• Imo State University

Philosophy of the programme

One specific aspect of medicine that presents a number of philosophical questions that need to be discussed immediately is public health. Metaphysical queries like "what does the term "public" mean in public health" are part of the philosophy of public health. What is the proper way to think about "populations"? Are they just collections of people?

It also covers epistemological issues like which approaches are best for thinking about public health. What connection exists between normative and empirical issues? It's also important to take into account contentious ethical, political, and social concerns including immunizations, the possibility of pandemics, potential limits on individual freedoms, public health research, screening, and obesity policies.


Department of Public Health Science yields sustainable, positive changes in global health by providing outstanding research, teaching, and service programs to nurture the next generation of public health leaders who endeavor to discover, test, and disseminate solutions to health threats.

Aims and Objectives of the programme

The programme has the following aims:

1) To educate students in public health competencies with an accredited curriculum.
2) To provide students with community-oriented education and practice opportunities.
3) To generate public health knowledge emphasizing urban, community-engaged and translational research.
4) To participate in public health advocacy, policy, and practice at a local, national, and global level.

Admission Requirements


Candidates must have an appropriate pass in UTME examination of the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB). In addition the candidate must hold WASC/SSCE/ GCE/NECO or its equivalent with at least credit in 5 subjects (at not more than two sittings) including English language, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Direct Entry:

A. Candidate must have five credits at ordinary level which must include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics at credit level at not more than two sittings.
B. Candidates with GCE Advanced level certificate must also have appropriate pass in the screening test of the University.
C. Degree holders in science disciplines with not less than 2nd Class Honours may be admitted through direct entry.

Direct Entry students will be placed at 200 level of study.