This is the first department established under the School of Medicine under the Central University Kerala. This department has started functioning since 15th January 2016.
This is a service cum academic department.
Service- To cater to the health needs of the campus at primary care level the department proposes to set up a General clinic with Holistic Care facilities. The faculty and and students together with the health care system of the locality for effective health promotion in the immediate community around the CUK, district of Kasargod and the country at large.
Academic-The first Academic program of the department is MPH regular (Masters in Public health). The department looks forward to establishing Distance learning programs in the future.
PhD in Public health is another program that will be established soon.
This department will be integral to the School of Medicine’s future program in undergraduate Medical Training by setting up a Medical College and Teaching Hospital.
Scope of services provided by the MPH graduates (Job Opportunities)
The MPH graduates will be able to function as leaders in Research, Health Management, and Health Policy development at the Local, State, National and international level.
They will be effective teachers of public health and health promotion in Colleges of Medicine, Nursing,Dentistry and Alternative / Holistic healing systems including Ayush and Homeopathy and Yunani.
MPH graduates will be skillful in coordinating Health Promotion, Health Education and Health Research Activities in the Country and Global Community at large.