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    • 3 MPH alumni among 2020 Honours List by the Government

      We are delighted to announce that 3 of our own MPH graduates are among Honours recipients for the 2020 Honours List and JP Appointment by the Government: Dr NG Wing-yiu, George (MPH, 2005) awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service De CHAN Kam-hoi (MPH, 2011) awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service Dr LEUNG Yiu-hong (MPH, 2005) awarded the Chief Executive's Commendation for Government/Public Service We are proud of our graduates for their dedication to public and community service in Hong Kong. Congratulations to our awardees, and all the best in your continued endeavours!

    • Meet Our Students and Alumni Series - 6 Questions with Nason Tan

      1. MPH concentration and expected graduation year Health Economics, Policy & Management, 2018 2. Job title and Community Outreach Works Board Director of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Hong Kong Founder of HIV prevention ‘PrEP & PEP Malaysia’ Co-founder of ‘South East Asia Refugees Support Network’ Medical Coordinator of ‘Impian Malaysia’ Advocate for human rights and health needs of LGBT, injecting substance users, sex workers, homeless folks and refugees (Seksualiti Merdeka, PT Foundation, Malaysian AIDS Council, Pertiwi Soup Kitchen and Health Mobile Services) Sexual Health Physician Part time lecturer (International Medical University, Malaysia) Freelance writer 3. Tell us your story! How did you become interested in public health, and how does public health relate to your current line of work? I often find myself to be wanting more in anything that I do. Whether it is for personal growth, interests, or passion, there is always a burning desire to learn. Whether it is for defending human rights and access to health needs, there is also an unquenchable thirst to see social justice is met. My line of work deals mainly with planning, organising, coordinating, negotiating and executing a wide variety of activities crucial to the delivery of health services / programmes for our underserved populations. No doubt, I have accumulated learned experiences from many trials and mistakes along the way, somehow I still feel inadequate. I believe a solid foundation in the field of public health; in particular health economics, policy and management; would enrich my knowledge immensely. I can then apply this knowledge and execute my work more effectively and efficiently. I also enjoy sharing knowledge, training, and imparting wisdom to our younger generations as means to build up their capacity. To sum up simply, the personal quest to be a holistic clinician, well-rounded humanitarian, and efficient Board director in addition to leaving a meaningful legacy behind one day has therefore brought me here. 4. How have you applied what you have learned within the MPH program to your line of work? Prior to coming HK, I have informed the local HIV AIDS Concern organisation that I’d wished to volunteer and build up the capacity of its frontline staff while studying full time in HK. I also have responsibility serving as a Board director and involved in various committees or working groups serving different dossiers for our MSFHK office and the wider international MSF movement. I have been privileged to be able to apply the many things that I have learned thus far (health policy, leadership and management, economics, financial management, behavioural theories, health needs assessment, organisational theory and change, communication and human resource strategies) and executing them in my capacity. 5. What advice would you give to current MPH students who will be entering the workplace for the first time? Observe and learn from everyone in the workplace regardless if the person happens to be the office cleaner or CEO. Be mindful and practise ‘respond and not react’ to whatever situations you find yourself in. The moment you are reacting, you let your emotions override whatever rationality you may have. That sudden emotional reaction could be more damaging both to your colleagues and yourself. Stay calm and come back with a civil constructive response instead. Be respectful, courteous, culturally sensitive and stay humble. Humility, patience, persistence, teamwork spirit, desire to learn and improve, receptive to constructive criticisms, high EQ, and be appreciative of your colleagues are all virtues to cultivate, to have, and to last for a lifetime. 6. Any other wisdom to share with the readers? If you are able to enjoy your work as a passion, it won’t come across as a job. That is a major key to staying motivated in whatever you are doing. And for me personally, the more I give, the more I get in return, unexpectedly in abundance. My happy mantra, ‘Good life – assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and be grateful.’ Know a fellow HKU SPH student or alumni with an interesting story? Let us know! Email Ms Shereen Ayub (sayub1@hku.hk) to nominate your MPH peer for the next 'Meet Our Students and Alumni' blog series.

    • Meet Our Students and Alumni Series - 6 Questions with Julianna Yeung

      1. MPH concentration and expected graduation year Health Economics, Policy & Management, 2018 2. Job title and Community Outreach Works Manager of Jack-of-all-trades (joking!) Responsible for optimizing my company’s healthcare service business in Asia Pacific Volunteer for IMC Sunday School since 2011 Best Volunteer Award from the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association 3. Tell us your story! How did you become interested in public health, and how does public health relate to your current line of work? My company is in the renal industry. Our patients are towards the end of the NCD chain, meaning most already have diabetes and/or hypertension that led to gradual deterioration of the kidneys. Renal replacement therapy is extremely costly for both patients and governments. For example, in Taiwan, 0.3% of the population has chronic kidney disease that utilizes >7% of total healthcare expenditure. I understand, first hand, how detrimental NCD is to any health system. Although I work for a for-profit company, we are involved in supporting governments, especially in developing countries, to provide the necessary services to meet rising demand. Recently, I have been involved in discussions with the public sector regarding reimbursement and healthcare infrastructure in my line of work. This type of work sparked my interests in how a government organizes and supplies healthcare services. Then I realize there is actually an entire degree dedicated to it. 4. How have you applied what you have learned within the MPH program to your line of work? MPH has broadened my view of health systems (actually of the world in general). I now have a better understanding of how my line of work fits into the intricate patchwork of public health and not just in delivery of healthcare. Biostatistics and epidemiology have certainly helped in the clinical area of my work. The management and policy type of classes are very useful in the operation and business side. 5. What advice would you give to current MPH students who will be entering the workplace for the first time? No task is ever too small or trivial for you. You can always gain something out of any type of work that you do if you look hard enough. Be humble and work very hard, as in give 200% into everything that you do. Learn to really listen and empathize with everyone that you work with. Wisdom does not only come from intelligence but also life experiences through compassion and self-awareness. Opportunities will always come to those most prepared for them. 6. Any other wisdom to share with the readers? Never stop learning! Know a fellow HKU SPH student or alumni with an interesting story? Let us know! Email Ms Shereen Ayub (sayub1@hku.hk) to nominate your MPH peer for the next 'Meet Our Students and Alumni' blog series.

