Adaptation of Online Resources: MPH Shifts online
Due to COVID-19 pandemic, in-person classes were cancelled. So the School shifted its MPH programme online to continue classes. From March 2020 the School started offering real-time online learning for Master of Public Health (MPH). 38 students continued heir study online and successfully graduated in 2020, among them, 19 were national students and 19 were international students from 14 countries.
Virtual Tour of Hospital Settings in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs): Exploring the Nutritional Status of Children
The School prepared practical video shoots on how to assess the nutritional status of children and women. Under the course Public Health Nutrition (MPH 670), this innovative teaching resource allowed students to get a virtual tour of the icddr,b, Dhaka hospital. They were able to see the rehabilitation wards and interview patients. It allowed them to understand and conceptualise the causes of malnutrition. This learning from a hospital setting enabled them to gain an overall understanding of the nutritional status of children and women, and the different methods of improving the intake of nutrients.
Summative Learning Project 2020: Working with Dataset Transcripts of Both Rural and Urban
Under the Summative Learning Project 2020 (MPH 700), the students conducted the first online based research of their career. The School provided quantitative and qualitative datasets with transcripts to the MPH students, which were primarily collected by the School for different research projects, along with the data collecton tools, project details, background information, etc. to make them familiar with the studies. Some students scoped reviews; this was introduced to them as an essential alternative to primary research. Supervisors from each SLP group shared the data on the following thematic areas: COVID-19, Urban Health, Non-communicable Diseases (NCD), Tuberculosis (TB), Deworming, etc.