Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

Be a Public Health Professional

We are currently offering Bachelor and Masters Degree under Department of Public Health, Faculty of Science & Engineering Technology, FCUB

Programs

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Admission Requirements for Bachelor of Public Health (BPH):
  • SSC
  • HSC/Diploma
Required Documents:
  • 3 set photocopy of SSC Certificate and Transcript
  • 3 set photocopy of HSC/Diploma Certificate and Transcript
  • 5 copy Passport Size Photo
  • 3 copy Stamp Size Photo
Applicant can choose one of major courses from following list:
  • Community Medicine
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health
  • Hospital Management
  • Epidemiology
  • Community Nutrition
  • Health Promotion and Health Education
  • Health System Management and Policy
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Medical Technology
Program Structure & Duration: 

This Program will be conducted on a Course & Credit based structure with 58 Courses to be dispensed in 180 Credits in total, completed in a minimum time span of 4 years.

Commencement of the Program: 

Each new Program will commence Summer, and Fall semester every year.

Eligibility for Admission:
  • A Candidate with SSC and HSC or their equivalents is eligible to apply with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in either one and a combined CGPA of 6.
  • Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Medical Technology and DMF (approved by Govt.)
  • Foreign students with equivalent qualification are eligible.
  • Equivalence will be decided by a Committee called ‘Equivalence Committee’ formed by the Academic Committee of FCUB.
Number of Seats : 

40 (forty)

Definition of Credit:
  • 1 theory credit =20 hours (lecture/tutorial)
  • 1 practical credit =25 hours of (Lab. work/assignment /field practices/project report and others as decided by the competent authority)
Medium of instruction: 

English

Methods of teaching/learning: 

Class Lecture, Small group work using modern multimedia tool, Tutorials, Practical, Group discussion, Group or individual presentation/seminar, Assignment/ individual work, community visit, Internship.

Course Dispensing System: 

Number of Courses covering 18-24 credits will be dispensed in each semester.

Examination and Evaluation System: 

Examination and evaluation will be Course based. For each Course a continuous evaluation (termed as ‘Formative Assessment’) will be carried out by the Course-In- Charge through class performance, in-course assignments or any other process as per her/his decision. At the end of each Course an ‘End-Course Assessment’ will be made through an examination process conducted by two Examiners, one Internal and one External. In case of difference of more than 20% marks between the two examiners there will be a third examiner. Marks of nearest two examiners will be averaged out as final marks. Final result of the Course will be computed from the results of the two examinations (Formative Assessment and End-Course Examination).

The Course-In-Charge will be the Internal Examiner for the respective Course and the External Examiner will be appointed by the Dean of the Public Health Faculty chosen from within a Panel approved by the Academic Council following a recommendation of the respective Faculty based on a proposal by the Academic Committee of the Departments.

Type of Tests: 

Formative Assessment 

End-Course Assessment: 

Written Tests, Oral, Practical including Assignment, Seminar Presentation, Project Report, Field Practice[Written tests for End-Course Examination will consist of MCQ/Short/Long type of questions].

Marks allocation in %:
  • Written Examination 50%
  • Oral 15%
  • Class attendance 5%
  • Assignment 5%
  • Practical 25% (Lab./Assignment/Field Practices/Project Report-20% + Formative Assessment-5%),
Duration of Examination and Raw Marks:
  • For Formative Assessment the Course-In-Charge will decide.
  • For End course Examinations: Duration of written examination and raw marks for a course will be based on number of credits of a course as follows:
  • For a one credit course: duration- one hour: 40 marks
  • For a 2 credit course : duration -2 hours; 60 marks
  • For a course of 3 or more credits: duration-3 hours; 100 marks
Course Duration & Fees:

Program Name

Credit

Semester

Duration

Admission Fees

Course Fees

Monthly Fees

Semester Fees

Total Course Fees

BPH

180

8

4 Years

6,000/-

3,750/-

22,500/-

1,80,000/-

**Admission form 500/-

 

Course Curriculum for Bachelor of Public Health (Total 180 Credits)

List of Non-Major Courses

  • 1st Semester (24 Credits)

BPH-111 Introduction to Public Health

BPH-112 Fundamental of Nutrition

BPH-113 Medical Sociology

BPH-114 Basic English

BPH-115 Human Physiology

BPH-116 Environmental Health Science

BPH-117 Epidemiology-I

BPH-118 Health Rights & Welfare

  • 2nd Semester (24 Credits)

BPH-121 Fundamentals of Bengali 

BPH-122 Basic Biology

BPH-123 Introduction to Microbiology

BPH-124 Biostatistics-I

BPH-125 Food Safety & Food Quality

BPH-126 Behavioral Science

BPH-127 Information & Communication Technology

BPH-128 Comprehensive Field Visit

  • 3rd Semester (24 Credits)

BPH-231 Maternal Reproductive & Child Health

BPH-232Basic Biochemistry

BPH-233 Cell Biology

BPH-234 Public Health Administration and Management

BPH-235 Human Metabolism

BPH-236 Health Economics & Health Care Financing

BPH-237 Medical Anthropology

BPH-238 Occupational Health & Management

  • 4th Semester (24 Credits)

