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  • HKU MPH - We Are Accredited!

    Following a comprehensive and rigorous review process, we are excited to announce that our MPH Programme is fully accredited as a public health programme with Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). CEPH is an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programmes. CEPH acted to accredit our MPH programme at its council meeting in June 2022. The accreditation term is for five years, until 1 July 2027. Our programme’s initial accreditation date was recorded as 13 March 2020. This is a significant achievement for our programme and a reflection of hard work from our faculty and staff who worked tirelessly attending meetings and gathering data for the self-study and the CEPH Site Visit. The result was an astonishing achievement and a report demonstrating full compliance across all CEPH criteria. This CEPH accreditation attests to the quality of our MPH and we want to take this opportunity to thank you all for SPH members in helping our MPH programme achieve this important milestone.

  • Student Voice - Pang Cheuk Him Johnny

    After obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from CUHK in 2020, I work in the government as a graduate biomedical engineer under the HKIE Scheme A. During the training to be a qualified biomedical engineer, I have the opportunity to rotate to different divisions within the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and the Department of Health and face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The experience made me understand the importance of public health, especially from the government’s point of view. I am currently doing a part-time MPH in Health Economics, Policy and Management. I am grateful and honoured to be awarded the UGC Targeted TPg Programmes Fellowship. Being a recipient of this Fellowship gave me the recognition in further developing my career path in the healthcare industry, and greatly motivates me to strive for my best. I really enjoy this MPH program because it gives me the opportunity to explore and enrich my knowledge, learning from world-renowned academic experts and fellow aspiring classmates from different areas of the healthcare profession. I have had several tutorial classes and valuable discussions with experienced and knowledgeable classmates. This is truly a valuable and unique experience. I am also very interested in studying public health issues and policies in Hong Kong and around the world. I wish to make use of the knowledge I acquire in this program to develop my career in the government, and to make our healthcare system even better.

  • Student Voice - Jie Guo Rachel

    Hi there – my name is Rachel, I am currently a part-time Year One MPH candidate in the concentration of Health Economics, Policy and Management (HEPM). I am now working in a public institution, mainly for public relations, editorial and digital communications. I was born and raised in the Mainland, then moved to Hong Kong 10 years ago for my first Master’s degree in journalism and communication. My first decade in Hong Kong has brought me challenge, aspiration and dignity than I could ever dare to wish for. I think I am ready and eager to see what life will bring in the second decade ahead – MPH is my new adventure. I was privileged to be granted the UGC Targeted TPg Fellowships. I was truly grateful that Fellowships recognised multidisciplinary integration while I see myself as an “exception” case. For me, the MPH adventure is indeed challenging, but informative and totally rewarding. I can tell that the School of Public Health has put a lot of thoughts in designing the class, recognising interprofessional collaboration and communication, which are pivotal in our future endeavours. I am particularly interested in issues regarding health equity and justice. COVID-19 has shown us again that the patterns of power, privilege and inequity that run throughout the society are just recapitulated in this health crisis. And people from underprivileged background have been disproportionately affected. I wish to be better equipped with public health competencies and join hands with stakeholders towards better addressing equity and justice in health in the region.

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

    Programme Leaflet Application Programme Overview Featured Videos Student Voices News and Events HKU MPH - We Are Accredited! Important Announcement MPH Orientation Weeks 2021 MPH Orientation Weeks 2019 Sharing Session with Prof Barry Bloom Student Activities 15 HKUSPH Researchers ranked in the Top 1% worldwide Six SPH academics named amongst the world's most Highly Cited Researchers in 2021 Dr Maria Zhu Huachen received the Chinese Young Women in Science Fellowship Professor Malik Peiris awarded the 2021 Future Science Prize Professor Ben Cowling honoured with an MBE in the 2021 Queen's Birthday Honours List Professor Roberto Bruzzone awarded the insignia of Officer in the French National Order of Merit Dr Janice Johnston received the University Distinguished Teaching Award 2020 Top 1% Scholars at HKU Faculty & Staff Important Announcement Coffee & Careers: Exploring Public and Global Health Careers - A Discussion with Ms Leontine Chuang Coffee & Careers: Exploring Public Health and Global Health Careers - A Discussion with Dr Nason Tan Coffee and Careers with Dr Wai-kit Ming (26 February 2021) Coffee and Careers with Dr Alexander Ng (5 January 2021) Coffee and Careers with Matt Friedman (27 November 2020) 3 MPH alumni among 2020 Honours List by the Government A Coffee + Discussion Series for students in Public Health and Global Health Coffee & Careers: Exploring Public Health and Global Health Careers Careers Seminar Hospital Authority Convention 2019 Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2019 Public Health Career Follow Us Enquiries For further enquires on the admissions process and the curriculum for the Master of Public Health: ​ Email: mphsph@hku.hk Website: https://mph.sph.hku.hk/ Phone: (852) 3917-9140

