Bachelors in Public Health

Bachelors in Public Health

Bachelors in Public Health Course offered by MVM College of Allied Health Science is Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka, and recognized by Government of Karnataka

Commencement of session : August

Course Duration

3 years+1 year of training period

Eligibility

Candidates should have passed 10+2 examination with Biology as compulsory subjects along with one of the following – Mathematics / Computer Science / Physics/ Chemestry. Obtained at least 50% marks (35% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together

Age

17 years and above ( Only those whose date of birth falls on or before 31.12.2002 are eligible)

Attendance Requirement

A minimum of 80% in both theory and practical (regular) class is essential to get eligibility for sessional as well as semester exam.

Industrial Tour & Training

All students will be trained in our own hospitals recougnized by Goverment of Karnataka

Internal Assessment Marks

During each academic year three sets of exams for theory paper will be conducted for maximum marks of 30 and an average of best two exams will be considered. For practical papers internal assessment marks for maximum marks of 30 will be awarded considering the student’s regularity, manipulative skill, and viva voice during regular practical classes.

SYLLABUS

Semester -1 

  • Introduction to public health
    • Basics of public health 
    • Concept of health, illness and diseases
    • Measuring health and disease
    • Core function of public health practices
    • Orientations to Public health problems
    • Resources of public health 
    • Indian public health system 
    • International health 
    • Practicum
  • Human Biology 1 (Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry)
    • Introduction to human anatomy and physiology
    • Anatomy and physiology of Organ system the hospitals and community.
  • Human Biology 2 (Microbiology and Pathology)
      • Introduction to pathology
      • General Pathology
      • Systemic Pathology
      • Infectious and parasitic diseases
      • Microbiology:
        • Introduction 
        • Morphology and physiology of bacteria, virus, fungus, parasites 
        • Sterilization and Disinfection
        • Antimicrobial agents
        • Immunology 
        • Infection and nosocomial
        • infections
      • Parasitology
        • life cycle of common parasites and its control meseasures.
  • Epidemiology 1
    • Introduction to Epidemiology 
    • Dynamics of Disease Transmission 
    • Measures of frequency of diseases or disease occurrence 
    • Measures of Risk 
    • Association and causation
    • Introduction to epidemiological studies 
    • Bias, Confounding factors, Errors, Precision

Semester – 2 

  • Biostatistics
    • Introduction 
    • Collection and Compilation of data 
    • Graphical representation of data
    • Summarization of data 
    • Probability concepts 
    • Introduction to Sampling 
    • Comparing sample estimates 
    • Basics of Hypothesis testing 
    • Simple liner regression and correlation
  • Demography
    • Introduction to demography 
    • Sources of Population data 
    • Population theories 
    • Population structure and characteristics
    • Demographic measures and methods 
    • Fertility 
    • Migration and Urbanization 
    • Population Policy 
    • Practicum
  • Environmental Health
    • Introduction to environmental health 
    • Water
    • Waste water disposal and treatment 
    • Solid and hazardous waste 
    • Air, Noise and Radiation
  • Social and Behavioural Health
    • Introduction to Social and Health Behavioural Health 
    • Health behavior: role of behavior factors in disease and disorders 
    • Basic concepts of society, community and family
    • Health Behaviour Models
    • Social reaction to diseases 
    • Comparative health cultures
    • Health disparities

Semester – 3 

  • Epidemiology-2
    • Epidemiological Methods 
    • Disease Out breaks 
    • Screening of diseases 
    • Surveillance 
    • Filed Epidemiology 
    • Practicum
  • Occupational Health
    • Fundamentals of Occupational health and work safety 
    • Occupations hazards and Diseases
  • Infectious Disease
    • Introduction to health and disease
    • Epidemiology of infectious diseases 
    • Practicum
  • Health Education and Communication
    • Introduction to health education 
    • Health Promotion 
    • Approach in health education 
    • Health and human behavior 
    • Working with communities 
    • Health communication 
    • Health education methods and materials
    • Role of agencies in health education and promotion

