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The Public Health Practice (PHP) concentration is a broadly based programme designed to prepare physicians, dentists, nurses, other health professionals, medical and health researchers and policy analysts, to gain leadership skills in public health through identifying and analysing contemporary health and health care issues, as well as health promotion programme development, implementation and evaluation.

The programme will support candidates’ preparation for the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Public Health Medicine Part I fellowship examination for physicians and the UK Faculty of Public Health Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MFPH) and Diplomate (DFPH) examinations open to physicians and other health professionals, and also the Hong Kong College of Community Medicine Administrative Medicine Part I fellowship examination.

On completion of the programme students will be able to

  • Use epidemiological and/or other approaches to describe the health status or health care needs and determinants of health and illness of a defined population
  • Assemble, review critically and interpret public health literature
  • Integrate basic public health science skills in advocacy, collaborate with public health partners
  • Formulate strategies for health promotion and prevention
  • Formulate a strategy to manage a public health problem 


All candidates must enrol in:

  • Core Courses
  • Concentration Courses and Elective Courses
  • Capstone
  • Practicum
Core Course
Concentration Courses for Public Health Practice (PHP)

Select the following PHP concentration courses and credits from elective course list

  Credit Units
CMED6912 Environmental health hazards and interventions 3
CMED6204 Health and society 3
CMED6218 Human health: futures in a globalized world 3
CMED6216 Personalised public health  3
CMED6208 Risk: perception, decisions and communication 3
CMED6202 The practice of public health 3


Code Title Credit Units
CMED6000 Capstone 15
Code Title Credit Units
CMED6224 Practicum 12

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