Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) programme in the School of Postgraduate Studies offers you the opportunity to earn a Master of Public Health degree from the highly ranked Adventist University of Africa (AUA). Strong communities are the foundation of Public Health, and AUA is committed to wholistic service, training, and research which are necessary to build our students and communities. Through rigorous academics on-campus, online, and at our Extension Instruction Locations, the programme aims to directly impact the well-being of our students, the people of the African continent, and the world at large. Through educational programmes, research initiatives and a service-driven mission, the University is committed to empowering underserved populations and advancing the health of communities around the globe. Information technology is integral to the delivery of every course, including the delivery of content materials, student assignments, and communication between the students and faculty.
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is one of the most innovative public health programmes in Africa which equips you with competency-based skills and experience to excel in the 21st-century health workforce enabling you to contribute to the quest of improving the health of the community. Acquiring an advanced degree in Public Health with us will give you a calling to make a difference.

The philosophy of the MPH programme is derived from the basic beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the mission of the University. The programme recognises the need for the stewardship and development of the person in order to maintain the physical, mental, and spiritual health necessary for the in-dwelling of the Spirit of God and provision of service to others, the local community, and the broader society. Health practitioners are increasingly being required to engage their clients, not only through curative interventions but also with preventive, promotive, and rehabilitative services to ensure that the health of clients is enhanced and that diseases, medical conditions, and their psychosocial consequences do not worsen or recur.

Focus on preventive and promotive health actions is relevant all over the world, but more specifically in Africa where health promotion is scarce due to poverty and low educational levels among the majority of people. A report from the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on public health in Africa stated global public health challenges were more acute in sub-Saharan Africa and that the region carries 24% of the global burden of disease (Cooke, 2009). The challenges in public health require a concerted effort in education, for both preventions of disease and promotion of good health.

The MPH programme emphasises empowering people working with communities in Africa and around the world with comprehensive knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to enjoy better health.

$11.    Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 on a 4-point scale or its equivalent grade of 60%. Applicants with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 or 55% to 59% may be accepted on probation.

$12.    Applicants are to meet the following prerequisites as having been taken at the undergraduate level:

           Human Anatomy and Physiology/Human Biology (3 Credits)

           Human Nutrition (3 Credits)   

$13.    Have two Recommendations: One from a religious leader and one from your previous university or from your employing organization.

Submit the name, email address and designation of your referees, and AUA    admissions will email the link for completing the online recommendation form. The applicant should seek the consent of the referee before submitting their details.

$14.    Must demonstrate proficiency in English.

Programme Coordinator:  Dr Daniel GanuEmail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Two Years - Full Time

MPH Curriculum Outline

Courses

Credits

MPH Core Courses

7

21

Internship

1

1

Research and Thesis/Project

3

9

Specialization

6

18

Electives

1

3

Total

18

52

 

Core Courses (22 Credits)
All MPH students must take these courses

Credits

PHEH 637

Principles of Environmental Health

3

PHEP 656

Principles of Epidemiology

3

PHET 662

Ethics in Public Health

3

PHPP 626

Public Health Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

3

PHHM 647

Adventist Philosophy of Health

3

PHHP 627

Concepts and Principles of Health Promotion

3

PHRM 611

Introduction to Biostatistics

3

PHHP 791

Internship (Those currently working in health institutions are exempted from this requirement)

1

Specialization Courses

Environmental Health Specialization (18 Credits)

PHEH 638

Sanitation and Waste Management

3

PHEH 665

Water and Food Safety

3

PHEH 644

Occupational Health and Safety

3

PHEH 640

Strategies of Health Promotion

3

PHEH 681

Environmental Health Risk Assessment

3

PHEH 668

Global Environmental Health Issues

3

Health Promotion Specialization (18 Credits)

PHHP 650

Substance Abuse & Mental Health

3

PHNU 620

Public Health Nutrition

3

PHHP630

Strategies of Health Promotion

3

PHHP 645

Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases

3

PHHP 656

Disease Prevention and Control

3

PHHP 668

Global Health Issues

3

Nutrition (18 Credits)

 

PHNU 620

Global Health Issues

3

PHNU 633

Nutrition Education and Consumer Awareness

3

PHNU 693

Maternal & Child Health

3

PHNU 626

Nutrition in Life Cycle

3

PHNU 628

Assessment of Nutritional Status

3

PHNU 668

Global Nutritional Health Issues

3

Community Development (18 Credits)

 

PHCD 632

Community Development Theory and Practice

3

PHCD 635

Natural Disasters and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

3

PHCD 651

Ethics in Community Development

3

PHCD 647

Sustainable Development

3

PHCD 644

Gender and Development

3

PHCD 652

Community Resource Management

3

Electives (3 Credits)

Select one course

PHEL 627

Health in the Social Context

3

PHEL 635

Human Behaviour and Health

3

PHEL 648

Financial Management in Health Care

3

PHEL 660

Seminar in Public Health Policy and Advocacy

3

HADM 626

Epinfo Data Management

3

PHCD 636

Human Rights Issues in Community Development

3

PHCD 648

Funding for Community Development 

3

PHPP 626

Public Health Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation

3

Research (9 Credits)

All students must take these courses

PHRM 612

Research Methods

3

PHRM 697

Research Project/Thesis

6

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