BPH


Duration of the Course : 4  Years (8 Semesters)

Medium of Instruction :  English

Affiliated to  : Purbanchal University, Biratnagar, Nepal

Eligibility :  ISc/+2 Science (Bio)/PCL Health Sciences with Second Division

Total  no. of  intake in One Academic Year  :   40

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) Program aims to prepare professional public health specialists with the highest technical and managerial competence in district level health programs, including problem identification, planning, implement, training, health education and research. Such specialists can serve in various types of positions at national, regional, zonal, district or local levels. They will be needed in various kinds of governmental or non-governmental health agencies, hospital, schools and institutions, other possible area of absorption may involve special responsibilities, eg. working directly with local communities and individuals, working primarily with schools teachers, administering health education services and preparing health workers ion public health fields. In general, the graduates of BPH program should be able to carry out the responsibilities designed for the district public health officer.

 

Objectives of the Program

The objective of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program is to produce competent graduates with advanced knowledge and practical skills necessary to deliver high quality health services needed for country. Specifically, the program entails the following objectives:

 

  • Provide advance knowledge and practical skills in Public Health for graduates of certificate level programs in general medicine, nursing (Staff Nurse) and health sciences and for certificate graduates in science with biology
  • Develop required skills in designing, analyzing and evaluating applied public health science research and management
  • Equip public health specialists with communication and group organization skills for promoting community participation in health and development activities ultimately leading to the individual and community self-reliance in health services and improvement in health status of people
  • Enable public health professionals to deal with existing realities in district public health management issues, concern and problems
  • Foster positive attitudes in health professionals and encourage them to provide more accessible and equitable Primary Health Care services for disadvantaged groups and communities
  • Develop the leadership capabilities of public health professionals in the management of Primary Health Care and District Level Public Health Programs
  • Enhance Vocational Competence of public health professionals through advanced education in health strategies, health promotion and health programming

 

ADMISSION CRITERIA:

  • ISc/+2 Science (Bio)/PCL Health Sciences with Second Division
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Must Pass the Entrance Examination conducted by Purbanchal University with at least 50% marks

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION:

  • Photocopy of Mark-Sheets and Character Certificate of SLC and 10+2 or ISc. or any PCL Health Sciences
  • Photocopy of Migration and Provisional Certificate
  • Photocopy of Citizenship Certificate
  • Six Copies of PP size Photographs
  • Duly filled admission Form

OVERVIEW OF BACHELOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH (BPH) COURSE

FIRST YEAR:

FIRST SEMESTER

S.N.

Course Code

Course Title

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching HR

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH  101.1-AP

Anatomy and Physiology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH  101.2-PFAS

Pathophysiology, First Aid and Safety

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH  101.3-BI

Biochemistry and Immunology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH  101.4-MPBV

Microbilogy, Parasitology, Bacteriology & Virology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH  101.5-MER

Medical Entomology and Rodentology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

BPH  101.6-PE

Professional English

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

7

BPH  101.1-AP

Practical Skill Development (Anatomy and Physiology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

BPH  101.2-PFAS

Practical Skill Development (Pathophysiology, First Aid and Safety)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

9

BPH  101.3-BI

Practical Skill Development (Biochemistry and Immunology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

10

BPH  101.4-MPBV

Practical Skill Development (Microbilogy, Parasitology, Bacteriology & Virology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

11

BPH  101.5-MER

Practical Skill Development (Medical Entomology and Rodentology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

                                                                         TOTAL

      -

      -

18

5

288

160

850

450

SECOND SEMESTER

S.N.

