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Johns Hopkins to offer MPH degree programme in India

June 29, 2012

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has partnered with the Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) to offer a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programme in Jaipur. The programme is intended for citizens and residents of India and low- and middle-income countries in the region.

The MPH programme’s focus will be on public health capacity building in developing countries. The curriculum will concentrate on health management skills to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public health programmes and services, with special emphasis on issues facing India.

“As a school, we are committed to promoting public health and sharing our knowledge wherever we can. We are eager to work with our colleagues at the IIHMR on this region-based degree programme to train a new generation of public health leaders. Together we can improve health and save lives,” said Dr Michael J Klag, dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr Shiv Gupta, director, IIHMR, added, “The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health MPH Programme in collaboration with IIHMR will be an important milestone in promoting public health and building capacity of health professionals in India and the South East Asia region. It will usher in a new era in providing high quality education and training in public health that will establish a new benchmark in this part of the world.”

The collaborative MPH programme will consist of 80 term-credits over a full-time 11-month programme. The curriculum will be comprised of 23 didactic classes, plus a practicum and capstone. Classes will be taught primarily at the IIHMR campus in Jaipur, and online. Students will travel to Bloomberg School’s campus in Baltimore, Maryland, US for two weeks to attend class in-person.

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