50
65% – 69%
B+
3.25
60% – 64%
B
3.00
55% – 59%
B-
2.75
50% – 54%
C+
2.50
< 50%
F
Failed
I
Incomplete
W
Withdrawn
 Computation of Grades
  1. Computation of Grades Grade point average (GPA) and Total Credit
     Point (TCP):
      The weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses by a student and Total Credit Point (TCP) shall be calculated from the following equations:
        ∑i (CP)i x (GP)i
              GPA = —————–
              ∑i (CP)i                 where,
 GPA= Grade Point Average
(CP)i = Credit point for respective course,
                                         (GP)i= Grade point obtained in individual courses
                                      (TCP)i = ∑i (CP)i 
  1. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The weighted average of the GPAs of a student for all the courses will be calculated from the following equations:
         ∑j(TCP)j x (GPA)j
CGPA =    ————————–
                        ∑j (TCP)j
                                       where,
                                     ∑j (TCP)j = Total point for designated unit of time/course
                  
GPA and CGPA shall be rounded off up 2 (two) places after to decimal to the advantage of the examinee. For instance, GPA= 2.112 shall be rounded off as GPA= 2.12.
Grade Improvement:
Promoted students earning a grade less than 2.50 in individual Course (s) shall be allowed to improve the grades on those particular courses.
  • If a Candidate fails to qualify (clear ‘F’) in first attempt he/she shall can reappear in a next examination with only paying examination fees.
  • If any Candidate fails to attend the required percentage of attendance (75%) he /she will get the chance to sit for the next examination with full course and examination fees.
List of Core Courses: 13 courses
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-001
Introduction to Public Health
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-002
Demography and Population Dynamics
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-003
Biostatistics-I
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-004
Epidemiology-I
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-005
Public Health Information, Education and Communication
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-006
Occupational and Environment Health
2
1
3
60
7
MPH-007
Research Methodology
2
1
3
60
8
MPH-008
Reproductive & Child Health
2
1
3
60
9
MPH-009
Hospital Management
2
1
3
60
10
MPH-010
Health Information & Technology
2
1
3
60
11
MPH-011
Community ophthalmology
2
1
3
60
12
MPH-012
Health Economics
2
1
3
60
13
MPH-013
Protocol Development & Presentation
4
4
60
Total Credits=
26
13
40
780
 
List of Major Areas: 07 Areas
Sl no.
Major Area
Courses to be read
Credit
Major-1 Epidemiology
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-2
Reproductive & Child Health
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-3
Public Health and Hospital Administration
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-4
Nutrition
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-5
Occupational & Environmental Health
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-6
Dental Public Health
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-7
Public Health Alternative Medicine
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
 
List of Core Courses: Semester wise
Year- 01, Semester- 1 (18 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-001
Introduction to Public Health
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-002
Demography and Population Dynamics
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-003
Biostatistics-I
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-004
Epidemiology-I
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-005
Public Health Information, Education and Communication
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-006
Occupational and Environment Health
2
1
3
60
Total Credits=
12
6
18
360
 Year- 01, Semester- 2 (18 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-007
Research Methodology
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-008
Reproductive & Child Health
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-009
Hospital Management
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-010
Health Information & Technology
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-011
Community ophthalmology
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-012
Health Economics
2
1
3
60
Total Credits=
12
6
18
360
Year- 02, Semester- 1 (19 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1 MPH Major 1(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
2 MPH Major 2(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
3 MPH Major 3(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
4 MPH Elective 1(Out of 14 courses) 2 1 3 60
5 MPH Elective 2(Out of 14 courses) 2 1 3 60
6 MPH-013 Protocol Development & Presentation 4 0 4 60
Total Credit 14 5 19 360
Year- 01 & 02, Semester- 2 & 1 (16 credits, 480 hours)-12 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
7
MPH
Dissertation
0
16
16
480
Note: Students will register their Dissertation course from the beginning of 2nd semester (at year-01, semester-2) and will continue this course for 12 months up to the end of 3rd semester (year- 02 semester-1) in parallel to the other courses of these two semesters.
 
