Together with the other 22 teaching departments in the Faculty of Medicine, the Department of SPM is involved in the undergraduate medical course (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery). The Department’s is responsible to deliver one of the four themes (curriculum content) in the programme, i.e., the Population Medicine Theme (Pop Med) over the three Stages (time-related). This is achieved through teaching and field training.
Most of the SPM academic courses are run solely by the SPM Department while one is run together with other departments in the faculty. Of the three field programs, two are run exclusively by the SPM Department while one is run in conjunction with other departments.
The academic courses run by the department start in Phase 1 of the MBBS program and continues until Phase 3a. As for field programs, CFCS are carried out in all three phases. The CRP and OMHS are conducted at Phase 3A and 3B respectively.
Electives in Public Health
Elective programs in Public Health are open to candidates wishing to experience field programs run by the SPM Department. Those wishing to do so can contact the Head of Department.