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

No Name Qualification Designation e-mail

Dr. Khin May Oo

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology), Ph.D(Medical Microbiology),Dip.ME


Professor/ Head

Dr. Myo Pa Pa Thet Hnin Htwe Aung

M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology)

Ph.D (Medical Microbiology),Dip.ME

Associate Professor

Department of Public Health Laboratory Science



Visiting Faculties

No Name Qualification Designation
1 Professor Kyi Kyi Thinn M.B.,B.S, D.Bact., Ph.D (London), Ph.D(Hon.)(Ygn), FACTM (Australia) Emeritus Professor, Microbiology Department

University of Medicine (1), Yangon

2 Professor War Win Htike M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc(Microbiology),

Ph.D (Medical Microbiology)


Professor and Head, Microbiology Department

University of Medicine (1)


3 Dr. Hlaing Myat Thu M.B.,B.S,

M.Med.Sc (Microbiology)

MACTM, Ph.D(Molecular Virology) (QLD), FRCP (Glasg).

Deputy Director General (Research)

Department of Medical Research

4 Dr. Khin Yi Oo M.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

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