The Master of Public Health programme is a coursework programme in which the credit hour for the research component comprises less than thirty (30) percent of the whole programme of study. After completion of the relevant programme of study specified in this Schedule, a candidate shall be eligible for the award of the Master of Public Health degree.
Structure of programme
The medium of instruction for this course is English and candidates are required to complete their assignments, reports, tests and examination in English. The candidate will follow a program of in-house instruction in General Public Health.
The Master of Public Health programme comprises forty-two (42) credit hours namely:
- seven core courses each of three credit hours, totalling twenty-one (21) credit hours;
- one core course of nine (9) credit hours;
- six elective courses each of two credit hours, totalling twelve (12) credit hours
Core Courses (3 credits)
Core Courses (9 credits)
Elective Courses (2 credits)
Introduction to performing systematic search and critically appraising the literature/evidence. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses produce the highest hierarchy of evidence should be used to inform clinical decision-making and health care policy. The principles of meta-analytic statistical methods are reviewed, and the application of these to data sets is explored. Application of methods includes considerations for clinical trials and observational studies. The use of meta-analysis to explore data and identify sources of variation among studies is emphasized, as is the use of meta-analysis to identify future research questions.