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Public health is a very broad concept. The common belief that Public Health is all about the absence of disease or infirmity is partially right. Public Health can be defined as “the science and a way of preventing disease, promoting human health through collective efforts and create awareness of public health in the societies, organizations communities, and individuals”.

It is the collective efforts of multidisciplinary teams of public health workers and professionals, that include medical assistants, health officers, economists, sociologists, biostatisticians, public health nurses, midwives, data manager, physicians, and many others. One can pursue the Public Health and Management course at undegraduate, post-graduate as well as doctoral levels. The course prepares students for administrative and managerial positions needed to finance, manager and deliver health services efficiently.

There are many public health initiatives taken worldwide - in both developed and developing countries. The WTO is the international agency that coordinates and manages acts on global public health issues, thus the career scope in public health is huge worldwide.

What are Public Health and Management Courses?

To pursue Public Health and Management as a career one can opt for short-term as well as long-term courses available in India. They can choose from courses. Some of the top public health and management courses are:

Eligibility Criteria for Public Health and Management

Check out the eligibility criteria for Public Health and Management course below:

  • The aspirants who want to pursue the Masters in Public Health and Management course in India should hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline of health science (for instance graduate in medicine/ Ayush/dentistry/veterinary sciences/allied health sciences/biostatistics/nutrition/psychology/nursing and other related graduation degree) from any recognised Indian university or equivalent degree from any foreign university.
  • The minimum aggregate score of the bachelor's degree should be at least 60% aggrgate, however, many institutes accept even 55% aggregate in the graduation degree.

Also Read: Top Public Health and Management collleges in India

Skill Sets Required for Public Health and Management Course

To manage public health (whole as a concept) is a very huge responsibility. The candidate should thus possess the below-mentioned appropriate skill sets.

List of Sillsets Required for Public Health and Management Course

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Leadership Skills

The ability to influence others

The ability to work collaboratively

Rational Thinking Abilities

Work under pressure

Communication Skills

Positive Approach

Interpersonal Skills

 

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Public Health & Management Course Curriculum

Public Health and Management is a full-time programme that is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required for the public health department. Generally, students undergo six months of internship during the last semester to qualify for the degree. The faculties guide students in selecting dissertation topics, designing studies, and publishing research work. In the final semester, students will have to produce a research paper under the guidance of the mentor.

Public Health and Management Course Curriculum

Social and Behavioral Aspects Of Health

Ethics in Public Health

Epidemiology

Community Nutrition

Biostatistics

Health Promotion and Behaviour Change Communication

Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Program

Health Economic and Healthcare Financing

Population Sciences

Health Program Management

Health Systems and Policies

Environmental Health and Sustainable Development

Women and Gender Issues

Research methods and Data Management

Health Management

 

Public Health and Management Specialisations

Students can opt for the below Public Health and Management specialisations:

List of Public Health and Management Specialisations

Biomedical Scientist

Health Policy Associate

Biostatistician

Nutritionist

Private Health Consultant

Environmental Health Scientist

Nutrition Technical Advisor

Infectious Disease Specialist

Public Health Educator

Health Care Managers And Administrator

Water Quality Planner

Epidemiologist

International Health Care Worker

Public Health Practitioner

 

Public Health and Management Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

There are various lucrative career options available in the field of Public Health and Management. The course opens new avenues for young professionals to upgrade their capabilities and seek employment with local governments, management companies, international development agencies, infrastructure development, NGOs, community managing organisations, and any other similar agencies/organisations. If the students wish to build your career in the public health sector then they can opt for jobs such as:

Job Profile Average Salary (in INR) Description
Health and Safety Engineer 6.4 LPA Health and safety engineers are responsible for scientific and technical services. The primary responsibility of a health and safety engineer is to design systems and procedures that will prevent people from getting injured in the manufacturing, construction, and other government sectors. You require a bachelor's degree in engineering, public health or industrial hygiene.
Associate Epidemiologist 14.2 LPA This person is responsible to perform fully documented reviews of both published and grey literature on the epidemiology of the assigned disease. The person is also responsible to produce analyses for pharmaceutical drugs, conduct research using grey literature databases such as NHANES, HCUP, and many other databases.
Environmental Scientists 5 LPA Environmental scientists protect both environmental and human health. Environmental scientists are responsible for data collection, plan development, and sharing information with the government, business or public. They are employed by state and local government bodies, many of them also work with consultants.
Public Health Officer 3.8 LPA The person is responsible for the supervision of housekeeping officer, waste disposal and vermicomposting plant maintenance.

