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International Curriculum Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

By offering specialties in Public Health and Management, Community and Reproductive Health, Urban and Global Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, the trimester-based Program provides a variety of types and duration of study to respond to students’ needs as follow:

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International Curriculum Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health

By offering specialties in Public Health and Management, Community and Reproductive Health, Urban and Global Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, the trimester-based Program provides a variety of types and duration of study to respond to students’ needs as follow:

Curriculum Summary

PHD in public health curriculum summary

The PHD in Public Health degree provides students a clear understanding of the roles of the core disciplines in public health. It is a trimester-based program including 5 majors in public health i.e. (1) Health Policy and Management, (2) Community and Reproductive Health, (3) Urban and Global Health, (4) Environmental and Occupational Health, and (5) Health Behaviors. The Doctoral Program is a research-based degree leading to a dissertation. The doctoral dissertation is expected to contribute to the advancement of knowledge and must meet the most rigorous academic standards in public health. The doctoral program is available to students in two schemes of study. Students seeking the PHD in Public Health degree must complete 48 or 72 credits of academic work with an average grade of "GPA 3.00" or better based on study scheme.

 

The study plan provides to 2 types of Scheme:

(1) Non coursework PHD in Public Health (Scheme 1.1 and 1.2) and

(2) Coursework PHD in Public Health (Scheme 2.1 and 2.2)

 

Non coursework PHD in Public Health (Scheme 1):
“Scheme 1” is a research-based program leading to a dissertation. This type of scheme consists of two formats:

(a) “Scheme 1.1”: Candidates who have a master’s degree in public health or related field shall produce a dissertation worth not less than 48 credits.
(b) “Scheme 1.2”: Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree in public health with Honours shall produce a dissertation worth not less than 72 credits.

 

Coursework PHD in Public Health (Scheme 2):
“Scheme 2” is a research-based program, combining coursework with research leading to a dissertation. This type of scheme consists of two formats:

(a) “Scheme 2.1”: Candidates with a master’s degree in public health or related field shall take courses of at least 12 credits in total and produce a dissertation worth not less than 36 credits.
(b) “Scheme 2.2”: Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in public health or related field shall take courses of at least 24 credits in total and produce a dissertation worth not less than 48 credits.

 

Non coursework PHD in Public Health (Scheme 1) Scheme 1.1 and 1.2: students in must register Seminar in Health Research with non-credit and complete Dissertation 48 credits (scheme 1.1) and 72 credits (scheme 1.1), respectively.

 

Course work PHD in Public Health (Scheme 2) This coursework is distributed as follows:

  • Core areas of public health:

Students in scheme 2.1 must take two courses (6 credits): Research Methodology in Public Health and Statistics in Public Health Research. And the scheme 2.2 students must take the following four courses (12 Credits): Health Problems, Determinants, and Trends, Health Systems Development, Research Methodology in Public Health, and Statistics in Public Health Research.

 

  • Compulsory courses required by the major:

Students in scheme 2.1 must take 1 course (3 credits). To determine which courses are required, these courses are distributed by majors as follows:

-  Health Policy and Management: Policy and Strategic Planning

-  Community and Reproductive Health: Community Assessment

-  Urban and Global Health: Introduction to Urban and Global Health

-  Environmental and Occupational Health: Introduction to Environmental Health

-  Health Behaviors: Health Behavior

Students in scheme 2.2 must take 2 courses (6 credits). These courses are distributed by majors as follows:

-  Health Policy and Management: Policy and Strategic Planning and Implementation and Management

-  Community and Reproductive Health: Reproductive Health and Community Assessment

-  Urban and Global Health: Introduction to Urban and Global Health and Globalization and Contemporary Public Health

-  Environmental and Occupational Health: Introduction to Environmental Health and Environmental and Health Risk Assessment

-  Health Behaviors: Health Behavior and Social and Cultural Determinants of Health 

 

  • Elective courses: 

Students in scheme 2.1 must enroll 3 credits and scheme 2.2 must enroll 6 credits. Please refer to advisor and/or program for specific recommended electives such as Directed Studies, Field Study, Advanced Skills in Science and Research etc.

