Sexual and Reproductive Health is an integral component of Public Health. The challenges faced globally in this key area of Public Health are enormous. There is a significant burden on societies, governments, and other bodies to overcome the challenges related to sexual and reproductive health, especially in the areas of HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, unintended pregnancies, infertility, abuse of children and women, and several other such important aspects of this area of public health. The origin of many sexual and reproductive health issues are psychosocial in nature and both treatment and prevention depend on the best understanding of these issues.
This program has been developed with the help of experts in the area of sexual and reproductive health. The curriculum is developed in a way so as to give every student a thorough exposure to the challenges faced in this area of public health and the knowledge and skills needed to overcome these challenges in the global context.
After completing this program, the student must demonstrate superior knowledge and understanding of the challenges that exist in sexual and reproductive health, the psychosocial factors leading to these challenges, and skills to deploy preventive and active management strategies for overcoming these challenges. The student also learns how to work in small and big teams, counsel patients and caregivers, perform fieldwork, critically analyze existing literature, derive research hypothesis, lead projects and write detailed reports.
What will you study?
Complete all credit requirements for the Master of Public Health (MPH) program – Proceed to Specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health
Upon enrollment in this program students will first complete all credit requirements of the Master of Public health (MPH) program. You can view the program details here
Complete Specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health – Receive MPH with Specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health Degree
Upon completion of all credit requirements for the award of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you will initiate a specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health. The duration of this specialization is usually 36 weeks. After completing the specialization, you will receive the MPH with Specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health Degree.
Following is the structure of the MPH with Specialization in Sexual and Reproductive Health Degree program:
This dual degree program has been developed for health professionals or graduates with experience in any area of public health who aspire to grow to senior leadership and management roles in the field of public health. The degree is set mainly within the framework of the public and national government health services, while also being applicable for managers of Not-for-profit organizations, international health agencies, and private healthcare set-ups. In addition to focusing on the core public health sector, this specialized masters degree in sexual and reproductive health will update you on the scope and significance of health issues for women concerning their sexual and reproductive health, with a focus across the life span, and including infectious, chronic and disabling disorders.
The program takes a broad approach to sexual and reproductive health while addressing issues related to contraception, family planning, assisted reproductive technologies, and various related public health emergencies and bio-surveillance. Upon completion of this dual degree program, students will be able to develop and implement public health programs and clinical interventions to enhance female reproductive health and well being, including programs pertaining to family planning services, safe motherhood, or health during the reproductive years.
If public health is your focus area and if you enjoy working in a challenging work environment with a varied workload then sexual and reproductive health could be the specialty for you. You will most likely work as a part of a multidisciplinary sexual health services team. You could be working alongside health advisers, nurses, youth workers and so on. Good communication skills and an open-minded approach to clients are a must. The ability to empathize with clients from various backgrounds is also important.
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 certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)
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