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Pursue an international degree in public health in Jaipur

Last updated on: June 29, 2012 12:25 IST

Pursue an international degree in public health in Jaipur

Suman Guha Mozumder

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health from the United States of America has collaborated with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research in Jaipur to offer a masters programme in public health in the country.

The United States' Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programme in Jaipur beginning in fall 2012 in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), the school has announced.

The Jaipur-based MPH programme is specifically intended for citizens and residents of India and low and middle-income countries in the region. The programme's focus will be on public health capacity building in developing countries.

The curriculum will concentrate on health management skills to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programmes and services, with special emphasis on issues facing India.

"As a School, we are committed to promoting public health and sharing our knowledge wherever we can. We are eager to work with our colleagues at the IIHMR on this region-based degree programme to train a new generation of public health leaders. Together we can improve health and save lives," Michael J Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health said in a statement.

IIHMR director Shiv Gupta said that the programme will be a milestone in promoting public health and building capacity of health professionals in India and the South East Asia region.

"It will usher in a new era in providing high quality education and training in public health that will establish a new benchmark in this part of the world," he said.

The collaborative MPH programme will consist of 80 term-credits over a full-time 11-month programme. The curriculum will comprise 23 didactic classes, besides a practicum and capstone.

Classes will be taught primarily at the IIHMR campus in Jaipur, and online. Students will travel to Bloomberg School's campus in Baltimore, for two weeks to attend the class in-person.



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