Course Requirements

Course Requirements of MS for international students 

Public Health Department

Tzu Chi University

Requirements for graduation:
  • Each student must complete at least 28 credit hours of courses at the graduate level, including 13 compulsory and 15 or more elective credit hours. The details of course registration are described in points 2 and 3.
  • Each student must complete a thesis (6 credits) and meet the requirements for thesis submission set by Tzu Chi University, including an oral examination for thesis defense in front of a committee formed with at least three qualified members.
  • The maximum number of credits except for Chinese Language courses for each semester is 12 credits. Taking more than 12 is allowed only under agreements from the advisor and head of department.

 

Compulsory courses descriptions:
  • Seminar courses (one credit each): Students should take one seminar course each registered semester.
  • Research Ethics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health Research Methodology, and Special Issues on Public Health are taught in English by the department faculty.
  • Compulsory courses taken from other departments or other universities may be waived upon the approval of course lecturers and department head.
  • Credits for the above courses are earned only with the grades of 70 (B-) or higher.

 

Elective courses descriptions:
  • Students must complete 15 or more credit hours from the elective courses offered by the department. Similar graduate-level courses taken from other departments or other universities can be used to waive the elective courses under the approval of course lecturers and head of department.
  • Credits are earned only with the grades of 70 (B-) or higher.

 

Compulsory Courses
Course Name Credit
Research Ethics

Biostatistics

Principle of Epidemiology

Public Health Research Methods

Special Issues in Public Health

1

2

2

2

3

Seminar (I) (II) (Ⅲ) (IV)  1*3 or more

Students should take one seminar course each registered semester.

All compulsory credits 13
Other optional credits ≥15
Graduation required credits ≥28
Master Thesis credits 6
Other all English Public Health courses:
Course Name Credit

Research planning and writing (I)

1

Research planning and writing (II)

1
Health Psychology

2

Health Policy in a Globalizing World

3

Non-Governmental Organization and Health

2

International Healthcare Reform

2

Development and Global Health

3
Mental Health of Multiple Ethnic Groups 3

Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

2
Epidemiological Data Management and Analysis

2

Special Topics on Organization and Management 2