Public Health and Management Top Recruiters

Here is the list of some top companies recruiting public health graduates:

List of Top  Recruiters for Pubkiv Health and Management Graduates

National Institute Of Health And Family Welfare

Bharat Biotech

National Health Mission

ITC

Indian Oil

Hindustan Unilever

UNICEF & THSTI

Britannia

Serum Institute Of India

Dr. Reddy

FAQs on Public Health and Management

Q: What is Public Health and Management course?

A: Public Health and Management course prepares students for administrative and managerial positions needed to finance, manager and deliver health services efficiently. 

Q: Is Public Health and Management a good career choice?

A: Public Health and Management is a highly impactful and rewarding career path. The course offers job security, opportunities for growth and versatility.

Q: How many years do you study for Public Health?

A: The duration of  Public Health and Management courses is generally between three to five depending on the level of the degree. The bachelors degree is of three years of duration and the masters degree and other higher degree is usually of two years duration.

Q: What is Public Health?

A: Public Health is broadly defined as the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury.

Q: Which are the top Public Health and Management colleges in India?

A: The top five Public Health and Management colleges in India are International Institute of Health Management and Research, New Delhi YMCA, Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Jamia Milia Islamia and Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research.

Q: What is the average salary of Public Health professional?

A: The average salary of Public Health specialisit in India is approximately INR 8.4 LPA.

Q: What are the career options available with Public Health and Management graduates?

A: Students who pursue Public Health and Management course can choose career options such as Associate Epidemiologist, Environmental Scientists, Public Health Officer, Health and safety engineers, etc.

Q: Who are the top recruiters for Public Health and Management graduates?

A: Some of the top recruiters are National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Bharat Biotech, Hindustran Unilever, ITC, Dr. Reddy, UNICEF, Serum Insitute of India, etc.

Q: What is the average salary of Environmental Scientist in India?

A: The average salary of Environmental Scientist in India is INR 5 LPA.

Q: Can I choose a specialisation in Public Health and Management course?

A: Yes, students can opt from various specialisations such as Biomedical, Biostatistician, Public Health Educator, Epidemiologist, Practioner, etc.

Q: Which are the top Masters in Public Health and Management colleges in Delhi NCR?

A: Some of the top Masters in Public Health and Management colleges in Delhi NCR are Jwaharlal Nehru University, GD Goenka University, Indian Institute of Public Health, ICRI, Amity University, School of Health Sciences, etc.

Popular Public Health & Management Colleges in India

Following are the most popular Public Health & Management Colleges in India. Learn more about these Public Health & Management colleges (Courses, Reviews, Answers & more) by downloading the Brochure.
1 Course
12 K
2.8 LPA
8 Courses
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5 LPA

Top 15 in Delhi

1 Course
13.7 K
3 LPA
4 Courses
2.97 K - 6.44 K
6 LPA

#2 NIRF

2.33 L
12 LPA

#9 NIRF

Popular Private Public Health & Management Colleges in India

1 Course
8.12 L
5 LPA
1 Course
6 L
4.0
1.75 L - 3.45 L
1.1 L - 4.14 L
10 LPA
2 Courses
6 L - 10 L
1.4 L - 2.4 L
1.8 - 3.55 LPA

Popular Public Health & Management UG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Public Health & Management UG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these UG Courses by clicking the links below.

UG Courses

Popular Public Health & Management PG Courses in India

Following are the most popular Public Health & Management PG Courses . You can explore the top Colleges offering these PG Courses by clicking the links below.

PG Courses

Popular Public Health & Management Specializations in India

Following are the most popular Public Health & Management Specializations . You can explore the top Colleges offering these Specializations by clicking the links below.

Popular Specializations

Comments

Which colleges offer dual BPH + MPH?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

2 days ago

Dear aspirant
It's great connecting with you. Kindly checkout the below link for information related to your query. https://www.shiksha.com/bph-bachelor-of-public-health-chp
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Is SRM Chennai good for MPH after nursing? What will be the total cost for 2 years for both college+hostel?

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2 days ago

Check out the following for more information about the college and reviews - https://www.shiksha.com/university/srm-institute-of-science-and-technology-chennai-24749.

My wife has done MS in public health dentistry. Is she eligible for the UGC NET exam?

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Dinesh upadhyay

Guide-Level 13

a week ago

You can refer the latest UGC notification. There are 100+ subjects covered. One can choose the subject from the UGC subject list or subject most similar to listed subject. Yes, she can appear with subject like community health. Best wishes.

