ABU DHABI, 26th January, 2016 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi University has announced opening of applications for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health, which is aimed to qualify graduates to identify key areas of public health, varying between epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health service administration, health policy management and social and behavioral science, as well as equip the students with the skills to analyze health related issues that are common in the UAE and global health.
Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, Dr. Nabil Ibrahim explained: “We’re always keen on ensuring our student get an internationally aligned educational experience, and as such the Bachelor of Science in Public Health was designed after rigorous studies of the labor market, and in a manner consistent with the needs of the general policy agenda of the Abu Dhabi Government and its Economic Vision 2030.
“Graduates of this vital programme will learn how to deal with public health issues, the principles of epidemiology, chronic and infectious diseases, strategies of health management, the best practices in public health research, as well as techniques of health promotion and global health challenges. Students will also choose from three concentrations that were chosen based on the trends followed by private and public health organizations in the UAE and these include: Health Policy Management, Health Promotion and Environmental Health,” he said.
Dr. Ibrahim pointed that the Bachelor of Science in Public Health is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research thereby meeting all international standards implemented by prestigious international universities that offer public health programs. Additionally, students enrolled in this highly coveted degree will get the opportunity to receive practical training, by participating in the many events and activities organized by government and private institutions in the health care sector, particularly the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi, which has always been keen on achieving optimal levels in public health and participating in the academic development of university students thereby ensuring their commitment to implementing the best standards in the field of public health.
On her part Dr. Deena El Sori Assistant Professor of Biology and Coordinator of Abu Dhabi University’s Public Health Programme stressed the importance of spreading awareness among the community on various public health issues that are taken for granted and in some cases even ignored.