29 May 2019 A Unique Programme in Public Health for All Healthcare Professionals
The current practice of public health of the 21st century needs the collaborative contributions from a multidisciplinary team of professionals and health workers. With this in mind, the IMU has developed a unique programme, Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH), to cater to healthcare professionals from all walks of life. Our students both from Malaysia and many parts of the world are taught by a team of highly experienced academics and renowned public health leaders who passed on their knowledge through IMU unique learning model.
The hands-on experience and real life scenarios that the students attained from this programme equipped them with a repertoire of knowledge and skills when they move on and work in different sectors of public health. Job readiness is one of the outstanding attributes that IMU MScPH programme prepares our students today. Many of our alumni are currently employed in various sectors of Public Health.
|Wong Yi Kai (Malaysia), Dauda Bukar Dauda (Nigeria) and Galila Esamamawi (Yemen) from MScPH 2017|
|We appreciated the elective attachments in the programme as the exposure has benefited us academically, socially and professionally. We were given the opportunity to present in international health promotion event, international conference and an NGO health camp. These were good collaborative and interprofessional learning where we were able to share values, and respect the roles of other healthcare professionals and the communities, as well as improving our cultural competence in practice.
And the final note from these alumni of MScPH: All could not be made possible without the dynamic faculty from the Community Medicine Department of IMU who took us through this entire programme.
“The great teacher inspires”
William Arthur Ward
Written by Dr Siew Wei Fern, Community Medicine Department, School of Medicine, IMU