Master of Public Health Speciality Programme

We are currently NOT offering this programme

By 1992, many changes had already taken place in the country as well as in the national health services and it was felt that all these changes had an influence on the practice of public health.

It was with this in mind that a concept paper to propose "a system of education or training at the postgraduate level and a career development channel in the field of Public Health in Malaysia" was produced by the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine.

This culminated in the initiation of a 4-years Masters of Public Health Speciality training programme. This include one year of genreal public health instruction and training (Master of Public Health), followed by three years of specialist training. The first nine student graduated in 1999 specialising in Health Services Management, Hospital Management and Epidemiology. Up until 2008 this programme has produced 47 MPH (Speciality) graduate;

  1. Masters of Public Health (Health Services Management) - 18
  2. Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology) - 19
  3. Masters of Public Health (Family Health) - 15
  4. Masters of Public Health (Occupational Health) - 19
  5. Master of Public Health (Hospital Management) - 3

The programme is divided into 2 parts;

First part (First year)

The candidate will have a choice of 4 speciality programme to specialise in, i.e.;

  1. Masters of Public Health (Health Services Management)
  2. Masters of Public Health (Epidemiology)
  3. Masters of Public Health (Family Health)
  4. Masters of Public Health (Occupational Health)

During this part the candidate will be given specialise instruction based on the speciality that have been choosen. They will also have field visits, seminars, case studies, and elective postings. The candidate will have to come up with a research proposal for a research to be completed during Part 3. The topic for the research should be based on the speciality that the candidate have choosen. The candidate will have to sit for an examination at the end of this part.

Second part (Second and third year)

On successfully completion of Part 2, the candidate will be posted to Hospital, Districts Health Office, Ministry of Health (Federal) and Private sectors on a rotational basis for the experiential learning. During this period which is two years long, the candidate will have to do assignments given by the Academic and Field Supervisors, and complete the research that have been proposed during the second part. The candidate will be subjected to a viva-voce on the research.

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Information

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  2. Workshops & Short Courses
  3. Research
  4. Publication

Clinics

The Occupational Medicine Clinic is a referral clinic for occupational diseases and is open on every Friday in University Malaya Medical Centre.