International Master of Public Health 2018-Education Program
Education Program for International Master of Public Health (IMPH)
The International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program has been created in 2013 to address changing global public health needs and challenges by adopting an innovative, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, practice-oriented and cross-cultural approach. The program prepares students to master general theories and analytic tools in the public health field, to
understand the commonalities and characteristics of developing countries in public health and practice, to identify and solve important public health issues, and to explore from a new perspective how to cope with global public health problems which are unable to be solved by one nation alone. The program is initiated to provide a comprehensive training for future leaders in global health and development.
2. Program Duration
This is a one-year, full-time graduate program, where students finish all required courses, some elective courses, field studies as well as thesis writing.
3. Credit Requirements
During one-year study, students are requested to obtain at least 30 credits in total for the master's degree.
4. Course Modules
During one-year study, students are requested to obtain at least 30 credits in total for the master's degree, e.g. 12 credits for required courses, 10 credits for elective
courses, 4 credits for Public Required Courses, 3 credits for field study and 1credit for thesis writing. The program is designed as following:
4.1 Required Courses (12 credits)
· Epidemiology (74000293) 3credits
· Healthcare Management (74000283) 3 credits
· Global Health Governance (80700303) 3credits
· Health Communication 3credits
4.2 Elective Courses (10 credits)
· Environmental Health (84000692) 2 credits
· Biostatistics (84000313) 3 credits
· Health Law and Economics 3 credits
· Nutrition and Food Science (84000352) 2 credits
· Globalization and Governance (80590693) 3 credits
· China in the Developing World (80700212) 2 credits
4.3 Public Required Courses (4 credits)
· Learning Chinese (60610162) 2credits
·Chinese Society and Culture Studies 2 credits
4.4 Field Study and Thesis Writing (Required, 4 credits)
· Public Health Practice (69998043) 3 credits
· Thesis Writing and Presentation (69990021) 1 credit
Note: The program takes an innovative approach of combining lectures, seminars, group discussions, tutorials and student presentations. Meanwhile, according to one’s own interest, students have opportunity to take other English-taught graduate courses as elective courses from Tsinghua School of Economics and Management, School of Public Policy and Management, and School of Law. During the study period, students will have routine interaction with Chinese MPH students and be able to discuss global health issues and learn advanced research methodologies with invited public health officials and experts from China and other countries.
5. Requirements for Thesis Writing
5.1 Students are required to write a research thesis in English with no less than 10,000 words.
5.2 Students are required to utilize knowledge and methodologies learnt from course study to analyze real health issues in their own countries.