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Table 1 Alumni's perspective on specific subjects/topics (percent, n = 142)

From: Alumni survey of Masters of Public Health (MPH) training at the Hanoi School of Public Health

  Subjects/topics Emphasis was given to this area in the MPH course (%) The importance in everyday work (%)
   Not enough emphasis Appropriate emphasis Too much emphasis Not important Some importance Important
1 Basic computer skills 35.4 63.3 1.4 0.0 7.5 92.5
2 Basic epidemiology 6.1 86.5 7.4 2.7 12.9 84.4
3 Basic statistics 29.9 60.0 4.1 4.1 29.3 66.7
4 Data analysis skills 46.6 50.7 2.7 2.1 22.6 75.3
5 Demography 5.5 89.0 5.5 6.8 43.8 49.3
6 Disease prevention 24.3 73.6 1.4 6.8 31.3 61.9
7 English 49.7 49.7 0.7 2.1 28.8 69.2
8 Environmental health 21.6 75.7 2.7 4.8 41.5 53.7
9 Health economics 33.3 62.6 4.1 12.3 34.9 52.7
10 Health education and health promotion 20.3 77.7 2.0 1.4 17.8 80.8
11 Health policy 28.6 65.3 6.1 3.4 28.1 68.5
12 Health system management 10.9 89.1 0.0 1.4 15.8 82.9
13 Maternal and child health care 24.7 70.5 3.4 14.5 38.6 46.9
14 Occupational health 23.6 73.0 2.0 13.6 49.0 37.4
15 Pedagogy 20.9 77.0 1.4 8.2 26.5 65.3
16 Qualitative methodology 48.0 48.0 2.7 2.7 30.6 66.7
17 Rehabilitation 30.6 66.0 0.7 19.4 56.9 23.6
18 Research methodology 13.5 79.1 7.4 0.7 11.6 87.7
19 Seminar 19.6 75.7 4.7 0.7 22.4 76.9