Master of Public Health (Implementation Science)

IIHMR University introduces MPH Programme with focus on Implementation Science. Implementation science is a growing field that supports the identification of health system bottlenecks and approaches to address them and is particularly useful in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) where many health interventions do not reach those who could benefit from them. The goal of this program is to enhance graduate training capacity and augment the number and quality of researchers in LMICs. The program will be offered under SD Gupta School of Public Health, IIHMR University.

MPH (Implementation Science) 2022-24

Programme Overview

Master of Public Health (Implementation Science) has been specially designed to provide students with comprehensive interdisciplinary skills in implementation science in the domain of public health for LMIC. This programme combines IIHMR’s excellence in public health education, and management with science and arts of implementation to help students solve global public health problems.
The course has been created meticulously to emphasize the importance of contextual factors, understanding of the relationships between the research evidence to guide on the possible the intervention strategies available, the context of implementation with a mapping of facilitators and barriers for more effective adoption, scale-up, and sustainability of public health interventions. Also focus on the introduction to the approaches needed to implement health programmes, interventions , and research findings in real-world health and social care settings, from a local to a global context.
The full-time MPH-IS programme aims to develop students' competencies in the following core areas: Epidemiology | Biostatistics | Environmental Health | Health system and Policy | Health and Functional Management | Social and Behavioral Science | System and Design Thinking | Implementation Research | Implementation Science

WHO-TDR & IIHMR

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, is a global programme of scientific collaboration that helps facilitate, support, and influence efforts to combat diseases of poverty. It is co-sponsored by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and the World Health Organization (WHO). Their vision is," Improvement of health and well-being of people burdened by infectious diseases of poverty through research and innovation.” To support effective and innovative global health research, by strengthening the research capacity of disease-affected countries and promoting the translation of evidence into interventions that reduce the burden of infectious diseases and build resilience in the most vulnerable populations. IIHMR, Jaipur, India has been selected to implement TDR's Post Graduate Training Scheme which provides full academic scholarships for international students enrolling in MPH Programme .

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Course Duration:

The Master of Public Health (Implementation Science) Programme is a two-year full-time degree programme. The MPH (IS) program 2022-2024 will commence from October 2022

Course Work:

The courses are taught by distinguished faculty members from IIHMR University and international faculty who have contributed to meeting the challenges of public health and health care management nationally and internationally.

Learning Pedagogy:

The pedagogy in each course is selected judiciously, with an emphasis on involving the students in learning and helping them to relate concepts and theories to real-world situations in public health and its management. The programme is conducted with intensive teaching and learning methods which include coursework, a capstone project in the first year, and practicum experience in the second year all cumulatively totaling to Eighty credits.

Capstone Project:

The capstone project is a requirement of the MPH-IS programme and also an opportunity to do a capstone project in India which will amount to 2 credits and entails field exposure opportunity. The goal is for students to synthesize, integrate and apply the skills and  IR competencies they have acquired during the program.

Practicum Experience in Programme Implementation:

Special emphasis is placed on field training or practical research experience in which students will be expected to undertake Implementation Research in their own country. Practicum will have 4 credits. A practicum experience also involves the translation of Research knowledge.

Key Highlights:
  • Experiential Learning: Public health competency-based curriculum for developing world health challenges & solutions
  • Blended Learning Method: Real-time Online classes if the situation of covid arises
  • Global public health faculty and practitioners from International Institutions.
  • A global classroom of public health learners
  • Innovative methodologies like learning through rigorous urban and rural fieldwork and using public health skills in different scenarios of public health.
  • Scholarship for selected national & international students.
Eligibility Criteria
The applicant should
  • Be nationals of and residents in low-and middle-income countries (as defined by the World Bank) of WHO South-East Asia or Eastern Mediterranean regions;
  • Normally be under 35 years of age at the time of application for the Master’s programme;
  • Have Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree(s) in Health Sciences (Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, including allied Health Sciences) or in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Public Health, Food and Nutrition, Sociology, Psychology, or any other Social Sciences Discipline);
  • Have proficiency in oral and written English and basic biostatistics.
  • Meet the academic requirements: -A bachelor’s degree with a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.00 out of 4 or TOEFL paper based score (PBT) of at least 550, Internet-based score (IBT) of at least 80 or IELTS score of at least 5.5 -Desk evaluation on undergraduate academic documents
  • Have basic computer skills including Microsoft Office and Data Analysis Software;
  • Candidates with experience of 2-3 years in relevant fields will be given weightage.
South-East Asia Countries