BPH-241 Demography & Population Dynamics

BPH-242 Introduction to Health Promotion & Education: Bangladesh and Global Context

BPH-243 Personal Hygiene & Hospital Waste Management

BPH-244 Parasitology & Virology: Public Health Perspective

BPH-245 Introduction to Pharmacology

BPH-246 Epidemiology of Communicable Disease

BPH-247 Human Nutrition and Dietetics

BPH-248 Medical Entomology

  • 5th Semester (24 Credits)

BPH-351 Biostatistics II

BPH-352 Psychology & Mental Health

BPH-353 Health Informatics

BPH-354 Health Policy & Planning

BPH-355 Human Development & Growth

BPH-356 Global Warming & Disaster Management

BPH-357 Gerontology

BPH-358 Principle of Tobacco Control

  • 6th Semester (12 Credits)

BPH-362 Epidemiology of  Non-communicable Disease

BPH-363 Clinical Immunology

BPH-367 Bio-safety

BPH-368 Climate Change & Human Health

  • 7th Semester (18 Credits)

BPH-471 Applied Epidemiology

BPH-472 Research Methodology

BPH-473 Bioethics

BPH-475 Workplace Violence and Child Labour

BPH-476 Sexual Health, STIs & RTIs

  • 8th Semester (18 Credits)

BPH-481 Public Health Data Management & Analysis

BPH-482 Burden of Disease & Risk

BPH-483 Global Health

BPH-484 Project/Thesis

 

List of Major Courses

  1. Community Medicine: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Essential of Community Health

BPH-364 Health Disparities & Minority Health

BPH-365 Public Health & Preventive Dentistry

BPH-366 Health Project Administration & Management

BPH-474 Health Service for Special Group

  1. Epidemiology: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Epidemiology-III

BPH-364 Nutritional Epidemiology

BPH-365 Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

BPH-366 Biostatistics Methods in Epidemiology

BPH-474 Systematic Review & Meta Analysis

  1. Community Nutrition: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Macro & Micronutrients

BPH-364 Nutritional Program Management

BPH-365 Nutritional Epidemiology

BPH-366 Economic Growth, Hunger & Nutrition

BPH-474 Clinical & Therapeutic Nutrition

  1. Public Health Nutrition: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Macro & Micronutrients

BPH-364 Nutritional Program Management

BPH-365 Nutritional Epidemiology

BPH-366 Economic Growth, Hunger & Nutrition

BPH-474 Clinical & Therapeutic Nutrition

  1. Food & Nutrition: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Macro & Micronutrients

BPH-364 Nutritional Program Management

BPH-365 Nutritional Epidemiology

BPH-366 Economic Growth, Hunger & Nutrition

BPH-474 Clinical & Therapeutic Nutrition

  1. Maternal, Reproductive and Child Health: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Factors Affecting Pregnancy Outcomes

BPH-364 Nutrition in Pregnancy

BPH-365 Infant and Young Child Feeding

BPH-366 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

BPH-474 Normal Physical Growth and Development

  1. Hospital Management: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Management Functions and Behavior

BPH-364 Business Policy and Strategic Management (CORE)

BPH-365 Hospital Functions and Services

BPH-366 Total Quality Management (CORE)

BPH-474 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare

  1. Environmental and Occupational Health: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Environment Toxicology

BPH-364 Environmental Planning, Policies & Laws

BPH-365 Fundamental of Occupational Safety & Health

BPH-366 Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology

BPH-474 Public Health Mapping & GIS

  1. Health Promotion and Health Education: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Introduction to Education

BPH-364 Applied Behavioral Science

BPH-365 School Health

BPH-366 Health Promotion Research & Policy

BPH-474 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion & Health Education

  1. Health System Management and Policy: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Introduction to Education

BPH-364 Applied Behavioral Science

BPH-365 School Health

BPH-366 Health Promotion Research & Policy

BPH-474 Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Health Promotion & Health Education

  1. Medical Technology: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Introduction to Pathology

BPH-364 Introduction to Radiology

BPH-365 Introduction to Biochemistry

BPH-366 Hospital Management System

BPH-474 Design of Medical Studies for Public Health

  1. Medical Microbiology: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Basic Techniques in Microbiology

BPH-364 Microbial Metabolism

BPH-365 Medical Microbiology

BPH-366 Clinical & Diagnostic Microbiology

BPH-474..Analytical Microbiology

  1. Public Health Nursing: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Introduction to Nursing

BPH-364 Community Nursing

BPH-365 Concept of Health and Illness

BPH-366 Population Control and Family Planning

BPH-474 Maternal and Child Nursing

  1. Public Health Dentistry: 6th & 7th Semester (15 Credits)

BPH-361 Essential of Community Health

BPH-364 Health Disparities & Minority Health

BPH-365 Public Health & Preventive Dentistry

BPH-366 Health Project Administration & Management

BPH-474 Health Service for Special Group