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Public Health

SalaM College of Health Sciences

UNITY UNIVERSITY

SALAM COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

SalaM College of Health Science (SCHS) is one of the four Colleges in Unity University. Initially it was established as SalaM Nurses College (SNC), it was the first private nurses College in the country established through SalaM Health Care PLC by the strong desire of Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi owner and Chairman of MIDROC Ethiopia.

The initial objective was to train highly qualified, skilled, dependable and dedicated nurses, who could render the best nursing care for its future SalaM General Hospital. However, SNC  was absorbed into Unity University in 2011 and currently, SCHS is functioning as one of the four Colleges of Unity University training nurses at BSc. Degree level.

 

Currently SCHS accredited by HERQA to deliver two additional BSc. Degree Programs – namely  Medical Laboratory Science Technologists ((MLST) and Public Health Officer (PHO) beside the Nursing BSc. Degree Program it has been delivering for more than a decade. 

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Public Health

1.  OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAM

1.1 General Objective

The objective of the training is to produce competent Public Health Officers who undertake promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services including management and implementation of PHC services compatible to the needs of the population

 

1.2. Specific Objectives

      The Specific objectives of the program are to produce competent graduates capable of;

  • Assessing community health needs and prioritize identified problems
  • Intervening on the identified health and health related problems of the community
  • Promoting health, preventing and controlling disease
  • Providing curative and rehabilitative health services
  • Leading health services and health offices
  • Undertaking operational and problem solving researches

2.  GRADUATE PROFILE

A Public Health Professional graduate, given the knowledge, attitude and skills acquired from the program is expected to do the following duties:

  • Assess community health needs, prioritize identified problems and Intervene on the identified health and health related problems
  • Plan, implement, lead and evaluate public health interventions programs at Health Care settings.
  • Collect, document, process, analyze, and disseminate health information
  • Participating in health promotion, prevention and control of diseases
  • Provide curative and rehabilitative services
  • Provide early diagnosis, basic treatment and referral of difficult cases
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient and inpatient service.
  • Perform minor surgical and obstetric procedures
  • Perform medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Mobilize individuals, families and communities
  • Undertake health researches
  • Organize and participate to prevent and control disaster and emergency situations
  • Promote and engage in inter-sectoral activities

 

3.   ADMISSION REQUIRMENTS

      Candidates must:

  • Meet the set criteria set by MOE to join the higher learning institutions
  • Be physically fit (at least the candidate should be physically healthy capable of undertaking the four techniques of diagnosis of disease in clinical medicine i.e. inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation)
  • Female candidates will be encouraged

4. DURATION OF STUDY

  • Duration of the training is four years.

5. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of 243 ECTS with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 is mandatory for graduation
  • No ―’F’ grade will be accepted in any course for graduation.
  • Student should score ―’C’ grade and above in all core courses.
  • The student shall score a pass mark (50%) on the final comprehensive qualifying exam on core courses. Failure to pass will result in delay for one to three months and take re-exam. The students shall fill the identified gaps.

6.  DEGREE NOMENCLATURE

 A candidate after successful completion of the program will be awarded a BSc Degree as indicated below:

         ‘Bachelor of Science in Public Health’

         “የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሕብረተሰብ ጤና አጠባበቅ”

   7. SUMMARY OF COURSES  

No.

Course code

Course title

Credit hours

 

Pre-requisites

 

Lecture

Practice

Total

 

 

 MAJOR COURSES

 

 

1

Psyc-313

 

Psychiatry

 

 

1

1

2

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis.

 

 

 

2

Dent-312

Dentistry

2

0

2

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis.

 

 

3

Opth -316

Ophthalmology

1

1

2

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis.

 

 

4

Derm-334

Dermatology

1

1

2

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis.

