Bachelor in Public Health (BPH)
Entering the professional workforce requires a good education. The Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program of Karnali College of Health Sciences is committed to assisting you to prepare your career in public health. It is a 4 years (divided into 8 semesters) graduate program with concentrations in public health, primary health care, epidemiology, social and behavioral health, environmental health, health system management, public health research and biostatistics.
What is public health?
Public health is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts of society. The goal of public health is the biologic, physical, and mental well-being of all members of society. The primary functions are to prevent disease and injuries and to promote healthy lifestyles and good health habits. In contrast to clinical professionals, such as doctors and nurses, who focus primarily on treating individuals after they become sick or injured, public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring through implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems and conducting research. Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of the entire populations.
Why to study BPH?
The BPH degree is appropriate for those who want to develop their career in health programs that deliver preventive health care and other public health services in a wide range of institutions, both public and private. Being a public health graduate, you can pursue your career in the field of one of the most exciting, growing, diverse and dynamic field. Furthermore, public health is a field aimed at serving others. Improving people’s health and well-being, itself is a rewarding and offers great personal satisfaction.
What after studying BPH? Where can you get the jobs?
The profession of public health is very diverse. People work for many different types of organizations doing many different kinds of jobs for a wide range of pay. This is an ever growing and changing field. BPH graduates serve in a wide variety of public health fields, including medicine, research, health education, health management, environmental health, food safety and the academic setting including others.
Public health professionals work in both the public and private sectors. There is a big opportunity to work in public sector as a large number of government positions related to public health are vacant. BPH graduates can fight for the position of health inspector, district supervisors, district public health officers, etc. in public sector. In private sector, a wide range of positions for public health graduates are available in different types of I/NGOs. The list of jobs for public health graduates is extensive. They can develop their career as researcher, epidemiologists, health manager, environmental health expert, policy analyst, health educator and health promoter, medical sociologist, biostatistician, infection control practitioner, nutritionist, public health engineer, data analyst, academician, and the list goes on.
- Candidates must have proficiency certificate in health sciences (Any stream) from recognized institutions.
- Intermediate science certificate (Bio group) from recognized institutions.
- 10+2 (Science) with second division in aggregate
- Pass in the entrance examination