Department of Public Health Laboratory Science


  • To ensure health care quality by efficient and effective utilization of public health laboratory services at all levels


  • To develop generations of public health leaders in the health sector by educating and training health professionals in Hospital Infection Control & antibiotics policy, Microbiology in Public Health, Management of Blood Transfusion Services, Vector Borne Diseases Control and Communicable and Non Communicable Disease Control , Disaster Management and Outbreak Control
  • Also aim in the candidates to be participating and learning in Public Health services in community

Faculty members

Dr. Khin May Oo
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology), Ph.D(Medical Microbiology),Dip.MEDCME, Dip.RSProfessor/
Dr. Myo Pa Pa Thet Hnin Htwe Aung
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology)Ph.D (Medical Microbiology),Dip.MEAssociate

Visiting Faculties

1Professor Kyi Kyi ThinnM.B.,B.S, D.Bact., Ph.D (London), Ph.D(Hon.)(Ygn), FACTM (Australia)Emeritus Professor, Microbiology DepartmentUniversity of Medicine (1), Yangon
2Professor War Win HtikeM.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology),Ph.D (Medical Microbiology)Dip.Med.EdProfessor and Head, Microbiology DepartmentUniversity of Medicine (1)Yangon
3Dr. Hlaing Myat ThuM.B.,B.S,M.Med.Sc (Microbiology)MACTM, Ph.D(Molecular Virology) (QLD), FRCP (Glasg).Deputy Director General (Research)Department of Medical Research
4Dr. Khin Yi OoM.B.,B.S,M.Med.Sc (Microbiology)Deputy Director (Retired)National Health Laboratory

Core Module

  • Hospital infection control and antibiotic policy
  • General Microbiology & Introduction to Public Health Microbiology
  • Public health laboratories and their functions
  • Climate change & their effect on health
  • Transfusion Safety Practices Rules and regulation
  • Laboratory safety
  • Bioterrorism
  • Disaster management
  • Vector Borne Diseases Control
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Dealing with outbreaks
  • Public Health Microbiology
  • Emerging and reemerging infectious diseases
  • TB, Malaria, HIV
  • Pox, Papilloma,, Polio, Measles, Influenza & Hepatitis viruses
  • Immune cells and immune system and their function
  • Specific and non-specific defense mechanisms
  • Different types of vaccine and their route of administration
  • Antigen � Antibody reaction & their application

Elective Curriculum
Public Health Microbiology

  • Systematic Bacteriology
  • Systematic Virology
  • Immunology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Public Health Bacteriology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Food safety practices, rules and regulation
  • Transfusion Safety Practices, Rules and Regulations
  • Vector Born Disease Control
  • Non communicable diseases

Core & Elective Curriculum for MPH Course
Total teaching hours for core and extra credit program – 15+30 = 45 hours
Total teaching hours for elective program- 120 hours
Teaching Learning Methods – Lecture/ Discussion for all topics
– Practical Demonstration
– Journal Reading
Teaching Learning Media – Power Point Presentation with LCD projector
– Laboratory samples and Laboratory equipment
Assessment – Both formative & summative