Here are some general characteristics of courses in the Masters-level Program.
 
    -Courses are based on competencies relevant to Public Health practice in low-to-middle-income country settings (competencies are skills plus knowledge)
    -We have provided links to online resources, which help to provide the relevant skills and knowledge for each competency
    -Discussion forums are an essential part of the course. Expert tutors facilitate them, allowing in-depth amplification of the resources, the opportunity to share experiences between
     students, and to gain experience in quoting evidence
    -Tutors are volunteer educators from several countries helping with the interpretation of the resources as facilitators of online discussions and markers of assignments
    -Assessment is made by the submission of assignments designed to see if the competencies have been achieved. Based on successful completion of the assignments, Public
     Health U will offer a Certificate, Diploma or Masters award in Public Health
 
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).
 
We recommend that students take 1-2 modules per semester, but students with grades over 80 may enroll in more modules. Students should enroll in no more than two courses for the first semester.
 

 

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.