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


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 (1 unit)
PBHT5006 Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (1 unit)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)
WOHS5001 Women’s Health: Social Cultural Determinants and International Perspectives (2 units)
POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)
POPG5003 Remote and Rural Health (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 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 (1 unit)
PBHT5006 Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (1 unit)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)
WOHS5001 Women’s Health: Social Cultural Determinants and International Perspectives (2 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


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 (1 unit)
PBHT5006 Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (1 unit)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)
WOHS5001 Women’s Health: Social Cultural Determinants and International Perspectives (2 units)
POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)
POPG5003 Remote and Rural Health (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)





Population and Global Health

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 (1 unit)
PBHT5006 Practice of Qualitative Research Methods (1 unit)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)
WOHS5001 Women’s Health: Social Cultural Determinants and International Perspectives (2 units)
POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)
POPG5003 Remote and Rural Health (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)





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