1. Masters in Public Health (MPH)Our MPH program aims at equipping health professionals and other providers with the necessary skills that will enable them to plan, manage and evaluate health services in order to improve the health of the people of Rwanda. At the end of the program, the graduate must be able to promote health, prevent diseases, supervise clinical and health services provision, and be a ‘leader’ in public health matters throughout the country. The MPH program is taught by a highly experienced faculty both in teaching and in field experience whilst implementing public health programs. The MPH is offered as an evening program as a majority of our students are professionals coming from diverse backgrounds such as policy makers, doctors, nurses and educators among others. This graduate program lasts for two (2) years and students need to complete a minimum of 8 Modules and write a dissertation. Some of the taught Modules include Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Management of quality and Health systems, and Applied Research Methods and Health Policy and Planning

2. Master of Science in Epidemiology (MSc. Epi)The Master of Science in Epidemiology program targets in-service health professionals such as physicians and health directors in charge of epidemiological surveillance with the main objective of addressing the incidence and prevalence of diseases with an epidemic potential such as malaria, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, respiratory and diarrheic diseases.This program is offered as an evening program and students must complete a minimum of 11 modules among them 8 theoretical modules and 3 practice based modules which allows field work practice for students. Students must also write a dissertation. Taught courses include: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Advanced Research Methods, Evaluation of Health Situation and Priorities Interventions and Applied Epidemiology among others.

3. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP)

This is a two year public health leadership training program in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory Management and is designed as a long term program within the Ministry of Health. The course is a competency-based training that is a response to the inadequate capacity in Rwanda to respond to public health emergencies including disease outbreaks. Upon completion, FELTP residents are placed in leadership positions at various levels of both the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Animals.The program emphasizes on problem solving skills among public health leaders to provide public health service to the national and sub-national health authorities and to create a culture of critical thinking. The program offers two tracks: Applied Epidemiology and Public Health Laboratory Practice. Rwanda FELTP residents spend approximately 25% of their time in didactic sessions and 75% of the time on field. During their training, FELTP residents are expected to improve public health in Rwanda by conducting outbreak investigations and control, evaluating surveillance systems, conducting economic evaluations of public health programs and analyzing surveillance data. Some of the Modules to be completed include: Basic Epidemiology, Public Health Surveillance and Field Epidemiology, Health Economics, Laboratory management, Policy and System design and Management of Public Health Emergencies.

4. Master of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (MHA)

This program that started in 2013 and it targets to develop the leadership and management skills of individuals who can leverage resources and apply evidence-based interventions to improve health in Rwanda. This program aims at strengthening the management and leadership capacities and effective hospital-level management systems which are prerequisites for the delivery of high quality care.

Having successfully completed this program, MHA graduates will be able to improve health care delivery and financing systems, and demonstrate leadership and effective human resource management for promoting organizational development, and be able to address complex operational challenges effectively and efficiently.

5. Masters of Science in Heath Informatics

The Health Informatics Program is to equip students with skills that would enable them to provide a technological solution using modern information communication tools and systems to address the challenges of heath systems.

The modules of this program focus on Health Information Systems (IS), development of practical skills and essential knowledge of the health informatics context, Health Informatics Project management, designing and deployment skills are included, critical thinking will enable the evaluation of different systems. Research skills and scientific reasoning are also included in this program.

Having successfully completed the requirement of this program, Health Informatics graduate will be able to manage, design, customise and evaluate Health Informatics systems

6. Master of Philosophy Program (MPhil)The Master of Philosophy in Public Health degree (MPhil) is awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic, has produced work at the forefront of knowledge, has demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field and has presented and successfully defended a thesis.Some modules to be completed include: Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Research Methods and Advanced Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Quantitative Methods among others.

7. Doctoral Program (PhD)The degree of PhD shall be awarded to a candidate who, having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic resulting in an independent and original contribution to knowledge, has demonstrated an understanding of research methods appropriate to the chosen field, and has presented and defended a thesis in oral examination to the satisfaction of the examiners.


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