Introduction of Bachelors of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

BS Public Health Mission:

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is to preserve, promote, and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities, and individuals.

Vision Statement:

The BS Programme envisions excellence in public health teaching, training and capacity building through providing broad perspectives of health and health-care and innovation, critical-thinking and lifelong learning skills into health-care settings.

It will strive to acquire methods to propagate knowledge that will be useful for the furthering of Public Health Education into Masters’ and Doctoral programmes.

Programme Goal:

The BSPH programme aims to improve the health status of the population, which is to be achieved by providing professionals with a high quality of undergraduate training programme in public health sciences.

Objectives:

  1. Produce competent, committed and skilled public health professionals.
  2. Provide foundation for choosing a relevant Track in Public Health in future.
  3. Prepare skilled workforce in public health auxiliary and support services
  4. Prepare leadership in public health.
  5. Develop, administer and evaluate health policies and programmes.
  6. Participate directly in efforts to improve the health of the community using community-based and health systems’ assessment of preventive services.
  7. Conduct basic and applied research relevant to the description, risk factors and interventions for the resolution of health problems in the human populations

 
Structure of the Programme:

BSPH Programme Duration, Credit and Medium of Instruction:

BSPH extends up to forty eight (48) months comprising eight semesters. English is the medium of instruction and examination for the BSPH program.

Semester Wise Distribution for BSPH (4 Year Programme):

The distribution of the core and elective courses in all the semesters is given in the following tables.

SCHEME OF STUDIES:

The normal duration of a 4-year Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) programme is four (04) years. Each academic year consists of two semesters.

There shall be two semesters in an academic year (Fall semester and Spring Semester). Each semester shall be of 18 weeks for teaching and one week for Mid-Semester Examinations. Final Examination shall be conducted by the University at the end of each semester.

Sr.

Categories

No. of Courses

Credit Hours

1.

Compulsory Courses

09

28

2.

General Courses

07

21

3.

Discipline Specified Courses

07

31

4.

Major Courses (including research project/internship)

15

45

5.

Elective within the major

04

12

Total

42

137

Scheme of Studies - Semester Distribution

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

PHC - 611

English 1

3

PHC - 612

Pakistan Studies

2

PHC - 613

Mathematics

3

PHG - 614

Life Sciences Biology

3

PHG - 615

Sociology of Health & Disease

3

PHC - 616

Basic Computer Literacy

3

Second Semester

PHC - 621

English 2

3

PHC - 622

Ethics/Islamic Studies

2

PHC - 623

Bio-Statistics I

3

PHG - 624

Principles of Psychology

3

PHG - 625

Medical Anthropology

3

PHD - 626

Personal Hygiene

3

Third Semester

PHC - 631

English 3

3

PHC - 632

Basic Computer Skills

3

PHG - 633

Population Dynamics

3

PHG - 634

Primary Health Care

3

PHD - 635

Concept of Health & Disease

3

Fourth Semester

PHC - 641

English 4

3

PHG - 642

Professional Ethics

3

PHD - 643

Basic Epidemiology

3

PHD - 644

Biostatistics - II

3

PHD - 645

Health Promotion, Advocacy & Social Mobilization

3

Fifth Semester

PHD - 651

Community Nutrition

3

PHD - 652

Community Pediatrics

3

PHM - 653

Fundamental Principles of Infectious Diseases

3

PHM - 654

Applied Epidemiology I - Communicable Disease

3

PHM - 655

Health Professional Education

3

Sixth Semester

PHD - 661

Reproductive Health

3

PHD - 662

Environmental & Occupational Health

4

PHM - 663

Health Policy & Management

3

PHM - 664

Health Planning

3

PHM - 665

Fundamentals of Health Systems

3

PHM - 666

Applied Epidemiology II - Non-Communicable Disease

3

Seventh Semester

PHD - 671

Mental Health

3

PHM - 672

Applied Epidemiology III – Nutrition and Environment

3

PHM - 673

Research Methodology

4

PHE – 6E

Elective 1

3

PHE – 6E

Elective 2

3

PHM - 676

Research Project

4

Eight Semester

PHM - 681

Microbiology

3

PHM - 682

Entomology

3

PHM - 683

Parasitology

3

PHE – 6E

Elective 3

3

PHE – 6E

Elective 4

3

PHM - 686

Research Project

4

Electives

PHE – 6E1

Prison Health

3

PHE – 6E2

International Health

3

PHE – 6E3

Health Economics

3

PHE – 6E4

Health Financing

3

PHE – 6E5

Health Inventory Management

3

PHE – 6E6

Disaster Management

3

PHE – 6E7

Quality Management in Health Care\

3

PHE – 6E8

School Health

3

PHE – 6E9

Health Information System

3

PHE – 6E10

Health Project Management

3

PHE – 6E11

Art and Public Health

3

PHE – 6E12

Community Dentistry

3

PHE – 6E13

Community Psychiatry

3

PHE – 6E14

Community Nursing

3

PHE – 6E15

Food Safety

3

PHE – 6E16

Health Marketing

3

PHE – 6E17

Addiction and Social Rehabilitation

3

PHE – 6E18

Nuclear Medicine

3

PHE – 6E19

Sports Medicine

3

PHE – 6E20

Adolescent and Sexual Health

3

PHE – 6E21

Risk Management

3

PHE – 6E22

Geriatrics

3