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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 7:05pm On Jun 17, 2015
jnrremedy:

Thanks a lot
My last question is still hanging

I thought I had answered that already. You can send me an email using the NL email system and I will respond.
Re: Careers In Public Health by champ0621(m): 1:41pm On Jun 18, 2015
Tanks for the helpful thread Etinosajay. I just want 2be sure, b4 I go ahead and start the processes of application, that a graduate of microbiology can be considered for a master's degree in public health. That's MPH not B.sc MPH at UI. Again, do you have an idea if the same works also for the University of Ilorin? Thanks very very much!
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 7:27pm On Jun 18, 2015
champ0621:
Tanks for the helpful thread Etinosajay. I just want 2be sure, b4 I go ahead and start the processes of application, that a graduate of microbiology can be considered for a master's degree in public health. That's MPH not B.sc MPH at UI. Again, do you have an idea if the same works also for the University of Ilorin? Thanks very very much!

Yes, and that's 100 percent certain that you can apply to MPH at U of Ibadan provided you meet the other requirements. Be sure to look at the entry requirements for the current application period as forms are on sale now.

For U of Ilorin, I have no Idea, maybe someone who knows may walk into this thread and advise you accordingly. Cheers
Re: Careers In Public Health by amodu(m): 10:34pm On Jun 18, 2015
Thumbs up for this beneficial thread.

A graduate of health education in embryo. I already decided to opt for occupational health at the masters level but with your eye-opening explanations on public health, I am now at a crossroad.

What is your advice?
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 6:08am On Jun 19, 2015
amodu:
Thumbs up for this beneficial thread.

A graduate of health education in embryo. I already decided to opt for occupational health at the masters level but with your eye-opening explanations on public health, I am now at a crossroad.

What is your advice?

Welcome brother. You're already receiving education similar to what you will experience at the MPH in the future.

Therefore your transition from first degree to second degree will be important.

My advise? Follow your knowledge, interests and strength closely during your first degree, and you'd be sure what area in Public Health you want to dwell on. Be it occupational health and or environmental health, epidemiology and statistics, clinical epidemiology, health management and administration etcetera
Re: Careers In Public Health by amodu(m): 10:47am On Jun 19, 2015
Etinosajay:


Welcome brother. You're already receiving education similar to what you will experience at the MPH in the future.

Therefore your transition from first degree to second degree will be important.

My advise? Follow your knowledge, interests and strength closely during your first degree, and you'd be sure what area in Public Health you want to dwell on. Be it occupational health and or environmental health, epidemiology and statistics, clinical epidemiology, health management and administration etcetera

Gratitude bro, I have found the course very interesting most especially when we were exposed to industrial and occupational health. It shows it is vital to the welfare of workers.

May I ask the cost of pursuing Masters in this regard?
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 11:54am On Jun 19, 2015
amodu:


Gratitude bro, I have found the course very interesting most especially when we were exposed to industrial and occupational health. It shows it is vital to the welfare of workers.

May I ask the cost of pursuing Masters in this regard?

When it comes to higher or secondary degrees, equipping yourself more than the next person or as good as the next person is the real deal, and the cost of doing that you cannot quantify. Ranging from procuring the best materials on the subject to noting every news and journal of interest.

On the school part, what you will spend in total should be around 500k on the average, for a two years masters in public health. For some this may include accommodation and living expenses, for others it may not, depending on their separate lifestyles.

Tuition and books for 2 years should be near 300k or 350k

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Re: Careers In Public Health by amodu(m): 3:57pm On Jun 19, 2015
Etinosajay:


When it comes to higher or secondary degrees, equipping yourself more than the next person or as good as the next person is the real deal, and the cost of doing that you cannot quantify. Ranging from procuring the best materials on the subject to noting every news and journal of interest.

On the school part, what you will spend in total should be around 500k on the average, for a two years masters in public health. For some this may include accommodation and living expenses, for others it may not, depending on their separate lifestyles.

