- Sunday, 16 March 2014
You can also go to the Official Website of Amoud University College of Health Sciences at www.med.amoud.edu.so to find out more about Amoud University School of Public Health.
Amoud School of Public Health (SPH) was established in the academic year September of 2012- 2013 as part of the College of Health Sciences.
The SPH is one of the sixth faculties of the college of health sciences. Its academic program is designed for four years leading to a bachelor degree of public health. It is the first school of public health of its kind in Somaliland/Somalia which offers a world class standard program. The school of public health is a demanding, interdisciplinary program emphasizing active, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health.
The program provides many opportunities for education, research, and community involvement in the advancement of the knowledge in public health disciplines and to improve the quality of life and the population’s health. The course aims to equip students with skills needed to appreciate and analyze public health problems in the country Somaliland /Somalia, and to design and evaluate actions to improve public health services.
The Program Goal
The goal of the program is to produce practically oriented public health professionals who possess the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to assume leadership roles within the public health systems and issues to meet the current and future challenges of public health.
The Specific Objectives
- Strengthen the capacity for implementing health service at the district level, including priority setting and resource allocation.
- Prepare public health practitioners to work within an integrated multi-disciplinary, multisectoral health system
- Promote linkages between institutions providing public health training locally, nationally, regionally and worldwide.
- Create new knowledge, new experience, new innovative ways, new information and findings will be applied to community settings; as well carry out essential national research.
Increasingly it is recognized that the program is to tackle public health problems.
The Public Health Curriculum supports a number of outcomes into a wide range of Public Health professionals. The curriculum provides a framework for the acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences of the students an enabling environment that has been created for the achievement of competency based outcomes
Who can apply?
The program is open to both national and international students whether living within and outside of the borders of Somaliland, who should preferably be fulfilling minimum admission requirements.
The program is a four-year that consists: one year freshman basic courses and three year focusing public health program studies leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Public Health. There is a minimum 3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) entrance requirement after fresh year courses.
How to apply?
Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from the Amoud University Collage of Health Science, office of School of Public Health registration
How is the program organized?
This is a fulltime learning program therefore students enrolled into this program are expected to study mostly on their own, using learning materials provided to them at the beginning of each semester.
Facilities available for PH learning students:
School of public health has offered students apart from academics; training and practical research and also community field practice under the PH fulltime program.
The university operates on a semester system and academic year commences mid September the previous calendar year and continues until mid July the following calendar year. There is a one month holiday break after the first semester and a two –month holiday at the end of the academic year.
# class # students
1 1st year Public Health 27
2 2nd year Public Health 37
3 Masters students 20
total total 84
Tel + 252 63-4697114
+ 252 63-4455191
Prof. Mohamed Ahmed Aare “Kayd”
Dean School of Public Health, Amoud University
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