The world today is facing with challenging health threats consisting of a variety of emerging and remerging diseases. Public health medicine is a discipline of preventing disease and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society, organisations, public and private, communities and individuals.
This programme prepares students to handle these challenges through multidisciplinary methods that fuse the latest public health knowledge, rational thinking and decision making, professionalism, ethic and collaboration. The Master of Public Health offered by Universiti Putra Malaysia will definitely assist students in their attempt to improve the health of the population. The programme covers all major disciplines in public health medicine such as epidemiology, medical statistic, health services management, health promotion, family health, environmental medicine and occupational medicine.
This programme seeks to produce medical and health professionals who have strong foundation in the broad field of public health medicine, as well as adequate training and preparation to take up speciality and/or sub speciality discipline of their own choice.
1. Applicant should possess a Medical Degree (MD) or Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgeri (MBBS or MBBCh) or other equivalent medical degree from UPM or other local or international universities approved by the Senate, and
2. Applicant must be registered with the Malaysian Medical Council and has a valid Annual Practising Certificate.
International applicants are required to submit relevant equivalent documents for approval by the Senate
ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
A Malaysian candidate must have obtained at least a credit in English at SPM level or have passed English courses conducted at the Diploma or Bachelor's level.
1. For direct admission, all international candidates from countries where English is not a medium of instruction must have obtained one of the following:
i. 550 for the TOEFL Paper-based Test (Academic Version)
ii. Band 6.0 for IELTS (Academic Training)
iii. 70-80 for TOEFL Internet-based Test (Academic Version)
iv. 213 for TOEFL Computer-based Test (Academic Version)
The validity period for requirement should not be more than 5 years.
TOEFL ITP is not an acceptable alternative.
Note: An exemption from the English Language proficiency requirment may be given to the following:
i. An applicant who has obtained a degree from any public university in Malaysia shall not be subjected to the English Languange proficiency requirement.
ii. An applicant who has undergone secondary school and Bachelor degree education in the English language shall be exempted form the requirement. Application for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents that have been certified by the relevant certificate-issuing bodies.
Programme Coordinator : Associate Profesor Dr. Nor Afiah Zulkefli, Department of Community Health
Contact number : 03-89472424
Updated:: 27/03/2019 [sazlina]
Dean's General Office
Level 3, Administration Building,
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences,
43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.