 

 

5

Phyd -311

Physical Diagnosis

1

1

2

Biomedical sciences I and II

 

6

 

ENTh-314

Ear Nose Throat

1

0

1

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis

 

7

Obgy -431

Obstetrics and Gynecology

3

4

7

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis

 

 

 

8

 

Imed-313

 

Internal Medicine

 

3

 

4

 

7

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis

 

 

 

9

 

Surg -315

 

Surgery

 

3

 

4

 

7

 Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis  

 

10

Paed-335

Pediatrics

3

4

7

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis

 

 

 

Clinical attachments during  internship

-

13

13

Major and minor clinical modules Course

 

11

Pubh-212

Health Education

2

0

2

None

 

12

Pubh-255

Environmental Health & Ecology

3

0

3

None

 

13

Pubh-236

Epidemiology

3

0

3

None

 

14

Pubh-232

Biostatistics

3

0

3

None

 

15

Pubh-253

Communicable Disease Control

2

0

2

None

 

 

 

16

 

Pubh-235

Health Service Management

3

0

3

None

 

17

Pubh-213

Human Nutrition

2

0

2

None

 

18

 

Dira-332

Diagnostic Radiology

1

1

2

Biomedical sciences I, II and Physical diagnosis.

 

 

19

Pubh-234

CBTP ( Community Based Training Program)

0

2

2

Health education, communicable diseases control, Health service management and Environmental health.

 

 

No.

Course code

Course title

 

Credit hours

 

Pre-requisites

 

Lecture

Practice

Total

 

20

Pubh-231

Reproductive Health

2

0

2

None

 

21

Pubh-434

Student Research Project

-

3

3

 

Research methodology

 

22

Pubh-251

Disaster Prevention and Preparedness

1

0

1

 

None

 

23

Pubh-413

Community Health Attachment

-

10

10

 

None

 

24

Comh-262

Health Ethics, Legal Medicine and Public Health Laws

2

0

2

 

None

 

 

Total

 

43

 

49

 

92

 

 

 

SUPPORTIVE COURSES

 

 

 

1

 

Anat-102

 

Embryology and Histology

 

2

 

0

 

2

 

None

 

2

Anat-101

Human Anatomy I

3

0

3

None

 

3

Anat- 102

Human Anatomy II

3

0

3

Human anatomy I

 

4

Phys-101

Human Physiology  I

3

0

3

None

 

5

Phys-102

Human Physiology II

3

0

3

Human physiology II

 

6

Path-106

Pathology

3

0

3

Biomedical I

 

7

Nurs-256

Introduction to Nursing Art

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

Biomedical I and II

 

8

Para-102

Medical Parasitology

2

0

2

Biomedical I

 

9

Bioc-101

Biochemistry

3

0

3

None

 

10

Mbio-104

Medical Microbiology

2

1

3

Biomedical I

 

11

Phar-104

Pharmacology

3

0

3

Biomedical I

 

12

Pubh-255

Environmental Health & Ecology

 

2

 

0

 

2

 

None

 

13

Pubh-211

Population and Development

 

1

 

0

 

1

 

None

 

14

Pubh-216

Research Methodology

2

0

2

Biostatistics and epidemiology

 

 

15

 

Clab-246

Clinical Laboratory Methods

 

1

 

1

 

2

 

Biomedical I and II

 

16

Pubh-215

Health Economics

2

0

2

None

 

 

Total

 

36

 

3

 

39

 

 

 

GENERAL COURSES

 

 

1

Soci-101

Introduction to Sociology

2

0

2

None

 

2

Cvet -101

Civics & Ethical Studies

3

0

3

None

 

3

Psyc-101

Introduction to  Psychology

2

0

2

None

 

No.

Course code

Course title

 

Credit hours

 

Pre-requisites

 

Lecture

Practice

Total

 

4

Comp 231

Introduction to computer application

1

 

1

 

2

None

 

5

Enla-102

Sophomore English/Basic Writing Skill

3

0

3

 

Communicative English

 

6

Enla-101

Communicative English

3

0

3

None

 

Total

14

1

15

 

 

GRAND TOTAL

93

53

146

 

 

                   

 

Key: - Biomedical science I –Human Anatomy, Embryology and histology, Human physiology and Biochemistry 

   Biomedical science II- Medical parasitology, Pathology, Medical microbiology and  pharmacology

 

8. COURSE DETAILS

 

Enla-101. Communicative English, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

It is obvious that English is a medium of instruction in higher institutions of Ethiopia. Besides, it is also a widely used language around the world, and has become the language of communication at different levels and forms. Thus, this course is intended to develop and improve students’ language competence. To this end, this course gives students chance to improve the major language skills namely reading speaking, listening and writing. It also enables them to develop their vocabulary and grammar awareness. Hence, this course is aimed at developing trainees’ communicative abilities in English which will help students to develop their communicative skills and oral language competence in English. Generally, this course will cover the specific language aspects described below.

