Prasanna School of Public Health aspires to evolve as a focal point of multi-disciplinary research and education on “wellness”; which is gaining prominence in the recent years. Instituted in 2009, as Department of Public Health; PSPH emerged as a constituent unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education in December 2017 encompassing the Departments of Data Science, Health Information, Health Innovation, Health Policy and Global Health. Over the years, the institution has built a well-established network with public, private and governmental institutions both at the national and international levels.
Through its highly competent and accredited post-graduate programmes in Biostatistics, Data Science, Hospital Administration, Public Health and Social Work, the school aims to build a highly equipped workforce of professionals having a strong knowledge base and expertise in understanding, assessing, analyzing and evaluating the broad range of public health issues prevalent in the community which will enable them to plan and execute necessary interventions.
This will enable the institution to be a ”game-changer” in academia and research with a focus on translating evidence into policy decisions and to attain excellence and sustainability in public health by training next-generation public health leaders.
Prasanna School of Public Health offers multi-disciplinary programmes in toe with the needs of both the industry and academia. We offer six postgraduate programmes and four certificate courses for the academic year 2021-22.
Research is creative and systematic work undertaken to increase the stock of knowledge, including knowledge of humans, culture and society, and the use of this stock of knowledge to devise new applications. It involves the collection, organization, and analysis of information to increase our understanding of a topic or issue. Research is a logical and systematic search for new and useful information on a particular topic. Research is important both in scientific and nonscientific fields. At PSPH researchers work as a team to make significant contributions to interdisciplinary research and discussion. Faculty & Research officers at PSPH are involved in Research Publications and supervise Research Projects and work with team members to ensure that the project remains on schedule. They help determine the goals of the Research Project as well as research methods and other test parameters. Research officers might also review and analyze data during the course of the project.
With collaborations with several premier institutions across the globe, Prasanna School of Public Health offers opportunities for student and faculty exchange programs, collaborative research and other academic engagements.
Prevent It - Webinar - Diagnosis of Drug-Resistant Microbe for Better Health Outcomes: April 17, 2021
The PREVENT IT is a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. MAHE is one of the partner institutions for this project. In the April 2021 edition of the PREVENT IT Webinar series, Dr Suman Kapur (Senior Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad) will share her insights on "Diagnosis of Drug-resistant Microbe for Better Health Outcomes." Join us at http://www.youtube.com/preventit/live on April 17, 2021 (Saturday) [15:00 to 16:00 hours IST].
Grand Challenge Manipal 2021 Organized jointly by the Prasanna School of Public Health and the Innovation Center, MAHE. Fire-up your creative juices to help the elderly with their nutrition and Smart-Tech. A completely Online #Hackathon Open for MAHE Student-led Teams: Details and Registration: https://bit.do/gcmanipal Register by April 9, 2021. Win Seed Funding, Pre-incubation and Cash Prizes.
The Research Cell, Innovation Cell and the Scientific Committee of PSPH are organizing an invited talk on ‘Journey in Policy Advocacy’ through Microsoft Teams on March 27, 2021 (Saturday) during 16:00-17:00 hours IST. Dr Muralidhar M Kulkarni (Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal) will share insights on Policy Advocacy.
The PREVENT IT (a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union) is organizing a talk on “My journey as an ABR survivor: Lessons learned". Ms. Vanessa Carter will be sharing her journey of survival in the battle against drug-resistant infection. She is an e-Patient Scholar at Stanford University Medicine X as well as an antibiotic-resistance and one health activist. She established Healthcare Communications and Social Media, South Africa in 2013. She also had a chance to work in the Antibiotic Guardian Pledge Campaign in South Africa which was later adopted by the National Department of Health. The event will be streamed live on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/preventit/live on March 19, 2021 (Friday) [15:00 to 16:00 hours IST].
Public Health Evidence South Asia (PHESA), Department of Health Information, Prasanna School of Public Health is organizing a three-day e-workshop on ‘Introduction to Systematic Reviews’ through Microsoft Teams during March 15-17, 2021. Kindly register before March 10, 2021.
Department of Nephrology, Department of Peadiatrics and Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education is Organizing Education Sessions on Kidney disease to observe World Kidney Day – 2021. Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021. Time: 14:15 hours IST onwards. Venue: 3rd Floor, Conference Hall, Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Manipal. Registration is free. For Registration and More Information Please Contact: Ms Brayal Dsouza (Organizing Secretary, Assistant Professor [MHA], Prasanna School of Public Health, MAHE, Manipal): +91 9900405393. Mr Rajendra Naik (Executive – Marketing, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal): +91 7760957390.
The SPARC Project Team (Manipal College of Nursing and Public Health Evidence South Asia, Prasanna School of Public Health) in collaboration with UCL Social Research Institute, University College London, UK is organizing a webinar on ‘Indigenizing Systematic Review Evidence for Policy Decisions in India’ on March 5, 2021 (14:30 to 16:30 hours IST) through Microsoft Teams.
The Research Cell, Innovation Cell, and the Scientific Committee of PSPH are organizing an invited talk on ‘Innovation in India: Facilities and Opportunities at Innovation Centre, MAHE’ through Microsoft Teams on February 27, 2021 (Saturday) during 16:00-16:40 hours IST. Dr Arun Shanbhag (Chief Innovation Officer, Innovation Centre, MAHE) will share insights on facilities and opportunities to innovate at MAHE. This will be followed by a short presentation by Mr Priyobrat Rajkhowa (PhD Scholar, PSPH) during 16:45 to 17:00 hours IST.
The PREVENT IT (a three-year project co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union) is organizing a talk on “ Superbug and Me: A Journey ". Mr Himanshu Patel (Patient Advocate at Survivors Against Tuberculosis [SATB]) will share the story of his personal battle against drug-resistant Tuberculosis in this online event scheduled to be held on February 23, 2021 (Tuesday) [11:00 to 11:45 hours IST].