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Bachelor of Science in Public HealthBack

  • About the Program


    The UAE has vast public health challenges. This degree will provide teaching and learning situations that will build up student’s knowledge of human public health issues and practices that are relevant to the UAE. The program will provide a career-focused training that fits the needs of the UAE and community development. Public health focuses on large-scale health issues, determinants, and solutions. Graduates will deal with complex health issues, such as controlling communicable diseases and improving health care policies. Students can specialize in a range of fields including health policy management, environmental health and health promotion. The B.Sc. in Public Health is designed for students who thrive on making a positive impact on the lives of others. This program is ideal for students with an interest in the connection between the local community and general health issues.

  • Program Educational Objectives

     

    • Define the core areas of public health (Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Biostatistics, Health Service Administration/Health Policy Management and Social & Behavioral Science).
    • Analyze health related issues that are common in the community of the UAE and global public health.
    • Define public health problems and public health assets across the ecological model and understand ethical practice and research.
    • Define and explain the public health functions of promotion, protection and assurance and their role in protecting the health of the public.
    • Explain recommended solutions for defined problems using knowledge of the broad and interconnecting causes of the UAE’s health problems.
    • Effectively communicate (orally and in writing) health related issues and activities to professional and lay audience and explain the cultural sensitivity in public health practices.
  • Student Outcomes


    Graduates will deal with complex health issues, such as controlling communicable diseases and improving health care policies. Students also can specialize in a range of fields including health policy management, environmental health and health promotion. The Program is designed for students who thrive on making a positive impact on the lives of others, and interested in the bridging the gap between the local community and general health issues. Graduates can anticipate careers in Hospitals, Clinics, Laboratories, Health Ministries and National Health Authorities.

  • Enrollment and Graduation Data

    During the Academic Year 2016-17, the Public Health Program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 38 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 3 students

    During the Academic Year 2015-16, the Public Health Program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 15 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 4 students

    During the Academic Year 2014-15, the Public Health Program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 22 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 4 students

    During the Academic Year 2013-14, Public Health Program reported

    • BS degree enrollment: 29 students
    • BS degrees conferred: 1 students
  • Degree Requirements

    Requirements Credit Hours
    General Education Requirements 36 credit hours
    College Requirements 3 credit hours
    Major Requirements 63 credit hours
    Degree Concentration 12 credit hours
    Open Electives 18 credit hours
    Total 120 credit hours
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credit Hours

    General Education Requirements 36 credit hours
    College Requirements 3 credit hours
    Major Requirements 63 credit hours
    Degree Concentration 18 credit hours
    Open Electives 18 credit hours

     

    General Education Requirements 36 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 100 (E) Communication Skills in Arabic II (E) No Prerequisite 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking Skills UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 100 English I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communication for Engineering and Science ENG 200 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ISL 100 (E) Islamic Culture (E) No Prerequisite 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology MTG 100 (C) / Math Placement Test 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology UNS 102 + ENG 100 (C) 3
    SOC 201 UAE & GCC Society UNS 102 + ENG 100 (C) 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    College Requirements 3 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ASC 301 Research Report Writing STT 100 3

     

    Major Requirements 63 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    BIO 205 General Biology I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-Requisite) 3
    BIO 205L General Biology Laboratory I BIO 205 (Pre or Co-Requisite) 1
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-Requisite) 3
    CHE 205L General Chemistry Laboratory I CHE 205 (Pre or Co-Requisite) 1
    EHS 205 Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ENS 205 Introduction to Environmental Science ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    HSC 305 Occupational Health & Safety EHS 205 3
    PBH 101 Introduction of Public Health ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    HSC 215 Introduction to Health Management ENG 200 + UNS 102 3
    HSC 205 Biostatistics STT 100 3
    HSC 210 Epidemiology & Population Health HSC205 3
    PBH 200 Determinants of Public Health ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    PBH 300 Health Sociology PBH 101 3
    PBH 310 Principles of Health Promotion PBH 200 3
    PBH 410 Research Methods for Public Health Co-req ASC 301 + PBH 210 + PBH 220 3
    PBH 399 Public Health Research Seminar PBH 101+ ASC 301 1
    PBH 320 Community and Public Health Nutrition PBH 200 3
    EHS 315 Global Issues in Environmental Health PBH 200 3
    PBH 420 Practice of Health Promotion PBH 310 3
    PBH 400 Internship 90 credit hours 6
    PBH 499 Undergraduate Research PBH 410+ 60 Credit Hours 3
    PBH 425 Maternal and Child Health PBH 200 3
    PBH 405 Chronic and Infectious Diseases PBH 200 3

     

