About the University
University of South is the university which aspires for an inclusive Bangladesh. It is the only University which connects all the dots and lets the network that you build here take care of your career.
Our vision is to improve the human resource by propelling the students onto a state of the art standard by teaching the students according to industry requirements while achieving undisputed leadership in the education field.
As a leading private University in Bangladesh, the Master of Public Health program of University of South Asia is dedicated to protecting health and saving lives. Every day, the different departments involve in public health work to keep millions around the world safe from illness and injury by pioneering new research, deploying its knowledge and expertise in the field and educating tomorrow's scientists and practitioners in the global defense of human life. The overarching mission of the master of Public Health course of University of South Asia, Dhaka is to advance the public’s health trough learning, discovery and communication. The overall goal of the department of public health is to build leaders for tomorrow’s health.
Among the overall educational objectives for all graduates of the course is the development of individual competence and improved skills, particularly in
- Recognizing and defining public health problems, setting priorities and using scientific approaches to problem solving;
- Accumulating appropriate data information, analyzing and interpreting findings and assessing relevance and validity; and
- Communicating effectively with colleagues and a variety of groups involved in delivering health services.
The Major Course Objectives are:
- To provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners and leaders.
- To foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations.
- To strengthen health capacities and services for communities.
- To inform policy debate, disseminate health information, and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
The master of public health (MPH) degree is the most widely recognized professional credential for leadership in public health. The program emphasizes active, student-directed learning, problem solving and the acquisition of skills essentials to the practice of public health. The program is organized around six career oriented concentrations (see later in major areas chapter). In addition to the common core curriculum, each concentration offers specialty electives and a selection of areas of interest, allowing students to explore in depth one or more spheres of relevance to their career goals. The concentrations and areas of interest enable students in the interdisciplinary MPH program to establish a second “home” in one of the school’s academic departments.
The primary educational objective of the different programs leading to the MPH degree is to provide all candidates with a strong public health foundation along with opportunities to gain new knowledge, to make shift in attitude, and to develop skills in the specific areas of public health in which they choose to concentrate. Some previous health or other relevant work experience is highly desirable for all candidates.
For many candidates, the MPH will not be their first professional degree. Many students enter the MPH degree program with previous master’s or doctoral degrees or with varying years of practical experience in professional fields related to public health. Graduates of medical, nursing, dental and other clinical programs and applicants, who have earned masters or doctoral degrees in other health-related areas, or in other academic or professional areas, will find their academic backgrounds well suited to this program.