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BPH (Bachelor of Public Health )

A Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a four-year undergraduate degree affiliated to Pokhara University that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote and protect the health of populations. The degree program typically includes coursework in public health foundations, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, environmental health, and social and behavioral health. Students also have the opportunity to specialize in a particular area of public health, such as global health or health policy. In addition to coursework, BPH programs often include practical experiences such as internships or service learning projects, which allow students to apply what they have learned in real-world settings and gain hands-on experience in the field. Graduates of BPH programs are prepared for a variety of career paths in public health, including roles in healthcare, research, policy, and advocacy. They may work in government agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals, or other healthcare facilities.

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A hearty welcome to all of you! As the Head of the Department (HOD) of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) at Crimson College of Technology, affiliated to Pokhara University, I am honored to address you today. Our motto, "Education for a Better Life," reflects our belief in the transformative power of education. Through our BPH program, we aim to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a positive impact on community health services in Nepal. Our curriculum is tailored to address the unique challenges and opportunities in our country, focusing on community health. By emphasizing a holistic approach to education, we encourage you to develop social responsibility and empathy towards the communities you serve. Practical training, fieldwork, and internships will allow you to apply your knowledge in real-world settings and make a tangible difference. Embrace this educational journey with enthusiasm and dedication, actively participating in discussions and engaging in community outreach initiatives. With the education and training you receive at Crimson College of Technology, you will graduate as competent and compassionate public health professionals, ready to address the health challenges in Nepal. Wishing you a fulfilling and impactful academic journey ahead.

Mr. Ram Bahadur Khadka

Head of Department


Contact: 9857030840

Objectives of BPH

The main objective of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) program for students are as folows:
• To provide student with theoretical, practical knowledge and understanding to work from community level to the central level care programs.
• To prepare for higher level of study in and outside the country.
• To prepare the graduates who can increase social awareness and perform various duties, depending on their specialty.
• To prepare the graduates who work for public to prevent them from serious diseases and risks, preventing them from recurring.
• To train and develop the skills through the community and field practices.

Scope & Career Prospects of BPH

Graduates with a Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) degree from Pokhara University have abundant career opportunities across governmental and nongovernmental sectors, encompassing both private and public domains. In Nepal’s underdeveloped landscape, particularly in rural areas, the demand for health professionals is significant. Diverse employment prospects a wait in hospitals, health research councils, health centers, organizations, and universities. Roles include medical sales representatives, health service managers, health promotion specialists, educators, community development workers, counselors, and social workers. Opportunities also exist within local government bodies, NGOs, and INGOs, contributing to public health initiatives. Specialized roles such as research coordinators, epidemiologists, nutritionists, infection control officers, and project managers are accessible. Further studies, domestically or internationally, can deepen expertise and broaden career horizons. Equipped with a BPH degree, graduates can meaningfully contribute to improving public health outcomes and addressing healthcare challenges both locally and globally.

Course Composition

Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHS 111 Introducticn to Public Health 1 3
BHS 111 Anatomy and Physiology 3
PHA 111 Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1
BHS 112 Biochemistry 3
PHA 112 Biochemistry Lab 1
BHS 113 Microbiology and Immunology 3
PHA 113 Microbiology and Immunology Lab 1
PHA 121 Professional English 3
PHA 114 Professional English Practical 1
Total 19
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
BHS 151 Environmental Science 3
PHA 151 Environmental Science Lab 1
BHS 152 Frist Aid 3
PHA 152 First Aid Lab 1
BHS 153 Nutritional Science 3
PHA 153 Nutritional Science Lab 1
BHS 154 Parasitology and Entomology 3
PHA 154 Parasitology and Entomology Lab 1
BHS 155 Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology 3
PHA 155 Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology Lab 1
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHS 211 Communicable Diseases 3
PHS 212 Environmental Health 3
PHS 213 Non-communicable Diseases 3
PHS 214 Public Health Nutrition 3
PHS 215 Reproductive Health and Demography 3
PHA 211 Integrated Concurrent Field Practice I 5
Total 20
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHT 251 Basic Epidemiology 3
PHS 251 Introducticn to Public Health II 3
PHT 252 Public Health Behavior and Anthropology 3
PHS 252 Maternal. Child and Elderly Health 3
PHS 253 Occupational Health and Safety 3
PHA 251 Integrated Concurrent Field Practice II 5
Total 20
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHM 311 Basic Public Health Management 3
PHI 311 Health Promotion and Education 3
PHT 311 Epidemiological Methods and Management 3
PHT 312 Public Health Sociology and Social Psychology 3
PHT 313 Public Health Statistics I 3
PHA 311 Integrated Concurrent Field Practice III 5
Total 20
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHI 351 Community Health Diagnosis and Program Implementation Strategies 3
PHM 351 Health System Management in Nepal I 3
PHM 352 Health Finance and Health Economics Including Enterpreneurship 3
PHI 352 Health Education Communication 3
PHT 352 Public Health Statistics II 3
PHA 351 Residential Field Practice (Community Health Diagnosis) 3
Total 18
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHT 411 Health Research Methodology 3
PHM 411 Human Resource Development and Management 3
PHM 412 Health Monitoring and Evaluation 3
PHM 413 Health System Management in Nepal-II 3
PHA 411 Residential Field Practice (Comprehensive Health Management) 3
Total 15
Course Code Subject(Theory) Credit Hours
PHM 451 Disaster Management 3
PHI 451 Public Health Policies, Laws and Acts 3
PHA 451 Journal Club/Health Seminar 1
PHT 451 Public Health Dissertation 6
Total 13