James P. Grant School of Public Health

James P. Grant School of Public Health
BRAC University 66 Mohakhali
Dhaka 1212

Tel. +880 (0)2 88 24 051
Fax: +880 (0)2 88 23 542
email: bsph@bracuniversity.ac.bd
Internet: http://www.bracuniversity.net/I&S/sph/index.htm

Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health

Course Title Master of Public Health
Institution Dhaka: James P. Grant School of Public Health
Country Bangladesh
Type Master
Topics Management: Health System Management
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location Dhaka, Bangladesh
Block I lasts 6 months and consists of core courses necessary to develop fundamental competencies in public health, embracing the disciplines of medical anthropology, epidemiology and bio-statistics, qualitative and quantitative research methods, health system management, health economics and health care financing and environment and health. The entire period will take place in the residential setting of BRAC training center in Savar, approximately one-hour drive from the capital city Dhaka.
Block II lasts 3 and half months and deals with public health practice during which several short courses are offered, covering specific areas of public health practice: epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, public health nutrition, aging and health, reproductive health, and health communication.
Block III lasts 2 and half months and consists of an independent study in a chosen public health programme or problem that students will carry out. The primary objective of this portion of the program is to enable students demonstrate ability to synthesize and integrate knowledge gained in course work and other learning experiences through a culminating field work studying a public health problem or activity. Students are expected to identify a topic they wish to study early on during the year and certainly by the end of the first semester. The outcome will be a dissertation to be submitted in partial fulfillment for the MPH degree. Detail guidelines for the independent study will be provided later on.

Health and Development Seminars will take place through out the academic year and exploit the rich resources of experts with experience from home & abroad to speak on different issues related to public health. All students have to be present to share and enrich their knowledge.

Next Beginning January 2011
Appl. Deadline International Students: 12 September 2010
Home Students: 30 September 2010
Duration 1 year September
No. of
1. Graduates and post-graduate degree holders in medical and health related studies who want to deepen their understanding of public health;
2. Social science and other graduates who have work experience in the health field and want to specialize in public health;
3. Professionals who are working in NGOs, development organisations or in the private sector with a public health focus;
4. Academics and researchers who want to refine their knowledge and research skills in public health issues.
  • A Bachelor?s/ Master?s degree (at least 16 years of education) in Medicine, Nursing, or any physical, biological or social sciences. Excellent academic records with no third division or with GPA of less than 3.0 (out of 4).
  • Excellent proficiency in English. A minimum TOEFL score of 250 on computer-based test or IELTS of 6.5 is preferred.
  • Computer literacy; skill in using any statistical software will be an advantage.
  • Must attend an interview.

Women and candidates with field-level working experiences in health will be given preference.

Coordinator Dr Sabina Faiz Rashid.
Associate Professor & MPH Coordinator James P Grant School of Public Health BRAC University
Email: sabina@bracu.ac.bd
Methods The structure of the teaching programme will be problem-oriented employing a problem case study approach whenever possible, with a minimum of didactic teaching. Basic knowledge of a subject will require guided reading and extensive exposure to relevant literature will be provided. The course work will build on significant health problems faced in Bangladesh and similar countries. The problems will draw students into problem solving thinking and dialogue with peers. Numerous opportunities for presentation of problem analysis will assure that students are familiar and comfortable with various communication techniques.
Course fee Total cost of the MPH program is US $ 18,000. The Tuition fee is US $12,000 and the living costs is $6,000 which cover accommodation, food , local transportation ,stationeries etc for the entire year .
Scholarship On selection Bangladeshi students will be given a waiver of 90% of the total cost of the MPH Program. They will have to Pay only 10% which is about Tk 120,000 ( Bank Loan may be arranged for National students ).
Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek funding from donor agencies.
For further
Tel. +880 (0)2 88 24 051
Fax: +880 (0)2 88 23 542
email: bsph@bracuniversity.ac.bd or sabina@bracu.ac.bd or mrityunjoy@bracu.ac.bd
Internet: http://www.bracuniversity.net/I&S/sph/index.htm or Click here
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