MPH / PhD in Public Health

General

Program Description

The program will be full time for a period of 12 months comprising 2 semesters of 16 weeks each and the last quarter of the period will be devoted to Public Health Practice and the writing of a Dissertation.

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

A good first degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university. Three years relevant working experience would be an advantage.

FIELD PRACTICE:

Students will spend up to two (2) months in the field working as public health residents under the supervision of District and Regional Directors of Health Services or other professionals in related fields who are eligible as part-time lecturers of the school. The Field program offers them an opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom and to acquire a critical set of competencies needed for effective public health practice. They also undertake research into health and managerial problems of relevance to the district, laboratory, sector or industry where they are posted.

ASSESSMENT

Continuous assessment during each semester will take the form of students’ reports, written assignments, assessments of fieldwork through supervisors’ evaluation and log book. Each course will be examined in at the end of the semester in which it is taken, graded and credits awarded. The final examination consists of an assessment of the dissertation and other output during the program.

COURSES:

A candidate is expected to obtain a minimum of 39 credits and a maximum of 48 credits of studies.

These will consist of:

1. Core Courses 16

2. Departmental Required Courses 6

3. Elective Courses 4 - 7

4. Seminars 3

5. Public Health Practice 4

6. Dissertation (including oral exams) 12

Last updated February 2018

About the School

About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, r ... Read More

About UG The vision of the University of Ghana is to develop world-class human resources and capabilities to meet national development needs and global challenges through quality teaching, learning, research and knowledge dissemination. Founded in 1948 as the University College of the Gold Coast, the institution was mandated to provide and promote University learning, education and research. It became the University College of Ghana on the attainment of Ghana’s independence in March 1957. However, by an Act of Parliament on 1st October 1961, the University College of Ghana attained sovereign university status with authority to award its own degrees. It is the oldest and largest of the six public universities in Ghana. Read less