The Academic Registrar Makerere University invites applications for Master of Public Health Disaster Management (MDM) Programme.
The goal of Master of Public Health Disaster Management (MDM) is to develop adequate capacity for effective public health disaster management and risk reduction in Uganda and Africa.
With a curriculum developed by field staff from humanitarian, academia and international organizations, participants are exposed to enriching concepts like Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction, Nutrition in Emergencies, Environmental Health in Disaster Situations, Mental health and Psychosocial Issues in Disaster Situations among others.
MDM is open to Ugandans and non-Ugandans who fulfill the admission requirements. The requirements described below are only the minimum academic conditions for admission and only make one eligible. A candidate is eligible for admission if s/he satisfies any of the following:
A bachelor's degree in health sciences, e.g. human medicine or nursing, from a recognised institution
A degree in biological sciences from a recognised institution, e.g. food science and technology, human nutrition and environmental health. .
A degree in arts or social sciences from a recognised institution, e.g. community psychology, SWASA, and at least a credit in mathematics at the Ordinary level of education.
Field experience is an added advantage
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed prior to selection.
Upon completion, personnel trained through this programme are expected to have the skills to work as managers of disaster/emergency programmes within Ministries of Health, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, UN and NGOs at national and sub-national levels and are qualified to become emergency health researchers in research institutions and lecturers in Universities.
Career and professional growth opportunities include continuation of studies into PhD programmes, specialisation in specific emergency health management and disaster risk reduction.
Source: MAKERERE University