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What is MPH?
« on: March 05, 2007, 04:34:03 PM »
What is meant by masters of public health:
The Master of Public Health (MPH)is a professional master's degree awarded for studies in areas related to public health. In the United States the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredit schools of public health through a formal review process. Master of Public Health program are available throughout the world in Medical Schools and School of Public Health.

MPH is usually a one or two year program, with many students already possessing an advanced degree. In some countries the MPH program is only available for medical graduates (MBBS or equivalent), those without the medical degree can join the Master of Medical Science in Public Health program.

The degree is designed to expose the candidates on five core public health areas:

1. Health Services Administration/Management
2. Biostatistics
3. Epidemiology
4. Behavioral sciences/health education, and
5. Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences.

In addition to coursework, CEPH programs have a thesis and practicum requirement which may be waived if the candidate has substantial prior experience in the field. Program other than CEPH also may have other requirements.

To see the schools and universities providing this degree, visit this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Public_Health

This is the kind of degree somalia and africa in general really need these days, because of the necessity to prevent and treat communicable and non-communicable diseases in a mass population fashion. It is also a big source of money and worldwide tourism. It is also the head of all sciences in medicine, and the manager of health and natural disasters in general. It is the best of the best, that is, if you really love it and enjoy specializing in it.
Ciise Dheere.


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Unless all parts of the society participate equally in the health process, nothing could be expected.