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.
MSW Online Workshop Series: “Grief Counselling in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic”: July 26 to 31, 2021
Webinar - "Applying Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to Digital Health Devices": September 23, 2021
As part of the ongoing webinar series on "Regulatory Science", the Centre for Regulatory Science, PSPH, organizes a session on "Applying Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning to Digital Health Devices" on September 23, 2021 (17:30-18:30 hours IST) through Microsoft Teams. The webinar will focus on using machine learning algorithms and artificial intelligence in digital health devices with a focus on the opportunities, challenges, regulatory considerations, and frameworks in different regions of the world. Dr Nate Carrington (Head of Digital Health and Innovation, Global Regulatory Policy and Intelligence, Roche Diagnostics) is the resource person for this event.
Guest Lecture on “Fish, Fish Oil and Human Health: Nutrition Approaches to Identify Efficacy and Responsiveness”: September 03, 2021
MPH Program, Department of Health Policy, Prasanna School of Public Health is organizing a Guest Lecture on “Fish, Fish Oil and Human Health: Nutrition Approaches to Identify Efficacy and Responsiveness” on September 03, 2021 (15:30 to 16:30 hours IST) through Microsoft Teams. Prof Baukje de Roos (Deputy Director, The Rowett Institute, School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition, University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is the resource person for this event.
The Research Cell, Innovation Cell and the Scientific Committee of PSPH are organizing an invited talk on ‘Occupational and Environmental Health: Issues, Approach and Challenges’ through Microsoft Teams on August 28, 2021 (Saturday) during 12:00-13:00 hours IST. Dr Rajnarayan R Tiwari (Director, ICMR - National Institute for Research in Environmental Health, Bhopal) will be the resource person for this event.
Dr Arathi Rao (Coordinator, MPH Program, Department of Health Policy; Coordinator, Manipal Health Literacy Unit; PSPH) will be a panelist at the ‘Covid-19 Pandemic Online Forum’ jointly organized by Asian Health Literacy Association (AHLA), Taiwan Association for Health Literacy and Communication (TAHLC), Taiwan Society of Public Health (TSPH) and Taiwan Educational Scientific Cultural Organization (TESCO) through Webex on August 14, 2021 (08:00 to 10:00 hours IST).
Dr Sujith J Chandy (Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, Christian Medical College, Vellore) will share his insights on "AMR and Strategies to Tackle the Problem" in the Prevent It webinar to be held on August 03, 2021, 15:00-16:00 hrs IST.
Dr Vikas Aggarwal (Regional Coordinator-South Asia, Fleming Fund Management Agent) will share his insights on "Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in India" in the Prevent It webinar on July 19, 2021, 15:00-16:00 hrs IST.
MHA Program, Department of Health Innovation, Prasanna School of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education in association with Anexas Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru is organizing “Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification”.
Department of Data Science, Prasanna School of Public Health is organizing an interactive career enhancement session "Data Science Needs: An Industry Perspective" on July 17, 2021 (14:30 hours IST) through Microsoft Teams. Dr Ashwini Mathur, Solution Lead and Head, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Hub- Dublin, Novartis Ireland will be the resource person for this event.
The Department of Hospital Administration, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and the Research Cell, Innovation Cell and the Scientific Committee of Prasanna School of Public Health are organizing an invited talk on “Implementation of Hospital Information Systems in Medium-Sized Hospitals” through Microsoft Teams on June 26, 2021 (Saturday), 16:00-17:00 hours IST. Mr Nagaraja Achar (CEO and Co-founder, Caremap & Tele Arogya, Bengaluru) will be the resource person for the session which will be moderated by Dr Vishnu Sunil (Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Administration, KMC).