Department of Public Health

Daffodil International University (DIU) is one of the best leading private universities in Bangladesh in the sense of economy, education, health and other aspects of modern educations. The education system is changing and merging with the information technology.
DIU is very concerned about the change of common health problems specially communicable and chronic disease of Bangladesh. As a resources poor country. Most of the diseases are preventable and controllable and which could be possible by the active role of Public Health Specialist. The field of public heath is a multidisciplinary subject which extends from basic medical subjects to highly specialised public health subjects and technology, the requirement of human resources with MPH degree in Bangladesh will serve in different health program that would be introduced in the coming days of DIU. With this novel view MPH degree is highly professional credential for making leaders in the area of health field. Based on the extensive teaching, innovative local priority based research, change of   socioeconomic status, the DIU in academic collaboration with the world reputed recognized universities and leading international organization which offers Master of Public Health (MPH).The program emphasizes the development of skills and capability in management aspect which will be able to make communication of health programs.   Regulation for the Master of Public Health under DIU Course structures for this program are stated below: 1. Program duration (12 months: 52 credits) Total duration of MPH program is 12 months, these 12 months consists of three semesters, and each semester comprises four months. The schedules of three semesters are as follows

Sl no Semester Class /Study activities Core Subjects Duration Examination
A Spring Semester 1st semester Major-7=21cr 1 January to 15 April 16 April to 30 April
B Summer Semester 2nd semester Major/ Elective-15cr 1 May to 15 August 16 August to 31August
C Fall Semester 3rd semester Dissertation, 10cr 1 September to 15 December 16 December to 31 December
      Practicum and internship-3cr  
Computer learning -3cr

  2. The 52 credits of course work required for the MPH degree include core course, major courses and some elective courses. 3. Outline of the required MPH courses Credit wise distribution of MPH program

Sl no Name of the course Number of course  Semester Total Credit
1  Core Course 7 1st semester 21=7*3
2 Major/Elective course 5 1st/ 2nd semester 15=5*3
3 Dissertation 1 3rd Semester 10
4 Computer learning 1 3rd Semester  3
5. Practicum/Internship 1 3rd Semester  3
Total required credits 52

4. Examination System: Examination System will be in credit based

1 Theory and tutorials: 9 hours 20 Min. one credit
2 For Practical  9 hours 20 Min. one credit
3 Practical includes: assignment, presentation, Seminars

In order to complete MPH program: all students must fulfill the following course regardless their major area. Mark Distribution:

Specification Mark
Attendance 10
Class Test`: Quiz-2X5 10
Presentation: Subject specific 5
Assignment: 1000 words written 10
Mid Term Exam 25
Final Exam 40
Total 100

  Course for this program are stated below CORE COURSE STRUCTURE

Sl No Course Type No of Course Credit Hours
1 Core Course 7 21
2 Courses in Major area 3 9
3 Elective course 2 6
4 Dissertation 1 10
5 Practicum/Internship 1 3
6 Computer learning 1 3
  Total 15 52

LIST OF COURSES ACCORDING TO SEMESTER WISE

Total Credits

SEMESTER- 1Core Courses Seven core courses Total Credit Hour 21
Sl No Course code Course Title Credit Hour
1 MPH-502 Biostatistics-I 3
2 MPH-503 Research Methodology 3
3 MPH-504 Public Health Information, Education and Communication 3
4 MPH-513 Epidemiology-I 3
5 MPH-514 Reproductive & Child Health 3
6 MPH-517 Occupational and Environment Health 3
7 MPH-515 Hospital Management 3
Total credit Hours for Each Major 21

 

(Any one from the following major areas)
SL No. Initial CODE COURSE CREDIT
Major 1 MPH-513X Epidemiology (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Major 2 MPH-514X Reproductive & Child Health (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Major 3 MPH-515X Public Health and Hospital Administration (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Major 4 MPH-516X Nutrition (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Major 5 MPH-517X Occupational & Environmental Health (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Major 6 MPH-518X Dental Public Health (3 Major Course plus 2 elective Courses) 15
Total credit Hours for Each Major 15

 

Total Credits

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code:513X Major:1 Epidemiology Three major course plus two elective courses Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course code Course Title Credit Hour
Major Courses
1 MPH-5131 Epidemiology-II 3
2 MPH-5132 Applied Epidemiology 3
3 MPH-5133 Advanced biostatistics 3
Elective Courses
4 MPH-5134 Epidemiology of CD & NCD 3
5 MPH-5135 Field Epidemiology 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code: 514X Major: 2 Reproductive & Child Health Three major course plus two elective courses Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course Code Course Title Credit Hour
Major Courses
1 MPH-5141 Gender and population 3
2 MPH-5142 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 3
3 MPH-5143 Adolescent Health 3
Elective courses
4 MPH-5144 Maternal and Child Nutrition 3
5 MPH-5145 Sexual Health 3
Total  Credits 15 credits

