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


Global public health is growing in prominence. Largescale migration, international trade agreements, urbanisation, climate change, international human rights and new integrated forms of global cyber-media all play key roles in determining the health in low and middle income countries. The need to address the health impact of disaster, to provide humanitarian aid, and to address the pervasive health inequalities that persist between high and low-income populations has never been greater. This concentration will allow students to examine these areas and gain familiarity with major contemporary global health issues. The concentration is multidisciplinary, integrating biomedical science, economics, ethics sociology, demography and policy perspectives. Students will have opportunities to put their skills into practice through international field studies and field action lab in rural China, Bangladesh, Bali and other regions. Graduates of this concentration often gain employment in international non-governmental organisations such as the Red Cross or work for international development organisations.




Compulsory Course (2 units)


POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (8 units)


Students are further required to select at least 8 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

POPG5003 Remote & Rural Health (2 units)
POPG5004 Global Reproductive Health (2 units)
POPG5005 Global Child & Adolescent Health (2 units)
POPG5006 Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis (2 units)
POPG5007 Demography and Health (2 units)
POPG5008 Global Health Policy (2 units)
POPG5011 Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)
HSYS5004 Health Systems & Policies (3 units)
HSYS5801 Health System and Public Health Issues in China (1 unit)
INFD5002 Topics in Inflection and Microbiology I (2 units)
INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control and Policy (3 units)
OENV5008 Water and Health (2 units)
PBHT5801 Climate Change and Planetary Health (2 units)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 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


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 Systems, Policy and Management

Mission & Objectives


Global public health is growing in prominence. Largescale migration, international trade agreements, urbanisation, climate change, international human rights and new integrated forms of global cyber-media all play key roles in determining the health in low and middle income countries. The need to address the health impact of disaster, to provide humanitarian aid, and to address the pervasive health inequalities that persist between high and low-income populations has never been greater. This concentration will allow students to examine these areas and gain familiarity with major contemporary global health issues. The concentration is multidisciplinary, integrating biomedical science, economics, ethics sociology, demography and policy perspectives. Students will have opportunities to put their skills into practice through international field studies and field action lab in rural China, Bangladesh, Bali and other regions. Graduates of this concentration often gain employment in international non-governmental organisations such as the Red Cross or work for international development organisations.




Compulsory Course (2 units)


POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (8 units)


Students are further required to select at least 8 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

POPG5003 Remote & Rural Health (2 units)
POPG5004 Global Reproductive Health (2 units)
POPG5005 Global Child & Adolescent Health (2 units)
POPG5006 Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis (2 units)
POPG5007 Demography and Health (2 units)
POPG5008 Global Health Policy (2 units)
POPG5011 Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)
HSYS5004 Health Systems & Policies (3 units)
HSYS5801 Health System and Public Health Issues in China (1 unit)
INFD5002 Topics in Inflection and Microbiology I (2 units)
INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control and Policy (3 units)
OENV5008 Water and Health (2 units)
PBHT5801 Climate Change and Planetary Health (2 units)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)





Population and Global Health

Mission & Objectives


Global public health is growing in prominence. Largescale migration, international trade agreements, urbanisation, climate change, international human rights and new integrated forms of global cyber-media all play key roles in determining the health in low and middle income countries. The need to address the health impact of disaster, to provide humanitarian aid, and to address the pervasive health inequalities that persist between high and low-income populations has never been greater. This concentration will allow students to examine these areas and gain familiarity with major contemporary global health issues. The concentration is multidisciplinary, integrating biomedical science, economics, ethics sociology, demography and policy perspectives. Students will have opportunities to put their skills into practice through international field studies and field action lab in rural China, Bangladesh, Bali and other regions. Graduates of this concentration often gain employment in international non-governmental organisations such as the Red Cross or work for international development organisations.




Compulsory Course (2 units)


POPG5001 Global Health (2 units)




Concentration Elective Courses (8 units)


Students are further required to select at least 8 units from the following electives:
*Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

POPG5003 Remote & Rural Health (2 units)
POPG5004 Global Reproductive Health (2 units)
POPG5005 Global Child & Adolescent Health (2 units)
POPG5006 Disaster and Humanitarian Crisis (2 units)
POPG5007 Demography and Health (2 units)
POPG5008 Global Health Policy (2 units)
POPG5011 Food Security: Local and Global Perspectives (2 units)
POPG6801 Field Action lab (2 units)
HSYS5004 Health Systems & Policies (3 units)
HSYS5801 Health System and Public Health Issues in China (1 unit)
INFD5002 Topics in Inflection and Microbiology I (2 units)
INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control and Policy (3 units)
OENV5008 Water and Health (2 units)
PBHT5801 Climate Change and Planetary Health (2 units)
PBHT5804 Ethics, Social Justice and Global Health (1.5 units)





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