 

Developing basic functions of English language skills: reading(scanning, skimming, reading for details, summarizing, understanding the structure of a ext); listening (listening for the gist, listening for details, recognizing discourse markers, noticing the structure of a lecture, understanding speaker intentions, recognizing signposting, attending and following skills); writing (summarizing a text, synthesizing choppy sentences, writing argumentative texts, writing research report, writing a project report); speaking (introducing oneself and others, interviewing, discussions, stating and supporting propositions, stating one’s opinions, organizing and taking part in debate, making a persuasive speech, questioning); vocabulary (working out meanings from context, synonyms, antonyms, collocations, definitions); grammar (relative clauses, modals, voice, conditionals, tense, reported speech).

This course helps the nurse student develop and practice effective cross-cultural communication skills to build trust and rapport, reduce misunderstandings and frustration, save time, prevent conflict and, most importantly, improve safety and quality of care for their clients.

 

Cvet-101.   Civics and Ethical Studies, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Civics and ethical education is designed to equip students with civic understanding, intellectual skills and civic dispositions &values. This helps to produce citizens who can actively participate in the Ethiopian polity in informed and constructive way. This course is designed to promote the values of democracy and democratization process in Ethiopia. Therefore students ought to get basic understanding about their state, rights and duties of citizens, and how they make ethical decisions that promote their welfare and their community. Besides domestic state affairs it deals with the basic ideas of international relations and contemporary global issues that help students to understand and promote their national interest in the arena of world politics.

 

 Psyc-101. Introduction to Psychology, cr.hrs 2  

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This is an introductory course designed to help students conceptualize the nature of human behavior and the implication of it. The implication of psychological facts and principles in different areas of psychology for understanding, describing, explaining, predicting and controlling human behavior are discussed.

 

Soci-101. Introduction to Sociology, cr.hrs 2, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is to familiarize public health students with the fundamental elements of sociological perspective regarding human social life. As such, the course will briefly introduce the subject – matter of sociology, such as: view of A. comet, H Spencer, E. Durkheim, and M. Weber, pointing out the methods of sociological study, the relationship of sociology to other social science and humanities, the greater part of the course will touch on the definition of basic sociological concepts and on the explication of major theories and methods concerning social organizations, relationships, and processes. Afterwards, the students will be introduced to those sociological approaches in the analysis of society. Finally, as the health officers are expected to impart knowledge of community health, change attitude and practice of Ethiopia, in particular, the methods of social action will be discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

Anat-101. Human Anatomy I, cr.hrs 3

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course is intended to give public health students a working knowledge of primarily human gross Anatomy, emphasizing the major regions of the human body that will be important in health center activities including surgical and Gynecology/Obstetrics emergencies. It should convey a lasting mental picture of human anatomy by the use of charts, models, isolated natural organs and dissected cadavers

 

Phys-101. Human Physiology I, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course is intended to give public health officer students a working knowledge of primarily function of human body, emphasizing the major systems of the human body that will be important in health center activities. It should convey a lasting mental picture of human physiology by the use of charts, models and isolated natural organs.

 

Bioc-101. Biochemistry, cr.hrs 5, ECTS: 3

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course designed to health officer students to know them, the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins (bimolecular) and their metabolisms and their cellular constituents, energy transduction associated with catabolism and anabolism. Higher levels of organization

of the genetic material will be introduced and mechanism of DNA replication, repair, transcription, and translation will be introduced. It also shows disorders which are clinically associated like metabolic disorders, mutations etc... Introduction about the science of human nutrition based on some elementary principles of biochemistry, nutritional requirements are provides the necessary knowledge for health officer students.

 

Enla-102. Sophomore English/Basic Writing Skills, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Enla-101, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Basics of Sentences: Sentence Type based on grammatical component (Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex), Sentence Kinds based on function (Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, and Exclamatory); Correcting Faulty Sentences: Correcting fragments, Run-ons, Comma splices, Dangling modifiers, |Misplaced modifiers, Agreement errors, Diction: Sentence Variety; Punctuation and Capitalization.