Tuition and books for 2 years should be near 300k or 350k

Heartfelt appreciation, you have indeed equip me for the task ahead.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 4:59am On Jun 21, 2015
badooo:
This Etino guy is awesome. Unilorin don't offer mph. Apart from test of English that every intending masters student must undertake at U.I, does the faculty of public health still have their own separate test??!

Yes they have an entrance test for the MPH. After submitting the application for MPH, be ready to take the test in about 2months or so, if you're shortlisted.

As per the English language test, that wasn't in the offing last I checked.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 5:01am On Jun 21, 2015
badooo:
And please how can I obtain U.I m.sc form without getting to ibadan

You may have to find someone you know and trust who lives in Ibadan or is traveling to Ibadan, to help you purchase the scratch cards. Not sure if they sell it outside Ibadan.
Re: Careers In Public Health by champ0621(m): 2:16pm On Jun 21, 2015
Etinosajay:


Yes, and that's 100 percent certain that you can apply to MPH at U of Ibadan provided you meet the other requirements. Be sure to look at the entry requirements for the current application period as forms are on sale now.

For U of Ilorin, I have no Idea, maybe someone who knows may walk into this thread and advise you accordingly. Cheers

Thanks bro

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Re: Careers In Public Health by champ0621(m): 2:20pm On Jun 21, 2015
badooo:
This Etino guy is awesome. Unilorin don't offer mph. Apart from test of English that every intending masters student must undertake at U.I, does the faculty of public health still have their own separate test??!

Unilorin does offer MPH, but the choices for areas of specialization are limited to just epidemiology and public health and one other, can't remember.
Re: Careers In Public Health by dansteve75: 1:24pm On Jun 23, 2015
Thanks for this trend... Please I want to ask the fields under public health technology and also what are the chances of getting job after being a graduate of the course.... Are there quick available job
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 3:39pm On Jun 23, 2015
dansteve75:
Thanks for this trend... Please I want to ask the fields under public health technology and also what are the chances of getting job after being a graduate of the course.... Are there quick available job

I think we have answered these questions in some parts of this thread.

In the MPH (masters of Public Health) programme, there are different streams or specializations namely; epidemiology, environmental health/occupational health, medical statistics, health management, nutrition, global health, etc.

For jobs, there are prospects in public health for people who graduate well. The rest is up to God and down to you.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Pweetymoi1: 9:48pm On Jun 24, 2015
I have a B.Sc in Psychology from UNN (2'1), I have plans of doing my M.Sc in Public health. Please who knows if any of the south eastern universities offers masters programme in pub health especially UNN ? And I would also appreciate it if anyone could tell me the job opportunities in pub health. Thank you...
Re: Careers In Public Health by zany17(f): 11:24pm On Jun 24, 2015
Am a B.NSc holder in nursing, would like to know the job opportunities for a nurse after Msc in Public health.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 3:39am On Jun 25, 2015
Pweetymoi1:
I have a B.Sc in Psychology from UNN (2'1), I have plans of doing my M.Sc in Public health. Please who knows if any of the south eastern universities offers masters programme in pub health especially UNN ? And I would also appreciate it if anyone could tell me the job opportunities in pub health. Thank you...

UNN has a programme in Public Health.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 6:37am On Jul 13, 2015
Who has also purchased and submitted their MPH application at UI?
Re: Careers In Public Health by champ0621(m): 1:26pm On Jul 13, 2015
Etinosajay:
Who has also purchased and submitted their MPH application at UI?

I have. I will submit later tonight.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 4:21pm On Jul 13, 2015
champ0621:


I have. I will submit later tonight.

Nice. Did you also have to travel to Ibadan to purchase the form?
Re: Careers In Public Health by champ0621(m): 4:40pm On Jul 13, 2015
Etinosajay:


Nice. Did you also have to travel to Ibadan to purchase the form?

