Welcome to PSM
Dr. Hla Hla Win
M.B.,B.S, M.Med.Sc (P&TM),
Ph.D (PH), Dip Med Ed

Professor and Head

History Of Department

The Department of Preventive and Social Medicine was first established in the early part of January 1966 with Dr. KoKo, (Former Regional Director of WHO, SERO) as part-time Professor and Head, assisted by a part-time lecturer, Dr. Khin Hlaing and a full-time demonstrator. Teaching commenced in November 1966 with 50 Final Part(1) MBBS students. Since 1969, the staff strength had been gradually extended. When Dr. Ko Ko left to work for the WHO in December 1969, Dr. Khin Hlaing became Lecturer and Head of Department. Full-time professorship was granted in 1986 and Dr. Khin Hlaing became the first full-time professor in 1987 February.The Department has the sole responsibility of teaching Preventive and Social Medicine to undergraduate medical students but since 1978, teaching has been extended to postgraduate medical students of M.Med.Sc (Anatomy), M.Med.Sc (Physiology), and DipObs. Teaching of medical statistics was also rendered to students of M.Med.Sc (Biochemistry).Since 1998 January, MMed.Sc (Public Health) and Diploma in Public Health Postgraduate courses were introduced at the department of PSM. In the year 2000, Ph.D. course in Public Health was first introduced aiming at producing highly qualified academician of Ph.D. calibres in various fields of Public Health.



1.  Curriculum

Methods of teaching

Teaching Components


Didactic lectures                                             72 hours

Tutorials                                                          48 hours

Seminars                                                           6 hours

Posting completion test                                     6 hours

Term tests                                                          6 hours

Off-Campus –

Family Health Care visits                                24 hours

Clinico-social case taking                                40 hours

Urban Field visits                                            96 hours

Rural Field Training                                        90 hours

Elective                                                           16 hours


Total                                                              404 hours

Former Heads (PSM)

  1. Professor Khin Hlaing
  2. Professor Win Naing
  3. Professor Ohn Kyi
  4. Professor Win Naing
  5. Professor San San Myint Aung
  6. Professor Hla Hla Win
  7. Professor Khay Mar Mya


  1. Concept of Health and Social Medicine: – History of Medicine and evolution of Preventive and Social Medicine, Concept of Health, Community Medicine-Concept and practice, Measurement of Health, Factors influencing Health, Mental Health, Definition and scope of Social Medicine, Definition and characteristics of Policy “National Health Policies”.
  2. Disease Control:-General epidemiology (including methodology), principles of prevention and control, natural history of disease, levels of prevention, immunization, 22 diseases under national surveillance, International Health Regulations, Communicable diseases; Plague, Cholera, Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, Japanese encephalitis, Small pox, Diphtheria, Poliomyelitis, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Measles, Malaria, Trachoma, Tuberculosis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Filariasis, Leprosy, Enteric fever, Food poisoning, Leptospirosis, Diarrhea and dysenteries, Anthrax, Influenza, Viral hepatitis, Rabies, Arboviruses, Rickettsial diseases, Intestinal helmintheasis; Non-communicable diseases; Nutritional diseases (PEM, Iron deficiency anaemia, goitre), Cardiovascular diseases, Malignancies, Accidents, Hormonal diseases (Diabetes, Thyrotoxicosis), Mental disorders.
  3. Health Management and Administration : – Principles of management, Health administration in Myanmar, National Health Plan, Health education, Health and vital statistics, International Health, Public Health Laws, Maternal and Child Health, School Health, Occupational health in industries and agriculture, Care of aged persons, Care of handicapped persons, Juvenile delinquency, Drug addition, Nutrition promotion and rehabilitation services, Problem children (Deprived children, behavioral disorders of children), Primary Health Care, Health for all by the year 2000.
  4. Environmental Health: – Water sanitation, Housing and health, Excreta disposal, Refuse disposal, Food sanitation, Management of fairs and festivals, Disinfection and disinfectants, Pest control.
  5. Field Teaching Programme: – Clinico-social case taking and presentation, Family Health Care visits to suburban communities, visits to places of Public Health interest in urban areas, residential field training to townships and rural areas.