Writing effective paragraphs: Structure of paragraph, Characteristics of a Good Paragraph (Unity, Cohesion, Translation words, Completeness), Basic Types of Paragraph (Expository, Narrative, Descriptive and argumentative); Techniques of Paragraph Development (Definition, Exemplification, Classification, Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Process, Narration and Description).

Essay writing: Definition of essay, Structure of an Essay, Types of an Essay (Expository, Descriptive, Argumentative and Narrative).

 

Phys-102. Human Physiology II, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Phys-101, Laboratory: None

Course Description:

The course is intended to give public health officer students a working knowledge of primarily function of human body, emphasizing the major systems of the human body that will be important in health center activities. It should convey a lasting mental picture of human physiology by the use of charts, models and isolated natural organs.

 

Mbio-104. Medical Microbiology, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, Laboratory: 3 hrs/week

Course Description

The goal of this course is to equip BSc Public Health students with knowledge on Micro biology It will help the learner to understand  the general characteristics of the pathogenic micro-organisms as well as a sound knowledge of the systematic bacteriology, mainly relevant to clinical infections, and chemotherapy and disease prevention.

 

Path-106. Pathology, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course will cover: The core aspect of diseases in pathology, cellular responses to stress and noxious stimuli, Inflammation, processes of healing, hemodynamic disorders, , hypersensitivity reaction, immunodeficiency disorders, common selected tropical diseases, benign and malignant neoplasia, carcinogenesis, Diabetes Mellitus, common physical injuries & nutritional disorders.

 

Para-102. Medical Parasitology, cr.hrs 2, ECTS: 3

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Introduction to parasites; Classification of parasites and parasitic diseases; definition of important terms; classification of helminthes; mode of transmission and life cycle; transmission and vectors; collection of specimen; diagnosing techniques such as macroscopic, direct microscopy and concentration or filtration; preservation techniques; and chemical tests for parasite.

 

Classification of protozoan: Tissue protozoa; blood protozoa; protozoan which bring opportunistic infection; how to collect proper specimens; mode of transmission and life cycle; diagnostic techniques including macroscopic examination of stool, direct microscopic examination of stool, and chemical tests.; and preparation of different staining reagents. Introduction to parasitic immunity, immunodiagnostic principles and techniques for diagnosis of parasitic disease

 

Anat-102. Embryology and Histology, cr.hrs 2, ECTS: 3

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is designed to equip the health officer students with basic knowledge of general embryology and histology. It is divided in two parts: part-I will deal with General Embryology and part-II will deal with General Histology. The course deals with the intrauterine development of the human being.  It covers the normal and the common abnormal development from conception to organogenesis. The course is designed to give students a basic understanding of the developments at an early stage and of the organs and organ systems as well as the common human birth defects.  Mode of delivery of the course is by way of lectures.  Progressive assessments and final examination in the form of written will be used to evaluate students

 

Anat-102.  Human Anatomy II, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Anat-101, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course is intended to give public health students a working knowledge of primarily human gross Anatomy, emphasizing the major regions of the human body that will be important in health center activities including surgical and Gynecology/Obstetrics emergencies. It should convey a lasting mental picture of human anatomy by the use of charts, models, isolated natural organs and dissected cadavers

 

pubh-213. Human Nutrition, cr.hrs 2, ECTS: 3

Pre-requisites: Human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry courses are recommended but not required, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Human Nutrition is important throughout the life to maintain or promote health and preventing diseases. This Human Nutrition course is designed for BSC public Health students to understand the impact how nutrient/food affects our health and to have appropriate knowledge, attitude and practice on nutritional problems and interventions. The main topics included in this course are introduction to Nutrition, macro and micronutrients, nutritional requirement through the life cycle, malnutrition, nutritional assessment, nutritional surveillance, nutritional intervention, nutritional anthropology, food quality measure and food and nutritional policies and strategies.

 

Pubh-231. Reproductive Health, cr.hrs 2 

Pre-requisites: Human anatomy, physiology and biochemistry courses are recommended but not required, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The need of reproductive health service increases from time to time. The goal of this course is to equip BSc Public Health students with knowledge, attitude and skill on reproductive health. This course will help the public health students able to identify RH problems and community RH care needs and provide appropriate reproductive health care service to the population. The topics and subtopics in this reproductive health course includes introduction to reproductive health, maternal health service, child health service, adolescent reproductive health service, harmful traditional practices (HTPs), , Monitoring and evaluation of RH programs and National R H Strategy.