No. The form is available online. You'd print out a voucher with which you'd pay the application fees at any branch of certain banks nationwide. Thereafter, your portal would be opened and you will fill your form online. It is even written that there is no scratch card or exchange of forms for this year's application. Everything is online.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 5:03pm On Jul 13, 2015
champ0621:


No. The form is available online. You'd print out a voucher with which you'd pay the application fees at any branch of certain banks nationwide. Thereafter, your portal would be opened and you will fill your form online. It is even written that there is no scratch card or exchange of forms for this year's application. Everything is online.

Kool. There's an improvement from previous applications.

The thread was rather quiet, I just wanted some activity here, and I'm glad you were able to educate all of us.
Re: Careers In Public Health by bibikaz: 7:32pm On Jul 23, 2015
Hello 'Etino',I'm glad that you created this thread.I commend your efforts.Please I need some advice from the group:
The opportunity to apply for a par time M.Sc PH(in UNILAG) recently presented itself,so I spoke with an older friend and like a 'mentor',that has more experience in PH bcuz she had her MPH(abroad).My personal preference is to have an M.sc abroad.Her advice was that I save up&pursue a master's degree abroad bcuz the difference btw obtaining a degree here&abroad is significant."ps-note that she obtained her medical degree in UNILAG,so No bias"She also recommended that I consider online courses.
Please advise me o,Is it worth trying here.I hear Unilag forms are closing by the end of this month,which is a couple of days away,hence the need for a quick response.
I also observe that majority of the ppl following this thread talk more about UI than UNILAG with regards to the current admission.Is there a reason for that,that I'm unaware of?
Are there online courses in PH that can be recommended?

Thank you in anticipation of a quick response.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 8:32pm On Jul 23, 2015
@bibikaz

I won't argue the superiority in program delivery between our universities here in Nigeria and their counterparts abroad.

If you have an opportunity to study abroad, it's a good investment.

However I'd like to point out one thing peculiar here which aids learning somewhat. We have lots of public health cases of study here in our immediate environment, so learning will be unique and extra ordinary.

That aside, studying abroad equips you well too.

To other parts of your questions. Well I may be guilty of promoting U of Ibadan more than any other school, including Unilag, because U of I in my opinion (can be verified) has the closest to a standard public health faculty. And then you can talk of UNN, Unilorin, and others.

Schools like Unilag and Uniben still run the program out of their faculty of medicine and in most cases provisions are only for medicine graduates. Except of course they are changing already.

Online courses in public health? I wouldn't do that. Nothing beats learning from your faculty professor physically, and tackling public health issues in the company of other students who would all bring their opinion to the table.
Re: Careers In Public Health by bibikaz: 3:39pm On Jul 26, 2015
Thank you Etinosajay.Kindly permit me to ask further questions.
If I were to consider UI:
1.what requirements do they require?
2.how do I purchase the form,at what cost is it&when is the deadline?
3.what are the dynamics involved in their full-timE&part-time programmes.(e.g for Unilag Full-time,lectures are btw mon-Wed,while for par-time it's weekends.)
4.what challenges do use envisage one is likely to face shorting lagos-IB?5.Please are you or any other person on this thread familiar with UI?Are they strict or Liberal?Are their lecturers approachable?
6.Please who can attest to the M.sc PH in Unilag?Has anyone done in Unilag before or are you aware of anyone who has?Are they accredited?Is it worth the while?
These questions will enable me make an informed decision.Pardon me if they are a lot.
Thank you in anticipation of a quick response.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 6:40am On Jul 27, 2015
bibikaz:
Thank you Kindly permit me to ask further questions.
If I were to consider UI:
1.what requirements do they require?
2.how do I purchase the form,at what cost is it&when is the deadline?
3.what are the dynamics involved in their full-timE&part-time programmes.(e.g for Unilag Full-time,lectures are btw mon-Wed,while for par-time it's weekends.)
4.what challenges do use envisage one is likely to face shorting lagos-IB?5.Please are you or any other person on this thread familiar with UI?Are they strict or Liberal?Are their lecturers approachable?
6.Please who can attest to the M.sc PH in Unilag?Has anyone done in Unilag before or are you aware of anyone who has?Are they accredited?Is it worth the while?
These questions will enable me make an informed decision.Pardon me if they are a lot.
Thank you in anticipation of a quick response.