What is the admission process for MPH in Indian School of Technology and Management?

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Is NEET PG is needed for MPH course? I am a BAMS graduate.

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Renu Singh

Beginner-Level 2

2 weeks ago

It varies among colleges. It can be based on the merit of the qualifying examination.

When will the admissions open for MPH course in JIPMER Pondicherry?

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

2 weeks ago

Hi,
Registration has started from last week of March, 2022 to 1st week of May, 2022.

Are placements available for MPH students in your college?

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Charu Maheshwari

Contributor-Level 7

2 weeks ago

Hi,
About 20% of students got jobs in placement drives. Some went ahead to pursue higher studies. Average salary packages were offered to all the students who got campus placement. The lowest salary is 25,000 per month and the highest salary is 50,000 per month.

I want to know about MPH programme in Mumbai.

Reply to Dr Nigar Fatima Alvi

How to get admission for MPH what is the whole procedure?

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Bharath Kumar R

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a month ago

I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Masters in Public Health at Gurugram University.

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Bharath Kumar R

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a month ago

Is there any college in Mysore for BPH course?

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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for M.Sc. in Community Health Nursing at Sadhu Vaswani College of Nursing.

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Raj Desai

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a month ago

The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B. Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks. The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with ...The minimum education requirements shall be the passing of B.Sc. Nursing/B.Sc. Hons. Nursing/Post Basic B. Sc. Nursing in an institution which is recognized by the Indian Nursing Council with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks.
The candidate should be a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife with a minimum of one year of experience after Basic B.Sc. Nursing / B. Sc. Hons. Nursing / Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing.

How to prepare for UGC NET after doing MPH (after BDS)? What is the expected date for UGC NET for 2022 session?

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Vinay kr Pandey

Guide-Level 14

a month ago

From the second week of March 2022 to the fourth week of April 2022, candidates will register for the December session.

Which are the best University, College or Institute for MBA Public Health courses in India?

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Jyoti Kumari

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a month ago

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Aman Thakur

Contributor-Level 8

a month ago

Please provide MPH admission details 2022 at University of Hyderabad.

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Mallika Ahuja

Contributor-Level 10

a month ago

Check out the following link for further details -
https://www.shiksha.com/university/uoh-university-of-Hyderabad-23069.

Can I become a community health officer after doing B.Sc. Nursing from Assam down town university?

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Moomina Jan

Beginner-Level 5

a month ago

Becoming any kind of officer, You have to see the eligibility criteria first, by qualifying any kind of competitive exams eg PG in the same field or any other kind of exams regarding the same like Indian army nursing, jipmer B.Sc. Nursing so that u could excel in your field of interest. Keep going.

I would like to know what subject you can choose with Science (except Maths) in 12th for doing Bachelors in public health.

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Nakul Kumar

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2 months ago

Courses After 12th Science Without Maths
BBA. BMS. Diploma in Management. BSW. B.Pharma. D B.Sc. Courses. Teacher Training Courses.

I need information for admissions in Masters in public health in NIMHANS or RGUHS.

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Divya vani

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2 months ago

For Fee Structure, Course Duration, Reviews, Cutoff, Eligibility & Exams. Download Brochures & Admission details of MPH courses at NIMHANS, Please visit link: https://www.shiksha.com/college/national-institute-of-mental-health-and-neurosciences-hour-road-Bangalore-25138/courses/mph-bc
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I want to know about the latest cutoff information for Master of Public Health(MPH) at UniPune (Pune University).

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Riveka Khandelwal

Beginner-Level 1

2 months ago

The course is open to students with an undergraduate degree in biological, clinical, and social sciences including B.Sc. (life sciences, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition), B.A. (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology) LL.B, Degree in any branch of Medicine or Pharmacy from any statutory University o...The course is open to students with an undergraduate degree in biological, clinical, and social sciences including B.Sc. (life sciences, nursing, pharmacology, nutrition), B.A. (Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology) LL.B, Degree in any branch of Medicine or Pharmacy from any statutory University or recognized as equivalent thereto by the Savitribai Phule Pune University.
The cut-off for 2021 was 88.3 percentile.

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Shrenik Mutha

Beginner-Level 5

2 months ago

You must score at least 50% in the OEE entrance exam. It may vary if you have done undergraduate from a university other than Pune University. Mostly above 50% in OEE books the seat for admission.

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