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  • Coffee & Careers: Exploring Public Health and Global Health Careers - A Discussion with Dr Nason Tan

    Presented by the School of Public Health Professional Development Hub (SPH PD Hub), join us for a discussion exploring Public Health and Global Health Careers! In this session, we will chat with Dr Nason Tan (MBBS, MPH), Regional Operations Support Unit Director at Médecins Sans Frontières Hong Kong. Dr Tan will share his personal career journey in public and global health. He will also discuss his experience working with MSF and share his insights about the impact of and works of MSF both locally and globally. This is an interactive discussion where you will have the opportunity to ask Dr Tan questions you may have about careers in this field. About the Speaker: Nason Tan is a Malaysian physician with public health background. He is an alumni of HKU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) programme. He started his clinical career serving in rural Borneo and was attached with the flying doctor service. He subsequently left the government sector with Kuala Lumpur General Hospital being his last place of work. He then joined Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in 2011 working in different capacity as a field worker, Board director, and currently as the Regional Operations Support Unit Director of MSF Hong Kong. Nason has done humanitarian missions in Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia. He has managed outbreaks of Cholera, Lassa fever, severe Malaria and malnutrition emergencies. He has also done exploratory mission in Borneo, and coordinated a search and rescue effort for the Rohingya refugees in the 2015 Andaman Sea crisis which led to the founding of South East Asia Refugees Support Network. Nason was previously the MSF Hong Kong Board President. He represents this region’s voice in bringing awareness to the MSF movement on issues of Methanol poisoning, access to treatment for Hepatitis C, plight of the Rohingya refugees, and Planetary Health. In his personal capacity, he is actively involved with the under-privileged community such as refugees, poor urban and homeless folks, injecting substance users, sex workers, orang asli (indigenous tribes), and the rural population. He was also a part-time university lecturer and has provided training and coaching sessions to local NGOs and medical students on humanitarian crises, health needs assessment, sexual health, HIV and substance misuse advocacy, as well as communication skills. Moderator: Dr Polly Wong (view profile) Lecturer, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong Details and Registration: Date: April 29th, 2021 Time: 17:00 – 18:00 HKT Registration: Registration closes April 28th 2021 at 12 noon If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr Polly Wong by email at About Coffee and Career Series: We will invite professionals across different public health and global health employment fields to share their real-life experience from time to time. It will give you an exclusive chance to interact with the professionals, and also allow you to get the first-hand career information in the field. Stay connected with us at our Linkedin Page.

  • Coffee and Careers with Dr Wai-kit Ming (26 February 2021)

    We are delighted to have Dr Wai-kit Ming sharing with us his career journey at the Coffee and Careers session on 26 February 2021. Speaker Bio Dr. Wai-kit Ming is an HKU MPH alumnus. He is one of the youngest researchers and currently the Head of Community Medicine at the School of Medicine and Public Health, the Assistant Dean of the International School at Jinan University, Guangzhou, China, and the Adjunct Professor of Sun Yat-sen University. While earning his MD and Ph.D. at Jinan University, he earned a master's from the University of Hong Kong and Harvard University. Following his postdoctoral training at the University of Oxford and Harvard University, he was a visiting research fellow at the University of Oxford and the National Centre for Perinatal Medicine Epidemiology in the United Kingdom. He served as the CEO of a medical device company and has 13 national patents for medical devices. As a public health physician, Dr. Ming’s interdisciplinary research spans different fields while maintaining a focus on population health. His research team has extensive interdisciplinary collaboration experience, including health and pharmaceutical economics, health technology assessment, real-world research, health policy, maternal-fetal medicine, and artificial intelligence medicine. He has had a long history of cooperation with the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and with some local universities on national-based clinical research projects. He was invited to be a doctoral thesis committee member of the University of South Carolina. Dr. Ming’s work revolves around COVID-19 research that has major population health impacts locally and internationally. He has had two scholarly papers published as covers of a journal and over 50 other scholarly papers published, mainly in JCR Q1 and Q2 journals. Please click below and watch the video of Dr Ming's sharing.

