MPH Program at Manipal University, India—Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Bhat, Vinod H and Kamath, Ramachandra and Arunkumar, G (2012) MPH Program at Manipal University, India—Experiences, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. pp. 1-9.

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Background : The UAB-ITREOH program has initiated a skill-based MPH program at Manipal University (MU), India, in 2009, to address the critical need for trained public health professionals and build institutional public health training capacity in the country. Methods:Funds from Fogarty have supported the curriculum development and specialized training of MU faculty to teach in the MPH program. Results: The program has been successfully launched and is gaining momentum. The lessons learned from our experiences as well as several challenges faced from the initialization to execution of the program are described in the article. Conclusions: Government support is crucial for raising the profile of this program by accreditation, creating job opportunities and by recognizing these professionals as leaders in the public health sector.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MPH;Manipal;UAB;inter-professional practice;skill-based;ITREOH;public health training;curriculum
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Departments at MU > Manipal Centre for Virus Research
Departments at MU > Public Health
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 May 2012 04:54
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 14:28

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