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University of Technology, Jamaica - Master of Public Health


The fundamental philosophy is for the Master of Public Health (MPH) graduates to be trained to function seamlessly at the Community and Institutional levels especially in developing countries.

  1. The students will be trained to be creative and innovative in solving problems in communities.
  2. To apply modern information and communication technology and techniques in the management of health problems.
  3. To be equipped to introduce best practices in public health interventions.
  4. To adopt the tried and proven principles and methods of prevention in Public Health practice in Jamaica, the Caribbean and Developing countries.
  5. To garner skills to be able to utilize scarce resources for maximum effect in achieving quality public health outcomes.

The 2022/23 academic year represents the 14th cohort of the course. The course is a 2-year programme offered on a part-time basis. One intake occurs in August/September of each academic year. A general MPH and an MPH with specialization are offered.

  • Listing ID: 4711
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Public Health
  • Awarding Body: University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Qualification Level:
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 09 Health and Welfare- 091 Health- 0917 Traditional and Complimentary Medicine and Therapy
  • Qualification Developer: School of Public Health and Health Technology, University of Technology, Jamaica
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: 1. Admission will be open to all UTech graduates in the Nursing, Pharmacy, Dietetics and Nutrition, Environmental Health, Child Care Development, Medical Technology, and other Health Sciences, and Allied Health programmes.
    2. Graduates of accredited degree programmes in Medicines, Nursing, Dental, Environmental/ Occupational Health, Pharmacy and other Allied Health professions from other recognized tertiary institutions.
    3.Admissions may be considered for all other degree level certifications from recognized institutions in other fields. Candidates admitted among this group may be required to offer some identified modules to augment their Health Sciences background.
    4. Applicants should have a minimum of a Second Class Honors degree or equivalent. Applicants with a Pass degree would be required to complete qualifying modules (as determined by the University).
    5. Prior Learning Assessment route of entry-applicants who have pertinent experience and present such portfolios would be eligible for entry upon review on a case-by-case basis.
  • Number of Credits: 43 credits with General MPH and 46 credits with specialization in MPH
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