Aims of the School
The University of Tokyo School of Public Health (UT-SPH) is a professional school that aims to produce highly-skilled public health professionals who play leading roles in the promotion of people’s health in both community and healthcare facilities. The UT-SPH was established in 2007.
Number of students expected
The school can accommodate a total of 30 persons per year (20 in the two-year program, 10 in the one-year program for mid-career practitioners).
Degree to be awarded
Master of Public Health (MPH) is awarded upon completion of the program.
The courses offered include epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical epidemiology, health economics, health communication, mental health, health sociology, social gerontology, biomedical ethics, health policy, health informatics, forensic medicine, medical safety management, public health preparedness, and environmental health. Students must complete both required and elective courses (at least 30 units) to earn the Master of Public Health.
Professional fields for the graduates
Examples of jobs for the graduates from the programs are: public health physicians who work on health policy and management in the national and local governments or private corporations; economic analysts and clinical epidemiologists who plan and manage clinical trials; healthcare analysts and coordinators who examine the quality of healthcare or support advocacy groups for health; and system managers who work on health information technology and clinical engineering in healthcare facilities and insurance companies.
■The University of Tokyo School of Public Health Forum 2011
■Movies in English now available !
【the 1st Forum 2011.4.20 The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Aftermath; Overcoming Public Health Challenges】
On April 20, the University of Tokyo School of Public Health (SPH) held a forum with the theme, “The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Aftermath; Overcoming Public Health Challenges” The devastation from the earthquake and tsunami and the impact from the subsequent Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant accident has brought about a situation never experienced before. The forum aimed to ascertain how the University of Tokyo SPH should deal with the various challenges from mid- and long-term perspectives.
On July 5, the University of Tokyo School of Public Health (SPH) held a forum with the theme, “The Great East Japan Earthquake and its Aftermath: Public Health and Health Information Management”. It was the second installment following up the themes discussed in the first forum held on April 20, 2011.