This programme seeks to produce specialist who has a strong foundation in the broad field of Public Health as well as adequate training and preparation to take up special functions as required in the speciality discipline of his or her own choice. The programme was started in 1973 and the first batch graduated in 1974. (History of MPH programme in Malaysia)
The MPH graduate should have the following public health skills,
- Technically competent in the board field of Public Health;
- Equipped with adequate specialised knowledge and skills in a particular discipline of Public Health;
- Able to exhibit proper leadership and managerial expertise
- Able to function effectively and efficiently;
- Able to perform the duties at local, district, state and national levels;
- An advocate of Public Health and
- Able to carryout research or studies and produce epidemiological reports.
- The minimum duration of study shall be two (2) semesters and one (1) special semester..
- The maximum duration of study shall be eight (8) semesters.
- Posses a medical qualification, the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) of the University or equivalent medical qualification approved by the Senate;
- At least one year of post-registration general medical experience approved by the Senate;
- The degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery of the University;
- The degrees of Bachelor of Allied Health from University;
- A Bachelor’s degree of the University with at least a second class honours in a relevant discipline; or
- An equivalent qualification approved by the Senate;
- At least one year of relevant work experience in clinical or health
For Foreign students:
- Minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based), or 250 (computer based), or 100 (internet based) or
IELTS band 6; or
Satisfies the Department in the Faculty responsible for the candidate’s program of study in an Entrance Evaluation recognised by the Faculty.
Structure of programme
The medium of instruction for this course is English and candidates are required to complete their assignments, reports, tests and examination in English. The candidate will follow a program of in-house instruction in General Public Health.
The Master of Public Health programme comprises forty-two (42) credit hours namely:
- seven core courses each of three credit hours, totalling twenty-one (21) credit hours;
- one core course of nine (9) credit hours;
- six elective courses each of two credit hours, totalling twelve (12) credit hours
- Registration for the courses of study shall commence the week prior to the start of the relevant semester.
- A candidate is required to register for at least three (3) credit hours in any semester except where the candidate has been permitted to withdraw from the semester concerned.
- The Faculty shall appoint at least one supervisor for each candidate not later than two months after the registration of the candidate.
- The co-supervisor and/or consultant shall be appointed when required.
- A consultant shall be appointed for a candidate who undertakes part of his programme of study outside the University. The consultant shall be appointed not later than two months after the candidate has commenced training in the outside location.
|(1)||seven core courses, each of three credit hours, totalling twenty one (21) credit hours;|
|(2)||One (1) core course that leads to one (1) Research Project of nine (9) credit hours;/td>|
|(3)||(3) six (6) elective courses each of two (2) credit hours, totalling twelve (12) credit hours;|
|(4)||Examination Components and Allocation of Marks|
|The components of the taught courses and the marks to be allocated to the components of the courses prescribed for the Examination shall be:|
|Component||Allocation of Marks|
|(i) Continuous Assessment||50-100%|
|(ii) End of Semested Examination||0-50%|
|The marks allocated to the components of the research papers shall be 100% on submission of the written report.|
|(c)||The Senate may on the recommendation of the Faculty amend the allocation of marks for the components of a course for the Examination.|
|(5)||Course Grade Requirements|
|Course grades are subjected to regulations prescribed in the University of Malaya (Master’s Degree) Rules 2014 and University of Malaya (Master’s Degree) Regulations 2014.|