  • CEPH Accreditation | HKU MPH

    We are CEPH accredited. The HKU Master of Public Health (MPH) is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a Public Health Programme. CEPH is the longest standing accrediting body of public health schools and programmes in the world. HKU MPH is the first in the region and the only academic programme in Hong Kong to be accredited by CEPH. ​ The official accreditation report and final self-study are available upon request; to obtain copies, please contact the MPH Office (mphsph@hku.hk ). FAQs What is CEPH? ​ CEPH an independent, private, non-profit corporation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. They are the nationally recognised accrediting body for both school of public health and public health programs, ensuring that they provide rigorous preparation to meet the needs of the profession and the health and safety of society. For learn more about CEPH, visit here . Background and Timeline ​ ​ Effective 3 February 2018, our MPH Programme was an applicant for accreditation with Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) . In October 2021, a final self-study was submitted to CEPH. In early November 2021, the School of Public Health host a site visit by CEPH reviewers. CEPH acted to accredit our MPH programme at its Council Meeting in June 2022. The accreditation term is for five years, until 1 July 2027. Our programme’s initial accreditation date was recorded as 13 March 2020. ​ The HKU Master of Public Health (MPH) is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health as a public health programme. The accreditation applies only to the following degree programme: Master of Public Health Programme at the University of Hong Kong. Accreditation does not apply to the unit as a whole, and other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution are not included in the unit of accreditation review. Accreditation Process ​ ​ Each CEPH-accredited school and program goes through a rigorous accreditation process on a regular basis to assure students of a quality educational experience. Accreditation requires that the program be evaluated at least every seven years and that it submits to several reviewing processes to ensure the quality of the program. These processes include a self-evaluation, submitting a self-study and hosting a team of qualified peer reviewers who validate the self-study during an on-site visit to the campus. Learn more Why is CEPH Accreditation Important? ​ CEPH accreditation is important to public health programs because it ensures that they meet specified criteria and standards for quality education. CEPH accreditation is considered the benchmark of quality in the evaluation of public health programmes, as accreditation ensures that the MPH degree offered from The School of Public Health, HKU provide the highest calibre of education possible, preparing competent public health professionals to enter the field. What are the Benefits of CEPH Accreditation? ​ The benefits of CEPH-accredited public health programs extend far and wide For the public: promotes the health, safety and welfare of society by assuring that MPH graduates at HKU are competent public health professionals For prospective students: provides assurance that the MPH programme at HKU has been evaluated and has met accepted standards established by and with the public health profession For graduates: CEPH accreditation promotes professional standard and enhances employment opportunities in positions that base eligibility upon graduation from an accredited programme For employers: promotes professional competency and enhances opportunities in positions that base eligibility on graduation from an accredited MPH programme For public health professionals: it involves practitioners in the establishment and assures that educational requirements reflect the current training needs of professions For public health: it advances the field of public health by promoting standards of practice For HKU School of Public Health: it ensures the quality of teaching and learning excellence in our MPH Programme Learn more about the benefits of CEPH Accreditation here . What other schools and programmes are accredited by CEPH? ​ A list of accredited Schools and Programmes can be found here: Link to CEPH . Why get a degree from a CEPH accredited programme? ​ In general, there are three major practical implications for students of receiving a public health graduate degree from a non-accredited institution: ​ Some employment is only open to graduates of CEPH-accredited units. The US Public Health Service, some US military public health jobs and some state and local government agencies require that MPH-level jobs be filled with graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs. Other employers may express a preference for graduates of CEPH-accredited units. If you have an idea of the area or agency where you would like to work after graduation, you should speak to a human resources officer with specific questions. CEPH is not involved in defining the specific qualifications for employment with any given agency. Some fellowships are only available to students attending CEPH-accredited schools and programs that are also members of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). Not all CEPH-accredited programs are members of ASPPH. Visit http://www.aspph.org for more information. Attendance at a CEPH-accredited unit provides a pathway to eligibility to sit for the Certified in Public Health exam and obtain the CPH credential . The exam and credential are administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). NBPHE has also defined other pathways to eligibility that are based on public health work experience. NBPHE is not affiliated with CEPH, and CEPH does not have a formal role in shaping the eligibility or other rules. Visit http://www.nbphe.org/ for additional information. Attending a CEPH-accredited unit means that you know that your degree program has completed a multi-level review and was found to meet the nationally-agreed-upon standards developed by public health academics and practitioners. ​ Reference: CEPH, https://ceph.org/constituents/students/faqs/#2 I am a HKU MPH alumni, what does the accreditation mean for graduates? ​ Our programme’s initial accreditation date was recorded as 13 March 2020 and our accreditation term is for five years, until 1 July 2027. Our programme’s accreditation status is applicable to our MPH HKUHKU MPH Alumni with graduation date post our programme’s initial accreditation date (i.e. graduation date after 13 March 2020).

  • Why Public Health? Why HKU? | HKU MPH

    Why Public Health? If you... are concerned about the health of populations believe in disease prevention believe in equity want to improve health systems and quality of health care Public Health is what you have been looking for. Why the University of Hong Kong? The School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong is committed to protecting and improving health for all people, through the synthesis of state-of-the-science research, the dissemination of knowledge in education and training, and the application of the public health sciences to population health. ​ Teaching and learning The broadly based, student centred, problem based learning environment is designed to encourage the acquisition of subject breadth and depth in biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health policy and administration, and social/ behavioural sciences; and the competencies required in public health and administrative medicine, including communication and informatics, leadership, diversity and culture, programme planning, epidemiology and decision analysis. World-renowned teachers and researchers Academic Staff Honorary Staff and Visiting Scholars CME & Quotable Qualification The Medical Council of Hong Kong recognises the Master of Public Health, MPH(HK) as a quotable qualification. Participants will be accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points from different academic institutes / committees. Please see “CME & Quotable Qualification ” for details. Academic Accreditation The HKU Master of Public Health (MPH) is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a Public Health Programme. CEPH is the longest standing accrediting body of public health schools and programmes in the world. HKU MPH is the first in the region and the only academic programme in Hong Kong to be accredited by CEPH. ​ The official accreditation report and final self-study are available upon request; to obtain copies, please contact the MPH Office (mphsph@hku.hk ). Career Prospects Public health professionals are involved in (but not limited to): assessment of the health of communities health care financing and administration formulation and implementation of health care policies promotion and education of important health issues Other than hospitals and clinics, public health professionals are also highly sought after in various government departments, NGOs, academic institutions and international health organizations. Some of our graduates occupy important positions in local and overseas health care organizations, while some are able to climb up the career ladder in their own profession.

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