Elective Courses 

Remaining 4 units may be taken from the courses list as below offered in the MPH curriculum. Some courses may not be offered during every academic year. Please contact the MPH office for the latest information.

INFECTIOUS DISEASES COURSES

INFD5001 Infectious Diseases in Public Health Practice


1 unit (Compulsory MPH Course) This course is designed to develop basic knowledge base in infectious diseases in the society, in contexts of causation, impacts, diagnosis and epidemiology.




INFD5002 Topics in Infection and Microbiology I


2 units (Pre-requisite: Biomedical science background)

This course is designed to strengthen knowledge in microbiology and infectious disease in public health contexts.




INFD5003 Infectious Diseases of Public Health Importance: Epidemiology, Control and Policy


3 units (Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical science background) This course is designed to strengthen knowledge in microbiology and infectious diseases in public health contexts.




​INFD5004 Inflection Control in Health Care & Community Settings


​2 units (Pre-requisite: INFD5001 or Biomedical science background)

Students would be introduced to the principles and practice of infection control in three settings - hospital and clinic, laboratory and the community, through a series of lectures and demonstration tailored to the needs of public health professionals. The course would emphasize on the development of a systematic approach to infection control practice.




INFD5006 Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology


2 units (Pre-requisite: Biomedical science background) This course is designed to consolidate the knowledgebase in infectious diseases epidemiology for application in public health practice.




INFD5007 Application of GIS in Public Health


2 units

Geographical information system (GIS), Integrating cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology, has been widely applied in the study of public health, for example, disease surveillance, risk assessment, and decision making for public health practices. This course aims to offer a general introduction to GIS, including basic concepts, methodologies, and applications of GIS in public health issues. No special prerequisite for this course. Class size can NOT be larger than 40.




INFD6801 Practicum on Infectious Diseases


​1 unit

The course offers a practical learning opportunity to students who are interested in the public health management and control of infectious diseases in local context. Through the 1.5-day visit (9 hours) to the Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, students would be supervised and guided by the Course coordinator with a tutorial followed by all visits.





202, School of Public Health,

Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin,

N.T., Hong Kong

(852)2252 8810/ 8424

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