Permission granted.

I don't think your questions are too many, therefore keep them coming. If I can answer them, I will. And most likely any other person who has insight into what you've asked may also wish to comment.

For questions on requirements, course duration, full time or part time, it's best to take a look at the PG prospectus of UI to get firsthand info, as well as more information.

The deadline for the current application is just around the corner. Maybe a week more or less, judging from the fact that application opened on June 8th and should run for 7 weeks.

How to purchase the form? Complete it online on the pgschool website, print an invoice, visit an accredited bank near you (anywhere) and defray the cost. Talk to an experienced teller not the regular cash and stamp cashiers.

Application Cost? Depends on your programme. I paid 20500 (MPH Epi)

I do know that for full time, course work is spread week long and sometimes Saturdays. You have to understand that PG is structured for more in depth study and practice.

Not sure of how part time is structured.

Their lecturers? I have no first experience, but I won't rate them badly. They are professionals and human too (culled from immediate past students).

Want to shuttle btw Lag and ibadan? No problem if you think you can handle it. I knew someone who worked in the south south and did his MPH at IBD going to and fro.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by bodeoni: 12:12pm On Jul 27, 2015
Hello Etinosajay, your posts here have been really enlightening.
I am currently running a masters degree in microbiology here in Nigeria. I am considering putting in for a MPH in Ibadan if I can still get the form. I plan to run both programs concurently.
1. How feasible is it taking into cognizance that most of my time will be spent at my MCB program cos that is kinda of a work school program.
2. What's the calender of UI like
3. What's the program sturcture like viz-a-viz classes. Is attendance at classes mandatory

Thanks
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 2:31pm On Jul 27, 2015
bodeoni:
Hello, your posts here have been really enlightening.
I am currently running a masters degree in microbiology here in Nigeria. I am considering putting in for a MPH in Ibadan if I can still get the form. I plan to run both programs concurently.
1. How feasible is it taking into cognizance that most of my time will be spent at my MCB program cos that is kinda of a work school program.
2. What's the calender of UI like
3. What's the program sturcture like viz-a-viz classes. Is attendance at classes mandatory

Thanks

Welcome onboard bro.

Your plan is not feasible sir. I have to be objective, judging from your statements.

If I understand you perfectly, you work in a university (probably as GA or in such capacity) and you're already involved in a master's programme (Research based).

Therefore you cannot combine all of that with an MPH (professional or non-thesis based). The MPH is a very intensive discipline of studies that requires day in day out attention to details. Classes are scheduled for almost everyday of the week, and even Saturdays as may be determined from time to time. For full time of course.

I do not know if there is a part time aspect of fulfilling the MPH.

Lectures important? Capital YES, lecturers take this part seriously.

Even if you succeed in entering both at the same time, you may not be able to carry on with both at the same pace and attentitiveness.

My advice? Determine which is more important 4u and focus on it.

MPH is lecture intensive,
Re: Careers In Public Health by bodeoni: 4:24pm On Jul 27, 2015
Etinosajay:


Welcome onboard bro.

Your plan is not feasible sir. I have to be objective, judging from your statements.

If I understand you perfectly, you work in a university (probably as GA or in such capacity) and you're already involved in a master's programme (Research based).

Therefore you cannot combine all of that with an MPH (professional or non-thesis based). The MPH is a very intensive discipline of studies that requires day in day out attention to details. Classes are scheduled for almost everyday of the week, and even Saturdays as may be determined from time to time. For full time of course.

I do not know if there is a part time aspect of fulfilling the MPH.

Lectures important? Capital YES, lecturers take this part seriously.

Even if you succeed in entering both at the same time, you may not be able to carry on with both at the same pace and attentitiveness.

My advice? Determine which is more important 4u and focus on it.

MPH is lecture intensive,

Very useful advice. Thanks. A friend just informed me there is a 75% statutory attendance regulation in UI. I most def won't be able to make 75%. Maybe some other time or a more flexible school.

Thanks once again.

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