Panjab University, Chandigarh

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Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T.)


Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T.)

The Panjab University is running a Master Program in Public Health since the year 2007 under CEAST to cater to the emerging needs of the country to produce trained manpower for handling public health issues.

Rationale of the course
Public Health is emerging as one of the most significant areas in the present context of viewing health of the citizen being the important resource and asset of a nation. Major advances in improvement of health over the next decade will be through the development and application of population based preventive programmes. Health service delivery systems are undergoing rapid changes. With issues such as AIDS, population explosion, natural and man-made disasters, pandemics like SARS, bird flu etc. challenging public healthcare, it has become very urgent to prepare a task force of experts in dealing with the domain of public health in the world in general and India in particular. In our country, where lack of basic awareness about health care can lead to making a large section of our human resource as a liability instead of an asset, the need for specialized programmes in Public Health cannot be more emphasized.

Objectives of the Course
The students after completing the course in MPH will be able

To apply knowledge of the discipline of public health in real world situations, specially in the developing countries.
To gain knowledge of the factors influencing local, national, global, legislative and social public health policies.
To apply broad-based interdisciplinary skills for problem solving.

Job Opportunities
The students after acquiring the degree of MPH can be placed as specialists in health service administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, health education, environmental health, nutrition, biomedicine, health educators, policy analysts, epidemiologists, food safety inspectors, researchers, health inspectors, in pharmaceutical companies, in Health insurance companies, in health service companies, in local/state/govt. health departments, in govt./private hospitals.

Centre for Public Health (U.I.E.A.S.T.)
Panjab University, Chandigarh


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