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I am interested in pursuing a career in public health

Find out about our Master of Public Health Programme
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I am interested in research-intensive Public Health research

Find out about our our PhD programmes
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I am an undergraduate interested in public health issues

Find out about our Minor in Public Health

Why Study Public Health?

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Research Supervisors

All applicants are required to state a proposed supervisor and research topic in their online application.

Please refer below for a list of SSHSPH research supervisors and their specified research areas:

Name of Faculty

Research Areas

CHIA Kee Seng

Professor

  • Molecular epidemiology of chronic diseases (cancer, CVD, DM)
  • Primary prevention of chronic diseases

COKER, Richard

Professor

 

  • Health systems
  • Infectious diseases: Zoonoses, TB, Influenza

KOH, David

Professor

  • Occupational and Environmental Health, Salivary Biomarkers
  • Mental Health and Health Promotion in Working Populations

SAW Seang Mei

Professor

  • Epidemiology of chronic diseases, especially eye diseases
  • Epidemiology and Genetics of myopia

VRIJHOEF Hubertus Johannes Maria

Professor

 

  • Redesigning Health Care
  • Health Services Research

CHIA Sin Eng

Associate Professor

  • Neurotoxicology and Reproductive toxicology
  • Comprehensive and integrated workplace safety and health services

HARTMAN, Mikael

Associate Professor

  • Breast cancer etiology and cancer prognostication || Inheritance of prognosis
  • Clinical epidemiology

KOH Choon Huat, Gerald

Associate Professor

  • Primary Care, Family Medicine, Community Geriatrics and Rehabilitation. Health Services Research (particularly Intermediate and Long-Term Care)
  • Medical Education

LEE Jen Mai, Jeannette

Associate Professor

  • Cardiovascular Epidemiology

LIM Yee Wei

Associate Professor

  • Health Services Research
  • Health Promotion

SEOW, Adeline

Associate Professor

  • Cancer epidemiology and prevention
  • Gene-environment interactions in non-smoking lung cancer

TAI Bee Choo

Associate Professor

  • Competing risks and correlated multiple failure time data
  • Design and analysis of clinical trials

TEO Yik Ying

Associate Professor

  • Statistical Genetics
  • Endocrinology statistics

VAN DAM, Rob Martinus

Associate Professor

  • Diet in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Behavioral and genetic determinants of dietary habits

WONG Mee Lian

Associate Professor

  • Control of sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS
  • Health promotion and behavioral change

CHEN I-Cheng Mark

Assistant Professor

  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections

CHENG Ching-Yu

Assistant Professor

  • Epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of eye diseases; glaucoma images

CHOI Hyungwon

Assistant Professor

  • Computational systems biology, proteomics, metabolomics
  • Statistical computing

COOK, Alex R

Assistant Professor

  • Infectious disease modelling
  • Biostatistics

HILDON, Zoe

Assistant Professor

  • Infectious Diseases; Resilience; Health Services
  • Performance Measurement; Behaviour Change; Qualitative and Mixed Methods

LIM Wei-Yen

Assistant Professor

 

  • Epidemiology
  • Health services

LUO Nan

Assistant Professor

  • Health Services Research
  • Measurement of Health outcomes

MUELLER-Riemenschneider Falk

Assistant Professor

  • Cardiovascular and chronic diseases
  • Physical activity and obesity prevention

PAN An

Assistant Professor

  • Nutritional epidemiology and intervention studies in obesity and diabetes
  • Depression and relation to non-communicable diseases

TAM, Clarence

Assistant Professor

  • Infectious diseases
  • Epidemiology

TAN Chuen Seng

Assistant Professor

  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
  • Epidemiology

YOONG Su-Yin, Joanne

Assistant Professor

  • Health Economics Program Evaluation

MPH Student Resources (SHtest)

myPortal@NUS> (Student Portal)


1. Master of Public Health Modules

The programme reserves the right not to offer a module if the number of MPH students taking it for credit is fewer than 6.

MPH module calendar for AY2013/2014

Semester 1

CO5102 Principles of Epidemiology

CO5103 Quantitative Epidemiologic Methods

CO5104 Health Policy and Systems

CO5202 Environmental and Occupational Health

CO5203 Lifestyle & Behavior in Health & Disease

CO5210 Practicum

CO5212 Planning Health Promotions Programs

CO5222 Program Evaluation

CO5224 Data Collection in Public Health

CO5880G Special Topic: Design, Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programmes

Vacation (8 Dec 2013 - 12 Jan 2014)

 CO5226 Public Health Communications

 CO5229 Nutrition and Health

 Note: Results and modular credits earned for vacation modules will be counted in Semester 2

 

Semester 2

CO5201 Control of Communicable Diseases

CO5204 Health Economics and Financing

CO5205 Management of Healthcare Organisations

CO5208 Measuring and Managing Quality of Care

CO5209 Control of Non-Communicable Diseases

CO5210 Practicum

CO5214 Introduction to Health Services Research

CO5215 Advanced Epidemiology

CO5218 Advanced Quantitative Methods

CO5219 Clinical Epidemiologic Methods

CO5220 Design, Conduct and Analysis of Clinical Trials

CO5305 Industrial Hygiene

CO5306 Public Health Toxicology

CO5307 Clinical Occupational Medicine

CO5312 Occupational Ergonomics

CO5317 Workplace Assessment

 

DESCRIPTION OF MODULES

Please CLICK HERE for the description of modules offered

For Cross-faculty graduate students who intend to read the MPH modules, please take note of the following:

1. Each student are allowed to read for credit and / or audit maximum of 4 MCs of MPH module per semester; with the exception of YLLSOM students on relevant graduate programmes; and subject to home faculty's policies.
2. Please submit your request through your home faculty at least 3 weeks before the semester starts.
3. Please state if you have met the pre-requisites (if any), and submit your CV together with your application.
4. All applications are subject to approval and the programme does not guarantee a place in the module requested for.
5. Please read through the module summary for module pre-requisites and descriptions, available here.
 

