5 Concentrations

The programme currently offers five options for study concentration areas: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health Promotion and Social Behaviour, Health Systems, Policy and Management, Environmental and Occupational Health & Infectious Diseases and Population and Global Health. All MPH students are required to select a concentration before the term starts.

 

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Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Mission & Objectives


Epidemiology and biostatistics involve the theory and application of epidemiological and statistical science to understand determinants of disease, to prevent and control disease, to analyse biomedical problems and to further develop public health research. Epidemiology and biostatistics can be applied to a wide range of public health topics, chronic conditions, mental health problems, and social behaviours. Students can apply their training to describe the frequency and cause of disease in a population, to analyse and evaluate risk factors for a condition and examine health data for trends and to determine the effectiveness of interventions. The programme is geared towards training biomedical and sociomedical researchers and data analysts for public health agencies. Many of our graduates continue to doctoral studies or work in government agencies.




Compulsory Courses (10 units)


BIOS5002 Linear Models (2 units)
BIOS5003 Categorical Survival Data Analysis (3 units)
EPID5002 Epidemiological Study Designs / Epidemiology II (2 units)
EPID5003 Analysis of Epidemiology Data / Epidemiology III (3 units)





Environmental and Occupational Health & Infectious Diseases

Mission & Objectives


The importance of environmental health and infectious diseases to public health is increasingly recognised in a globalised, interconnected world. Due to rapid globalisation, this is a critical area given health challenges such as infectious disease outbreaks, pollution, occupational hazards, food safety and climate change. Clinicians, hygienists, laboratory professionals and environmental safety officers need a complex range of technical and managerial skills to protect the health of populations. The modules under this concentration focus on understanding the health impact of environmental and infectious disease exposures, the prevention of adverse health consequences and the management of health risks. Many of our students have backgrounds in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, engineering sciences and even areas such as agricultural sciences. Our graduates often enter professions in environmental protection, food safety, occupational health, health policy or research.




Compulsory Courses (4 units)


OENV5010 Environmental Risk Assessment (2 units)
OENV5011 Environmental Risk Management & Communication (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (6 units)


Students are further required to select at least 6 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.
**Students without a biomedical background are requested to take PBHT 5005 during their studies.

INFD5002 Topics in Infection and Microbiology I (2 units)
INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control & Policy (3 units)
INFD5004 Infection Control in Health Care and Community Setting (2 units)
INFD5005 Surveillance/ Outbreak Investigation/ Control (3 units)
INFD5006 Methods in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology (2 units)
INFD5007 Application of GIS in Public Health (2 units)
INFD5801 Major and Neglected Topical Infectious Diseases of Poverty (1.5 units)
INFD6801 Practicum on Infectious Diseases (1 unit)
OENV5002 Lecture series on Occupational Health (3 units)
OENV5003 Occupational Health II (OM) (6 units)
OENV5006 Air Pollution (2 units)
OENV5007 Urban Environment and Health (2 units)
OENV5008 Water and Health (2 units)
OENV5009 Public Health Toxicology (2 units)
OENV5801 Injury Prevention and Control (1.5 units)
PBHT5005 Basic Human Physiology (2 units)
PBHT5801 Climate Change and Planetary Health (2 units)
POPG5011 Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives (2 units)





Health Promotion and Social Behavior

Mission & Objectives


This concentration offers modules that address social and cultural factors that influence the health of individuals and communities. The central themes of this area of this concentration are: 1) to identify health interventions that can reduce health problems such as poor nutrition and addictions, 2) to develop and manage health promotion programmes, and 3) to provide support for individuals and populations to lead healthy lives. By applying health behavioural theories with public health assessment methodologies, students will be trained to develop, implement and evaluate public health programmes and policies. Many of the students who focus on this concentration come from nursing, rehabilitative sciences, psychology and education backgrounds. Many of our graduates work in community health promotion settings and nongovernmental agencies.




Compulsory Courses (8 units)


HPSB5002 Health Promotion Programme Planning and Implementation (2 units)
HPSB5003 Health Promotion Programme Evaluation and Monitoring (2 units)
HPSB5004 Healthy Settings OR HPSB5005 Health Communications (2 units)
HSOC5003 Nutrition for Public Health OR HSOC5103 Lecture Series in Non-Communicable Diseases as Public Health Concerns (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (2 units)


Students are further required to select at least 2 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

HPSB5004 Healthy Settings (2 units)
HPSB5005 Health Communications (2 units)
HSOC5003 Nutrition for Public Health (2 units)
HSOC5006 Medical Sociology (1.5 units)
HSOC5007 Health for Special Population (2 units)
HSOC5008 Medical Anthropology (1 unit)
HSOC5103 Lecture series in Non-Communicable Diseases as Public Health Concerns (2 units)

