As Singapore’s first and only full-fledged public health tertiary education institution, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, builds upon more than 60 years of experience in research, training and practice to continually foster healthier communities in Singapore and the region through its translational cross-disciplinary research work on cohort studies and lifecourse epidemiology, infectious disease research, health technology assessments, health promotion, workplace health and safety, health systems evaluation and health services research, to impact public health programmes and policies.

The School actively collaborates with many partners including the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Harvard School of Public Health and University of Michigan School of Public Health.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, the School’s flagship programme, attracts students from a wide range of disciplines from within Singapore and throughout the region.

SSHSPH is also a member of the National University Health System (NUHS), the first academic medical centre in Singapore. As part of NUHS, SSHSPH works closely with the National University Hospital in hospital-based health services and primary care research.

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The College of Public Health and Occupational Physicians was inaugurated on 1 February 2013, from the Chapter of Public Health and Occupational Physicians founded in 1980. As part of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, the College is a professional institution of Public Health, Occupational Medicine and Aviation Medicine specialists to advance the art and science of Preventive Medicine in Singapore through postgraduate specialist training, maintenance of high standards and ethical integrity through continuous professional development. The College provides professional leadership and makes recommendations to the Academy on respective specialist qualification and training. The College engages challenges related to the health and well-being of the population, and its Fellows serve on many national academic, training and intervention programmes.