Elective Track Manipal Academy of Higher Education
Full course description
In addition to the core courses offered at Maastricht students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge about specific topics through a choice of one of eleven elective tracks. These eleven tracks are carefully selected to avoid overlap with the core programme, yet ensuring relevant contribution to the core programme.
Manipal University offers two elective tracks: Community (Mental) Health and Public Health.
The track on community (mental) health links community health to issues of poverty and social welfare. The track also pays attention to how such programmes are managed and organized. The track offers students the opportunity to study and experience how community health takes shape in an emerging economy such as India. It covers rural and urban community development. It includes visits to the field and theoretical courses which can be used for reflection on what was observed in the field.
The track on Public Health discusses public health in an emerging economy such as India. The main component is course work, but some field visits are included in the program as well. The track consist of three mandatory courses: Health Services Administration and Managment; Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Health Economics. Furthermore students can choose for a specialistion in edpidemiology (Infectious Disease and surveallinace an Chronic disease and disability) or a specialisation in Maternal Health (Basics of Maternal and Child Health, Demography and Population Sciences).
At Manipal University there are classes on 6 days of the week (Monday- Saturday; only Sunday is free).
- To acquire knowledge of institutional and community based approaches to provision of (mental ) health services in low income settings
- to aquire knowledge of and insight in core concepts and theories of health service management and health economy in the context of an emerging economy
- to aquire knowledge of and insight in applied epidemiology
- (facultative) to aquire knowledge of and insight in theories on and practices of maternal and child health in the context of an emerging economy
- (facultative) to aquire knowledge of and insight in concepts and theories of infectious and chronic disease epidemiology and surveillance