Mini-Master of Public Health Catalogue

Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.

The Mini-Master of Public Health (Mini-MPH) is a shorter, condensed version of the traditional Master of Public Health (MPH) programme. It typically provides an overview of key public health concepts, methods, and practices in a shorter timeframe, making it suitable for individuals who want to gain foundational knowledge in public health but may not have the time or resources to commit to a full MPH programme.


In today’s competitive job market, having a Mini-Master of Public Health (Mini-MPH) qualification can be a game-changer. This condensed yet impactful program offers numerous benefits that can help you advance in your business or career and make a difference in public health. Read more

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Programme Description

This programme is a 3 months (12 weeks) online certificate course designed for persons who intend to acquire skills that are necessary for the basic public health understanding or practice to catalyse entities that may help curb health problems for individuals and populations.

Programme Objectives

1. To educate learners on the basic principles and practice of public health

2. To produce graduates who would improve access to healthcare through the evolution of public health and related entities in their contexts of influence

3. To equip learners for future professional development, self-actualization, and practice management

4. To educate learners on the ability to cooperate with individuals, teams or groups and specialists in population health care and appropriate referral

Teaching Target

The teaching target of the Mini-Master of Public Health (mMPH) programme is to help learners to grasp the basic knowledge and skills needed to master the basic techniques of public health science and practice, manage a public health facility, and establish the foundation for a sound managerial and capitalist entrepreneurial public health engagement enterprise.

Specialisations

1. Public Health (mMPH)

2. Epidemiology and Disease Control (mMPH-EDC)

3. Environmental and Occupational Health (mMPH-EOH)

4. Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (MMPH-HPR)

5. Health Policy and Management (mMPH-HPM)

Courses

Public Health (mMPH)

Public health is a multidisciplinary field focused on improving and protecting the health of populations. It involves the promotion of healthy lifestyles, the prevention of diseases and injuries, and the surveillance of health trends in communities. Public health professionals work to identify health risks, develop and implement policies and interventions to address them, and evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies.

CODE

USCH

TITLE
PC2-011

3

Foundations of Public Health
PC2-012

3

Health Systems, Law & Policy
PC2-013

3

Epidemiology and Disease Control
PC2-014

3

Environmental and Occupational Health
PC2-015

3

Health Promotion, Communication, and Artificial Intelligence
PC2-016

3

Health Economics and Quantitative Methods in Public Health
PC2-017

6

mMPH Capstone (Practicum/Field Work)
Other components of the mMPH curriculum
RL00

0

GRIT
RL01

0

Developing your personal career strategy
RL02

0

Public Health Business
WBN01

0

We are the Future
WBN02

0

Advocacy in Health Care
WBN03

0

WASH
WBN04

0

Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05

0

Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN06

0

Diarrhoea Transmission and Control
WBN07

0

Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08

0

Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09

0

Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10

0

Public Health Informatics
WBN11

0

Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12

0

Anxiety Disorders
WBN16

0

Working in Resource-Limited Settings
Additional Modules for CAREER PLAN
CRR 101

0

Career Landscape
CRR 102

0

Gaining Visibility
CRR 103

0

Career Advancement
CRR 104

0

Becoming Indispensable
CRR 105

0

Performance Improvement
Additional Modules for BUSINESS PLAN
BUS 101

0

Product Development
BUS 102

0

Business Strategy
BUS 103

0

Sales & Marketing
BUS 104

0

Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
BUS 105

0

Business Accountability & Ethics

Total credits: 24 USCH (48 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

Programme Plans

There are three (3) plans in the mMPH programme – Regular Plan (the full strength of the programme), Career Boost Plan (learn how to build a great career with the full strength of the programme and help others to do the same), and Business Plan (learn how to build a great business with the full strength of the programme and help others to do the same). The details of each plan are given below. You should choose the plan that you intend to run during your application. Notice that the enrolment fee differs with each plan (https://orapuh.org/fees).

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction (mMPH-HPR)

Health Promotion and Risk Reduction focus on empowering individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors and lifestyles while minimizing factors that increase the risk of disease and injury. Health promotion involves education, advocacy, and interventions aimed at promoting positive health behaviors such as regular exercise, healthy eating, smoking cessation, and preventive screenings. It also encompasses efforts to create supportive environments and policies that facilitate healthy choices.