 

  • Dissertation:

Students in scheme 2.1 must enroll 36 credits and scheme 2.2 must enroll 48 credits throughout your study plan.

 

  • Qualifying Examination:

Both non coursework student (Scheme 1) and coursework student (Scheme 2) require Qualifying Exam (non credit) before proposal defense

 

Curriculum Plan

PHD in public health curriculum plan

Course Non coursework (credits) Coursework (credits)
Scheme 1.1 Scheme 2.1 Scheme 2.1 Scheme 2.2
Core areas of public health  -  - 6  12
Compulsory Course for the Major  -  - 3 6
Elective Course  -  - 3 6
Dissertation 48 72 36  48 
Total (credits)  48 72  48 72

 

Curriculum for the doctor of philosophy in public health degree

Non coursework (Scheme 1) and Coursework (Scheme 2) seeking the PhD in Public Health degree of any majors must complete 36 credits of academic course work with an average grade of “GPA 3.00” or better. Courses are three credit hours unless otherwise noted.

 

Course Requirement

A. Core courses 

Scheme 2.1 (6 Credits)

5300506 Research Methodology in Public Health 

5300507 Statistics in Public Health Research 

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

Scheme 2.2 (12 Credits)

5300501 Health Problems, Determinants, and Trends 

5300505 Health Systems Development 

5300506 Methodology in Public Health 

5300507 Statistics in Public Health Research 

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

B. Compulsory Course for the Major 

Scheme 2.1 (3 Credits)

Health Policy and Management

5300503 Policy and Strategic Planning 

Community and Reproductive Health

5300526 Reproductive Health 

Urban and Global Health

5300528 Introduction to Urban and Global Health 

Environmental Health

5300538 Introduction to Environmental Health 

Health Behaviors

5300544 Health Behavior 

 

 

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

Scheme 2.2 (6 Credits)

Health Policy and Management

5300503 Policy and Strategic Planning 

5300504 Implementation and Management 

Community and Reproductive Health

5300526 Reproductive Health 

5300527 Community Assessment 

Urban and Global Health

5300528 Introduction to Urban and Global Health 

5300529 Globalization and Contemporary Public Health 

Environmental Health

5300538 Introduction to Environmental Health 

5300541 Environmental and Health Risk Assessment 

Health Behaviors

5300544 Health Behavior 

5300545 Social and Cultural Determinants of Health 

 

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

 

3 Credits

3 Credits 

C. Electives 

Scheme 2.1 (3 Credits)

Scheme 2.2 (6 Credits)