 

pubh-211. Population & Development, cr.hrs 1

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course provides the public health students basic concepts of demographic, economic development and population growth, interrelationships between population and environment, social welfare, economic welfare, etc. which enables him/her to appreciate the population policy and comply to the realization of the policy to achieve improved social and economic development of the country and welfare of the population. The topics includes: Introduction to population studies/demographic concepts, demographic measurements, the impact of rapid population growth on socio-economic development, Population distribution, Women in development, the population policy of Ethiopia and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

 

Pubh-233. Biostatistics, cr.hrs 3

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is designed to equip the undergraduate Public Health learner with a basic working knowledge of statistics as it applies to the fields of medicine and public health. The course will introduce the learner to the definition of biostatistics and the importance of statistics in the broad field of health sciences. This course will equip the student with a basic know-how of managing health and health related data in research and in the delivery of health services.  Health service of any kind is delivered based on concrete and proven evidences—not based on intuitions, anecdotes and preferences. This course is the tool that furnishes the learner with the capability of generating credible and dependable evidence to guide health sector activities.

 

Pubh-215. Health Economics, cr.hrs 2

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This courses will cover the basic concept of Economics at it is applied to the health context. It will introduce economic ideas that can be used in pursuit of better health and health care. Students will be helped to appraise strengths and limitations of these ideas.

 

Pubh-233. Health Ethics and Legal Medicine, cr.hrs 2 

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is given to public health  and medicine students to make them acquainted with the concepts, principles and philosophies of health ethics and legal medicine with emphasis to the Ethiopian context.

Pubh-255. Environmental Health and Ecology,  cr.hrs 2

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description:

The course is designed to enable the learners acquire knowledge and skills, required to, identify and intervene environmental and ecological factors related to human health. It also enables the student to comprehend basic concepts and principles of Environmental Health and Ecology applicable to disease prevention and health promotion.

 

phar-104.  Pharmacology, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, Laboratory: None

Course Description:

This course is intended to equip the students with principles and practice of pharmacotherapy, select drugs for the appropriate pathologic condition, identify and manage adverse effects and/or toxicities of drugs; it also will deal with problems of drug use, misuse and abuse with emphasis to the situation in Ethiopia.

 

 Pubh-253.Communicable Diseases Control, cr.hrs 3, ECTS: 5

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description:

This course presents the circumstances for the graduates’ involvement in the control and prevention of communicable disease. This course focuses on the preventive principles of communicable diseases in general and to those diseases reviewed in particular major health problems of developing nations. The goal of this course is to present an overview of some of infectious diseases that have been known to people for centuries as well as those newly emerging infections together with their preventive measures. Finally, the course summarizes disease transmission, immunity, and the characteristics of select communicable diseases. 

 

 Pubh-251. Disaster Prevention and Preparedness, cr.hrs 1

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Disaster Prevention & Preparedness Course is intended to be given to Public Health students to provide them with a thorough understanding of the epidemiology of disaster and its significance with a particular emphasis to its health consequences. 

 

pubh-212. Health Education, cr.hrs 2 

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

Health promotion Course is given for Public Health students primarily to address the three educational domains (Cognitive, affective & Psychomotor) on   principles, methods & materials of health promotion, health related behaviors, Health Communication, research methods in health promotion. health promotion settings and Health promotion planning ,monitoring & evaluation.

 pubh-232. Health Service Management, cr.hrs 3

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is aimed at providing the basic concepts and principles of management so as to efficiently use resources, ways to identify problem and make a plan according to priority, to plan for implementation by considering the available resources and possible obstacles for the betterment of health care programs and to organize the health team activities and mobilize resources within the health care delivery system to solve the existing problems. It also deals with issues of primary health care.

 

 Comp-231. Introduction to Computer Science, cr.hrs 3, Lecture – 1hr. /week,

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: 3hrs. /week      

Course Description

The course provides students a conceptual framework for understanding health informatics and information technology as applied in the healthcare environment. The course will include in-depth discussion of ‘meaningful use” of technology in health care systems with emphasis on leveraging technology to improve quality and efficiency in care delivery. The course will also highlight successes and failures in implementing health information technology and the critical role that informaticists play in each step of the developmental process from idea inception through systematic implementation.