Risk reduction strategies aim to identify and mitigate factors that contribute to health risks and preventable diseases. This may involve implementing policies and programs to reduce exposure to environmental hazards, promoting safety measures in workplaces and communities, and providing access to preventive healthcare services. Overall, health promotion and risk reduction efforts aim to improve overall well-being and prevent the onset of diseases and injuries, ultimately leading to healthier populations.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC2-011 3 Foundations of Public Health
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC2-013 3 Epidemiology and Disease Control
PC2-014 3 Environmental and Occupational Health
PC2-015 3 Health Promotion, Communication, and Artificial Intelligence
PC2-618 3 Behavioral Health Promotion & Healthy Lifestyle Choices
PC2-619 3 Infectious and Chronic Disease Prevention
PC2-620 3 Health Education
PC2-621 6 mMPH-HPR Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication and Seminar)
Other components of the mMPH-HPR curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
RL02 0 Public Health Business
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN03 0 WASH
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN06 0 Diarrhoea Transmission and Control
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

Epidemiology and Disease Control (mMPH-EDC)

Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states or events in specified populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems. Disease control involves strategies and measures to prevent, manage, or eliminate diseases within populations, often based on epidemiological findings. It encompasses various interventions such as vaccination programs, public health campaigns, surveillance systems, and treatment protocols aimed at reducing the burden of disease and promoting public health.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC2-011 3 Foundations of Public Health
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC2-013 3 Epidemiology and Disease Control
PC2-014 3 Environmental and Occupational Health
PC2-015 3 Health Promotion, Communication, and Artificial Intelligence
PC2-622 3 Measuring Risk and Association
PC2-623 3 Disease Control Strategies
PC2-624 3 Applied Epidemiology and Field Work
PC2-625 6 mMPH-EDC Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication and Seminar)
Other components of the mMPH-EDC curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
RL02 0 Public Health Business
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN03 0 WASH
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN06 0 Diarrhoea Transmission and Control
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

Environmental and Occupational Health (mMPH-EOH)

Environmental and Occupational Health focuses on understanding and managing the interactions between the environment, work settings, and human health. It encompasses identifying and addressing health risks associated with exposure to environmental pollutants, hazardous substances, and unsafe working conditions. This field involves studying how environmental factors such as air and water quality, radiation, noise, and workplace hazards impact human health, and implementing measures to mitigate these risks. It also involves developing policies, regulations, and practices to promote safe and healthy environments both in workplaces and communities.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC2-011 3 Foundations of Public Health
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC2-013 3 Epidemiology and Disease Control
PC2-014 3 Environmental and Occupational Health
PC2-015 3 Health Promotion, Communication, and Artificial Intelligence
PC2-626 3 Environment, Health, and Interventions
PC2-627 3 Occupation, Health, and Interventions
PC2-628 3 Climate Change, Health, and Interventions
PC2-629 6 mMPH-EOH Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication and Seminar)
Other components of the mMPH-EOH curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
RL02 0 Public Health Business
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN03 0 WASH
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN06 0 Diarrhoea Transmission and Control
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

Health Policy and Management (mMPH-HPM)

Health Policy and Management involves the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, programs, and systems aimed at improving public health and healthcare delivery. This field addresses a wide range of issues, including healthcare financing, access to care, quality improvement, health equity, and healthcare workforce management. Health policymakers work to design and implement policies that promote efficient and effective healthcare systems, address public health challenges, and ensure access to affordable, high-quality care for all populations. Health managers oversee the day-to-day operations of healthcare organizations, ensuring that resources are allocated efficiently, services are delivered effectively, and quality standards are met. Overall, health policy and management play a crucial role in shaping the healthcare landscape and improving health outcomes at both the individual and population levels.

CODE USCH TITLE
PC2-011 3 Foundations of Public Health
PC2-012 3 Health Systems, Law, & Policy
PC2-015 3 Health Promotion, Communication, and Artificial Intelligence
PC2-016 3 Health Economics and Quantitative Methods in Public Health
PC2-630 6 Healthcare Policy, Leadership, and Management
PC2-631 2 Patient-Centered Care
PC2-632 2 Healthcare Quality and Safety
PC2-633 2 Healthcare Ethics and Bioethics
PC2-634 6 mMPH-HPM Capstone (Practicum/Field Work, Publication and Seminar)
Other components of the mMPH-HPM curriculum
RL00 0 GRIT
RL01 0 Developing your personal career strategy
RL02 0 Public Health Business
WBN01 0 We are the Future
WBN02 0 Advocacy in Health Care
WBN03 0 WASH
WBN04 0 Designing and Developing Healthcare Facilities & Programmes
WBN05 0 Environmental Impact Assessment
WBN06 0 Diarrhoea Transmission and Control
WBN07 0 Stress and our Health and Illness States
WBN08 0 Behavioural Dimensions in the Concept of Health
WBN09 0 Nutritional Factors in Health and Illness States
WBN10 0 Public Health Informatics
WBN11 0 Communication in Health Education Programmes
WBN12 0 Anxiety Disorders
WBN16 0 Working in Resource-Limited Settings

Total credits: 30 USCH (60 ECTS). Note:  USCH = United States Credit Hours and ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.

How we teach these courses and modules

This programe is taught and assessed entirely (100%) online/ODL.

We utilise the Flipped Classroom Model of Instruction, using the best available, cost-effective media (WhatsApp, Telegram, & YouTube).

