Executive Master's in Public Health

Department of Community Health

College of Health Sciences

Programme Category
Programme Description
This executive programme is designed to provide high-quality and practice-focused professional education, which shall lead to the award of Master's of Public Health (MPH). The programme shall focus mainly on the following aspects:
  • Health Education
  • Human Nutrition
  • Health Administration and Planning
  • Epidemiology and Disease Control
  • Population and Reproductive Health.
Programme Objectives

General Objective

The overall objective of the Executive MPH degree programme is to produce broadly competent Public health professionals who are equipped with relevant knowledge and skills to critically analyse public health challenges and propose as well as implements policies and programmes that would lead to reduction in disease burden and improvement in health and well being of individuals, households and communities.

At the end of the course, the candidate should be able to function effectively in institution of higher learning, research and service positions in government and no-governmental organizations involved in public health programmes in Nigeria and other countries.

Specific Objectives

The specific objective of the MPH course is to equip professional workers in the field of public health with skills in the following major areas:

  • Epidemiologic principles and its application to analysis of health situation of defined communities;
  • Planning and implementation of health services within the framework of community-oriented primary care;
  • Management of health services delivery organizations;
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of community-based programmes;
  • Public Health practice, including health promotion and control of diseases;
  • Research methodology and analysis;
  • Policy analysis and formulation.
Admission Requirements
The MPH Programme is open to graduates of medicine and other health-related courses, and who are currently engaged in public health practice. Candidates with at least a basic professional degree in Medicine, or dentistry of this University or any other recognized University, with at least 3 years’ experience in health care programmes are eligible to apply. Other graduates of health sciences such as Nursing, Biochemistry, Physiology and other related disciplines like Human Nutrition, Demography, Health Education, Environmental Health and Biostatics from a recognized university with at least 4 years of post-qualification practical experience in the health field are also eligible to apply.
Two academic sessions of four (4) contact periods.
Mode of Study
The course is designed as a combination of short resident (in-school) periods, periodic (weekends) contacts, and use of electronic materials. Reading materials, lecture notes and other relevant materials will be available in print and electronic form.
How to Apply
Application are made online, click here to review the steps involved when applying.
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