ศิลปศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาประชากรและสุขภาพทางเพศและอนามัยเจริญพันธุ์ (หลักสูตรนานาชาติ)

Master of Arts in Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Population and sexual and reproductive health are crucial aspects of development. However, in many developing countries, where improvement in population well-being is most needed, there is a lack of trained personnel with high-level research skills and adequate theoretical understanding. In response to this need, the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University drawing on its 40-years research and teaching experience, offers a graduate training program in Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).

This 12-month program is designed to provide training in the art and science of understanding population and SRH issues and collecting, evaluating, and analyzing relevant information. It is designed for individuals working in population, sexual and reproductive health and HIV and AIDS programs and other related areas in academic institutions. Students are exposed to a wide range of theoretical and applied research with special emphasis on socio-cultural issues related to population and SRH.

Program Overview

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

1.

Be equipped with social science research skills and demographic techniques and be able to conduct research independently with high ethical standards and professional integrity

2.

Comprehend and apply key principles and demographic theories in population studies and social research

3.

Realize analytical and problem-solving skills on complex problems, and contemporary issues

4.

Develop critical perspectives to assess and analyze quantitative and qualitative data using up-to-date information technology

5.

Enhance creativity and leadership in the application of demographic and social research knowledge and techniques

6.

Communicate research findings and recommendations to the public and policy makers effectively with digital technology

The program consists of 5 modules:

Module 1 : Population Studies (August to October)

– Substantive Demography
– Analytical Techniques in Demography

Module 2 : Reproductive Health and AIDS (October to December)

– Perspectives and Key Issues in Sexual and Reproductive Health
– Behavioral and Social Dimensions of AIDS

*Academic fieldtrip on Population and SRH programs in Thailand is scheduled in mid-December every year.

Module 3 : Research Methodology (January to March)

– Social Research Methodology
– Seminar on Population and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Module 4 : Elective courses and thesis (March to May)

Module 5 : Elective courses and thesis (May to July)

For module 4 and module 5, students select minimum 2 elective courses from the following list.

Methodology and techniques

1.Statistics for Social Analysis
2.Data Management for Quantitative Research
3.Monitoring and Evaluation of Population and SRH Programs
4.Statistical Techniques for Multivariate Analysis

Issue-based

1.Gender Roles and Health Development
2.Migration and Health
3.Social Determinants of Health
4.Population, environment and health
5.ASEAN Health & Health Care
6.Global Health Policy
7.Communication Bridging: Population and Health Research toPolicymakers

For those who are interested to take some specific courses but not convenient to apply/register as a regular student of the program, there is also an opportunity to attend the courses as the Attached Program’s participants. For more detail, please visit: Click

Participants will participate in the same classes as Masters Degree students. More than 75 participants from 20 countries in Asia, Africa and North America (USA) have completed this program.

Interested individuals are advised to contact the Program Director for more information on eligibility requirements.

ACADEMIC AND NON-ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Apart from courses offered in class, IPSR provides a variety of activities that aim to enhance research skills and perspectives of students through on-hands experiences, and strengthen their social and soft skills:

  • Academic fieldtrip
  • Student’s debate on population and SRH issues
  • Weekly Wednesday Seminar
  • Students events

Program Overview

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