List of Major Courses: 22 Courses
Sl No.
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
01 MPH 101 Epidemiology-II 2 1 03 60
02 MPH 102 Applied Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
03 MPH 103 Advanced Biostatistics 2 1 03 60
04 MPH 201 Gender and population 2 1 03 60
05 MPH 202 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 2 1 03 60
06 MPH 203 Adolescent Health 2 1 03 60
07 MPH 301 Health Care System Management and Administration 2 1 03 60
08 MPH 302 Medical record, Documentation and Information Management 2 1 03 60
09 MPH-303 Healthcare Information System (HIS) 2 1 03 60
10 MPH 304 Human resources management (HRM) 2 1 03 60
11 MPH 401 Food Safety and hygiene 2 1 03 60
12 MPH 402 Community Nutrition 2 1 03 60
13 MPH 403 Applied Nutrition 2 1 03 60
14 MPH 501 Occupational and Environment Health Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
15 MPH 502 Occupational and Environment Health Toxicology 2 1 03 60
16 MPH 503 Disaster Management, Climate Change and its effect on Health 2 1 03 60
17 MPH 601 Community  Dentistry and Epidemiology of Dental Disease 2 1 03 60
18 MPH 602 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 2 1 03 60
19 MPH 603 Implementing strategy in Dental service 2 1 03 60
20 MPH 701 Community Health Management By Alternative Approach 2 1 03 60
21 MPH 702 Research Prospect Of Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
22 MPH 703 Pharmacoepidemiology Of Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
 
List of Elective Courses: 14 Courses
Sl No.
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
01 MPH 104 Epidemiology of CD & NCD 2 1 03 60
02 MPH 105 Field Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
03 MPH 204 Maternal and Child Nutrition 2 1 03 60
04 MPH 205 Sexual Health 2 1 03 60
05 MPH 305 Health Economics  and Financing 2 1 03 60
06 MPH 306 Hospital and Health Care Services 2 1 03 60
07 MPH 405 Nutritional Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
08 MPH 406 Nutrition Education and Communication 2 1 03 60
09 MPH 504 Occupational and Environment Health and safety 2 1 03 60
10 MPH 505 Occupational and environmental policies, strategies, Regulation and occupational Environmental & Disease 2 1 03 60
11 MPH 604 Oral health and Diseases in population 2 1 03 60
12 MPH 605 Preventive Dentistry 2 1 03 60
13 MPH 704 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 2 1 03 60
14 MPH 705 Prevention By Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
 
Major with Elective Courses according to Major Areas
Major-1: Epidemiology
Sl No
Course code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-101 Epidemiology-II 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-102 Applied Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-103 Advanced Biostatistics 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-104 Epidemiology of CD & NCD 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-105 Field Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
 
Major-2: Reproductive & Child Health (RCH)
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-201 Gender and population 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-202 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-203 Adolescent Health 2 1 3 60
Elective courses      
4 MPH-204 Maternal and Child Nutrition 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-205 Sexual Health 2 1 3 60
Total  Credits= 10 5 15 300
Major-3: Hospital Management
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-301 Health Care System Management and Administration 2  

1

3 60
2 MPH-302/ MPH-304 Medical record, Documentation and Information Management / Healthcare Information System (HIS) 2  

 

1

3 60
3 MPH-303 Human resources management (HRM) 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-305 Health Economics  and Financing 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-306 Hospital and Health Care Services 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
 
Major-4: Nutrition
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-401 Food Safety and hygiene 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-402 Community Nutrition 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-403 Applied Nutrition 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-405 Nutritional Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-406 Nutrition Education and Communication 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300

Major-5: Occupational and Environment Health

Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-501 Occupational and Environment Health Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-502 Occupational and Environment Health Toxicology 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-503 Disaster Management, Climate Change and its effect on Health 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-504 Occupational and Environment Health and safety 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-505 Occupational and environmental policies, strategies, Regulation and occupational Environmental & Disease 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
Major-6: Dental Public Health
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-601 Community  Dentistry and Epidemiology of Dental Disease 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-602 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-603 Implementing strategy in Dental service 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-604 Oral health and Diseases in population 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-605 Preventive Dentistry 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300

 Major-7: Public Health in Alternative Medicine

Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-701 Community Health Management By Alternative Approach 2  

1

 

3

 

60

2 MPH-702 Research Prospect Of Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

3 MPH-703 Pharmacoepidemiology Of Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

Elective Courses      
4 MPH-704 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 2  

1

 

3

 