2. Things to do and to know

a. Exams Related Matters

  • Exam Directory
  • Special Consideration
  • Review of Examination Results

b. Module Related Matter

  • Cross-Faculty Graduate Coursework Registration Form. Please submit to the MPH office at least 2 weeks before terms starts.
  • Curriculum Plan Worksheet

  • Request to take additional module. For part-time students who intend to read modules above the limit of 3 modules per semester (includes Vacation Term modules).

c. Candidature Related Matters

  • Request to Declare Track or Specialization
  • Leave of Absence(LOA) - <Via ISIS>
  • Conversion between Full-Time & Part-Time

  • Withdrawal 

d. Practicum Related Matters

  • Guidelines for MPH Practicum
  • Practicum Proposal Form
  • Suggested Format for Final Report
  • Practicum Supervisor Endorsement Form
  • Practicum Fund: Guidelines
  • Claim for Practicum Expenses
  • Release of Liability Letter
  • Emergency Contact Information 

e. Independent Study Module Related Matters

  • Guidelines for ISM
  • Independent Study Module (ISM) proposal
  • Claim for Independent Study Module (ISM) Expenses
  • Release of Liability Letter
  • Emergency Contact Information 

f. Field Practice

  • Guidelines for Field Practice

g. Others

  • Change of Personal Particulars
  • Replacement of Lost Student Card
  • Student / Graduation status letter - for Master of Public Health students only.
  • Transcript - More details are available here
  • MPH Student Handbook
  • myISIS
  • IVLE
  • NUS Mail / WebMail
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How to apply

The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake graduate student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without providing a reason.


Online applications for the Year 2014 August intake commences on 7 October 2013 and closes on 13 December 2013.

Please read the online application info booklet for 2014 carefully before proceeding to apply here.

For international applicants whose native language is not English, please complete the English Proficiency tests prior to the end of the application period as the University is unable to process incomplete applications.


For online submission, you must forward a printed copy of the application summary form and supporting documents to:

Programme Administrator
Master of Public Health Programme
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore
MD3, Level 3, 16 Medical Drive
Singapore 117597 

 
General Instructions

You must submit a complete application package that includes all of the following:

  1. Printed online application summary
  2. 2 passport-sized photos
  3. Application fee/proof of payment
  4. Official transcripts and certificates
  5. Standardised test scores (if required)
  6. Curriculum vitae/resume
  7. Personal Statement
  8. Referee reports
  9. Copy of passport and/or identity card
  10. Copies of supporting documents
  11. Application check-list

Please note the following:

  • The application form must be completed in English.
  • Non-English supporting documents must be accompanied by a notarised English translation.
  • The originals of submitted documents must be furnished for verification at student registration.
  • All supporting documents photocopied from originals are to be stamped “CERTIFIED TRUE COPYand ENDORSED by a responsible person (e.g. school principal, commanding officer, personnel manager, etc).
  • Applicants found to have given inaccurate or false information will be required to withdraw from the MPH programme.
  • Your full name, as written on page one of the application form, should appear on every document submitted. If any variation in your name appears on any material submitted, please highlight it to us.

Time-table for AY2014/2015

Time-table for AY2014/20145

Modules offered by Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health

 

 

Semester 1, AY2014/2015

Module

Day

Time

GEK1900 Public Health in Action (Group I)

Wednesday

Lecture/Tutorial: 9AM to 12Noon

GEK1900 Public Health in Action (Group II)

Wednesday

Lecture/Tutorial: 1PM to 4PM

SPH2101 Public Health and Epidemiology

Monday

Lecture: 12NN to 2PM

Tuesday

(Odd/ Even)

Tutorials: 10AM to 12NN

Wednesday

(Odd/ Even)

Tutorials: 3PM to 5PM

SPH2102 Lifestyle, Behaviour and Public Health

Wednesday

Seminar: 9AM to 12Noon

SPH2103 Systems and Policies to improve Health

Tuesday

Seminar: 2PM to 5PM

SPH2105 Introduction to Global Health

Monday

Lecture: 10AM to 12NN

Tuesday (Even)

Tutorials: 9AM to 11AM

Wednesday (Even)

Tutorials: 9AM to 11AM

SPH3101 Biostatistics for Public Health

Tuesday

Lecture: 12Noon to 2PM

Friday

Lecture: 12Noon to 2PM

SPH3109 Designing Public Health Programmes

Thursday

Seminar: 9AM to 12NN

 

 

 Semester 2, AY2014/2015

 

Module

Day

Time

GEK1900 Public Health in Action (Group I)

Wednesday

Lecture/Tutorial: 9AM to 12NN

GEK1900 Public Health in Action (Group II)

Monday

Lecture/Tutorial: 10AM to 1PM

SPH2101 Public Health and Epidemiology

Monday

Lecture: 3PM to 5PM

Tuesday

(Odd/ Even)

Tutorials: 10AM to 12NN

Thursday

(Odd/ Even)

Tutorials: 2PM to 4PM

SPH2104 Public Health Nutrition

Tuesday

Seminar: 4PM to 7PM

SPH3102 Public Health Communication

Thursday

Seminar: 9AM to 12NN

SPH3103 Public Health Economics

Tuesday

Seminar: 2PM to 5PM