Bangladesh, Bhutan, North Korea, India, Indonesia Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste

Eastern Mediterranean Regions

Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia

The applicant is expected to:
  • Meet the University requirements for international postgraduate students, such as Valid Passport, Visa and travel documents
  • Submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP) and letter of recommendation from current or previous supervisor;
  • Be interested in developing a career in implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty; and
  • Submit a No Objection Certificate from department/employer and documented permission to obtain study leave from employment (if applicable) before commencement of programme.
  • Agree to meet health requirements in line with the regulations of Government of India and IIHMR University, Jaipur

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10 June 2022

Scholarship

Scholarships is provided under  WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease (TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme).  Scholarships will be offered for the academic session 2022 -24 for applicants based on academic merit and public health experience in neglected tropical diseases from Low and middle-income countries in the WHO southeast Asia region and Eastern Mediterranean region. Ideally, the scholarship recipients will be offered on-campus teaching and their thesis project on implementation research on infectious diseases of poverty, including neglected tropical diseases (https://www.who.int/neglected_diseases/diseases/en/), malaria and tuberculosis, will be undertaken in recipients’ respective home countries. However, if the current COVID-19 pandemic-related confinement and/or travel restrictions continue, the course will be delivered through an online platform. The Master’s Program will be taught in English. Recipients will be enrolled as postgraduate students. The fellows will be required to register on the TDR Global platform (https://www.who.int/tdr/partnerships/tdr-global/en/ ) designed to provide networking opportunities for all TDR alumni and stakeholders.

The Scholarship Package
The TDR scholarship covers:
  • Economy airfare between the home country of the student and Jaipur, India; (two visits)
  • Tuition and academic fees, course related material (Books, Article, Lecture Notes), Access to online resource materials
  • Basic medical and accident insurance;
  • Boarding and Lodging for the duration of stay at IIHMR campus (On campus in-residence will be compulsory)
  • Support for Capstone project /thesis expenses during first year - all costs covered including mentoring and supervision
Women Candidates are encouraged to apply.
Limited scholarships are available. Eligible Indian students may also apply for enrolling in the programme at their own expense. Please include this option while filling the application form for being considered in case you are not selected for award of scholarship.
Visa Support

IIHMR University will provide Letter of Support for the visa process as needed for International Students.

Note: Those candidates not having their TOEFL / IELTS scores can submit the same by 20 June 2022.

Application Process
Applying for MPH (IS) Programme at IIHMR University 

Candidates should submit their application online IIHMR University portal. Complete details of the IIHMR MPH (IS) programme, admission process and registration for application is available at IIHMR university website : https://iihmr.edu.in/admissionsopen

To apply for the program, you must complete the following two steps:

Step 1. Register and Create Login Credentials on IIHMR University Website

Please log in or sign up at https://iihmr.edu.in/admissionsopen and choose TDR Postgraduate Training Scheme for “Master of Public Health (Implementation Science)”. To apply, the candidates will be required to click the link APPLY NOW, and create log in credentials

Step 2. Complete and Submit the Application form online

Please fill the application form and upload required documents. Submit the completed form online.

Only completed forms accompanied with required documents will be processed further. Shortlisted applications will only be contacted for further assessment through interview. Final selection of candidates will be done in conjunction with TDR, considering gender and geographic representation of candidates from the regions. Selected candidates will receive a letter of offer from IIHMR University. Candidates will need to confirm the acceptance within 7 days after the notification. IIHMR University reserves the right to refuse admission or end attribution of scholarship if any of the information provided by the candidate is proven false.

Important Timelines
Date Activity
30 April 2022 Call for Applications
10 June 2022 Last date for submission of Completed Applications
10 June - 20 June 2022 Review of Applications
1 July 2022 Intimation to Shortlisted Applicants for Interviews
7-10 July 2022 Interviews for selection
30 July 2022 Final Selection subject to TDR Scholarship Acceptance
26 -30 September 2022 Arrival at IIHMR University/Orientation
Early October 2022 Academic Instructions Begin

Announcement


Special Teaching and Learning Experience

Contact:

Dean In Charge : Dr. Vinod Kumar SV

Programme Coordinator : Dr. Piyusha Majumdar

For application process and filling of admission form: ismphadmissions@iihmr.edu.in

For all other queries related to MPH (IS) program : ismph@iihmr.edu.in

Phone Number : 91-141-3924700


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