Institute of Public Health

Makerere University Institute of Public Health
New Mulago Hospital Complex
P. O. Box 7072
Kampala , Uganda.

Tel: +256 (0)41 54 38 72
Fax: +256 (0)41 53 18 0
Internet: http://www.mak.ac.ug/ or http://med.mak.ac.ug/


Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health MPH
Master of Public Health MPH by Distance Learning
Public Health in Complex Emergencies Training Program

Course Title Master of Public Health MPH
Institution Kampala: Makerere University
Country Uganda
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Health Research and Methods
Clinical Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location Kampala
Next Beginning Annually
Duration 2 years
Objectives/
Content
The current 22-month MPH training programme consists of an academic component with compulsory courses that are mainly conducted at the Institute. The programme also has a field component covered during field placements at selected district training sites under the supervision of the respective District Directors of Health Services (DDHS), MUIPH faculty, and Ministry of Health Officials.
Prerequisites The program is open to Ugandans and Non Ugandans who fulfil the addmission requirements. A candidate is eligible for admission if he fulfils the following:
A degree in health sciences e.g medicine (human and veterinary), nursing, pharmacy, dentistry and atleast two years' relevent field experience.
A degree in social sciences e.g. social work, sociology, economics, demography and at least two years' relevant field experience.
A degree in Biological sciences e.g, statistics, enviromental sciences, biology, laborotory sciences and at least two years' relevent field experiece.
Course Fee The fees charged for this programme are, three millions (4,500,000) Uganda shillings per academic year for Ugandans and 10,100,000 Uganda shillings for non-Ugandans.
Scholarship MUIPH training programmes are expensive because of the field- based training components. In the past contribution of resources and funds to run the MPH Programme have been availed by Rockefeller, UNFPA, MOH, and Italian Co-operation, WHO, private student sponsorship and Makerere University. Through such support, a number of scholarships to cover tuition were also available; unfortunately this is no more. It is thus incumbent upon each student to ensure that his/her tuition fees obligations to the university are covered. This is in line with the university policy on all privately sponsored courses such as the MPH programme. Students will normally be expected to have cleared all tuition dues before full registration.
For further
information
Internet: http://chs.mak.ac.ug/p.php?a=view&vID=105&p=Academics&mn=42
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Course Title Master of Public Health by Distance Education MPH-DE
Institution Kampala: Makerere University
Country Uganda
Type Distance Learning
Topics Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Public/Global Health: Primary Health Care
Management: Health Economics and Financing
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Epidemiology
Health Determinants: Nutrition and Malnutrition
Health Determinants: Social Determinants
Language English
Degree, Credits Master
Location Distance Learning
Next Beginning Annually in August
Duration 2 years
Objectives/
Content
The goal of this program is to:
Produce practically oriented health specialists who possess the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to assume leadership roles within the public health systems and to meet the current and future challenges of public health.

Courses per semester
Year I Semester I
Biological Basis of Public Health and Introduction to Community; Applied Epidemiology1, Applied Biostatistics and Informatics 1.
Year l semester 2
Health Policy and Primary Health Care, Health Planning and Management; Health Economics and Finance; Research Methodology.
Year l Recess Term
Field Study l and Field Study 2
Year 2 Semester I
Communicable and non-communicable Disease Control; Principles of Health Education and Training; Social Behavioural Determinants of Health.
Year 2 Semester 2
Family Reproductive Health; Demography and Population Dynamics; Public Health Nutrition; Health Ethics and Law.
Recess Term Year 2 Field Study 3.
Year 3 Semester l
Environmental Health; Occupational Health; Applied Epidemiology 2; Applied Biosatistics 2.
Year 3 Semester 2
In Year 3 semester 2, students who will have started on their Proposal development during the recess term of Year 2 semester 1 of Year 2 and will have completed it in semester 1 of Year 3, will be collecting data and writing their dissertations.

Coordinator Program Co-ordinator:
Prof. Joseph Konde-Lule,
Email: jkonde@iph.ac.ug
Prerequisites A degree in health sciences e.g. medicine, nursing, pharmacy and dentistry with at least two years’ relevant field experience OR
• A Degree in biological sciences e.g. Statistics, Environmental sciences, biology and laboratory sciences with at least two years’ relevant field experience.
• Working in a health sector institution is essential for MPH (DE) candidates. The employing Institution should permit the candidate to enroll for the program
and it needs to identify a local supervisor/mentor who will assist the candidate at no extra cost to the Institute of Public Health. The supervisor needs to have a Masters Degree in Public Health. The name and CV of the local supervisor should be forwarded to IPH before admission.
Tuition Fee

The fees charged for this programme are, three millions (3,000,000) Uganda shillings per academic year for Ugandans and 10,100,000 Uganda shillings for non-Ugandans.

For further
information

Program Administrator:
Ms. Judith Matovu,
Tel: 071- 861021
Email: jmatovu@iph.ac.ug or tokumu@iace.mak.ac.ug or imunabi@chs.mak.ac.ug
Internet: http://chs.mak.ac.ug/p.php?a=view&vID=145&p=E-Learning&mn=46

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Course Title Public Health in Complex Emergencies Training Program
Institution Kampala: Makerere University
Country Uganda
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Emergencies: Clinical Health in Emergencies and Disasters
Health Determinants: Human Rights and Violence
Language English
Location Kampala, Uganda
Next Beginning 15 - 27 November 2010
Appl. Deadline at least one month before the start of the course
Duration 2 weeks
Objectives/
Content
This course is intended for NGO staff, district medical officers and other ministry of health staff working in regions affected by complex emergencies and staff from internatinal and governmental organizations instrumental in planning services for people affected by complex emergencies.

The topics covered include: context of emergencies; epidemiology; communicable diseases; environmental health; nutrition; reproductive health; violence, weapons & trauma; protection and security; psychosocial, and coordination.

Tuition Fee Tuition is $2,400 and includes accommodation, three meals daily, and all course materials.
For further
information

Ms. Prima Nalubega Wasukira
Makerere University Institute of Public Health
Tel: +256 (0)41 543 872
Fax: +256 (0)41 531 807
Email: pnalubega@iph.ac.ug or P_nalubega@yahoo.co.uk
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