The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine (SPM) is the pioneer in undergraduate and postgraduate public health education in Malaysia. Public health forms the main part of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MB, BS) programme at the University of Malaya. At the onset of the establishment of the MBBS programme in UM is to produce doctors to serve the rural community.

The SPM Department first started offering the Master of Public Health (MPH) program in 1973. Since then, the department has further offered various Master by Specialty programs in various core disciplines of Public Health and Master of Medical Science in Public Health (MMedScPH) program. The dynamism of the Department under the previous headships has resulted in the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) program.

  1. A Career in Public Health
  2. Undergraduate
  3. Postgraduate
  4. How to Apply?
  5. Education Events
  6. Students’ Testimonial
  7. History

To apply for the undergraduate and graduate programmes visit the Study@UM website.