HSOC5210 Social Marketing Methods (1.5 units)
PBHT5001 Introduction to Qualitative Research: Theories and Research Design (2 units)
PBHT5006 Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (1 unit)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)
POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)
POPG5003 Remote and Rural Health (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)





Health Systems, Policy and Management

Mission & Objectives


Health systems, policy and services management is a multidisciplinary field of inquiry and practice concerned with the delivery, quality and cost of healthcare for individuals and populations. This concentration is concerned with health systems, health policy development and delivery, as well as the business and operational models of health services. Key areas of study include: the study of health systems; policy development, implementation and analysis; health services planning and development; health systems reform and financing methods; health economics; strategic thinking and decision making; human resource management; law and ethics, financial management. The modules taught in this concentration are geared towards training professionals to formulate health policies and to manage complex healthcare systems. Students should be able to apply principles and skills to the practice of administrative medicine. Students in this programme will be prepared for analyst, administration, and management positions in both private and public sectors.




Compulsory Courses (7 units)


HSYS5002 Healthcare Organisation & Management (2 units)
HSYS5003 Health Economics: Economic Evaluation (1 unit)
HSYS5004 Healthcare Systems & Policies (3 units)
HSYS5005 Healthcare Financing (1 unit)




Concentration Elective Courses (3 units)


Students are further required to select at least 3 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

HSYS5006 Managing in Healthcare (2 units)
HSYS5011 Health Informatics (1 unit)
HSYS5012 Human Resource Management (3 units)
HSYS5013 Financial Management (2 units)
HSYS5014 Quality and Safety Management (2 units)
HSYS5015 Medico-legal Management (2 units)
HSYS5016 Health Services Planning (1 unit)
HSYS5017 Health Innovation and Technology Management (1 unit)
HSYS5018 Healthcare Ethics (1 unit)
HSYS5019 Operation Management (1 unit)
HSYS5020 Corporate Communication and Marketing (1 unit)
HSYS5021 Advanced Organization Management (1 unit)
HSYS5022 Patient-Centred Health System (1 unit)
HSYS5023 Local Visits (1 unit)
HSYS5024 Driving Healthcare Improvement with Data (1 unit)
HSYS5801 Health System and Public Health Issues in China (1 unit)
HSYS6801 Case Study Series on Health Services Management (1 unit)
PBHT5002 Public Health Law (2 units)





Population and Global Health

Mission & Objectives


The importance of environmental health and infectious diseases to public health is increasingly recognised in a globalised, interconnected world. Due to rapid globalisation, this is a critical area given health challenges such as infectious disease outbreaks, pollution, occupational hazards, food safety and climate change. Clinicians, hygienists, laboratory professionals and environmental safety officers need a complex range of technical and managerial skills to protect the health of populations. The modules under this concentration focus on understanding the health impact of environmental and infectious disease exposures, the prevention of adverse health consequences and the management of health risks. Many of our students have backgrounds in biomedical sciences, physical sciences, engineering sciences and even areas such as agricultural sciences. Our graduates often enter professions in environmental protection, food safety, occupational health, health policy or research.




Compulsory Courses (4 units)


OENV5010 Environmental Risk Assessment (2 units)
OENV5011 Environmental Risk Management & Communication (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (6 units)


Students are further required to select at least 6 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.
**Students without a biomedical background are requested to take PBHT 5005 during their studies.

INFD5002 Topics in Infection and Microbiology I (2 units)
INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control & Policy (3 units)
INFD5004 Infection Control in Health Care and Community Setting (2 units)
INFD5005 Surveillance/ Outbreak Investigation/ Control (3 units)
INFD5006 Methods in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology (2 units)
INFD5007 Application of GIS in Public Health (2 units)
INFD5801 Major and Neglected Topical Infectious Diseases of Poverty (1.5 units)
INFD6801 Practicum on Infectious Diseases (1 unit)
OENV5002 Lecture series on Occupational Health (3 units)
OENV5003 Occupational Health II (OM) (6 units)
OENV5006 Air Pollution (2 units)
OENV5007 Urban Environment and Health (2 units)
OENV5008 Water and Health (2 units)
OENV5009 Public Health Toxicology (2 units)
OENV5801 Injury Prevention and Control (1.5 units)
PBHT5005 Basic Human Physiology (2 units)
PBHT5801 Climate Change and Planetary Health (2 units)
POPG5011 Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives (2 units)