   

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code: 515X Major: 3 Hospital Management Three major course plus two elective courses Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Major Courses
1 MPH-5151 Health Care System Management and Administration 3
2 MPH-5152    Medical record, Documentation and Information Management 3
3 MPH-5153    Human resources management (HRM) 3
Elective Courses
  4 MPH-5154 Health Economics  and Financing 3
5 MPH-5155 Hospital and Health Care Services 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code: 516X Major: 4 Nutrition Three major course plus two elective courses (These Major courses open when students are available.) Total Credit Hour 15

Sl No

Course Code Course Title < Credit Hours
Major Courses
1 MPH-5161 Food Safety and hygiene 3
2 MPH-5162 Community Nutrition 3
3 MPH-5163 Applied Nutrition 3
Elective Courses
4 MPH-5164 Nutritional epidemiology 3
5 MPH-5165 Nutrition education and Communication 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code: 517X Major: 5 Occupational and Environment Health Three major course plus two elective courses Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Major Courses
1 MPH-5171 Occupational and Environment Health Epidemiology 3
2 MPH-5172    Occupational and Environment Health Toxicology 3
3 MPH-5173    Disaster Management, Climate Change and its effect on Health 3
Elective Courses
4 MPH-5174 Occupational and Environment Health and safety 3
5 MPH-5175 Occupational and environmental policies, strategies, Regulation and occupational Environmental & Disease 3
Total Credit Hours 15

   

SEMESTER- 2 Initial Code: 518X Major: 6 Dental Public Health
Three major course plus two elective courses
(Major courses open when students are available for the students of dentistry)
Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
Major Courses
1 MPH-5181 Community  Dentistry and Epidemiology of Dental Disease 3
2 MPH-5182 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 3
3 MPH-5183 Implementing strategy in Dental service 3
Elective Courses
4 MPH-5184 Oral health and Diseases in population 3
5 MPH-5185 Preventive Dentistry 3
Total Credit Hours 15

 

SEMESTER- 3 Course Title Total Credit Hour 15
Sl No Course Code Credit Hours
Major Courses
1 MPH-701 Dissertation 10
2 MPH-500 Computer learning/SPSS 2+1
3 MPH-702 Practicum and Internship 3
Total Credit Hours 16


Others elective Course which will be offered according to major area, which can be taken by the student choice


Ongoing Existing Elective Courses
Sl No Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
1 MPH-500 Computer Learning with Lab 2+1
2 MPH-501 Introduction to Public Health 3
3 MPH-401 Statistical Methods Public Health 3
4 MPH-402 Policy Approach to Health Care 3
5 MPH-403 Promotion and Advocacy of Health Care 3
6 MPH-404 Public Health (Reproductive Health) 3
7 MPH-405 Introduction to Demography 3
8 MPH-406 Public Health and Epidemiology 3
9 MPH-407 Gender Poverty and Health Equity 3
10 MPH-408 Introduction to Health Economics 3
11 MPH-409 Epidemiology-III 3
12 MPH-410 Economic Evaluation of Health Care 3
13 MPH-411 Medical Social Anthropology 3
14 MPH-412 Environmental Health 3
15 MPH-413 Principles of Microbiology, Parasitological and Medical Entomology 3
      3
17 MPH-415 Development and Globalization 3
18 MPH-416 Clinical Epidemiology 3
19 MPH-417 Epidemiology of Non Communicable Disease 3
20 MPH-418 Preventive Dentistry 3
21 MPH-419 Community Dentistry & Epidemiology of Dental Diseases 3
22 MPH-420 Oral health and Diseases in population 3
23 MPH-421 Fundamentals of Dental Public Health Practice 3
24 MPH-422 Implementing strategy in Dental service 3
25 MPH-423 Social & Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
26 MPH-424 Ethics in Public Health Practice 3
27 MPH-425 Health Management Information System 3
28 MPH-426 Adolescent Health 3
29 MPH-427 Maternal and Child Health 3
30 MPH-428 Safe Motherhood Initiative and Component 3
31 MPH-429 Health Service Administration 3
32 MPH-430 Operational Management and Leadership Development 3
33 MPH-5164 Nutritional epidemiology 3
34 MPH-5165 Nutrition education and Communication 3

 

Semester wise Course Curriculum

 

Total Credits

SEMESTER- 1Core Courses Seven core courses Total Credit Hour 21
Sl No Course code Course Title Credit Hour
1 MPH-502 Biostatistics-I 3
2 MPH-503 Research Methodology 3
3 MPH-504 Public Health Information, Education and Communication 3
4 MPH-513 Epidemiology-I 3
5 MPH-514 Reproductive & Child Health 3
6 MPH-517 Occupational and Environment Health 3
7 MPH-515 Hospital Management 3
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