Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH – Preventive Oncology)


Careers & Outcomes

Approx. Program Length

18 Months

Total ECTS Credits


Tuition Fee (Online)

6000 CHF

Fellowship at HCG Hospitals - CHF 6000



Program Overview

This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy, and MPH in Preventive Oncology from James Lind Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. The clinical training in preventive oncology is conducted at HCG Cancer hospital, Bangalore, India.


It is increasingly being recognized that cancers are preventable and chronic diseases.

A better understanding of the epidemiology and disease biology makes primary and secondary prevention of cancer possible and an important public health concept. Approximately one-half of all cancers are known to develop from modifiable risk factors or can be detected as precursor lesions prior to the development of metastatic disease.


The preventive oncology MPH is designed as student-directed learning, problem-solving, and skills development for the practice of public health and preventive oncology. Apart from strengthening skills in public health management, epidemiology, and biostatistics, the program aims at enhancing the skills needed for the development of effective cancer screening and prevention programs.  Training in research methodology is an important component of the program.


Students who complete the preventive oncology program find opportunities to work in both community-based cancer prevention units as well as tertiary care oncology centers.


The James Lind Institute and the International Telematic University, UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy (Università Telematica Internazionale UniNettuno ‘UTIU’) have collaborated to bring to you a very unique opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health via the Master of Science in Public Health Management Program. Alongside this MPH Degree, this program leads to the award of a Master of Preventive Oncology from James Lind Institute.


Optional Fellowship Award from HCG Hospitals and James Lind Institute :


HCG Hospital Students can further extend their studies for 6 months at HCG Hospitals in Bangalore, India to earn a Fellowship in Preventive Oncology from HCG Hospitals and James Lind Institute. The transfer of students will be coordinated by James Lind Institute. This additional program provides students with a unique opportunity to be placed in one of the most advanced cancer care hospitals in the world. Students complete the fellowship under the supervision of a mentor who is experienced in Preventive Oncology. In addition, students have the opportunity to be involved in several programs and projects run by HCG Hospitals for Preventive Oncology.


The Fellowship Program is overseen by Dr. Vinod K Ramani. Dr. Ramani is a Consultant in the Preventive Oncology unit at HCG, Bangalore. He was formerly the Professor, Department of Community Medicine, International Medical School, M.S.Ramaiah campus, Bangalore, INDIA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Sapthagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore, INDIA, State NCD Consultant, Non-communicable disease prevention & control Program, Karnataka Health System Development Reforms Project (KHSDRP), Bangalore, INDIA, Associate Professor, Dept. of Community Medicine, Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital, Bangalore, INDIA. And Intern, New York State Health Department, Albany, USA. Dr. Ramani is a physician and did his medical training at Bangalore Medical College, INDIA and Doctor of Medicine in Community Medicine at MR Medical College, India and subsequently Master of Public Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.


Approx. Course Length

2-6 weeks

Total ECTS Credits


Max. Number of Transfer Credits:


Pathway for MPH in Preventive Oncology


Stage 1: Complete Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH)


Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete the Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management which typically is completed in 36 weeks and is comprised of 42 ECTS Credits. This program comprises of 18 Core Courses and 3 Elective Courses chosen from a list of Elective Courses available to the student. The student will then transfer to International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Rome, Italy to complete the MPH program with the award of 90 ECTS Credits. This is explained in detail here.


Stage 2: Complete Specialization in Preventive Oncology


Upon completion of the MPH program at International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, the student will initiate a specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health at James Lind Institute. This specialization earns the student a total of 48 ECTS Credits. Combining these 48 ECTS Credits with 42 ECTS credits earned from Advanced Diploma in Public Health Management, a total of 90 ECTS credits leads to the award of MPH in Preventive Oncology  from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.


Following is the structure of the MPH in Disaster Management Program:

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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 in Preventive Oncology.


Behavioral and social sciences (Sociology, Psychology, Counselling)

Biomedical Sciences


Dentistry, Oral Health

Development Studies

Environmental Health

Exercise and Sport Science

Food Science

Health Management

Medicine, Medical sciences



Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Therapy



Public Health or Health Sciences


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 for exploring this pathway.


Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+

PET 50+

TOEFL 550+


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.

  • International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy

    JLI is affiliated with International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy to offer bachelor, master and doctorate programs. Uninettuno is recognised by the Ministry of Education, University and Reasearch in Italy. Furthermore, it is the only Italian Telematic University that was positively assessed by the CNVSU, the National Committee established to assess the university institutions in Italy UNINETTUNO is a distance teaching university based on close cooperation with traditional universities from Europe, the Arab World, the United States and Asia. These alliances with higher-education institutions from across the world allow UNINETTUNO to supply a wider and more diverse educational offering, based on a scientific psychopedagogical model built on 20 years of research. Thanks to the use of new technologies and a faculty of prestigious professors from some of the world’s biggest universities, UNINETTUNO offers a unique university experience based on quality, flexibility and innovation.

  • HCG Hospitals

    HCG - The Specialist in Cancer Care has been at the forefront in fighting cancer. With 24 centres, it enjoys the reputation of being India's largest cancer care provider. HCG is turning hope into reality for more than decades now & with an experienced team, top national rankings and leadership in cancer prevention, we rule the hearts. HCG was founded with the aim of consistently providing high quality and result oriented cancer care treatment by adopting global innovations. The cancer care units based across India are equipped with the latest technology to provide good quality cancer care through Surgical, Radiation & Medical Oncology all under one roof.

    HCG Hospitals
  • Atheneum Liberal Studies

    Atheneum Liberal Studies (ALS) is a pioneer and innovative educational organization, established in 2007 utilising the latest developments in training, information technology and expertise in higher education with a vision to promote scientific knowledge at all levels. With activities and services for students, academics and professionals, its mission spreads in most of the related fields and domains. Atheneum’s activities are supported with programs and projects, which range from providing open knowledge resources, telematic and distant learning education and higher education consulting to developing global networks and strategic alliances. Its scope reaches all around the world as it has affiliations with organisations and institutions on a global scale that aim to promote higher education mobility and transnational cooperation.

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The JLI MPH Difference?

When you choose our Master of Science in Public Health Management (MPH), you can:
Establish Credibility

Completing your MPH from James Lind Institute gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program that is well respected globally

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

Stay Current and Relevant

We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

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At James Lind Institute, we are here to help you at every step of your journey from finding the right program, enrolling in your program, studying at JLI, and a successful outcome after your complete your program.

Due to the negative economic effects of COVD 19, JLI Switzerland has decided to waive off 25% tuition fees for all Masters Programs for the upcoming intake for all current and new students. Please contact our admissions team at for more details.

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