Master of Public Health International Program – Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University

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Master of Public Health International Program – Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University


Master of Public Health International Program – Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University: Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University is the first public health academic institution in Thailand. The Faculty established as one of the Faculty in Mahidol University (former name was University of Medicine) since 1948. At present, Faculty of Public Health produce graduatesin several major from Bachelor, Master and doctoral levels approximately 1,400 students per year. As the academic accepted  standard wither national or international, Faculty of Public Health by corporation with international organization : SEAMEO-Trop-Med, WHO., UNICEF, World bank, etc., arranged the international study curriculum for master level since 1976. More over, Faculty of Public Health have the role in academic leader and develop country on academic management short training and help in academic service to Asia Pacific countries. For public health develop planning in academic service for social, faculty process either on urban or rural and industrial. 

Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University has Center of Health and Public Health & Environmental services for general health promotion service and environmental health promotion including industrial hygiene and safety in work job. Faculty has health promotion center which provide health promotion patients’ screening diseases prevention for general people and center for practice on promotion of students’ health and have the training centerย  research on rural health, teaching and community service for develop public health and quality of population and responsible on manage last year of the study of students of various major fields in bachelor and some major in master to practice in community for 6 weeks to enhance professional skill for students and academic services which usefulness to all common communes.
At present, Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University have 13 departments, there are Department of Public Health Nursing, Department of Microbiology, Department of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Administration, Department of Parasitology and Entomology, Department of Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Department of Sanitary Engineering, Department of Health Education and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Community Health, Department of Family Health and Department of Occupational Health and Safety.  


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.

OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM

The objective of the International Program in Master of Public Health is to provide health professionals with the skills needed to improve health and quality of life of the people in developing countries.


REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Applicants must hold any of the following degrees: M.D., M.B.B.S., B.Pharm., D.D.S., D.V.M., B.N., or B.Sc., from an accredited institution. Applicants must also have at least one years of experience in the field of Public Health or a related area (excluding internship). TOEFL score of at least 480 or IELTS score of at least 5.0 or other equivalent English Proficiency Test score is necessary for admission.


Curriculum Structure

Plan A2
  Prerequisite Course No Credit
  Core Courses 9            Credits
  Required Course 12            Credits
  Elective Courses not less than 6            Credits
  Thesis 12            Credits
Plan B
  Prerequisite Course No Credit
  Core Courses 9            Credits
  Required Course 15            Credits
  Elective Courses not less than 9            Credits
  Thematic Paper 6            Credits

 

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: 

Course Requirements

 Plan A2

Prerequisite Courses Credit
  PHBS500 : INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS 3
  PHCH604 : GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH 3
  PHID501 : CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION AND TREND 3
Core Courses Credit
  PHAD602 : PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 3
  PHBS602 : BIOSTATISTICS B 3
  PHEP602 : PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
Required Courses Credit
  PHBS630 : RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
  PHHE602 : BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH EDUCATION 3
  PHID604 : ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 3
  PHID668 : PUBLIC HEALTH SKILL DEVELOPMENT 3
Elective Courses Credit
  PHAD603 : HOSPITAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
  PHAD605 : APPLIED HEALTH ECONOMICS 3
  PHAD609 : ECONOMIC AND FINANCING ASPECTS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH 3
  PHAD620 : PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION 3
  PHAD645 : PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 3
  PHAD655 : ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 3
  PHAD671 : HEALTH SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHAD673 : HEALTH ECONOMICS: THEORY AND ALTERNATIVE POLICY 3
  PHAD677 : LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL 3
  PHBS650 : HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
  PHBS651 : COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH 3
  PHCH608 : PRIMARY CARE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
  PHCH613 : DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT 2
  PHCH617 : POPULATION HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHCH678 : SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SERVICES 3
  PHEP604 : STATISTICAL METHODS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY I 3
  PHEP631 : DETERMINANTS AND PREVENTION OF ORAL DISEASES 3
  PHEP632 : METHODS IN ORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ORAL HEALTH SURVEY 3
  PHEP633 : PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM 3
  PHEP634 : SPECIAL STUDIES IN ORAL HEALTH RESEARCH 3
  PHFH614 : ADOLESCENT HEALTH 2
  PHFH616 : SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH 3
  PHHE636 : PUBLIC HEALTH MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHHE650 : MEDIA AND ADVOCACY FOR HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID602 : APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORIES IN HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID609 : STRATEGIES AND METHODS IN HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID624 : TECHNIQUES IN DISEASES AND ENVIRONMENT CONTROL 3
  PHID625 : HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING 3
  PHID647 : REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OVERVIEW : ASIA REGION PERSPECTIVES 3
  PHID677 : CULTURE AND HEALTH 3
  PHID679 : OBSERVATION STUDY ON COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEM 3
  PHMI602 : ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 3
  PHNU600 : NUTRITION PROMOTION STRATEGIES AND METHODS 3
  PHNU602 : PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION 3
  PHPR614 : BASIC BIOINFORMATICS 3
  PHSE564 : INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM(GIS) AND REMOTE SENSING 3
Thesis Credit
  PHID698 : THESIS 12