60

5 MPH-705 Prevention By Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

Total Credits= 10 5 15 300

Master of Public Health (MPH)
Under the Faculty of Unani & Ayurvedic Medicine

The MPH degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The field of public health is a multidisciplinary subject which extends from basic medical subjects to highly specialised public health subjects and technology, the requirement of human resources with MPH degree in Bangladesh will serve in different health program that would be introduced in the coming days of HUB. With this novel view MPH degree is highly professional credential for making leaders in the area of health field. Based on the extensive teaching, innovative local priority based research, change of   socioeconomic status; the HUB is going to offers Master of Public Health (MPH) for highly motivated professionals. The course offers a broad public health perspective designed to teach in a larger socio-economic context in order to develop professionals with managerial and technical competence. The program ensures achievement of defined preventive healthcare services in line with the objective of “Health For All” envisioned by The World Health Organization (WHO). The course accepts students from a wide range of backgrounds preferably medical related education and training; health service professionals, healthcare service providers, social scientists, experts from any discipline and those who have worked in national healthcare systems, international agencies or NGOs. Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program has been designed following the latest UGC standard syllabus guidelines for highly motivated students with related work experiences or a professional degree as well as a substantial interest in an area of public health. A unique sequencing of courses, community based pragmatic activities and laboratory research provides students with multiple opportunities to define their specialty and to tailor their course of study. Individualized programs are shaped through frequent interactions with faculty throughout the courses, field experiences and the dissertation.

Mission & Vision:

  • Our vision is to help the nations achieve healthful & quality life of the people especially of those from developing countries by creating skills & human resources.
  • The overreaching mission of department of Public Health is to advance the people’s health by giving quality learning, discovery & communication to upcoming health leaders.
  • To peruse this mission the department generates knowledge through continuous research with quality higher education that can be communicated to the health professionals, researchers & policy makers to advance the health of the populations as well as quality of life.

Objectives: Prepare students to develop specialization skills in one or more Public Health areas including:

  • Developing working knowledge of the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation to effectively identify and track threats to Public Health as well as strategies to enhance community health.
  • Implementing cutting edge community health education and intervention programs.
  • To develop Public Health policies, evaluating its impact on community health and acquiring leadership skills for Public Health administration.
  • Developing and using appropriate statistical methods to effectively evaluate Public Health threats and/or strategies to enhance the health of the community.
  • Conducting risk assessments threatening the health of specific communities.
  • Developing skill personnel for effective hospital administration & management to provide curative, preventive & rehabilitative services to the clients & its environment.
Academic Program for Master of Public Health:
The Department of Public Health will follow the academic system of the university. Some of the relevant features of the general academic programe of Hamdard University Bangladesh are outlined below.
Academic System
This University follows a model of higher education. In keeping with its mission and goals, This University strives to ensure high academic standards by implementing well-designed curricula, careful selection of quality students and faculty personells utilizing modern and effective instructional methods and aids by continuous monitoring with rigorous evaluation of all the pertinent activities.
Admission requirements for MPH Program:
  1. Candidates having MBBS/BDS/MD/DVM/Physiotherapy / Occupational therapy / B.
  2. Nursing/ BAMS / BUMS / BHMS or any equivalent degree in Medical/Health Sciences from a recognized University / Institution and four Years B.Sc. Nursing also can apply.
  3. Candidates with the following degrees and job experience are eligible for admission to the MPH degree program.
  4. A) A Master degree in Health/ Biological science, Science, Environmental science and Social science from a recognized University or accredited institution of higher education with preferably at least two (2) years working experience in the health or social development sectors.
  5. B) Three (3) or four (4) year Bachelor degree in Health/ Biological sciences, Science, Environmental science and Social science from a recognized University or accredited institution of higher education with preferably three (3) years working experience in the health and or social development sectors.
  6. C) Three (3) or four (4) year B.Sc. degree in Medical / Dental technology from any recognized institution with preferably three (3) years working experience in the health or social development sectors.
  7. D) Bachelor / Master degree holders other than specified above are eligible for admission subject to having job experience, preferably 5 years in health or social development sectors.
  8. E) Students must have passed HSC/A-level or equivalent examinations and secured at least second division or GPA-2.5 in each of the examinations. But aggregate number of the two examinations must not be less than GPA-6. Descendant of Freedom Fighter requires minimum GPA -5 in aggregate of the two examinations. In graduate level examination, a student must have secured minimum GPA- 2.
  9. F) In case ofLevel &  A  Level categories, student must have secured  B  Grade or GPA-4 in each of the four subjects out of seven, and C Grade or GPA- 3.5 in each of the rest three subjects.
  10. G) Student, who passed GED (General Education Development), must have secured 410 marks in each of the courses (5 courses) separately out of 800 marks with an average 450 marks
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be ineligible for admission.
Admission of International Applicants:
For purposes of admission, all persons who are not citizens or permanent residents of Bangladesh are defined as international applicants. In most cases international applicants seeking admission into Hamdard University Bangladesh (HUB) must meet the same academic standards for admission, as those required for native students. There are wide variations; however, between educational systems throughout the world that makes exact comparison of educational standards difficult. International applicants are selected on the basis of their prior academic work, English proficiency, probability of success in the chosen curriculum (as evidenced by prior work in the academic area involved) and certification of adequate financial resources.
Application Procedure:
Application form along with prospectus and information leaflet will available in the admission office on payment of fees determined by the university authority. The field-in application form should be submitted to the admission office within the date notified in the advertisement.
Selection of Students:
Students are admitted into the Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree Program. Students will be selected on the basis of admission test on public health and current health related issues to be conducted by the department of Public Health. The test medium will be in ‘English’. 40 students will be admitted into the 18 months (3 semesters) program both in executive and regular batches.
Methods and Medium of Instructions:
The University teaching meets the demand of the time by adopting present-day teaching methods including interactive Internet, simulation,  lab work, case analysis and field study. A special feature of this University teaching is the workshop/lab sessions designed to assist students in learning application of concepts (mostly activity-based education) and theories. The medium of instruction is in English.
Academic Calendar:
The Hamdard University Bangladesh (HUB) distributes the courses in dual equal semesters per year- Spring and Fall. Every semester is of six months duration. Examination period is included within this period.
The schedule of semesters are as follow: Regular & Executive Batch
Description Duration
Spring January to June
Fall July to December
Course Schedule
MPH program consists of dual semesters having 6 months in each.
Course Duration:
Regular Batch: One and half years [Class schedule-3days (Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday) per week]
Executive Batch:    One and half years [Class schedule only Friday & Saturday]
Degree Completion:
Students will need minimum of one and half full academic year to complete 71 credits course in three semesters and a maximum of three years. All required courses will be offered during weekend and day long (Morning to evening) for executive students. And for the regular students it will be as usual.
Semester wise expected credit distribution:
Sl no
Name of the course
Number of course
Semester
Total Credit
1
Core Course
Core 6
Spring semester
6X3=18
2
Core Course
Core 6
Fall semester
5X3=18
3
Core, Major Course &
Major -3
Elective-2
Core 1
Spring semester
3×3=9
2×3=6
1×4=4
4
Dissertation
Fall & next spring semester
16
Total required credits=
 
