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Master of Science Public Health   APPLY

  Study Mode FULL TIME,PART TIME
  Level POST-GRADUATE
  Duration Full time : 1 year Part-time: 2-6 years
  Intake September and March
  Tution Fees N/A

Do you have a burning desire to contribute to your community by uplifting the quality of health and solve the myriad health problems faced by the population?

IMU’s MSc in Public Health programme enables students to build their standing and profile in academia, industry and in NGOs and is suitable for healthcare practitioners across diverse backgrounds including:

1) Medical doctors
2) Nurses
3) Health Officers
4) Environmental Health Officers
5) Health Service Managers
6) Hospital administrators
7) Nutritionists
8) Health Education Officers
9) Environmental and Health Engineers
10) Pharmacists

The programme emphasizes research and face-to-face engagement with our experienced faculty. By way of seminars, workshops, discussions and presentations, the teaching methodology contributes immensely to students’ personal development in terms of confidence, know-how and positive attitude.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The IMU-MSc in Public Health programme has 44 credits in total which is delivered in conventional and ODL modes. Both modes have full-time and part-time where full-time programme consists of 2 semesters and part-time consists of 4 semesters. Each semester comprises 22 weeks of active learning. Together with other taught modules, students will be preparing a research project proposal in semester 1 and carrying it out in semester 2 followed by dissertation write up. Students who choose part-time study are allowed to take a minimum of 3 modules per semester. Teaching and learning methods vary in line with the objectives of the course and include didactic lectures, guided and independent group exercises, practicals, seminars, workshops and problem-based self-directed learning. Field visits with hands-on experience in observing the public health challenges that are currently faced by the community are an integral part of the course. E-learning approaches are used extensively and include web-based courses, online simulation and virtual mentoring. The programme is taught in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur City Council, non-governmental organisations and other public health-related institutions.

OPEN AND DISTANCE LEARNING

Open and Distance Learning (ODL) provides working professionals the flexibility and an opportunity to obtain a MSc in Public Health degree at their own convenience. It allows students to plan and pace their own learning while benefiting from all the teachings and supports that the University has to offer. The programme consists of 80% online teaching and learning sessions and 20% of on campus requirement. The teaching methods include a series of online lectures supplemented by online discussions, forums and assessments. Students will also be assigned a mentor who will be available to answer any questions and provide feedback on their progress. Time will be the ODL student’s most important commitment for this 44 credits master programme.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSc PH) Program Structure (March Intake)

March Intake
Course Code Name of Module Credit Blocks
Semester 1 (Mar-Aug)
Dissertation not applicable in Semester 1
MSPH105 Research Methodology* 3 1st block (Mar-May)
MSPH102 Population Health 4
MSPH103 Health Management and Economics 4
MSPH106 Health Promotion 3 2nd block (Jun-Aug)
MSPH107 Medical Sociology 3
MSPH110 Public Health Practice 2
MSPH112 Electives* 2
Semester 2 (Sep-Feb)
MSPH111 Dissertation** 9 Entire Semester
MSPH105 Research Methodology* 3 3rd block (Sep-Nov)
MSPH101 Methods in Epidemiology 4
MSPH104 Biostatistics 4
MSPH112 Electives* 2
MSPH108 Environmental Health 3 4th block (Dec-Feb)
MSPH109 Occupational Health 3
  • * Delivered every semester. Full-time must take them in Semester 1. Part-time student can choose to do them in any semester.
  • ** Full-time must take this module in Semester 2. Part-time student can choose to do it in any semester from semester 2 onwards.
  • All modules are delivered in above sequence every year.

Master of Science in Public Health (MSc PH) Program Structure (September Intake)

September Intake
Course Code Name of Module Credit Blocks
Semester 1 (Sep-Feb)
Dissertation not applicable in Semester 1
MSPH105 Research Methodology* 3 1st block (Sep-Nov)
MSPH101 Methods in Epidemiology 4
MSPH104 Biostatistics 4
MSPH112 Electives* 2
MSPH108 Environmental Health 3 2nd block (Dec-Feb)
MSPH109 Occupational Health 3
Semester 2 (Mar-Aug)
MSPH111 Dissertation** 9 Entire Semester
MSPH105 Research Methodology* 3 3rd block (Mar-May)
MSPH102 Population Health 4
MSPH103 Health Management and Economics 4
MSPH106 Health Promotion 3 4th block (Jun-Aug)
MSPH107 Medical Sociology 3
MSPH110 Public Health Practice 2
MSPH112 Electives* 2
  • * Delivered every semester. Full-time must take them in Semester 1. Part-time student can choose to do them in any semester.
  • ** Full-time must take this module in Semester 2. Part-time student can choose to do it in any semester from semester 2 onwards.
  • Modules are delivered in above sequence every year.

The programme is taught in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur City Council, non-governmental organisations and other public health-related institutions. Teaching and learning methods vary in line with the objectives of the course and include didactic lectures, guided and independent group exercises, practicals, seminars, workshops and problem-based self-directed learning. Field visits with hands-on experience in observing the public health challenges that are currently faced by the community are an integral part of the course. E-learning approaches are used extensively and include web-based courses, online simulation and virtual mentoring.

For Open Distance Learning (ODL)

Lectures/tutorials/seminars Online
Assessments Online
Field visits On campus for the visits or off campus if students can arrange on their own and manage to plan the field visit to meet the learning outcomes of the modules.
Elective attachment Off campus (Students have the option of completing this at their workplace or any relevant institution/departments/organisation away from IMU)
Field visits On campus for the visits or off campus if students can arrange on their own and manage to plan the field visit to meet the learning outcomes of the modules.
Dissertation Off campus (Students have the option to conduct this).
Practical (SPSS training) On campus (2 days)
Dissertation VIVA exam On campus or off campus. Student may opt to have the viva exam through online video conferencing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are required to have obtained:

 

  1. A Bachelor Degree in related discipline with a minimum cGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, as accepted by the University’s Senate; or
  2. A Bachelor Degree in related discipline not meeting cGPA of 2.50, can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in relevant field.

For Malaysian Students

 

Not applicable

For International Students

 

  1. IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  2. TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  3. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  4. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  5. Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.

 

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