Diploma in Public Health

This programme is intended to contribute towards addressing the continuing gap between healthcare service delivery and health service demand against the background of the disease burden that is predominantly preventable.
There are a number of health workers with various certificates in healthcare like mid-wives, nurses, health educators, health inspectors and even young men and women who are school leavers and who would wish to develop a career in public health.

This programme intends to prepare these categories of people to develop competences in various disciplines of public health so as to meet various challenges facing the country. It intends to impart comprehensive public health knowledge and skills to the graduates of the programme so as to address the existing human resource gap in the health sector.

The graduates of this programme will be capacitated to recognize public health problems, diagnose their causes, use both theoretical/scientific and analytical knowledge and skills to provide solutions. They will have to develop this both through theoretical and analytical skills in confronting common public health challenges facing the region.

Our Diploma Public Health programme is aimed primarily for people who are already diploma holders, registered nurses, people who have a certificate in health related courses, A ‘level students who do not qualify to do a bachelor’s degree or those people have good O level results and have been in service for two years.

Full Course Curriculum

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The detailed curriculum of courses required to achieve the accredited Diploma in Public Health qualification are set out in the table below:

Year 1 Semester 1

Basic Epidemiology
Basic Biostatistics
Principles of Public Health
Introduction to Health & Development
Introduction to Healthcare Systems
Computer Skills

Year 1 Semester 2

Introduction to Health Sciences Research
Introduction to Health Promotion
Human Resource Management for Health
Leadership in healthcare
Ethics and Integrity for Health Professionals

Year 2 Semester 1

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Introduction to Procurement for healthcare
Marketing Skills in Healthcare
Introduction to Community Health Education

Year 2 Semester 2

Basic Environmental & Occupational Health
Introduction to Reproductive Health & Population Studies
Introduction to Accounting and Finance
Introduction to Primary Healthcare & Community Health
Field Project Report


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Experiential Skills & Character

Our approach is experiential learning with a focus on developing soft skills and character.

E-Learning Blend

We work with a blend of classroom and online learning.


2 YEARS (Full time)


993,000/- | 385 USD per semester


1 Principal Pass & a Subsidiary Pass

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