71
Credit Hours:
1
Theory and tutorials:
15 hours
one credit
2
For Practical
30 hours
one credit
3
Practical includes:
Assignment, Presentation, Seminars & field visit etc.
Evaluation Procedures:
There shall be evaluation based on class attendance, class test, assignment & Presentations, Mid-term and final examination. No. of in course/class test and assignment depends on respective course teacher. The Mid-term will be at the middle of the trimester.
Mark Distribution:
Specification
Mark
Attendance
10%
Class Test
10%
Assignment & Presentation
10%
Mid Term Exam
30%
Final Exam
40%
Total=
100%
Course wise credit calculation:
Sl No
Course Type
 
No of Course
Credit
1
Core Course (Compulsory for all students)
12x3cr
1x4cr
36
4
2
Major Area
Major Courses
3 x 3cr
9
3
Elective course
2 X 3cr
6
4
Dissertation
1X 16cr
16
Total=
 
18
71
 
Grading System:
Numerical Grade
Letter Grade
Grade Point
90% -100%
A+, Golden
4.0 with distinction
80% – 89%
A+
4.0
75% – 79%
A
3.75
70% – 74%
A-
3.50
65% – 69%
B+
3.25
60% – 64%
B
3.00
55% – 59%
B-
2.75
50% – 54%
C+
2.50
< 50%
F
Failed
I
Incomplete
W
Withdrawn
 Computation of Grades
  1. Computation of Grades Grade point average (GPA) and Total Credit
     Point (TCP):
      The weighted average of the grade points obtained in all the courses by a student and Total Credit Point (TCP) shall be calculated from the following equations:
        ∑i (CP)i x (GP)i
              GPA = —————–
              ∑i (CP)i                 where,
 GPA= Grade Point Average
(CP)i = Credit point for respective course,
                                         (GP)i= Grade point obtained in individual courses
                                      (TCP)i = ∑i (CP)i 
  1. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA): The weighted average of the GPAs of a student for all the courses will be calculated from the following equations:
         ∑j(TCP)j x (GPA)j
CGPA =    ————————–
                        ∑j (TCP)j
                                       where,
                                     ∑j (TCP)j = Total point for designated unit of time/course
                  
