This is a Dual Master’s Degree Program. The student is awarded an MPH Degree from International Telematic University UNINETTUNO, Italy, and MPH in Sexual and Reproductive Health from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.
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.
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 Public Health in Sexual and Reproductive Health from James Lind Institute.
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 Sexual and Reproductive Health
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 Sexual and Reproductive Health from James Lind Institute, Switzerland.
Following is the structure of the MPH in Sexual and Reproductive Health:
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.