Public Health

Attainment of optimum health is the desire of every individual. Health of the society is an index of the level of development of a country. The achievement of a country in preventing disease and promoting health depends upon the contribution of all members of the general health system.

Education is the key to all progress and achievement. It contributes directly towards the health of the community that needs constant attention keeping in mind the ever changing health needs of the society.

The number of Public health officials in the country is still at a level that does not meet the health need of the population. Public health training is being conducted in a few universities, besides the annual output in this case our graduates, these professionally trained individuals are insufficient to satisfy the demand of the population. Hence, the expansion of public health training program is needed in a short period of time to meet the health need of the population.

This curriculum is designed to help for the training of both generic and post basic public health individuals. It is organized in line with the new educational policy of the country. The curriculum has incorporated problem based and task oriented teaching and learning mechanisms to prepare the graduates to fully undertake the responsibility to execute the curative, preventive and rehabilitation of the health system. It is strongly believed that training of public health students using this curriculum will greatly assist implementation of SDGs thereby bringing rapid improvement in the prevailing health situation of the country.

Objectives
  • To educate public health graduates equipped with exceptional public health knowledge and skills
  • To perform public health researches and development activities
  • To enhance the excellence of public health education and practice in Somaliland
  • Plan, organize and analyze vital statistics from communities and disseminate health information to district health graduates and the population
  • To educate public health professional equipped with outstanding public knowledge , practice skills, research and leadership abilities at undergraduate degree level
  • To carry out research activities in all areas of public health
  • To undertake public health practice development activities in collaboration with the health care institutions and other health sector professionals
  • To produce competent and ethical public health workers who can discharge their various professional duties and responsibilities effectively and efficiently in different public health sectors.
  • To produce public health graduates who are concerned and compassionate to the patient and their customer and respect people believes views, background and religion.
  • To mobilize individuals , families and communities in activities that promote health and prevents health problems
  • To produce practice-based training so that health graduates acquire problem solving skills
  • To produce high level health graduates personnel who can undertake all the responsibilities stated under the profile of the graduate stated below.

List of Courses Offered

No Of Courses
Course Title
Course Title
Credit Hrs
1 EnLa2011 Basic Writing Skill
2
2 Comp2022 Computer Application & Statistical Software
2
3 CvEt2021
Civics & Ethical Education
2
4 Psyc2031 Introduction to Psychology
2
5 Soci2032 Introduction to Sociology
2
6 Pubh2011 Introduction to Public Health
1
7 Anat2041 Human Anatomy I
3
8 Anat2042 Human Anatomy II
3
9 Anat2043 Embryology & Histology
2
10 Phys2044 Human Physiology I
3
11 Phys2045 Human Physiology II
2
12 Bioc2046 Biochemistry 3
13 Para2051 Medical Parasitology
2
14 Path2052 Pathology 4
15 Mbio2053 Medical Microbiology
3
16 Phar2054 Pharmacology 4
17 PubH2061 Human Nutrition
2
18 PubH2062 Reproductive Health
2
19 PubH2063 Population & Development
1
20 PubH2071 Health Service Management
4
21 PubH2072 Health Economics
2
22 PubH2073 Health Ethics & Legal Medicine
2
23 PubH2081 Environmental Health & Ecology
3
24 PubH2082 Communicable Disease Control
3
25 PubH2083 Disaster Prevention & Preparedness
1
26 PubH2084 Health Education
2
27 PubH2091 Biostatistics
3
28 PubH2092 Epidemiology 3
29 PubH2093 Research Methodology
3
30 PubH204 Community Based Training Program (CBTP)
2
31 Nurs2102 Introduction to Nursing Art
2
32 PHYD3103 Physical Diagnosis
2
33 IMed3111 Internal Medicine I
7
34 Surg3112 Surgery I
7
35 Paed3113 Pediatrics I
7
36 ObGy3114 Obstetrics & Gynecology I
7
37 Dent3121 Dentistry 1
38 ENTh3122 Ear Nose & Throat (ENT)
1
39 Opth3123 Ophthalmology 2
40 DiRa3124 Diagnostic Radiology
2
41 Derm3125 Dermatology 2
42 Psyc3126 Psychiatry 2
43 IMed4131 Internal Medicine II
4
44 Surg4132 Surgery II
4
45 Paed4133 Pediatrics II
4
46 ObGy4134 Obstetrics & Gynecology
4
47 PubH4141 Community Health Attachment
6
48 PubH4142 Team Training Program (TTP)
4
49 PubH4143 Student Research Project
3
50 ComE4151 Comprehensive
P/F

Qualifying Examination


Total 144