Master of Public Health International Program

Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

Vision

To be a leading institution of Public Health education in Asia by 2016

Mission

  1. To organize and conduct Public Health education program at all levels.

  2. To conduct and disseminate Public Health research.

  3. To provide educational services in public health and environmental health, and establish networks for social promotion of good health practices.

  4. To preserve our cultural heritage and environment.

  5. To establish and maintain good governance.

Desirable attributes of graduate 

Graduates of the Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University must successfully acquire the respective professional, technical, analytical, managerial, communication and cultural skills. They must be committed to the professional ethics and to serve the community to improve the quality of life of the people.

The curriculum

In order to complete the MPH course, students are required to take at least 33 credits consisting of 9 credits of core course, 15-18 credits of required courses, and no less than 9 credits of elective course. Students are required to take all of the prerequisite courses and submit a thematic paper as Public Health research. Both oral and written comprehensive examinations are required for graduation.

 The program is conducted in English and is organized as follows: 

I. Prerequisite Courses (Summer Study Plan)

code
subject
credite
PHID 501
Current Health Situation and Trend
3
PHBS 500
Introduction to Statistical Analysis
3
PHCH 604
General Public Health
3

II. Core Courses (9 credits)

code
subject
credite
PHBS 602
Biostatistics B
3
PHAD 602
Public Health Administration
3
PHEP 602
Principles of Epidemiology
3

III. Required Courses

1.1 In response to core competencies of Essential Public Health Function,
students are required to take these courses:

code
subject
credite
PHID 668
Public Health Skill Development
3
PHID 675
Leadership and Health System Development
3
PHBS 630
Research Methods in Health Science
3
PHHE 602
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
3
PHID 604
Environmental Health & Occupation Health
3

IV. THEMATIC PAPER

code
subject
credite
PHID 697
Thematic Paper
6

V. Elective Courses (not less than 9 credits)

code
subject
credite
PHID 609
Strategies and methods in health promotion
3
PHID 624
Techniques in Diseases and Environmental Control
3
PHID 625
Health Impact Assessment and Monitoring
3
PHID 647
Reproductive Health Overview : Asia Region
3
PHEP 604
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
3
PHEP 632
Methods in Oral Epidemiology and Oral Health Survey
3
PHEP 634
Special Studies in Oral Health Research
3
PHAD 605
Applied Health Economics
3
PHAD 645
Primary Health Care
3
PHHE 636
Public Health Media Development
3
PHPR 621
Vector Control
3
PHMI 602
Ecology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
3
PHNU 600
Nutrition Promotion Strategies and Methods
3
PHNU 602
Public Health Nutrition
3
PHCH 608
Primary Care Service Management
3
PHCH 617
Population Health and Community Health Services Develop
3
PHCH 678
Seminar in Public Health Problems and Services
3
PHBS 651
Computer Application in Health Science Research
3