    Elective Courses 18 Credit Hours
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    OE 1 Open Elective I No Prerequisite 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II No Prerequisite 3
    OE 3 Open Elective III No Prerequisite 3
    OE 4 Open Elective IV No Prerequisite 3
    OE 5 Open Elective V No Prerequisite
    OE 6 Open Elective VI No Prerequisite 3

     

    Students may also take four additional specific courses to earn a degree concentration , as specified below: 12 Credit Hours
    Health Promotion
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 340 Program Planning and Evaluation PBH 310 3
    PBH 345 Career Preparation in Health Promotion PBH 310 3
    PBH 440 Health Communication PBH 310 3
    PBH 445 Social Action for Sustainability and Health PBH 310 3
    Health Policy Management
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 350 Management Control in Health Organization PBH 215 3
    PBH 355 Current Issues in Health Policy PBH 215 3
    PBH 450 Health Care Systems PBH 215 3
    PBH 455 Health Policy and Strategic Planning PBH 215 3
    Environmental Health
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 430 / EHS 430 Health Risk Management ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
    PBH 415 / EHS 415 Environmental Health Regulation and Compliance ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
    PBH 460 Environmental Epidemiology EHS 205 + PBH 220 3
    PBH 435 Environmental Intervention: Policy and Practice ENS 205 + EHS 205 3
  • Study Plan

    First Year (Freshman)
     Semester 1 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 100 English I No Prerequisite 3
    ENS 205 Introduction to Environmental Science ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    BIO 205 General Biology I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    BIO 205L General Biology Laboratory I BIO 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1
    Total Credit Hours 14
     Semester 2 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    STT 100 General Statistics No Prerequisite 3
    EHS 205 Introduction to Environmental Health & Safety ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    PBH 101 Introduction of Public Health ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    Total Credit Hours 18
    Second Year (Sophomore)
    Semester 3 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking Skills UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    MTT 101 Mathematics for Science and Technology MTG 100 (C) / Math Placement Test 3
    HSC 205 Biostatistics STT 100 3
    HSC 210 Epidemiology & Population Health HSC205 3
    CHE 205 General Chemistry I ENG 100 + UNS 102 (Pre or Co-r) 3
    CHE 205L General Chemistry Laboratory I CHE 205 (Pre or Co-r) 1
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Semester 4 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PSY 201 General Psychology UNS 102 + ENG 100 (C) 3
    ENG 305 Technical Communication for Engineering and Science ENG 200 3
    PBH 200 Determinants of Public Health ENG 100 + UNS 102 3
    HSC 215 Introduction to Health Management ENG 200 + UNS 102 3
    OE 1 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Third Year (Junior)
    Semester 5 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    ASC 301 Research Report Writing STT 100 3
    PBH 300 Health Sociology PBH 101 3
    PBH 310 Principles of Health Promotion PBH 200 3
    SOC 201 UAE & GCC Society UNS 102 + ENG 100 (C) 3
    OE 2 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Semester 6 (Spring)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    PBH 410 Research Methods for Public Health Co-req ASC 301 + PBH 210 + PBH 220 3
    PBH 399 Public Health Research Seminar PBH 101+ ASC 301 1
    PBH 320 Community and Public Health Nutrition PBH 200 3
    OE 3 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 13
    Summer Semester
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 400 Internship 90 credit hours 6
    Forth Year (Senior)
    Semester 7 (Fall)
    COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE PREREQUISITE CREDIT HOURS
    PBH 499 Undergraduate Research PBH 410+ 60 Credit Hours 3
    HSC 305 Occupational Health & Safety EHS 205 3
    EHS 315 Global Issues in Environmental Health PBH 200 3
    OE 4 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    OE 5 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite
    Total Credit Hours 15
    Semester 8 (Spring)
    Code Title Cr. Prerequisite
    PBH 420 Practice of Health Promotion PBH 310 3
    PBH 425 Maternal and Child Health PBH 200 3
    PBH 405 Chronic and Infectious Diseases PBH 200 3
    OE 6 OE / Concentration No Prerequisite 3
    Total Credit Hours 12
  • Career Opportunities

    Public health job opportunities are offered by but not limited to the health authorities, hospitals, insurance companies and public health research centers. Most career opportunities for Public Health graduates are found in the following fields:

    • Health Services Administration
    • Bio-statistics / Epidemiology
    • Health Education / Behavioral Science
    • Environmental Health
    • Nutrition
    • Public Health Practice / Program Management
  • Student's Testimonial

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    Asma Parvez
    I was attracted to enroll in the Public Health program in Abu Dhabi University since it is one of its kind to be offered as a Bachelor of Science in the UAE. Throughout the course of my degree, I have gained immense amount of knowledge, both theoretical and practical from Professors who are experts in their field. The curriculum of Public Health is very exciting; I have learnt so much about the different aspects of public health and I’m confident that it will help me to further enrich my career goals and aspirations
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