5300501 Health Problems, Determinants, and Trends 

5300503 Policy and Strategic Planning 

5300504 Implementation and Management 

5300505 Health Systems Development 

5300508 Public Health Administration 

5300512 Health Development and Change 

5300513 Health Financing 

5300514 Resource Development 

5300515 Seminar in Health Systems Development 

5300521 Fundamental Skills in Sciences and Research 

5300522 Fundamental Skills in Planning and Management 

5300523 Health Services Organization and Management 

5300524 Health Insurance System Management 

5300525 Community Health Development 

5300526 Reproductive Health 

5300527 Community Assessment 

5300528 Introduction to Urban and Global Health 

5300529 Globalization and Contemporary Public Health 

5300530 Global Health Impacts on Drug Use 

5300534 Behavioral Science Theories as a Basis for Health Promotion 

5300535 Proposal Writing and Publication 

5300536 Urban Health 

5300537 Travel Medicine and Public Health 

5300538 Introduction to Environmental Health 

5300539 Environmental and Occupational Health Epidemiology 

5300540 Law and Management of Environmental and Occupational Health 

5300541 Environmental and Health Risk Assessment 

5300542 English for Public Health 

5300543 Sexual Behavior and Socio-cultural Issues in Sexuality and Reproductive Health 

5300544 Health Behavior 

5300545 Social and Cultural Determinants of Health 

5300546 Addictive Behavior 

5300547 Health and Social Impact on Addiction 

5300548 Community Based and Individual Intervention 

5300549 Prevention, Intervention and Evaluation of Health Behavior Module 

5300550 Directed Studies 

5300551 Individual Study I 

5300552 Individual Study II 

5300570 Field Study 

5300571 Business Administration in Health 

5300606 Advanced Research Methodology in Public Health 

5300607 Advanced Statistics in Public Health 

5300670 Practical Study I

5300671 Practical Study II 

5300572 Medical and Public Health Communication 

5300573 Transnationalism and Public Health 

 

 

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

1 Credit

2 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

4 Credits

6 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

D. Qualify 

5300897 Qualifying Exam 

 

Non Credit

 

E. Thesis 

Scheme 2.1

5300826 Dissertation 

 

36 Credits 

Scheme 1.1 and Scheme 2.2

5300828 Dissertation 

 

48 Credits 

Scheme 1.2

5300830 Dissertation 

 

72 Credits

Course Sequence

PHD in Public Health Course Sequence

The following course sequences are recommended for students enrolled non course work (Scheme 1.1,1.2) and FULL-TIME course (Scheme 2.1,2.2) in the PhD program in Public Healthj. The course sequences are to be used as a guide, and may be modified to meet individual needs.

* Student must be enroll Qualifying Exam and obtain S result within 4 Trimester from the first Trimester they enroll in if they are full-time students. (5300897: Qualifying Exam 0 Credits S/U)

 

Study Plan –

  • Ph.D. Non coursework Program - Scheme 1.1
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300703 Seminar in Health Research 3

Total Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300704 Seminar in Health Research 4

Total Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 1 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300705 Seminar in Health Research 5

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 6

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300707 Seminar in Health Research 7

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300708 Seminar in Health Research 8

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

 

  • Ph.D. Non coursework Program - Scheme 1.2
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300701 Seminar in Health Research 1

Total Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300702 Seminar in Health Research 2

Total Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 1 - 3th Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300703 Seminar in Health Research 3

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300704 Seminar in Health Research 4

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300705 Seminar in Health Research 5

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 3th Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 6

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300707 Seminar in Health Research 7

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300708 Seminar in Health Research 8

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 3th Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 1st Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 2nd Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 3th Semester 

5300830 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

 

  • Ph.D. Coursework Program Scheme 2.1
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300506 Research Methodology in Public Health

5300507 Statistics in Public Health Research

5300703 Seminar in Health Research 3

Total Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300xxx Compulsory Courses for the Major

5300xxx Elective Course

5300704 Seminar in Health Research 4

Total Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 1 - 3th Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300705 Seminar in Health Research 5

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 6

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 7

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 2 - 3th Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 8

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 3th Semester 

5300826 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

 

  • Ph.D. Coursework Program Scheme 2.2
Year 1 - 1st Semester 

5300501 Health Problems, Determinants, and Trends

5300505 Health Systems Development

5300506 Research Methodology in Public Health

5300507 Statistics in Public Health Research

5300701 Seminar in Health Research 1

Total Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

12 Credits

Year 1 - 2nd Semester 

5300xxx Compulsory Courses for the Major

5300xxx Elective Course

5300702 Seminar in Health Research 2

Total Credits

6 Credits

6 Credits

S/U Credits

12 Credits

Year 1 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300703 Seminar in Health Research 3

5300897 Qualifying Exam

Total Credits

3 Credits

S/U Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 2 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300704 Seminar in Health Research 4

Total Credits 

3 Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 2 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300705 Seminar in Health Research 5

Total Credits 

3 Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 2 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300706 Seminar in Health Research 6

Total Credits 

3 Credits

S/U Credits

3 Credits

Year 3 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300707 Seminar in Health Research 7

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300708 Seminar in Health Research 8

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 3 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 1st Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 2nd Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits

Year 4 - 3th Semester 

5300828 Dissertation

5300894 Doctoral Dissertation Seminar

Total Credits 

6 Credits

S/U Credits

6 Credits