GPA and CGPA shall be rounded off up 2 (two) places after to decimal to the advantage of the examinee. For instance, GPA= 2.112 shall be rounded off as GPA= 2.12.
Grade Improvement:
Promoted students earning a grade less than 2.50 in individual Course (s) shall be allowed to improve the grades on those particular courses.
  • If a Candidate fails to qualify (clear ‘F’) in first attempt he/she shall can reappear in a next examination with only paying examination fees.
  • If any Candidate fails to attend the required percentage of attendance (75%) he /she will get the chance to sit for the next examination with full course and examination fees.
List of Core Courses: 13 courses
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-001
Introduction to Public Health
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-002
Demography and Population Dynamics
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-003
Biostatistics-I
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-004
Epidemiology-I
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-005
Public Health Information, Education and Communication
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-006
Occupational and Environment Health
2
1
3
60
7
MPH-007
Research Methodology
2
1
3
60
8
MPH-008
Reproductive & Child Health
2
1
3
60
9
MPH-009
Hospital Management
2
1
3
60
10
MPH-010
Health Information & Technology
2
1
3
60
11
MPH-011
Community ophthalmology
2
1
3
60
12
MPH-012
Health Economics
2
1
3
60
13
MPH-013
Protocol Development & Presentation
4
4
60
Total Credits=
26
13
40
780
 
List of Major Areas: 07 Areas
Sl no.
Major Area
Courses to be read
Credit
Major-1 Epidemiology
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-2
Reproductive & Child Health
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-3
Public Health and Hospital Administration
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-4
Nutrition
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-5
Occupational & Environmental Health
  • 3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-6
Dental Public Health
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
Major-7
Public Health Alternative Medicine
  •  3 Major Courses
  • 2 elective Courses
15
 
List of Core Courses: Semester wise
Year- 01, Semester- 1 (18 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-001
Introduction to Public Health
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-002
Demography and Population Dynamics
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-003
Biostatistics-I
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-004
Epidemiology-I
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-005
Public Health Information, Education and Communication
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-006
Occupational and Environment Health
2
1
3
60
Total Credits=
12
6
18
360
 Year- 01, Semester- 2 (18 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1
MPH-007
Research Methodology
2
1
3
60
2
MPH-008
Reproductive & Child Health
2
1
3
60
3
MPH-009
Hospital Management
2
1
3
60
4
MPH-010
Health Information & Technology
2
1
3
60
5
MPH-011
Community ophthalmology
2
1
3
60
6
MPH-012
Health Economics
2
1
3
60
Total Credits=
12
6
18
360
Year- 02, Semester- 1 (19 credits, 360 hours)-6 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
1 MPH Major 1(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
2 MPH Major 2(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
3 MPH Major 3(Out of 22 courses) 2 1 3 60
4 MPH Elective 1(Out of 14 courses) 2 1 3 60
5 MPH Elective 2(Out of 14 courses) 2 1 3 60
6 MPH-013 Protocol Development & Presentation 4 0 4 60
Total Credit 14 5 19 360
Year- 01 & 02, Semester- 2 & 1 (16 credits, 480 hours)-12 months
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title of core courses
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
7
MPH
Dissertation
0
16
16
480
Note: Students will register their Dissertation course from the beginning of 2nd semester (at year-01, semester-2) and will continue this course for 12 months up to the end of 3rd semester (year- 02 semester-1) in parallel to the other courses of these two semesters.
 