 Plan B

Prerequisite Courses Credit
  PHBS500 : INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS 3
  PHCH604 : GENERAL PUBLIC HEALTH 3
  PHID501 : CURRENT HEALTH SITUATION AND TREND 3
Core Courses Credit
  PHAD602 : PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 3
  PHBS602 : BIOSTATISTICS B 3
  PHEP602 : PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
Required Courses Credit
  PHBS630 : RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3
  PHHE602 : BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH EDUCATION 3
  PHID604 : ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 3
  PHID668 : PUBLIC HEALTH SKILL DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHID675 : LEADERSHIP AND HEALTH SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 3
Elective Courses Credit
  PHAD603 : HOSPITAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 3
  PHAD605 : APPLIED HEALTH ECONOMICS 3
  PHAD609 : ECONOMIC AND FINANCING ASPECTS OF COMMUNITY HEALTH 3
  PHAD620 : PRINCIPLES OF HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION 3
  PHAD645 : PRIMARY HEALTH CARE 3
  PHAD655 : ECONOMIC EVALUATION AND HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 3
  PHAD671 : HEALTH SYSTEM AND DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHAD673 : HEALTH ECONOMICS: THEORY AND ALTERNATIVE POLICY 3
  PHAD677 : LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL 3
  PHBS650 : HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 3
  PHBS651 : COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN HEALTH SCIENCE RESEARCH 3
  PHCH608 : PRIMARY CARE SERVICE MANAGEMENT 3
  PHCH613 : DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND MANAGEMENT 2
  PHCH617 : POPULATION HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHCH678 : SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS AND SERVICES 3
  PHEP604 : STATISTICAL METHODS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY I 3
  PHEP631 : DETERMINANTS AND PREVENTION OF ORAL DISEASES 3
  PHEP632 : METHODS IN ORAL EPIDEMIOLOGY AND ORAL HEALTH SURVEY 3
  PHEP633 : PLANNING AND EVALUATION OF ORAL HEALTH PROGRAM 3
  PHEP634 : SPECIAL STUDIES IN ORAL HEALTH RESEARCH 3
  PHFH614 : ADOLESCENT HEALTH 2
  PHFH616 : SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH 3
  PHHE636 : PUBLIC HEALTH MEDIA DEVELOPMENT 3
  PHHE650 : MEDIA AND ADVOCACY FOR HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID602 : APPLICATION OF BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORIES IN HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID609 : STRATEGIES AND METHODS IN HEALTH PROMOTION 3
  PHID624 : TECHNIQUES IN DISEASES AND ENVIRONMENT CONTROL 3
  PHID625 : HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING 3
  PHID647 : REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OVERVIEW : ASIA REGION PERSPECTIVES 3
  PHID677 : CULTURE AND HEALTH 3
  PHID679 : OBSERVATION STUDY ON COMPARATIVE HEALTH SYSTEM 3
  PHMI602 : ECOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 3
  PHNU600 : NUTRITION PROMOTION STRATEGIES AND METHODS 3
  PHNU602 : PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION 3
  PHPR614 : BASIC BIOINFORMATICS 3
  PHSE564 : INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM(GIS) AND REMOTE SENSING 3
Thematic Paper Credit
  PHID697 : THEMATIC PAPER 6

Academic year

The academic calendar mostly consists of two semester (Two-semester system). Each semester is not less than 15 weeks. The summer session is scheduled to meet the requirements of each

  • 1st semester : August – December
  • 2nd Semester : January – May
  • Summer Session : May – July

Other educational systems; such as Trimester system, Quarter system, and Module system, for some programs may be managed.


Academic Requirements

  • Complete an Online Application
  • Two copies of Degree Certificate (with officially certified English translation)
  • Two copies of Academic Transcript (with officially certified English translation)
  • Two copies of Recent Photos (Passport size)
  • Two copies of Passport
  • Two copies of Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Purposes and Career Goals (complete via the online admission system)
  • Two copies of Current Financial Statement / Scholarship Letter (required if apply for Faculty of Pharmacy)
  • Brief Research Proposal (recommended to be submitted for all applicants)
  • Two copies of other documents, which may be requested by each program (such as letter of work experience / professional license / concept paper)

How to Apply

Application can be completed in two way, either: 


TUITION

The Tuition fee is about Thai baht 525,000/- (approximately USD 17,500/-). The amount excludes expense for accommodation, daily living textbook, stationary,and research materials.


Available Source for Scholarships 

    • SEAMEO TROPMED
    • UNICEF (UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY FUND)
    • WHO (WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)
    • TICA (THAILAND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AGENCY)
    • WORLD BANK
    • ADB (ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK)
    • FORD FOUNDATION Ford Foundation ActionAid Asia

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