Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

Master of Public Health (MPH) Program

The MPH programme at Busitema University is one of the vehicles that plays a critical role in the economic and social development of Uganda through training of distinguished health professionals with competencies to serve underserved and rural populations. Furthermore, there is urgent need of locally generated research that can address the need of people in low and middle-income countries.

In the light of the above, the aim of MPH is to train public health specialists who can provide leadership in addressing national and regional health care challenges form the integrated community, clinical, preventive and health promotion health perspective. In addition, these individuals should be self-directed in their style of learning and capable of mobilising their learning skills throughout their future careers as cadres of national health systems.

The duration of the program is two years. Each academic year is divided into 2 semesters of 17 weeks each and a recess term of 10 weeks. Courses have theoretical, practical and research components, but with practical and competence building aspects. The courses are conducted both at the training institution where lectures, practical sessions and tutorials are conducted through face-to-face sessions, online sessions and community or site outreaches. All practical sessions are under guidance of supervisors, preceptors or mentors.

In order to qualify for the program, candidates must have any of the qualifications below or their equivalents:

  • A degree in health sciences, e.g., MBChB, BSc Nursing, Bachelors in Pharmacy, BDS, BSc. Physiotherapy, BSc. Public Health, Bachelors in Midwifery, and Bachelors in Environmental Health Science
  • A degree in biological sciences, e.g., Biology; Laboratory Sciences; Nutrition and Fisheries, Statistics, Demography and BVM.
  • A degree in social sciences, e.g., Social Work and Social Administration, Sociology, and Economics.