List of Major Courses: 22 Courses
Sl No.
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
01 MPH 101 Epidemiology-II 2 1 03 60
02 MPH 102 Applied Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
03 MPH 103 Advanced Biostatistics 2 1 03 60
04 MPH 201 Gender and population 2 1 03 60
05 MPH 202 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 2 1 03 60
06 MPH 203 Adolescent Health 2 1 03 60
07 MPH 301 Health Care System Management and Administration 2 1 03 60
08 MPH 302 Medical record, Documentation and Information Management 2 1 03 60
09 MPH-303 Healthcare Information System (HIS) 2 1 03 60
10 MPH 304 Human resources management (HRM) 2 1 03 60
11 MPH 401 Food Safety and hygiene 2 1 03 60
12 MPH 402 Community Nutrition 2 1 03 60
13 MPH 403 Applied Nutrition 2 1 03 60
14 MPH 501 Occupational and Environment Health Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
15 MPH 502 Occupational and Environment Health Toxicology 2 1 03 60
16 MPH 503 Disaster Management, Climate Change and its effect on Health 2 1 03 60
17 MPH 601 Community  Dentistry and Epidemiology of Dental Disease 2 1 03 60
18 MPH 602 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 2 1 03 60
19 MPH 603 Implementing strategy in Dental service 2 1 03 60
20 MPH 701 Community Health Management By Alternative Approach 2 1 03 60
21 MPH 702 Research Prospect Of Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
22 MPH 703 Pharmacoepidemiology Of Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
 
List of Elective Courses: 14 Courses
Sl No.
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
01 MPH 104 Epidemiology of CD & NCD 2 1 03 60
02 MPH 105 Field Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
03 MPH 204 Maternal and Child Nutrition 2 1 03 60
04 MPH 205 Sexual Health 2 1 03 60
05 MPH 305 Health Economics  and Financing 2 1 03 60
06 MPH 306 Hospital and Health Care Services 2 1 03 60
07 MPH 405 Nutritional Epidemiology 2 1 03 60
08 MPH 406 Nutrition Education and Communication 2 1 03 60
09 MPH 504 Occupational and Environment Health and safety 2 1 03 60
10 MPH 505 Occupational and environmental policies, strategies, Regulation and occupational Environmental & Disease 2 1 03 60
11 MPH 604 Oral health and Diseases in population 2 1 03 60
12 MPH 605 Preventive Dentistry 2 1 03 60
13 MPH 704 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 2 1 03 60
14 MPH 705 Prevention By Alternative Medicine 2 1 03 60
 
Major with Elective Courses according to Major Areas
Major-1: Epidemiology
Sl No
Course code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-101 Epidemiology-II 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-102 Applied Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-103 Advanced Biostatistics 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-104 Epidemiology of CD & NCD 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-105 Field Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
 
Major-2: Reproductive & Child Health (RCH)
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-201 Gender and population 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-202 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-203 Adolescent Health 2 1 3 60
Elective courses      
4 MPH-204 Maternal and Child Nutrition 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-205 Sexual Health 2 1 3 60
Total  Credits= 10 5 15 300
Major-3: Hospital Management
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-301 Health Care System Management and Administration 2  

1

3 60
2 MPH-302/ MPH-304 Medical record, Documentation and Information Management / Healthcare Information System (HIS) 2  

 

1

3 60
3 MPH-303 Human resources management (HRM) 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-305 Health Economics  and Financing 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-306 Hospital and Health Care Services 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
 
Major-4: Nutrition
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-401 Food Safety and hygiene 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-402 Community Nutrition 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-403 Applied Nutrition 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-405 Nutritional Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-406 Nutrition Education and Communication 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300

Major-5: Occupational and Environment Health

Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-501 Occupational and Environment Health Epidemiology 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-502 Occupational and Environment Health Toxicology 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-503 Disaster Management, Climate Change and its effect on Health 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-504 Occupational and Environment Health and safety 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-505 Occupational and environmental policies, strategies, Regulation and occupational Environmental & Disease 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300
Major-6: Dental Public Health
Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-601 Community  Dentistry and Epidemiology of Dental Disease 2 1 3 60
2 MPH-602 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 2 1 3 60
3 MPH-603 Implementing strategy in Dental service 2 1 3 60
Elective Courses      
4 MPH-604 Oral health and Diseases in population 2 1 3 60
5 MPH-605 Preventive Dentistry 2 1 3 60
Total Credits= 10 5 15 300

 Major-7: Public Health in Alternative Medicine

Sl No
Course Code
Course Title
Theory
Credits
Practical Credits
Total Credits
Total Credits
Hours
Major Courses      
1 MPH-701 Community Health Management By Alternative Approach 2  

1

 

3

 

60

2 MPH-702 Research Prospect Of Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

3 MPH-703 Pharmacoepidemiology Of Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

Elective Courses      
4 MPH-704 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) 2  

1

 

3

 

60

5 MPH-705 Prevention By Alternative Medicine 2  

1

 

3

 

60

Total Credits= 10 5 15 300