GRADUATES of the International Medical University ( IMU)’ s Master of Science ( MSc) in Public Health have been helping to build happier and healthier communities around the world.
From the villages of Nigeria to the metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, IMU’s MSc in Public Health graduates are transforming the lives of the people they serve.
The programme’s graduates are making their presence felt in a variety of public health, health education, and research and disease prevention initiatives in Malaysia, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Myanmar, India and Tanzania.
The broad- based flexible and modular curriculum enables graduates to leverage on their knowledge and skills learnt at the undergraduate level to upgrade their competencies in a field they prefer.
The MSc in Public Health at IMU has students who are nurses working as health executives in the corporate sector, nutritionists as lecturers, pharmacists as researchers or executives in pharmaceutical organisations, medical doctors in clinical research centres, and biomedical scientists as health programme officers.
Valuable input from faculty members with years of public health experience at the national and international levels plays an important role in the teaching and learning of this programme.
Throughout the curriculum, communication skills are enhanced with hours of face- to- face presentation, seminars and written assignments.
Research is given due prominence and students have to explore a subject for research, do the project proposal, get it through the ethics committee, develop the instruments for data collection and carry out analysis and write their thesis. The research can be done either locally or elsewhere.
The programme includes modules in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental, occupational and population health, medical sociology, health promotion and public health practice.
Furthermore, there are field visits and a two- week attachment in a government public health organisation.
Not surprisingly, this is the only postgraduate programme from a private university that is recognised by the Public Service Department ( JPA) for employment in the government sector, provided the student’s undergraduate degree is also recognised by the JPA.
IMU also offers the MSc in Molecular Medicine, MSc in Analytical and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Master of Pharmacy Practice, MSc in Environmental Health as well as MSc and PhD in Medical and Health Sciences ( by Research).
Research programmes commence anytime throughout the year while the commencements of the other postgraduate programmes are in March and September.
If you have an interest in furthering your studies at the postgraduate level in any of these areas, apply online today and gain an advantage in a highly competitive job market.
For more information, visit www. imu. edu. my or e- mail postgraduate@ imu. edu. my or call 03- 2731 7272.
Students from IMU’s Master of Science in Public Health programme can play vital roles in building happier and healthier communities.