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

      Master of Public Health (MPH) UGC Targeted TPg Fellowships 29 places for local students, HK$120,000 each Programme Leaflet Application Programme Overview Featured Videos Meet our Educator – Journey of Janice Johnston 我們的教育家 - 莊臻寧 Play Video Meet our Scientist – Journey of Leo Poon 我們的科學家 – 潘烈文 Play Video Meet our Scientist – Journey of Ben Cowling 我們的科學家 - 高本恩 Play Video Meet our Scientist – Journey of Joseph Wu 我們的科學家 – 胡子祺 Play Video Meet our Health Economist – Journey of Karen Grépin 我們的衞生經濟學家 – Karen Grépin Play Video Play Video Play Video Share Whole Channel This Video Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Share Close

    • 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 2020 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 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: http://www.handbook.hku.hk/tpg/2020/ https://www.med.hku.hk/en/Teaching-and-Learning/Postgraduate-Studies/Taught-Postgraduate-Programmes 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: mphsph@hku.hk Leaflet Fee Schedule Provisional Courses Fees (subject to adjustment) 1-year full-time (fees per year) HK$168,000 2-year part-time (fees per year) HK$84,000 Apply Now Application for 2021/22 intake will open on 2 Nov 2020. Please stay tuned. ​ ​

    • Timetable | HKU MPH

      Timetable by Days of the Week (2020/21) Term 1 (September - December 2020) Day Course Code Course Title Category Monday CMED6901 Health leadership and management Core Tuesday CMED6201 Principles of public health Core Wednesday CMED6227 Biological basis of disease Elective CMED6203 Measurement in health Elective Thursday CMED6704 Health behaviour and communication Core Friday - - - Saturday (AM) CMED6100 CMED6200 Introduction to biostatistics Introduction to epidemiology Core Core Winter Term (January 2021) Day Course Code Course Title Category Jan 2020 CMED6300 Intermediate epidemiology EB Term 2 (January - April 2021) Day Course Code Course Title Category Monday CMED6104 Emerging infectious diseases and "one health" CID CMED6020 Advanced statistical methods I EB CMED6902 Health economics HEPM CMED6218 Human health: futures in a globalized world PHP Tuesday CMED6105 Infectious diseases in public health CID CMED6912 Environmental health hazards and interventions PHP Wednesday CMED6211 Infectious disease epidemiology EB, CID CMED6109 Accounting and Financial Management in Health Care HEPM Thursday CMED6907 Perspectives in health care management HEPM CMED6030 Advanced epidemiological methods I EB CMED6202 The practice of public health PHP Friday CMED6900 Health policy and politics Core Saturday (AM) CMED6909 Comparing systems of elder care Elective Term 3 (May - August 2021) Day Course Code Course Title Category Monday CMED6216 Personalised public health PHP Tuesday CMED6210 CMED6228 CMED6220 CMED6040 CMED6903 Infectious disease modelling Field epidemiology Advanced statistical methods II Health informatics Resources for health Elective HEPM CID EB HEPM Wednesday CMED6208 Risk: perception, decisions and communication CID, PHP Thursday CMED6207 Non-communicable disease epidemiology and control EB CMED6230 Epidemic and endemic diseases CID Friday CMED6108 Molecular epidemiology: microbial genetics and evolution Elective Saturday (AM) CMED6910 Strategies in health care HEPM To be confirmed CMED6204 Health and society PHP Summer Term (May - August 2021) Day Course Code Course Title Category Jul 2021 CMED6050 Advanced epidemiological methods II Elective Full Year (September 2020 - August 2021) Day Course Code Course Title Category Sept 2020-Aug 2021 CMED6224 Practicum Compulsory Sept 2020-Aug 2021 CMED6000 Capstone Compulsory Courses offered by HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Day Course Code Course Title Category Dec 2020 CMED6107 Advanced immunology Elective ​ Jul 2021 CMED6106 Advanced virology Elective Courses offered by Centre for Medical Ethics and Law 29 Aug - 6 Sept 2020 CMED6269 Introduction to medical law Elective 8 Sept - 24 Nov 2020 (Tue) CMED6291 Mental disability and the law Elective 9 Sept - 2 Dec 2020 (Wed) CMED6272 The physician-patient relationship Elective 10 Sept - 3 Dec 2020 (Thur) CMED6271 Bioethics foundations Elective 26 Jan - 27 Apr 2021 (Tue) CMED6275 The legal foundations of global health and development Elective 27 Jan - 21 Apr 2021 (Wed) CMED6274 The beginning and end of life Elective 28 Jan - 29 Apr 2021 (Thur) CMED6250 The regulation of biomedical research Elective As of 14 October 2020 (Course scheduling is subject to change)

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