MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA { MPH IN NIGERIA }

Masters in Public health in Nigeria MPH in Nigeria
Masters in Public health in Nigeria { MPH in Nigeria }

MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA { MPH IN NIGERIA }

Getting to this page, I am highly convinced you are interested in having a Master’s Degree in Public health. Is my guess right? If yes, continue reading as this article would unveil to you all you need to know about obtaining a Masters in Public health in Nigeria { MPH in Nigeria }.

First, what is public health ? According to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, “Public health refers to the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private, communities and individuals.” Wikipedia also assert that, “it is concerned with threats to health based on population health analysis.” The population mentioned here could be just few people or the total human population.

Masters in Public health in Nigeria MPH in Nigeria
Masters in Public health in Nigeria { MPH in Nigeria }

A common misconception about what been healthy is, is that the absence of disease means someone is healthy. Well, The World Health Organisation (WHO) holds a different opinion. According to them, been healthy is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

The wide application of knowledge of public health (this would be discussed later in this article) makes it a highly respected discipline and makes many want to study it at Master’s Degree level. But is everyone eligible for this course? I doubt… So check out the requirements below.

REQUIREMENTS TO STUDY MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA { MPH IN NIGERIA }

Requirements to study this course is almost the same in Nigeria but…. Take note of the use of “almost the same”. What it means is that there are little various across schools and as such, it is best to enquire this from the Nigerian university you’re planning to enroll into.

Some Universities accept Science related bachelor’s Degree while others only admit those will biologically related degree. All in all, just know that public health is a research based course and discipline. You have to be good at both lab and field research to be able to succeed in this course.

In terms of class of Degree, some universities admits a minimum of second class upper while others second class lower. Some do admit third class but that after acquiring a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD). Masters in Public health is not meant for only university graduates as HND holders are also eligible but a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) is also required.

CERTIFICATION OF MASTERS IN PUBLIC HEALTH IN NIGERIA { MPH IN NIGERIA }

Before you can be certified as a holder of Master’s Degree in Public health, you need to be examined. This certification examination is conducted by the National Board of Public
Health Examiners. This examination would cut across various field like You will be examined on various areas, like Program Planning, Systems Thinking, Public Health Biology, Leadership, Diversity & Culture, Communication & IInformatics Social & Behavioral Sciences, Health PPolicy & Management, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Biostatistics. Passing this exam certifies you as a master’s degree holder in public health.

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However, before you sit for this exams, you have to have at least 5 years experience working in a public health related field like

JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE HOLDERS

This is diverse making it one of the best courses to study as you’re not laser focused thereby keeping you away from many job opportunities. Some of the fields you can work includes.

  1. Consumer Safety Officer 
  2. Behavioral Health Program 
  3. Coordinator 
  4. Health And Wellness Manager 
  5. Environmental Health Technician 
  6. Health Teacher 
  7. Public Health Planner 
  8. Disaster Preparedness Researcher 
  9. Community Health Worker 
  10. Reproductive Health Specialist 
  11. Medical Investigator 
  12. Public Health Journalist 
  13. Public Health Doctor 
  14. Tropical Disease Expert 
  15. HIV Specialist 
  16. Medical Director 
  17. Management Policy Advisor 
  18. Public Health Veterinarian 
  19. Public Health Lawyer 
  20. Public Health Dentist 
  21. Director Of Family Health 
  22. Public Health Engineer 
  23. Health Center Administrator 
  24. Industrial Hygienist 
  25. Federal Or State Environmentalist 
  26. Director Of NGOs 
  27. Public Health Professor 
  28. Behavioral Scientist 
  29. Mental Health Researcher 
  30. Vaccine Researcher

The above fields are just a few discipline you can join as a Master’s Degree holder in Public Health.

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