Course Code

Course Title

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 102.1-IPH

Introduction to Public Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 102.2-BE

Basic Epidemiology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 102.3-BFN

Basic Food Nutrition

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 102.4-BCA

Biostatistics and Computer Application

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH 102.5-PPT

Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

TPP 102.1-IPH

Term Paper Presentation (Introduction to Public Health)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

7

TPP 102.2-BE

Practical Skill Development (Basic Epidemiology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

TPP 102.3-PPT

Term Paper Presentation  (Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

9

PSD 102.4-BFN

Practical Skill Development (Basic Food Nutrition)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

10

PSD 102.5-BCA

Practical Skill Development (Biostatistics and Computer Application)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

                                                                         TOTAL

      -

      -

  15

  5

240

160

750

400

SECOND YEAR:

THIRD SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 203.1-EHE

Environmental Health and Ecosystem

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 203.2-FHMCH

Family Health, Maternal and Child Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 203.3-PSFP

Population Studies and Family Planning

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 203.4-FHE

Fundamentals of Health Education

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH 203.5-PHCIH

Primary Health Care and International Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

BPH 203.6-CHOD

Community Health Organization and Development

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

7

PSD 203.1-EHE

Practical Skill Development         (Environmental Health and Ecosystem)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

FHE 203.2-FHMCH

Family Health Exercise                          (Family Health, Maternal and Child Health)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

9

TPP 203.3-PSFP

Term Paper Presentation                        (Population Studies and Family Planning)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

10

TPP 203.4- PHCIH

Term Paper Presentation              (Primary Health Care and International Health)                     

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

11

TPP 203.5-CHOD

Term Paper Presentation                      (Community Health Organization and Development)             

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

  18

  5

288

160

850

450

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 204.1-MSA

Medical Sociology and Anthropology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 204.2-AEOH

Applied Environmental and Occupational Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 204.3-AE

Applied Epidemiology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 204.4-AB

Applied Biostatistics

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH 204.5-APHN

Applied Public Health Nutrition

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

BPH 204.6-SHOH

School Health and Oral Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

7

TPP 204.1-MSA

Term Paper Preparation (Medical Sociology and Anthropology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

PSD 204.2-AEOH

Practical Skill Development (Applied Environmental and Occupational Health)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

9

TPP 204.3-AE

Term Paper Preparation       (Applied Epidemiology)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

10

TPP 204.4- APHN

Term Paper Preparation                (Applied Public Health Nutrition)      

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

11

PSD 204.5-SHOH

Practical Skill Development (School Health and Oral Health)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

  18

  5

288

160

850

450

THIRD YEAR:

FIFTH SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 305.1-RHG

Reproductive Health and Gender

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 305.2-CE

Clinical Epidemiology

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 305.3-AHE

Applied Health Education

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 305.4-MHBS

Mental Health and Behavioral Science

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH 305.5-CHD

Community Health Diagnosis

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

TPP 305.1-RHG

Term Paper Presentation          (Reproductive Health and Gender)

-

Practical

3

1

-

32

50

30

7

PSD 305.2- AHE

Practical Skill Development (Applied Health Education)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

PSD 305.3- CHD

Practical Skill Development (Community Health Diagnosis)

-

Practical

-

5

-

160

100

60

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

  15

  7

240

224

700

370

 

SIXTH SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 306.1-HSMN

Health Service Management in Nepal

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 306.2-PHAM

Public Health Administration and Management

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 306.3-BCCH

Biodiversity, Climate Change and Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 306.4-TCD

Training & Curriculum Development

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

BPH 306.5-HEHF

Health Economics and Health Financing

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

6

PSD 306.1-HSMN

Practical Skill Development (Health Service Management in Nepal)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

7

TPP 306.2- PHAM

Term Paper Presentation      (Public Health Administration and Management)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

PSD 306.3- TCD

Practical Skill Development       (Training & Curriculum Development )

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

9

TPP 306.4- HEHF

Term Paper Presentation                    (Health Economics and Health Financing)     

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

  15

4

240

128

700

370

 

FOURTH YEAR:

SEVENTH SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 407.1-PHR

Public Health Research

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 407.2-UHPHEDM

Urban Health, Public Health Engineering and Disaster Management

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 407.3-LMSA

Logistic Management and Software Application

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

BPH 407.4-PHESHP

Public Health Ethics, Social Health and Professionalism

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

5

PSD 407.1-PHR

Practical Skill Development               (Public Health Research)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

100

50

6

TPP 407.2-UHPHEDM

Term Paper Preparation             (Urban Health, Public Health Engineering and Disaster Management)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

7

TPP 407.3-LMSA

Term Paper Preparation                    (Logistic Management and Software Application)           

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

8

PSD 407.4-PHESHP

Practical Skill Development                (Public Health Ethics, Social Health and Professionalism)              

-

Practical

-

5

-

160

100

60

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

  12

  8

192

256

650

350

 

EIGHTH SEMESTER

 

S.N.

