The curriculum

The Special Program in Implementation Research on Tropical Diseases is a combination of the core curriculum of Public Health Sciences and Tropical Medicine. The core curriculum of Public Health Sciences is in accordance with the Guideline of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). The curriculum for Implementation Research course is similar to the Implementation Research and Practice course offered by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The duration of study varies between 20 – 24 months of full time study. After fulfillment of all requirements, students are awarded a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree.

The program curriculum consists of participatory teaching methods such as mini-lecture, case study, field-study, and course project. The students also participated in extra-curricular activities such as enculturation and Bahasa Indonesia language course and social activities with local students in the Graduate Programs on Public Health and Tropical Medicine. 

In the first semester, students will receive the core of Public Health courses. In the second semester, the students’ compulsory courses. In the third semester, the elective courses will be offered. The students will start to develop their proposals in the third semester. Data collection is conducted in the students’ home countries. At the end of the fourth semester, students are required to defend their thesis.

In the previous fourth batches, other than academic activities, our Faculty also conducted non-academic activities to support their soft skills and survival to life in Yogyakarta. Indonesian language courses will be provided. To familiarize the students with the local context, we offer enculturation activities by conducting live in the local village. Outbound was conducted to strengthen engagement among students and between students and the management of the program. Students were also involved in the study program and faculty activities to engage with regular students from other tracks.


Code Course Credit units Coordinator
IKT172 Epidemiology, Control and Management of Tropical Diseases 2 dr. Elsa Herdiana Murhandarwati, M.Kes., PhD.
KUI6001 Methodology Research 2 Prof. dr. Adi Utarini, MPH, MSc, PhD
KUI6011 Biostatistics: I 3 Prof. dr. Siswanto Agus Wilopo, MSc., ScD
KUI6021 Epidemiology: I 3 dr. Riris Andono Ahmad, MPH, PhD
KUI6031 Social Sciences and Behavior in Public Health 2 Prof. Dra. Yayi Suryo Prabandari, M.Si, PhD.
KUI6041 Health Policy and Management 2 Prof. dr. Laksono Trisnantoro, MSc., PhD
KUI6381 Theory and Practice of Public Health 2 Prof. dr. Siswanto Agus Wilopo, SU., MSc., ScD.
KUI6652 Health Program Management 2 dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc., PhD.
IKT162 Infection Control 2 Dr. Dra. Ning Rintiswati, M.Kes.
IKT182 Zoonosis and Vector Control 2 dr. Tri Baskoro T Satoto, M.Sc., Ph.D.
KUI6051 Environmental Health 2 Prof. dr. Hari Kusnanto Josef, SU., DrPH
KUI6402 Implementation Research 3 dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc., PhD.
KUI7171 Public Health Communication and Advocacy 2 Prof. Dra. Yayi Suryo Prabandari, M.Si, PhD.
KUT660 Drugs and vaccines for tropical diseases 2 Dr. dr. Eti Nurwening S., M.Kes., M.Med.Ed.
KUI8001 Thesis 8  
Elective (2 credit units)
KUI7631 Global Health 2 dr. Yodi Mahendradhata, MSc., PhD.
KUI6601 Health Economics 2 Dr. Heni Wahyuni, S.E., M.Ec.Dev.
KUI6611 Health Informatics 2 dr. Lutfan Lazuardi, M.Kes., PhD.
  Total 41  


Curriculum for each batch:

Curriculum Batch I

Curriculum Batch II

Curriculum Batch III

Curriculum batch IV