Doctorate

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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

Doctor of Public Health programme is an advanced professional degree for those who wish to be leaders in the practice of public health. It is for those who intend to lead health organisation in the public and private health sectors, and also in teaching and research organisations. It is oriented towards applied research in public health. Each candidate opting for this advanced (doctorate) degree will continue in one of the public health specialties offered: -

  • Health Services Management
  • Family Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Epidemiology in Health
  • Biomedical Statistics

The programme of study comprises two parts (Part 1 and Part 2).  Part 1 consists of courses including an internship course and Part 2 consists of research that leads to a thesis. Except where prior written approval has been obtained from the Dean of the Faculty, a candidate must successfully complete Part 1 before embarking on Part 2.


Benefits
  • The highest professional degree for individuals focusing on Public Health practice
  • A highly structured program with emphasis on course work in all five core public health areas and assurance of the candidate’s mastery of knowledge and skills, and completion of research thesis
  • Prepares students to become leaders in public health and health services policy and practice
Career Opportunity
  • Applied research, teaching and/or practice in the field of health services and public health administration
Course Structure
  1. The Degree of Doctor of Public Health programme of study with a total of 84 credit hours comprises the two following parts:
    1. Part 1 which consists of courses with a total of 24 credit hours includes -
      1. One Compulsory Core Course of three credit hours;
      2. One Compulsory Internship Course of six credit hours;
      3. Two Compulsory Professional Area Core Courses of three credit hours each; and
      4. Three Professional Specialization Courses of three credit hours each; and
    2. Part 2 which consists of research that leads to a thesis of 60 credit hours.
  2. (a) A candidate must successfully complete Part 1 before he is allowed to proceed to Part 2.
  3. (b) A candidate shall attain a minimum grade of B in Compulsory Core Course.

 

List of Courses 

Compulsory Core Course

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hour

MWA8001

Research Protocol Development

3

 
Compulsory Internship Course

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hour

MWA8006

Professional Internship

6

 
Professional Area Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hour

MWA8004

Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health

3

MWA8005

Health Policy and Leadership

3


Professional Specialization Courses

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hour

(1) Area: Health Services Management

MWA8003

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

 

MWA8007

Human Resource Planning and Management

3

MWA8008

Health Law and Ethics

3

MWA8009

Health Economics

3

MWA8010

Health Logistics Management

3

MWA8011

Quality in Health

3

(2) Area: Family Health

MWA8012

Women’s Health

3

MWA8013

Child and Adolescent Health

3

MWA8014

Lifetime Health

3

MWA8015

Nutrition and Lactation Management

3

MWA8016

Society, Behaviour and Health

3

(3) Area: Environmental Health

MWA8017

Environmental Pollution

3

MWA8018

Food Technology and Health

3

MWA8019

Waste Management

3

MWA8020

Human Factor and Ergonomics

3

MWA8021

Disability Assessment

3

MWA8022

Occupational Lung Diseases

3

MWA8023

OSH Management Systems

3

(5) Area: Epidemiology in Health

MWA8024

Advanced Epidemiology

3

MWA8025

Clinical Epidemiology

3

MWA8026

Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases

3

MWA8027

Epidemiology of Non Communicable Diseases

3

(6) Area: Biomedical Statistics

MWA8028

Analysis of Rates and Proportions

3

MWA8029

Statistical Computing

3

MWA8030

Introduction to Meta-Analysis

3

MWA8031

Principles of Clinical Trials

3

MWA8032

Qualitative Methods in Health Research

3

MWA8033

Critical Readings and Special Topics in Epidemiology

3

MWA8034

Nutritional Epidemiology

3

Entry Requirement
  1. The minimum qualifications for admission into the Degree programme of study are as follows:
    1. A Master of Public Health degree; or
    2. A Bachelor of Medicine or Dentistry; and
    3. evidence of adequate training and ability to undertake the Degree programme of study.
  2. Notwithstanding subrule (1), in special cases and subject to the approval of the Senate, the Faculty may at its discretion admit any candidate who possesses qualifications other than those provided for above.
  3. The admission of any candidate shall be at the discretion of the Faculty.  Provided always in certain circumstances the Dean of the Faculty may, on the recommendation of the Deputy Dean responsible for postgraduate programme and the Head of the Department, admit a candidate who fulfill the following qualifications:
    1. A Master’s degree in the relevant field with a CGPA of not less than 3.7 (or its equivalent), whichever is relevant; or
    2. A Master’s degree with a CGPA from 3.2 to 3.69 and a Bachelor’s degree with aCGPA of not less than 3.0; or
    3. A Master’s degree with a CGPA from 3.2 to 3.69 and a Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA from 2.5 to 2.99 who fulfill at least one of the criteria below:
      1. Have work related experience; or
      2. Have publications in related field; or
      3. Fully sponsored;
      4. University of Malaya graduates
      5. OR
    4. A Master’s degree with a CGPA from 3.2 to 3.69 and a Bachelor’s degree with a CGPA from 2.10 to 2.49 can be considered if he fulfill the criteria below:
    1. University of Malaya graduates; AND;
    2. Have work related experience of not less than 5 years OR have published at least one publication in refereed journals in related field.
  4. Notwithstanding subrule (1), the Faculty may consider for direct admission of a candidate to Part 2 of the Degree programme of study who fulfils the following qualifications:
    1. A Master of Public Health degree in a Speciality with a CGPA of not less than 3.0 or an equivalent qualification; or
    2. A Master’s degree with distinction in a relevant field of Public Health.
  5. Candidates admitted under subrule (4) are subjected to a monitoring of their progress and are required to make a presentation on the progress of their research in a seminar two semesters from the date of initial registration.
Intake Schedule
Once a year in month of September.
Fees
RM32,821.50 (Local student)
RM52,162.00 (International student)
(Fees above are subjected to amendment by the Management of University Malaya)
Last Update: May 12, 2017

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