Bachelor of Public Health program is designed to produce qualified professionals in the field of public health, who are the highest theoretically sound with technically and practically competent.
The public health approach envisions optimizing the health of the people. Therefore, it is considered an important discipline of science. Public health has been growing up with different modest and applicable approaches that can contribute to ensuring the health of people. The major school of thought of public health science is to enhance the health of people through promotive, preventive, protective, and control strategies along with encouraging people to enhance their health.
The bachelor of public health program of Rajarshi Janak University is rightly designed to produce middle-level young Public Health professionals who can competently work for the betterment of peoples’ health through P3CE strategies. In this context, the introduction and implementation of quality education become a principal motto of this program which is envisioned to contribute to achieving the target of national health development. Public health deals with the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work, and play through co-reactions. The double burden of diseases remains among the most devastating problems facing the majority of the world’s poor and needy people and continues to dominate the health of the world’s poorest nations. We have a dire need to build healthy people, societies, nations, and the world. Public health professionals can lead to solving the existing public health problems.
The overall purpose of the BPH program is to prepare competent and responsible public health graduates who work as middle-level managers in the government health system and are responsible for program implementers in development organizations and other sectors especially needed for the country to respond to the health needs of people. The objective of 3 the program is to develop middle-level human resources in the field of public health and work for the different public health areas:
There is a growing concern for the improvement of health status from all stakeholders within Nepal or in foreign countries. Provision of equitable access to health service for the attainment of an acceptable level of health and better quality of life of the people by creating a more equitable distribution of resources is the primary concern of Nepal today. In many parts of the world, scientists are investing themselves in introducing public health interventions that can deal with the lifestyle. However, Nepal is facing four-fold burdens of diseases (Noncommunicable, communicable, lifestyle-related and poverty). In order to cope with this complex situation, the development of public health graduates has become inescapable. Few numbers of public health workers are working within Nepal or in other countries. In general, a BPH graduate can choose the following area to build their career:
Entry Requirement for New Students:
The entry requirement for a student in BPH will be Intermediate in Science (I.Sc.) or Higher Secondary Level (10+2 Science streams) in biology stream or Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL, Science), or Certificate in Health Sciences or equivalent as recognized by the University with at least 50% marks or equivalent grade score. Besides the basic academic requirement, an entrance examination will be held for all applicants and should secure pass marks to be eligible for admission.
For graduation, a student should have:
Admission for courses is done at the beginning of each semester. The academic record of a student is maintained in terms of the grade for each course. The student will be registered once in the university during their course duration for which they shall have to apply for as per the rule of university.
A student must attend every scheduled lecture, tutorial, seminar, field visit, and practical classes. However, to accommodate for late registration, sickness and other contingencies, the attendance requirements will be a minimum of 80% of the classes actually held.
A student’s academic performance in a course is evaluated in two methods: