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Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)

OVERVIEW

Doctor of Public Health Program is a full-time program for 3 years or 6 semesters. Each semester runs for 6 months or 24 weeks. The maximum period to graduation is 6 years or 12 semesters.

This program prepares public health professionals as a human resource with expertise in the field of public health. The program also provides an opportunity for public health professionals get special training to enhance their careers and meet the high demand for public and private sector for public health human resource professionals who have the expertise in the field of public health.

As a result, graduates of Doctor of Public Health is able to apply knowledge of public health, research and information technology to solve the problem of public health at the local, national and international levels.

 

CURRICULUM STRUCTURE

FIRST YEAR consists of two semesters, namely the First Semester and Second Semester. Each semester is 26 weeks.

First Semester, students must enroll in courses:

  • Four compulsory courses
  • Two elective courses Public Health Expertise
  • Doctor of Public Health Research SPH6922

This course is conducted in two phases: the first phase is for 16 weeks, and the second phase is for 10 weeks

Second semester, students must enroll in courses:

  • A compulsory course, SPH6903 Dissertation Seminar for Doctor of Public Health, and
  • The five elective courses from the list of Public Health Specialist Elective courses offered by the department according to the chosen field by the students, and
  • Doctor of Public Health Research SPH6922

Students will sit for the Comprehensive Examination for the Doctor of Public Health. The implementation of Comprehensive Examination will be coordinated at faculty level or togerther with the Joint Committee on Public Health Malaysia (Malaysia Public Health Conjoint Board).

 

SECOND YEAR consists of two semesters, namely, Third and Fourth Semester Semester. Each semester is 26 weeks.

Third Semester, students need to enroll in courses:

  • Public Health Doctoral Research SPH6922

 

Fourth Semester, students need to enroll in courses:

  • Public Health Residency SPH6911
  • SPH6922 Doctor of Public Health Research
  • Development Seminar SPH6904

 

THIRD YEAR consists of two semesters, namely, Fifth Semester and Sixth Semester. Each semester is 26 weeks.

Fifth semester, students must enroll in courses:

  • Public Health Residency SPH6911
  • SPH6922 Doctor of Public Health Research

 

Sixth semester, students must enroll in courses:

  • Public Health Doctoral Dissertation SPH6922, and
  • Final Seminar SPH6905, and
  • SPH6906 Scientific Writing For Publication

In the sixth semester, students will also submit a dissertation for examination held at the end of the sixth semester.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must have appropriate qualifications from a university recognized by UPM, as follows:

  1. Have a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS or MBBCh) or other equivalent degree from an overseas university or recognized by the Senate, and
  2. Have a Master's Degree in Public Health (MPH) or equivalent with a CGPA of not less than 3.2

 

FEES

Fee structure

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Program Coordinator : Dr. Ahmad Azuhairi Ariffin, Department of Community Health

Contact number        : 03-89472424

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Updated:: 13/06/2017 [nurulsofia]

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