Master of Science In Maternal,
Newborn And Child Health

 

MSc
DL/FT/Weekends

 

English
2 Years


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The program is designed for students to develop a keen understanding, critical thinking, and key skills needed to find solutions to important health challenges facing women and children across the globe. This is a very vast subject and students are encouraged to further broaden their knowledge in any key interest area within this subject. This Master’s of science in Maternal, Newborn and Child Health provides the knowledge and skills that will prepare individuals to contribute to community programs and other interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of vulnerable and underserved women, children, and families. The Program is conceptualized with sensitivity to cultural diversity. Participants will be able to undertake the process of planning and evaluating community programs with a special emphasis on women and children its intended to mitigate the alarming maternal and child mortality rates, it empowers participants with a profound understanding, critical evaluation and skills centered on a primary health care model using strength based approaches to asses, find solutions and tackle the physical and psychosocial health challenges facing mothers and children.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Medium: English
  • Programme of study: Distance learning/Weekends
  • Fees per semester: Ugandans Tuition, UGX 2,400, 000/= per semester

    International Students, USD 1000$, per semester

Course Objective

The prime goal of the course is to enhance the embracing of a holistic approach to maternal and child health at a master’s and research level in order to achieve safe, effective, timely, and efficient maternal and child health care.

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in the biological, sociocultural, behavioral, and policy domains that impact the health of the MCH population these include Nursing and Midwifery, Medicine, Social work and psychology, Nutrition, Counselling, Public health, Community Development.

Career opportunities

After completing this specialization, students are expected to apply their knowledge and skills within this key health domain. Students who complete this program usually find opportunities to work within the health system with a focus on maternal and child health. Students also get involved in research to further understand and evaluate the incidence, prevalence, and opportunities for change for better outcomes with regard to health for women and children. Maternal and child health professionals often work and provide services in a variety of work environments, such as hospitals and clinics, research centers and non-government organizations.

Program Structure

Year One

Semester 1

CODE NAME
COURSE NAME
MNCH1101
Foundations of Maternal, New born and Child Health
MNCH1102
Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
MNCH1103
Preconception, Prenatal and postnatal Care for Women
MNCH1104
Introduction to Maternal, New born and Child Mental Health
MNCH1105
Advanced Research Methods in Maternal, New born and Child Health

Semester 2

CODE
COURSE NAME
MNCH1201
Child Survival and Nutrition in Maternal and Child Health
MNCH1202
Reproductive Health and Family Planning
MNCH1203
Health Promotion and Education for Women and Children
MNCH1204
Social Enterprises for Women
MNCH1205
Advanced Data analysis Methods in Maternal, New born, and Child Health

Recess Term

CODE
COURSE CONTENT
MNCH1301
Field attachment/Practicum and Supervision

Year Two

Semester 1

CODE NAME
COURSE NAME
MNCH2201
Global Maternal, New born and Child Health
MNCH2202
Dissertation/ Thesis I
ELECTIVES
MNCH2203
Health and Human Rights
MNCH2204
Women, Children, Disasters, and Health

Semester 2

CODE
COURSE NAME
MNCH2201
Culture, Maternal, New born and Child Health
MNCH2202
Dissertation/ Thesis II
ELECTIVES
MNCH2203
Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
MNCH2204
Social Inequalities and health
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