The COVID 19 pandemic has highlighted the need for capacity building for infectious diseases, not only in the developing world but also for the developed nations. The healthcare infrastructure worldwide has been caught by a surprise and is struggling to keep pace with the rapid contagion. Infectious disease specialists both at tertiary care and public health grassroots levels are important in treating and controlling infectious diseases.
There is a tremendous need for infectious disease professionals worldwide. In addition, continuous training of healthcare professionals is extremely important, to help them know about the evolving best practices in the management of novel and emerging infectious diseases.
The ‘MPH Infectious Disease’ program provides a focussed understanding of infectious diseases including microbiology principles, public health, nosocomial infections, epidemiology, biostatistics, nutrition, immunology, research methodology, surveillance and drug development.
This is a comprehensive program for students to acquire an advanced understanding of diverse infectious diseases including their diagnosis, treatment, control, and epidemiology. Students complete a project under the mentorship of an expert infectious disease specialist. Mentors help students to find such opportunities for research.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) Management program – Proceed to Specialization in Infectious Diseases
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) Management program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization in Infectious Diseases – Receive MPH with Specialization in Infectious Diseases Degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Infectious Diseases. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Infectious Diseases Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Infectious Diseases Degree program:
The ‘MPH in Infectious Diseases’ upholds the mission of James Lind Institute for bridging the skills-need gap in public health and clinical research. An infectious disease specialization offers public health professionals a variety of rewarding career options. Infectious disease training and skills make you well suited to a variety of roles in public health.
The program provides a focussed understanding of communicable diseases and strengthens your skills for developing policies and strategies for their treatment, surveillance and control. The MPH infectious disease program at JLI will help provide a trained workforce for the public health systems.
Apart from public health practice, students who successfully complete this program will also be able to explore careers in the fields of academics & training, community education, consulting, patient advocacy, policy development, hospital infection control, and NGO operations to name a few.
The job market for infectious disease-related jobs continues to grow at a much higher rate than the market average. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS), infectious disease specialists will see their job prospects increase by 24% in the next 10 years.
James Lind Institute maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MPH programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.
Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any of the following areas will suffice the academic entry criteria for MPH programs.
Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)
Dentistry, Oral Health
Exercise and Sport Science
Medicine, Medical sciences
Occupational Health and Safety
Public Health or Health Sciences
Science (All disciplines)
For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, there can be a possibility to use Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). JLI generally utilizes over 3 years of experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for exploring this pathway.
Evidence of Proficiency in English
The English proficiency test can be waived for the following candidates:
Native English Speakers, or;
Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), or;
Applicants having completed their undergraduate degree in English in an English speaking country.
In the dual degree program, you will complete an additional 48 ECTS Credits through online learning at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’). You will receive two degrees as follows:
You can either chose to complete these 48 ECTS Credits during or after the completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. This is a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program at UTIU. The program has been thoughtfully structured in order to provide the required knowledge and skills to new aspirants, current Public Health professionals, and those working or aspiring to work within the health sector.
Duration: 36 Weeks
Following is the structure of the additional 48 ECTS Credits for the MSc in Public Health Management Program:
James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.
Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally
We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn
We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance
Future Intake Dates
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