 

Course Code

 

Course Title

 

Nature of Subject

Credit Hour

Teaching Hour

 

FM

 

PM

TH.

PR.

TH.

PR.

1

BPH 408.1-NHPP

National Health Policy and Plan

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

2

BPH 408.2-HRH

Human Resource for Health

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

3

BPH 408.3-PM

Project Management

Theory

-

3

-

48

-

100

50

4

TPP 408.1-NHPP

Term Paper Preparation                        (National Health Policy and Plan)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

5

TPP 408.2-HRH

Term Paper Preparation                  (Human Resource for Health)                      

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

6

PSD 408.3-PM

Practical Skill Development            (Project Management)

-

Practical

-

1

-

32

50

30

7

PSD 408.4-PHRR

Practical Skill Development  (Public Health Research Report)        

-

Practical

-

6

-

192

200

120

                                                                        TOTAL

      -

      -

   9

  9

144

288

650

360

 

3.1       COURSE EVALUATION SCHEME

There will be final examination at the end of each consecutive semester. This will carry 80% marks in final examination and 20% marks will carry by internal assessment. A student has to get minimum 50% mark in theory and 60% marks in practical separately to pass the subject. Internal assessment will not be taken for practical subject (PSD, FHE and TPP).

 

3.1.1 For internal mark – 20% (Out of 20 marks of internal assessment in individual subject)

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Class attendance

25%

2

Class Presentation and home assignment

25%

3

Two times Internal examination in each semester (each carry 5%)

50%

 

Total

100%

 

3.2       For Community Health Diagnosis

            Practical         100%

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Pre field work (Instrument development, pretesting)

5%

2

Team work in field

10%

3

Field attendance (daily diary maintain or means of verification)

10%

4

Evaluation by campus/institute supervisor in field

20%

5

Presentation by students at community

10%

6

Micro health project planning and implementation

10%

7

Presentation by students at respective college

10%

8

Community diagnosis field report (written)

15%

9

Oral defense

10%

 

Total

100%

 

3.3       For Comprehensive District Health Management field Practice Evaluation

            Practical         100%

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Team work in field

5%

2

Field attendance (daily diary maintain and means of verification)

10%

3

Evaluation by Local field supervisor

10%

4

Evaluation by campus/institute supervisor in field

10%

5

Evaluation by D/PHO

15%

6

Mini action project planning and implementation

5%

7

Critical appraisal (individual report) on public health issues of district

5%

8

Seminar organize at D/PHO

10%

9

Presentation by students at respective college

5%

10

Comprehensive field report (written) final (three copy of spiral binding with one soft copy in CD/DVD)

15%

11

Oral individual examination final

10%

 

Total

100%

 

3.4       For Public Health Research Report Evaluation

            Practical         100%

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Proposal Presentation and submission

10%

2

Evaluation by research supervisor

45%

3

Report presentation with draft report submission

10%

4

Oral defense and examination (External)

20%

5

Final report submission (Three copy of hard cover black binding with one soft copy in  CD/DVD)

15%

 

Total

100%

 

3.5       For practical skill development evaluation and term paper preparation

            Practical         100%

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Individual participation (attendance)

35%

2

Log/practical book maintaining, report submission

35%

3

Final oral and individual examination

30%

 

Total

100%

 

3.6       For family health exercise evaluation

            Practical         100%

S.N.

Description

Weightage

1

Individual work in field

15%

2

Development of indicator

10%

3

Tool development & finalization

15%

4

Presentation by students at respective college

10%

5

Report submission

15%

6

Oral and individual examination

35%

 

Total

100%