Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. This work is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing, and responding to infectious diseases. Overall, public health is responsible for everything from clean air and water to safe workplaces, from controlling the spread of infectious diseases and preventing chronic diseases to improving prenatal nutrition, from reducing automobile accidents to designing quality health systems.
This program consists of various courses using diversified and innovative teaching pedagogies, which include an integrated package of university requirements, College requirements, Major requirements, and technical elective courses. This program will also have a practicum part intended to qualify graduates to acquire the necessary skills which qualify them to be trained, public health professionals.
ENGL101 (English CommunicationSkills I)
ENGL102 (English Communication Skills II)
ISLM101 (Islamic Civilization)
CHEM101 (Chemistry I)
CHEM181 Lab (Chemistry I Lab)
BIOL101 (Biology I)
BIOL181 (Biology I Lab)
APSC310 (Human Anatomy and Physiology
APSC381 (Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab)
FSHNN162 (Introduction to Human Nutrition)
APSC312 (Professional Ethics)
PUHE100 (Medical Terminology)
PUHE101 (General Microbiology)
PUHE181 (General Microbiology Lab
MATH100 (Introduction to Mathematics for Health Care Professionals)
PUHE201 (Introduction to Public Health Biology
PUHE202 (Environmental Health Microbiology)
PUHE203 (Introduction to Biostatistics)
PUHE211 (Introduction to for Public Health)
PUHE212 (Principles of Microbiology for Public Health)
PUHE213 (Principles of Epidemiology)
PUHE214 (Food Safety & Hygiene)
PUHE300 (Practicum I)
PUHE301 (Research Methods for Public Health)
PUHE302 (Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety)
PUHE303 (Biostatistics for Public Health Practice)
·Education diploma with an overall score should be 70% or above
·Obtaining 65% or above in Chemistry, Biology, and English subjects.
·The student must pass the general foundation program (English, mathematics, computer, and learning skills).
Students who have studied in other educational institutions recognized by the University may be eligible to transfer if the transfer student has earned a grade point average of 2.00 or higher over a four-point grade scale. The head of the academic department or dean in the College in which the student has enrolled shall evaluate all courses taught at the former institution in which the student earned a grade of C or higher.
With the current COVID-19 pandemic rocking the world, public health professionals have a high demand for employability. Public Health professionals are highly regarded as professionals whom governments can rely upon when trying to resolve community and global health issues. The field looks into the day-to-day challenges of population health. With the help of statistics and daily interactions with communities, public health program enables professionals to address these challenges and present the best possible solutions for decision-makers promising long-lasting positive effects.
Public health program prepares professionals to strategically assess the current and future factors affecting population health using a variety of well-known tools such as PESTEL, which stands for political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal factors.
Hence, graduates can choose over various career options as public health is a broad field with various sub-specialties, and graduates may also choose to continue their graduate studies focusing on a specialized area in public health. Moreover, public health graduates offer a wide range of career opportunities in both government and non-government institutions, such as:
A’Sharqiyah University (ASU) is a private institution of higher education located in the north of the A’Sharqiyah region of the Sultanate of Oman. It is located in Ibra 150 km from Muscat, the capital. It was established in 2009 by Ministerial Decision (78/2009) issued by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.