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Why Public Health?

If you are...

  • concerned for entire populations but not just individuals
  • committed to prevention of problems and health promotion rather than waiting to deal with problems when they arise
  • striving towards efficient use of limited resources
  • aspiring to achieve equality in health

Public Health is what you have been looking for.

Why the University of Hong Kong?

The School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong is committed to protecting and improving health for all people, through the synthesis of state-of-the-science research, the dissemination of knowledge in education and training, and the application of the public health sciences to population health.

Teaching and learning

The broadly based, student centred, problem based learning environment is designed to encourage the acquisition of

  • subject breadth and depth in biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and administration, and social/ behavioural sciences; and
  • the competencies required in public health and administrative medicine, including communication and informatics, leadership, diversity and culture, programme planning, epidemiology and decision analysis.

World-renowned teachers and researchers

Academic Accreditation

The Hong Kong Medical Council recognises the Master of Public Health, MPH(HK) as quotable qualification.

Participants will be accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from different academic institutes / committees. Please see “CME & Quotable Qualifications” for details.

Career Prospects

Public health professionals are involved in (but not limited to):

  • assessment of the health of communities
  • healthcare financing and administration
  • formulation and implementation of health care policies
  • promotion and education of important health issues

Other than hospitals and clinics, public health professionals are also highly sought after in various government departments, NGOs, academic institutions and international health organizations.

Some of our graduates occupy important positions in local and overseas healthcare organizations, while some are able to climb up the career ladder in their own profession.

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