  1. We assign pre-recorded lecture audios and videos and other resources as homework to be watched or engaged before class.
  2. Students make their own notes or jot down major points and may also consult materials outside of school resources for better understanding of lessons and to enrich their notes/jottings.
  3. We spend classroom time on valuable activities like review of lecture and/or other resources, discussions, Q & A, real-life applications, and projects.
  4. For each course, live interactive sessions hold as scheduled in the Programme’s Roadmap. Each session runs for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  5. There are regular (weekly) academic webinars that support learning and career/business development.
  6. The capstone (practicum/field work) summarises the overall achievement in the programme.
  7. Faculty-Student Forum (WhatsApp and Telegram) goes from 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday

mMPH Enrolment Fees

Regular plan

  1. The Gambia: D15,560 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N251,145 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $250 (USD)

Career Boost plan and Business plan

  1. The Gambia: D18,060 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N300,625 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $300 (USD)

mMPH-EDC, mMPH-EOH, mMPH-HPR, and mMPH-HPM Enrollment Fee

  1. The Gambia: D18,060 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N300,625 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $300 (USD)

EF Payment Plans

  • Plan 1: pay all EF before resumption
  • Plan 2: pay 50% of EF before resumption and pay the rest 50% one month after the first payment. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D62 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N1,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $1 (USD)
  • Plan 3: Pay 1/3rd of EF before resumption, pay another 1/3rd one month after resumption, and pay the last 1/3rd two months after resumption. This plan also attracts an extra charge
  1. The Gambia: D124 (GMD)
  2. Nigeria: N2,000 (NGN)
  3. Other countries: $2 (USD)

*Each admitted student should endeavour to inform the Finance Unit (+220-288-6490 – WhatsApp; [email protected]) about  their chosen EF Payment plan.

**Failure of a student to keep to the specific requirements of their chosen EF payment plan results in the termination of all learning activities for the defaulting student.


How to Picture this Programme

There are a number of ways to picture the Mini-Master of Public Health experience; a few of them are:

  1. As a core training/practice programme
    Chances are that you feel this programme is not too related to your career. But that is not true. In fact, the programme is at the heart of your future practice. You cannot practice effectively without considering the impact of your practice on the health of the public.
  2. As a programme in entrepreneurial capitalism
    After taking this programme, you could start your own public health business and build it until it becomes a profitable and an enduring business that is sustainably prominent in the marketplace
  3. As a programmee in Administration
    The knowledge and skills that you gain from this programme could help you to enhance viability, productivity, and sustainability in your present workplace or other facilities that you manage
  4. As a programme in Business Administration Business strategies and methods are freely taught throughout each module of the  programme. The knowledge and skills you acquire during the programme would help you to begin and/or boost your business or career and optimise them to maximise profit and minimise loss
  5. As a core science programme
    Public health’s principles and practices are predicated on scientific evidence and methods. Taking this programme stimulates scientific reasoning in you
  6. As a programme in teaching
    The programme prepares you to teach others these principles that you learn taking the programme. All you need to do is adapt the teaching to the peculiarities of your context. Today, you are being taught Public Health, tomorrow, you could be teaching others!
  7. As a programmee in research
    This programme stimulates your appetite for research.
  8. As a programme in learning to reason critically
    The challenging presentations of scenarios in lectures catalyze critical reasoning in learners. The field practicum trips keep students thinking and desiring more experiences. Weekly lectures also stimulate the same feelings in students.
  9. As a programmee in learning to generalize
    Public health is a microcosm of other bigger medical/health concerns. Managing a public health facility effectively inspires the trust that one could manage bigger facilities. This impression is a true feeling. This programme encourages you to think along that line.

Requirements for mMPH programme

1. Interest in public health

2. Ability to communicate effectively in the English Language

3. Payment of the Admission Processing Fee

  • The Gambia: D600 (GMD)
  • Nigeria: N7,150 (NGN)
  • Other countries: $10 (USD)

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Requirements for mMPH-EDC, mMPH-EOH, mMPH-HPR, and mMPH-HPM programmes

1. Interest in the programme

2. Possession of a relevant degree or its equivalent recognised by the school’s Oversight and Academic Board (OAB)

3. Ability to communicate effectively in the English Language

4. Payment of the Admission Processing Fee

  • The Gambia: D600 (GMD)
  • Nigeria: N7,150 (NGN)
  • Other countries: $10 (USD)

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Prospects after Taking this Programme

After taking this course, a learner should be able to

  1. Manifest increased public health knowledge and skills
  2. Land a new job or promotion, or enhance their CV
  3. Possess sharpened skills
  4. Attract a salary raise
  5. Start a public health business/organization or improve the revenue generation, organization, and operations of an existing public health facility
  6. Enhance the operations of their own business/organization or their present work place
  7. Use their knowledge and skills to manage any health facility or project
  8. Help society better or give back to society

Available Cohorts 

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