Mahidol Unievesity Public Health : MUPH - Overview

MUPH was established in 1948. It was the first public health academic institute in Thailand to offer higher education in public health. At present, the faculty comprises 13 departments to produce approximately 1,400 graduates each year at bachelor, master and doctoral levels of public health and related fields. MUPH has extensive experience in terms of teaching, research and delivering public health services. As the academically accepted standard, national and international, MUPH cooperates with numerous internationally-affiliated organizations, namely, SEAMEO, WHO, UNICEF, UNPFA and TICA among others. As such,MUPH offers an international MPH Program well suited to health professionals in a rapidly globalizing world.

Vision : Be a leader in promoting population health through being health literate faculty in ASEAN countries by 2021

Mission :

1. To offer an outcome based public health education via being health literate faculty
2. To be visible as a leader in public health education, integrative and innovative research, professional academic services on the basis of good governance to promote health and longevity and the betterment of mankind

Strategies
1) strengthening public health research alliance,
2) advancing public health in Asia,
3) driving clusters for excellence in academic and public health service and
4) enhancing quality of human resources and information technology systems

Mahidol University's MPH Program aspires to prepare graduates to play leadership roles in public health policy and practice, whose professionalism is guided by evidence-based learning in communities. Students can employ a wide range of disciplines and synthesize knowledge with high regard for public health ethics and professionalism. They are able to participate in collaborative efforts to positively change public health and community health, uphold ethical academic and professional conduct and contribute to new research in health promotion, disease control and prevention.

Program Learning Outcome (PLO)
(1) Demonstrate professional integrity and ethics in public health (demonstrate - application level)
(2) Demonstrate public health knowledge and apply evidence-based public health to manage and develop health systems (recognize - knowledge level)
(3) Apply research skills and analyze a body of knowledge to recommend technical advice which is consistent with culture and context for solving public health problems at the national and international level (apply - analysis level)
(4) Work effectively in partnership with experts from different disciplines in the roles of leaders and team players (practice - application level)
(5) Present skills in applying health information technology properly (operate - analysis level).

To complete the MPH course, students must complete At least 39 credits with a GPA of at least 3.0 for one full academic year (two semesters and summer courses).

The program is taught in English and is comprised of the following courses.

Plan A (2)
Required Courses (24 Credits)

Fundamentals of Biostatistics
Public Health Administration
Principles of Epidemiology
Behavioral Science and Health Education
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Public Health Skill and Leadership Development
Research Methods in Health Science
Evidence-based Public Health

(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)

Thesis (12 Credits)

Elective Courses ( 3 Credits)
Students are requested to select a minimum of three credits according to their interests.

Plan B
Required Courses (24 Credits)

Fundamentals of Biostatistics
Public Health Administration
Principles of Epidemiology
Behavioral Science and Health Education
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Public Health Skill and Leadership Development
Research Methods in Health Science
Evidence-based Public Health

(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)
(3 Cr)

Thematic Paper (6 Credits)

Elective Courses (9 Credits)
Students are requested to select a minimum of nine credits according to their interests.

Academic activities (One week per each)
Week of Orientation: Before the first semester (End of June)
Field study (Week of Synthesis): At the end of first semester (in October)
After participating in the week of synthesis, the students will be able to

  1. Apply key concepts of the three core courses and three required courses for identifying public health problems, priority setting, and constructing an actual web of causation
  2. Develop plan to solve community problems
  3. Perform academic presentation of the project plan

Study visit (Field study): At the end of second semester (in February)
After participating in the Field of Observation, the students will be able to

    • To study linkages among health-related organizations at Regional, Provincial, District and Sub-district levels.
    • To study vertical and horizontal linkages among health organizations and its network.
    • To crystallize insight gains/lesson learns from the study visit in relation to all knowledge and theories you study in the program