  • Student Voice - Vincent Chan

    My name is Vincent. Protecting the health of community has always been my greatest wish and aspiration. I have been trying very hard to equip myself with healthcare related knowledge and skills, with a view to serving the public. In 2018, I obtained my nursing degree, and then I worked as a registered nurse in a public hospital in Hong Kong till now. Currently, I am taking the MPH program as a part-time student in the HEPM concentration. After working for two years, I could really feel that our healthcare system is overloaded. High bed occupancy, long service waiting time, healthcare staff shortage and high patient-to-nurse ratio are commonly seen among public hospitals, and they are threatening the quality and safety of the healthcare services our citizens are receiving. As a healthcare professional, I really want to do something about it and I know the root causes underneath the overloaded healthcare system are very complex. Therefore, I wish to acquire myself with more public health knowledge, particularly regarding the healthcare system, so that in the future I could contribute in shaping a better healthcare system, so as to promote the health of the community. I feel really grateful for being granted the UCG fellowship. Without the fellowship, I could probably not take the MPH program. So far, I do enjoy studying MPH in HKU, and it is a wonderful learning experience. I have come across classmates from diverse backgrounds (physicians, nurses, engineer, dietitians and etc.) and we share and learn from each other’s expertise, and it makes my learning journey more fruitful. Frankly speaking, I have not decided what to do next upon graduating from the MPH, but I am pretty sure I would like to make some contribution in the field of public health in the future. Once again, I would like express my gratitude to HKU and UGC for granting me the fellowship.

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  • MPH | MPH - HKU School of Public Health | Hong Kong

    Programme Leaflet Application Programme Overview Featured Videos Play Video Play Video HKU Master of Public Health - UGC Target TPg Programmes Fellowships (2021 intake) Play Video Play Video HKU Master of Public Health – Application for 2021 intake is now open! Load More

  • Studying in Hong Kong | HKU MPH

    Student visa policy and application information For more details, please visit the following websites: CEDARS – Campus Life Immigration Department Housing For more details, please visit following websites: Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) - Accommodation Off-Campus Housing (access restricted for HKU registered students) Forum on flat sharing or other issues of student life (mostly in simplified Chinese) CSSA-HKU Chinese Scholar and Student Association (CSSA) Forum Student life For more details, please visit following websites: A Glimpse of Student Life @ HKU - For Prospective Students 2019-20 ​ Postgraduate Studies Postgraduate Propectus ​ Health care & Counselling University Health Service Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) ​ Student Development and Service Learning Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) HKU Service Network ​ Sports and Recreation Centre for Sports and Exercise (CSE) ​ Learning Resources for Chinese & English Chinese language courses for international students by Chinese Language Centre (extra charge and interviewed required) English Learning Resources by Centre for Applied English Studies ​ Email, Computers and Networks Information Technology Services (ITS) ​ Career Development Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) - Career Joint Institutions Job Information System (JIJIS) Online job information system for employers and university students jointly offered by UGC-funded (UGC - University Grants Committee) universities in Hong Kong Netmatch - Careers Education and Placement Center ​

  • Application | HKU MPH

    Eligibility To be eligible for admission to the curriculum leading to the Master of Public Health, a candidate shall: ​ comply with the ; General Regulations comply with the ; Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula hold a Bachelor’s degree with honours or the degrees of MBBS of this University, or another qualification of equivalent standard from this University or from another University or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; satisfy the University English language requirement applicable to higher degrees as prescribed under ; and General Regulation G2(b) satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination, if required. ​ Exemptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Application Procedure 2 Nov 2020 Application Opens for 2021/22 Intake 15 Feb 2021 Deadline for Early Admissions 30 Apr 2021 Deadline for Main Round 30 Jun 2021 Feb-Jun 2021 Aug 2021 Deadline for Clearing Round (for local applicants only) Admission Interview (if deemed necessary) Review by the MPH Board of Studies Review by the Faculty Office and the Registry Student/Course Registration Forms and Guides Regulations and Syllabuses Notes for Guidances Application Form for Admission as Occasional Students (2020/21) Additional information on taught postgraduate studies at HKU are available at: Enquiries should be directed to the MPH Office : ​ MPH Office of the School of Public Health Phone: 852-3917 9140 Fax: 852-2855 9528 Email: Leaflet Fee Schedule Provisional Courses Fees* 1-year full-time (fees per year) HK$176,400 2-year part-time (fees per year) HK$88,200 *subject to adjustment Apply Now

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