PhD in Public Health

Program Overview

The PhD in Public Health at SCOS is a programme that supports the pursuit of highly focused courses of study that broadly address complex and interdisciplinary issues in the Health field. Under this broad programme, students will be able to develop project proposals to focus on various study areas in broad area of Health Science: namely, Zoonoses habitat related infections, water borne infections, airborne infections various NCDS.


The candidates will learn to apply biological, social and associate health sciences in the control and prevention of various diseases and prolonging life.

Completing a doctoral degree programme can lead to careers in academia, research, project planning and management, and policy-making. In the case of a PhD in Public Health, the holder can increase his/her output in disease control and management.


Course Duration: 3 Years

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