University of Hong Kong School of Public Health
Master Of Public Health Degree (MPH)
purpose of the Master of Public Health degree (MPH), organised by the
Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong, is to provide
structured training in the public health disciplines to enable
postgraduates in Hong Kong and countries in the Asia Pacific Region to
embark on specialised studies, practice or teaching, and for career and
personal development. Course
work in public health, health policy and management and behavioural
sciences provides the ground work for advanced study in every aspect of
public health. These
courses are essential for the practice of public health, for
population-based primary care, and for evaluating clinical effectiveness
in specialty medicine.
The MPH curriculum is organised along modular units in order to cater for the needs and aspirations of individuals. Candidates successfully completing the MPH course will have obtained in-depth knowledge of an area of a particular discipline which will enable them to engage effectively in teaching, professional practice, and/or research. The modular configuration of the course also permits registered medical practitioners or others, who wish to enhance their professional skills but do not intend to seek the MPH qualification, to take only selected modules in the specialised field of study.
of Public Health (MPH)
Diploma in Public Health (PDipPH)
Diploma in Psycho-oncology (PDipPsycho-oncology)
Diploma in Clinical Research Methodology (PDipClinResMethodology)
Certificate in Public Health (PCPH)
Certificate in Psycho-oncology (PCPsycho-oncology)
Certificate in Clinical Research Methodology (PCClinResMethodology)
are 3 broad themes and 7 concentrations within the Master of Public
inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of public health is emphasized in
the teaching approach and course design.
The courses are broadly based and student centred. Modules are
designed to encourage breadth, depth, application, synthesis,
originality of approach, self-motivation and self-learning. The mode of
teaching for all specialized and elective modules is problem-based
learning. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the
information technology facilities and library resources provided by the
staff from the Department of Community Medicine, Clinical Trials Centre,
Centre of Infection, Department of Microbiology and honorary staff from
the Medical Library, Hospital Authority (including Directors, Hospital
Chief Executives, senior members of HA specialist teams) and Department
of Health (including consultants and senior staff) form the core of the
be eligible for admission, a candidate shall (a) possess the relevant
necessary requirements which comply with the General Regulations, (b)
hold a Bachelor's degree with honours or the degrees of MBBS of The
University of Hong Kong (HKU), or another qualification of equivalent
standard from HKU or from another University or comparable institution
accepted for this purpose, (c) obtain a score of 550 or above in the
paper-based test or 213 or above in the computer-based test in the Test
of English as a Foreign Language (within 2 years before submission of
the application) if seeking admission on the basis of a qualification
from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which
the language of teaching and/or examination is not English, and (d)
satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.
will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
programme lasts for 1 year for full-time or 2 years for part-time
candidates and consists of a minimum of 400 hours of prescribed work
(i.e. Modules: 200 hours; Dissertation: 200 hours).
Although flexible teaching schedules are offered most teaching is
held on weekday evenings and Saturday.
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