Public Health U Regulations for Postgraduate-Level Awards in Public Health
 
The Public Health U Master's level program will enable graduates to gain a Master of Public Health (MPH) award from EUCLID. This requires students to adhere to the Public Health U regulations. 
 
 
Pass marks and requirements
 
    1. A Masters-level award in Public Health requires successfully completing eight (8) modules (a minimum of 3 from each module group), plus the dissertation module, at Masters-level.
    2. A Diploma-level award in Public Health requires successfully completing eight (8) modules (a minimum of 2 from each module group) at Masters-level, but not the dissertation module.
    3. A Certificate-level award in Public Health requires successfully completing four (4) modules at Masters-level.
    4. The Masters-level pass mark is 50% for all awards.
 
Enrollment to the Master/Diploma-level Award Program
 
    1. Students are eligible to apply for the program if they have successfully passed two modules at the 50% level AND have not failed ANY module (failing a module means not achieving         a 50% mark after one submission plus two resubmissions).
    2. Students wishing to study for a Diploma-level award must also apply for the Masters-level Program under the same conditions.
    3. Students who have failed a module may still be eligible to study for a Certificate-level award.

The clauses below apply to all students studying in the Master/Diploma-level award program:
 
Re-enrollment in modules
 
Students are permitted to enroll in any module up to two times in total (i.e., re-enroll one more time in the same module in a later semester), except if they have already failed a second resubmission.
 
Non-completion of modules
 
    1. Students have to submit assignments in all modules unless they request to be unenrolled or suspend their studies before Topic 3 (before Topic 2 for the Dissertation) within the         
       semester.
    2. Non-completion of modules may result in studies being terminated. Students unable to complete a module must inform the Academic Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.
 
Re-submissions
 
A total of three submissions are allowed for any single module (one submission and two resubmissions). A second resubmission is not an automatic right, and it will only be permitted if the first resubmission demonstrates significant improvements. This also applies to the right to re-enroll after a 1st resubmission. In any resubmission, students are expected to highlight changes they make in response to markers' comments.
 
Progression during the program
 
The Education Committee confirms all final module grades and decides upon progression of individual students to the next phase of the program. Specifically, the Committee decides upon progression to the Dissertation module based on a judgment of each student's demonstrated ability to cope with the academic requirements of the Dissertation.
 
Students are eligible to apply for the dissertation module if they comply with the following requirements: 
 
    -Complete the Epidemiology and Biostatistics module with a passing grade at a Masters-level.
    -Complete eight modules with a passing grade at a Masters-level.
    -Not having failed any module (failing a module means not achieving a 50% mark after one submission plus two resubmissions).
 
    Note: All these requirements need to be completed in less than five years. 
 
Duration of study and interruptions/suspensions
 
    1. Students are expected to pass the modules required for a Masters-level award within a maximum of five years (10 semesters). However, students in the Masters-program need to
      demonstrate continuous commitment through regular enrollment in modules and submission of assignments, unless extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated.
      Repeatedly enrollment in modules without completing them is seen as a break in continuous commitment.
    2. Students who are for any reason unable to continue their studies must apply for a suspension of studies from the Academic Coordinator at the earliest opportunity.
       This does not alter the requirement to complete the program within five years.
 
 
Certificate-level award in Public Health
 
Students qualify for a Certificate-level award in Public Health after passing four (4) modules at a Masters-level. The same regulations on resubmissions and re-enrollments apply as for Diploma/Masters Program students.
 
Appeals:
 
Students can appeal to the above rules based on unforeseen exceptional circumstances and presenting justification. The Education Committee will hear appeals via the Academic Coordinator.
The appeals process will consider the validity of these circumstances against the need to uphold the organization's academic standards at the postgraduate level and fairness for all students.
 
 
* Selection of modules:
 
Among the eight (8) modules you have to complete to gain the Diploma (and also for the Master's program), you have to take Biostatistics and Introduction to Epidemiology, at least three (3) from the "Foundation Sciences of Public Health' group, and at least three (3) from the 'Public Health Problems' group. 
You can select whichever modules will be most beneficial for you and take these in any order, to a maximum of 2 modules per semester. However, we also strongly recommend studying Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Evidence-Based Practice at the beginning of their program (if they have not studied these courses previously).
 

  

testimonials

S. K. - NIGERIA - Consultant, Health development
The modules have helped me in my work-related as a program officer implementing health project in a rural setting of eastern Kenya. I have created a network of friends that will last for a long time. This network will be useful in teaching career and share experience with new emerging information at global level. I will be able to access to latest research and emerging new developments and trends in the field of public health.
A. N. - CAMEROON - Team Leader, HIV Unit
I will utilize these skills in my public health practice to help me in looking at determinants of health from a wide perspective and also in my contribution in making evidence based public health policies....The knowledge and skills attained during the study of these modules will be of great use to me as a medical professional in public health and to my team of 24 officers who work under me in my current daily responsibilities.
J. S. R. - TANZANIA - CEO, NGO
Enrollling in this course has had a great impact on my ability to appraise and evaluate public health problems. I have learnt that research and planning are the bed rock of Public Health and besides the importance of combining research, healthcare professional and patient into a research team. I have used the knowledge gained in this course developed a health information search curriculum for the final Year Students of the School of Health Technology in my state. Also, I have been able to apply critical appraisal in solving Public Health Interventions.
S. S. - INDIA - Surveillance Medical Officer, WHO
I will use the skills and expertise learnt from this MPH program to teach up-coming public health scientists with the desire to contribute to the poor and increasingly deteriorating public health situation in African countries where there is a paucity of well trained public health workers and most of whom cannot afford the high cost of public health training abroad.
D. O. - GAMBIA - Paediatrician, Medical research unit
I have been selected for the position of Nutrition Specialist with UNICEF. I must acknowledge the immense role PU-MMU played in enhancing my learning and skills. I am ever so grateful to all my tutors for guiding me throughout, and to the student support, helpdesk and IT teams for the backup support.