Semester – 4

  • Women’s Health
    • Introduction 
    • Reproduction and Sexual health 
    • Women Issues 
    • Violence against women 
    • Women’s health policies in India
  • Child and Adolescent Health
    • New born care 
    • Child hood and illness
    • Childhood and adolescence nutrition
    • Adolescent Health 
    • Sexual health 
    • Substance abuse and social crime
    • Mental health 
    • Adolescent and special children.
  • Health Systems Management
    • Introduction to health systems 
    • Healthcare delivery system in India
    • Organizational structure of health care
    • Planning in health services/ programs
    • Health schemes
    • Health programs
    • Health insurance and types 
    • Healthcare reforms 
    • Decentralization 
    • Universalization of health 
    • Accessibility of health care services 
    • Disparity in health care services
    • Resource allocation 
    • Role of international organization in health systems. 
  • Chronic Diseases
    • Introduction to Chronic Diseases
    • Risk factors
    • Social determinants of Chronic Diseases
    • Chronic Disease burden in World and India
    • Current issues and challenges in chronic diseases prevention and control 
    • Chronic disease surveillance
    • Role of Health care system in Chronic diseases prevention and control
    • Chronic diseases and economic impact 
    • Substance abuse
    • Respiratory diseases 
    • Cardiovascular diseases 
    • Obesity
    • Hypertension
    • Cancer
    • Mental disorders and Mental health
    •  Neurological disorder
    • Musculoskeletal diseases
    • Chronic Liver diseases 
    • Chronic Kidney diseases
    • Accidents

Semester – 5

  • Ageing of Population
    • Introduction to Public health and Aging
    • Theories of ageing
    • Population ageing: Demographics and Epidemiology 
    • Ageing and Public health System
    • Ageing and Health Issues 
    • Society and Behavior factors 
    • Ageing population and Quality of Life. 
    • Policy for old and elderly
  • Health Economics
    • Introduction: the relevance of economics in health and medical care 
    • Health care spending
    • Trends-patterns
    •  Spending growth Vs Spending levels
    • Models of spending
    • Economic models in health care: Demand Side and Supply side
    • Health care expenditure
    • Introduction to micro and macro approach in health economics 
    • Health care markets
    • Government role in health economics 
    • Health care cost concept 
    • Economic evaluation 
  • Public Health Policy
    • Introduction to health policy 
    • Methods to assess the need for policy development 
    • Policy analysis framework 
    • Policy related to healthcare
  • Public Health Informatics
    • Introduction to Public Health Informatics
    • Fundamentals of computers 
    • Basics of Database Management System
    • Basics of Public health Informatics
    • Application of public health informatics
    • Practicum

Semester – 6 

  • Global Health
    • Introduction to internal health/ global health
    • What is global health?
    • World health report 
    • Millennium Development Goals 
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • Health determinants 
    • Global burden of diseases 
    • Nutrition and global health 
    • Infectious diseases 
    • Culture, behaviour and health 
    • Health care reforms 
    • Emergencies and disaster globally and its management 
    • Global cooperation in international public health 
    • International organizations 
    • Health and Human rights 
    • Leadership and public health
    • Global health NGOs and challenges
    • Partnering with various government agencies and challenges 
    • Global health challenges 
    • Future of global health
  • Public Health Ethics and Law
    • Introduction and Basics of Ethics
    • Addressing ethical conflicts and Dilemma in public health 
    • Balancing probable benefits, cost and risk ethics 
    • Public Health perspective and ethical issues
    • Theories and principles of public health ethics
    • Legislations related to health in India
    • Legislation related to Tobacco and Drug Control
    • Legislation related to Other Public Health Problems
    • Occupational Health & Legislation
    • Environment Health Legislations 
  • Healthcare Organization Management
    • Principles of Management 
    • Management Environment 
    • Organizational culture 
    • Managing change and innovation 
    • Decision making 
    • Fundamentals of planning 
    • Strategic Management
    • Organization 
    • Human Resources Management
    • Organizational Behaviour 
    • Operations Management
  • Public Health Nutrition
    • Introduction to basics concepts of food and nutrition
    • Recommended Dietary Allowances for Nutrients 
    • Factors influencing food of a community.
    • Nutrition requirement Life cycle approach
    • Deficiencies of Nutrition 
    • Practicum

Semester – 7

  • Disaster and Emergency Management
    • Introduction to Disaster management
    • Hazards
    • Risk
    • Mitigation
    • Preparedness
    • Response
    • Recovery
    • Agencies
    • Introduction to Emergency Planning
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Introduction to monitoring and evaluation
    • Developing a monitoring and evaluation system
    • Process of Monitoring 
    • Data collection
    • Evaluation 
    • Planning and managing and evaluation
    • Evaluation standards
    • Reporting
    • Dissemination
    • Practicum
  • Public Health Project Management
    • Project planning 
    • Project feasibility analysis
    • Functions of project management 
    • Project planning and design process using Logical framework approach
    • Project Appraisal
    • Project Implementation
    • Budgeting and cost calculation
    • Risk management 
    • Proposal writing
  • Fundamentals of Public Health Leadership
    • Leadership

Semester – 8 

  • Internship/ Field Experience

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