Study Plan

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Doctor of Public Health is 3 years. The maximum study period is 6 years.  (Students admitted in or before academic year 2018/2019, please refer to the rules and regulations as stipulated in the intake academic year study plan).

II. Study Mode


III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese or English

IV. Academic Field

Public Health

V. Majors

  1. Community and Family Medicine
  2. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  3. Population Health and Health Promotion
  4. Health Protection
  5. Health Care Systems
  6. Healthy Ageing
  7. Psychological Medicine and Social Wellness
  8. Men’s Health
  9. Women’s Health
  10. Occupational Medicine
  11. Environmental Health and Safety
  12. International Health and Travel Medicine
  13. Disaster Medicine

VI. Course Structure

Table 1: Core courses (18 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title




Principles of Public Health


All core courses must be completed during the first two semesters.








Environmental Health Sciences



Social and Behavioral Dimensions

of Public Health



Public Health Policy, Strategy and Evaluation


Table 2: Elective courses (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title




Health Education and Promotion


Students must earn 12 credits selected from the elective courses and complete during the first two semesters.


Health Service Management



Health Information Systems



Special Topics in Public Health



Advances in Pharmacology in Traditional Chinese Medicine



Advances in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Table 3: Dissertation (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title





VII. Teaching Requirements

  1. Students are required to complete six core courses from Table 1, four elective courses from Table 2 during the first two semesters to gain 30 credits.
  2. Students can only submit his/her dissertation title for confirmation upon the completion of the aforementioned 30 credits under Table 1 and 2. The minimum word count for the dissertation is 80,000.
  3. The courses are conducted in form of lecture tutorial basis and instruction reading. In order to meet the personal needs of the DPH students, they may choose to audit the courses related to public health.
  4. After completing the course, students need to submit a study report on a special topic. The course result is assessed according to the study report on the special topic.
  5. Students are requested to submit total two academic year dissertations in the first and second academic years separately.
  6. Students who complete all the required courses must attend the qualification exam. They all need to submit the dissertation title form on the day of the exam. Student who fails to pass the qualification exam in the first time is required to take the make-up exam within 3 months. If he/she fails in the make-up exam, his/her PhD study will be terminated.
  7. The dissertation should pass the assessment and be defended successfully.
  8. Students are required publish at least a paper in the approbatory academic journal during the study period.

VIII. Study Time

The duration for taking all courses is 12 months and no less than 12 months of dissertation composition, up to 24 months.

Classes will generally be scheduled at nights (19:00-22:00) on Friday or daytime on Saturdays and Sundays.

IX. Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Doctoral Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

  1. Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50* or above (excluding dissertation)
  2. Abided by the regulations of the University
  3. Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed

*Students, admitted before the academic year 2017/2018, please refer to the regulations of their admission year.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

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