Public Health & Management


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What is Public Health & Management?


Public health is a very broad concept, the common belief that Public Health is all about the absence of disease or infirmity is partially right. The public health can be defined as “the science and a way of preventing disease, promoting human health through collective efforts and create awareness of public health in the societies, organizations communities, and individuals”.

It is the collective effort and requires the practice of multidisciplinary teams of public health workers and professionals, that include medical assistants, health officers, economists, sociologists, biostatisticians, public health nurses, midwives, data manager, physicians, and many others.

There are many public health initiatives taken worldwide - in both developed and developing countries. The WTO is the international agency that coordinates and manages acts on global public health issues, thus the career scope in public health is huge worldwide.

You can pursue the master's program in public health management that opens new avenues for young professionals to upgrade their capabilities and seek employment with local governments, management companies, international development agencies, infrastructure development, NGOs, community managing organizations, and any other similar agencies/organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants who want to pursue the masters in Public Health in India should hold a bachelor degree in any discipline of health science (for instance graduate in medicine/ Ayush/dentistry/veterinary sciences/allied health sciences/biostatistics/nutrition/psychology/nursing and other related graduation degree) from any recognized Indian university or equivalent degree from any foreign university. The minimum aggregate score of the bachelor's degree should be at least 60%, however, many institutes accept even 55% in graduation degree.

Skill Sets Required 

To manage public health (whole as a concept) is a very huge responsibility. The candidate should thus possess the below-mentioned appropriate skill sets.


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking

Leadership Skills

The ability to influence others

The ability to work collaboratively

Rational Thinking Abilities

Work under pressure

Communication Skills

Positive Approach


Public Health & Management Course Curriculum

Master Of Public Health is a full-time two-year program that is focused on equipping students with the knowledge and skills required for the public health department. Generally, students undergo 6 months of internship during the 4th semester to qualify for the MPH degree.

The faculties guide students in selecting dissertation topics, designing studies, and publishing research work. In the final semester, students will have to produce a research paper under the guidance of the mentor.


Core Modules Of The Course (1st Semester)

Core Modules Of The Course (2nd Semester)

Social and Behavioral Aspects Of Health

Ethics in Public Health


Community Nutrition


Health Promotion and Behaviour change communication

Communicable and Non-Communicable Disease Program

Health Economic and Healthcare Financing

Population Sciences

Health Program Management

Health Systems and Policies

Environmental health and sustainable development

Women and Gender Issues

Research methods and Data management


Core Modules Of The Course (3rd Semester)

Core Modules Of The Course (4th Semester)

Health Management

Students undergo 6 months of field training and submit an internship report/dissertation/and defend/share the same in the viva-voice.




Specialization Options in Public Health Management

As we already discussed the eligibility for a master's program in the public health field, you can opt for the below specialty areas after completing a master's degree in Public health.


Biomedical Scientist

Health Policy Associate



Private Health Consultant

Environmental Health Scientist

Nutrition Technical Advisor

Infectious Disease Specialist

Public Health Educator

Health Care Managers And Administrator

Water Quality Planner


International Health Care Worker

Public Health Practitioner


Public Health & Management Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

There are various lucrative career options available in the field of Public Health & Management, if you want to build your career in the public health sector then you can opt for these jobs.

Health and Safety Engineer - Health and safety engineers are responsible for scientific and technical services. The primary responsibility of a health and safety engineer is to design systems and procedures that will prevent people from getting injured in the manufacturing, construction, and other government sectors. You require a bachelor's degree in engineering, public health or industrial hygiene. The average salary is around $86,000/- to $ 88,000 per year. In India, the average salary of health and safety engineer offered by Oil and Gas industry is around Rs 10 to Rs 11 Lakhs per annum.

Associate Epidemiologist - this position is responsible to perform fully documented reviews of both published and grey literature on the epidemiology of the assigned disease. The person is also responsible to produce analyses for pharmaceutical drugs, conduct research using grey literature databases such as NHANES, HCUP, and many other databases.

The national average salary for this job title is $67,000 to $98,000 per year.

Environmental Scientists - Environmental scientists protect both environmental and human health. Environmental scientists are responsible for data collection, plan development, and sharing information with the government, business or public. They are employed by state and local government bodies, many of them also work with consultants. The average salary is around $ 68,000 to $ 70,000/- per year. The average salary for an environmental scientist in India is Rs. 3 to Rs. 4 Lakhs per annum.

Public Health Officer - The person is responsible for the supervision of housekeeping officer, waste disposal and vermicomposting plant maintenance.

The average salary of a Public health officer in India is Rs 3.5 to Rs 5 Lakhs per annum.

Here is the list of some top companies recruiting public health graduates

National Institute Of Health And Family Welfare

Bharat Biotech

National Health Mission


Indian Oil

Hindustan Unilever



Serum Institute Of India

Dr. Reddy



25 Sep 2019

Hightech Software

Node JS, Angular, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 31%
Team Size : 40
Deadline : 31 Sep 2020

12 June 2019

Vision Website

Java, HTML, CSS, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 51%
Team Size : 4
Deadline : 31 Dec 2020

25 Sep 2019


.Net, Java, Node JS, Javascript, Angular JS, Vue

Completed : 37%
Team Size : 8
Deadline : 20 Dec 2020

27 July 2020

Circle WebApp

Node JS, Angular, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 91%
Team Size : 5
Deadline : 31 May 2020

11 Oct 2019

Linc Software

Java, HTML, CSS, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 69%
Team Size : 4
Deadline : 31 Jan 2020

25 Sep 2019

Union Banco

Node JS, Angular, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 68%
Team Size : 4
Deadline : 25 Feb 2020

25 Sep 2019

HT Software

Java, HTML, CSS, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 85%
Team Size : 4
Deadline : 20 Oct 2020

25 Sep 2019

Hightech Software

Node JS, Angular, AWS, Cloudinary Platform

Completed : 51%
Team Size : 4
Deadline : 31 Dec 2020

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