The Master of Public Health programme is a coursework programme in which the credit hour for the research component comprises less than thirty (30) percent of the whole programme of study. After completion of the relevant programme of study specified in this Schedule, a candidate shall be eligible for the award of the Master of Public Health degree.
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.
(1) The Master of Public Health programme comprises forty-two (42) credit hours namely:
- Four (4) core courses each of three (3) credits, totalling twelve (12) credits;
- One (1) core course that leads to one (1) Research Project of nine (9) credits;
- Five (5) specialisation courses each of three (3) credits, totalling fifteen (15) credits;
- Three (3) elective courses each of two (2) credits, totalling six (6) credits.
(2) Details of the courses offered are as approved by Senate from time to time on the recommendation of the Faculty and candidates shall be informed of such details at the beginning of each session.
Introduction to performing systematic search and critically appraising the literature/evidence. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses produce the highest hierarchy of evidence should be used to inform clinical decision-making and health care policy. The principles of meta-analytic statistical methods are reviewed, and the application of these to data sets is explored. Application of methods includes considerations for clinical trials and observational studies. The use of meta-analysis to explore data and identify sources of variation among studies is emphasized, as is the use of meta-analysis to identify future research questions.
Candidate must have registered for the Occupational Medicine (MQB7036) and Medical Surveillance and Fitness for Work (MQB7037) courses or have successfully completed MQB7036 and MQB7037.
This course is only available for medical doctors with a valid Annual Practising Certificate (APC) or a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) as the course requires the student to have a practice session in the clinic. The APC is for doctors who have full registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC). Foreign doctors with medical degrees from an institution recognised by the MMC can apply for a TPC. (List of Medical Institution and medical programmes recognised by the MMC)
Candidate must have registered for the Occupational Medicine (MQB7036) course or have successfully completed MQB7036.