Bachelor in Public Health is a four years degree program worth of 149 credit hours, under the Faculty of Science and Technology. Students of public health study the ways in which biological, social, psychological, environmental and policy factors interact to influence human health. In contrast to clinical fields such as nursing and medicine, students of public health focus on health and disease within a group of population. Public health has a wider area in health promotion, disease prevention, prolonging life and social justice. An innovative and exciting component of BPH is the Field Practicum, where students are engaged in real world service to local and global communities, and are able to contribute significantly to LA GRANDEE’s mission of service.

Some of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges include chronic conditions (e.g. smoking and obesity-related diseases, cancer), water and food security, HIV/AIDS, emergency preparedness, reemerging infectious diseases, violence, climate change, and health reform. In order to effectively meet these concerns, public health professionals must address multiple health challenges at once through disease prevention and health promotion frameworks. Bachelor degree education in public health will prepare students to confront these issues by entering the workforce immediately after college and/or by seeking advanced graduate training in public health and related fields.In addition, job market growth in the health, local government, and workplace and education sectors continues unabated. There is a strong demand for multi-skilled program managers and for prevention promotion workers, particularly to work with vulnerable groups and ageing populations. Government directions for health programs in most Asian countries are now geared for jobs in community settings rather than hospitals, to deal with rising rates of chronic conditions and disease, as the shift from hospital to community based programs continues. Government and non-government organizations are constantly in need of health policy analysts and policy makers which eventually justifies high career opportunities for the BPH graduates. Careers in the public, private, or non-profit sectors might include: Accident, illness and disease prevention and control, Bio-statistics, Community health work, Education and teaching, Epidemiology, Health administration, Health awareness, policy and promotion, Nutrition, dietetics and exercise, Public health management, and Research.

I really enjoy the interaction with students when I am teaching. Our strategy is designed to ensure that all students, whatever their subject, will have developed a range of key study skills so they can be independent, broad minded, creative, and make most of the time into studies.

Keshab Raj Adhikari

  • Public Health Officer in Government Service
  • Research Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Bio-statistician
  • Health Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Infection Control Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Director of Epidemiology
  • Officers/Supervisors in NGO / INGO
  • Health Research
  • Public Policy
  • Administration and Management
  • Environmental Health
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Statistics and Biostatistics
  • Education

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4 Years, 8 Semester


First Year

First Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
BCA 106.3 Bio-Statistics and Computer Application I 3
ENG 105.3 Technical English 3
MLI 104.3 Microbiology and Immunology 3
IPH 101.2 Introduction to Public Health 2
PPB 103.3 Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Biochemistry 3
APL 102.3 Anatomy and Physiology 3
Second Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
PFA 107.3 Pathology and First Aid 3
TEL 108.3 Toxicology and Entomology 3
BCA 109.3 Bio-Statistics and Computer Application II 3
BEP 110.3 Basic Epidemiology I 3
PBH 111.3 Public Health 3

Second Year

Third Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
BEP 201.3 Basic Epidemiology II 3
ISA 202.3 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology 3
AEP 203.3 Applied Epidemiology I 3
HSD 204.3 Health Systems Development I 3
HPE 205.3 Health Promotion and Education 3
Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
AEP 206.3 Applied Epidemiology II 3
EOH 208.3 Environmental and Occupational Health 3
FDN 209.3 Food and Nutrition I 3
HPE 210.3 Applied Health Promotion and Education 3

Third Year

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
EOH 301.3 Applied Environmental and Occupational Health I 3
FDN 302.3 Food and Nutrition II 3
HRD 303.3 Human Resource Development 3
PHC 304.3 Primary Health Care in Nepal 3
HSD 305.3 Health Systems Development II 3
Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
REM 306.3 Research Methodology 3
FAH 307.3 Family Health 3
ACH 308.3 Applied Child Health 3
EOH 309.3 Applied Environmental and Occupational Health II 3
CMD 310.3 Community Diagnosis 3

Fourth Year

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
HPP 401.3 Health Planning and Policy Development 3
HEC 402.3 Health Economics 3
HES 405.1 Health Seminar in Special Topics 1
RCA 403.3 Health System Research and Computer Software application 3
CFP 404.3 Comprehensive Field Practice 3
Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Description Credit Hours
SPT 405.6 Special Topics in Public Health (Any Two) 6
HES 406.1 Health Seminar in Special Topics 1
DIS 407.6 Dissertation 6

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