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Master of Science in Public Health (ODL)

Offered by: MAHSA University

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Exam BodyMAHSA University
Course Duration1.5 years
Part Time/Full TimeODL
Fees (International Student)Refer to University
CampusPetaling Jaya Campus
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Bioscience and Nursing
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyMasters Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Stream RequirementsScience Stream
Course Description

Designed for working professionals the online course provides the knowledge and skills to further yourselves without interrupting your career. The duration of the course is 1.5 years. You are required to be in physical attendance for 7 days only, mostly for orientation and final examinations at our many Learning Centres located across Malaysia.

The almost 100% online course emphasizes on the broad scope of public health, original research and health policies. The course consists of 10 modules with a total of 40 credits.

Assessment is 60% online and 40% face to face examinations.

  • Year 1, Semester 1 (Y1 SEM1)
    • Essential Public Health Concepts
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
    • Population Health
    • Revision & Exam
  • Year 1, Semester 2 (Y1 SEM2)
    • Occupational and Environmental Health
    • Management of Health Systems
    • Essentials of Health Policy
    • Health Economics
    • Revision & Exam
  • Year 1, Semester 3 (Y1 SEM3)
    • Research Methodology
    • Exam & Presentation
    • Repeat & Exam
  • Year 2, Semester 1 (Y2 SEM1)
    • Dissertation
    • Exam / Presentation
    • Correction & Final Submission of Dissertation
Entry Requirements


Bachelor’s Degree in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent accepted by the University’s Senate; or

CGPA less than 2.50 can be accepted with minimum 5 years working experience in the relevant field.



Have at least IELTS Band 6; or

TOEFL 550 if their first degree is from a University where English is not the medium of instruction; or

Pass English proficiency test approved by the University

Career Prospects
  • Epidemiologists
  • Researchers
  • Public Health Managers
  • Health Insurance Executives
  • Wellness Executives in public and private enterprises
  • They can aspire to further their studies to PhD level in local and international universities.
  • Local and international NGOs
  • Nursing managers in health settings (provided basic degree is nursing)
  • Managers in hospital/health settings

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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