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Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location
Day Full-time: 4 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai campus;
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

Public health is about creating a healthy, happy society – helping to prevent health problems. This program offers you the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of the people in your community, working towards illness prevention and even saving lives.

Through in-depth analysis of the public health challenges in the UAE, you will focus on large-scale health issues, causes and solutions. Emphasis is placed on tackling the underlying causes of ill health, promoting health and wellbeing, and addressing health inequalities.

The program defines the core areas of public health – epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, health service administration, health policy management and social and behavioral science. Emphasis will be on complex health issues such as the control of communicable diseases and the improvement of health care policies. You will be able to specialize in a range of fields including health policy management, environmental health and health promotion.

You will research health related issues common to both the UAE and global communities, compare private and public health sectors within the UAE and outline strategies for the improvement of all areas in the UAE’s public health sphere.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions
  • Career Prospects

    This program will prepare you to move into the field of public health employment. Many organizations within the public, private and voluntary sector offer career opportunities including health authorities, insurance companies, hospitals and public health research centers. A variety of occupational roles are possible within the areas of health services administration, bio-statistics/epidemiology, health education/behavioral science, environmental health, nutrition and public health practice.

    Graduates of this program have gone onto work in organizations such as Daman National Health Insurance, HAAD - Health Authority Abu Dhabi, SEHA and National Rehabilitation Center.

  • Entry Requirements

    Abu Dhabi University accepts applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, with intakes in the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Admissions, Enrollment & International Relations Department will provide the date, time, and place of the required entrance examination if any. 

    The following documents are required for admission: 
    • Completed online application form. 
    • A certified copy of official general secondary or high school certificate or its equivalent. 
    • The Original Equivalency letter issued by Ministry of Education in the UAE (applicable to international certificates). 
    • A recent passport sized photographs. 
    • A copy of a valid passport (and residence visa, if resident in the UAE). 
    • A copy of UAE National ID Card (if resident in the UAE). 
    • The official score report either: Academic IELTS(5.0), iBT TOEFL(61) or ITP 500 (taken at KG or Amideast Institute only). 
    • The official transcripts and course syllabi from other universities for credit transfer. 
    • Proof of eleven years of schooling required for students applying with IGCSE/GCSE subjects. 
    • Non-refundable application fee (online payment).
    Once an application and the required documents are submitted, you will receive a response no later than one week from the date the application was received.

    Direct Admission into the College of Arts & Sciences: 

    Applicants with a minimum average of 70% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate can be directly admitted to the programs offered by the College, except for Natural and Applied Sciences programs where the following conditions apply: 
    • A minimum average of 75% or its equivalent in the UAE National Secondary School Certificate and above to be directly admitted to the program. 
    • Only students from the Scientific or Industrial/Technical/Vocational tracks or equivalent could be admitted. 
    • Students must take the Math Placement Test administered by the University College. Based on the result, the student will either be placed in the MTG 100 course or the MTT 101 course.
  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS: 120 Credit Hours

    Degree Requirements Total Credit Hours: 120
    General Education Requirements 36 credit hours
    College Requirements 3 credit hours
    Major Requirements 63 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
  • Fees and Scholarships

    UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences AED 1,440
    Business AED 1,620
    Engineering AED 1,780
    Other Engineering Programs (BSc in Aviation and BSc in Civil Engineering) AED 1,890
    Law AED 1,440
    University College AED 1,440
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 300
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Transportation - Door to Door (Optional) 3,700 1,850
    Transportation - Drop-Off Point (Optional) 2,400 1,200
    Institutional TOEFL+ Writeplacer (Optional) 585
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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