BSC. Public Heath

BSc. Public Health (Part Time) P/T—3 ½ years
BSc. Public Health (Full Time) F/T—3 years

This evidence-based curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to monitor community health by identifying health needs, implementing policies that promote health, evaluating health services and eliminating health disparities.

Graduates will gain:
  • The ability to evaluate and analyse the current challenges confronting public health and the provision of health services.
  • The knowledge to engage in policy debates about global and international health, and respond to the challenge of the widening health disparities that exist within communities and between countries.
  • An understanding of the role public health practitioners play as advocates for change in public health and of the strengths and weaknesses of differing approaches to healthcare systems.
  • The ability to evaluate the quality and performance of healthcare systems and understand the various multi-agency approaches, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

First Year

  • Understanding Public Health
  • Understanding Health Policy
  • Health Systems and Policies
  • Principles of Management
  • Ethics & Integrity for Healthcare Workers
  • The Sociology of Health
  • Business Writing and Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Health Communication: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Fieldwork/Placement I

Second Year

  • Healthcare Principles and Organisation
  • Health Information Systems
  • Principles and Practices of Health Promotion
  • Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
  • Learning / Teaching Methodologies for Health Educators
  • Environmental Health
  • Health and Development
  • Health Economics
  • Health Science Research Methods
  • Epdemiology II
  • Population Studies and Reproductive Health
  • Fieldwork/Placement II

Third Year

  • Foundations of Community Health
  • Effective Leadership for the Health Sector
  • Health in Conflict and Complex Emergencies
  • Primary Healthcare and Community Health
  • Food, Nutrition, and Health
  • Understanding Global Health
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Policy, Politics and Power
  • Finance Management for Public Health Professionals
  • Managing Community Health Programs
  • Fieldwork/Placement III
  • Research Project

BSc. Public Health graduates can work in a number of areas in all sectors which include the private sector, public sector as well as civil society. In the public sector they may work within a relevant ministry, a government health organisation, hospital or within the community.

In the private sector they may work as researchers, policy analysts or practitioners for medical, pharmaceutical or health insurance companies.

In civil society there is a huge need for public health graduates to work as managers and implementers of NGO health programs, health information analysts, health educators, policy analysts and links to the other sectors.

Within the educational field there is a need for public health educators and researchers to join the universities, professional bodies and other educational institutions.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

Pass Certificate of Secondary School Education or its equivalent and principal passes obtained at the same sitting.

or

Diploma in Health Sciences from a recognized Institution and must be certified by Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC).

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