 

Pubh-236. Epidemiology, cr.hrs 3  

Pre-requisite: Biostatistics, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is designed to equip the undergraduate Public Health students with the basic concepts of epidemiology communicable disease epidemiology, measures of disease occurrence, establishment of disease causation, epidemiological study designs, outbreak investigation and management, screening in disease control and epidemiological surveillance.

 

Pubh-216. Research Methods, cr.hrs 2 

Pre-requisite: Biostatistics and epidemiology, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is intended to equip the Public health students with a basic working knowledge of health research methods. It also gives the trainee an acquaintance with research proposal writing, critical appraisal of scientific paper and application of common statistical packages.

 

Pubh234. Community Based Training Program (CBTP), cr.hrs 2

Pre-requisite: Health education, communicable diseases control, Health service management and Environmental health, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course is designed to provide the student with a focused, practice-oriented and independent learning environment that will build upon previous experiential and academic learning. This gives an opportunity which will allow the student to share knowledge and expertise in a variety of ways with the community organization.

 

lab-246. Clinical Laboratory Methods, cr.hrs 2 Lecture – 1hr. /week,  

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I and II: Laboratory 3hrs. /week      

Course Description

The course encompasses the topics: microscope and its use, introduction about some laboratory equipment’s, describe some hematological tests (including CBC and ESR) and their clinical significances, description of the liver and renal function tests, overview on serological tests (including Widal, Weil Felix and HCG tests); ABO and Rh blood grouping; prepare and examine a Gram and ZeihlNeelsen stained smears; define and describe routing urinalysis, description of the common parasitological tests.

 

Nurs-256. Introduction to Nursing Art, cr.hrs 2 Lecture 1hr/week

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, II and Laboratory: 3 hrs. /wk

Course Description:

This course is intended to acquaint students with the holistic approach to patient care and train patients/clients for self-care and perform the nursing process.

 

Phyd-311. Physical Diagnosis, cr.hrs 2

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I and II and Laboratory: none

Course Description

This course is intended to provide the public health student with basic knowledge, skills and techniques of history taking and physical examination to facilitate systematic approach towards diagnosing health problems of patients.

 

Imed-313.  Internal Medicine I, cr.hrs 7 

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, II and physical diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course description

It enables the health officer to acquire adequate knowledge, skill and experiences and understanding of internal diseases and approaches how to diagnose, treat and care of patients with internal diseases.

 

Surg-315. Surgery I, cr.hrs 7  

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, II and physical diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course enables the health officer to acquire basic knowledge and skill to tackle the most prevailing surgical injuries and to handle and manipulate essential life saving surgical procedures under rural settings.

 

 

 

ObGy-331. Gynecology and Obstetrics I, cr.hrs 7

Prerequisites: Biomedical sciences I, II, Physical diagnosis reproductive health and nutrition. Laboratory: None

Course Description

The Public health is able to gain basic knowledge and understanding of the physical, social and emotional needs of the pregnant woman and her family; and enables him/her to understand existing maternal and infant mortality and morbidity problems in the community. The knowledge and skill acquired also enables him/her to help some abnormal obstetrical cases that need emergency manipulation and able to decide on cases that require exclusive hospital management.

 

Pead-335. Pediatrics I, cr.hrs 7 

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, II and physical diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The public health officer develops basic understanding of normal growth and development of infants and children, basic mechanisms of processes peculiar to pediatrics in order to explain clinical signs and symptoms and develop skills in pediatric history taking, physical examination, routine laboratory investigation and diagnostic techniques and will be able to manage sick children and teach mothers about child care.

 

Dent-312. Dentistry, cr.hrs 1

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I, II and physical diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

It enables the public health to acquire knowledge, skill of providing promotive and preventive oral health services and approaches how to diagnose, treat and care of patients with oral and dental health problems.

 

ENTh-314. Ear, Nose and Throat, cr.hrs 1

Pre-requisites: Biomedical Sciences I, II and Physical Diagnosis Laboratory: None

Course Description

It enables the public health to acquire adequate knowledge, skill and understanding of ear nose and throat diseases and approaches how to diagnose, treat and care of patients with ear, nose and throat diseases.

 

Opht-316. Ophthalmology, cr.hrs 2 

Pre-requisites: Biomedical Sciences I, II and Physical Diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

It enables The health officer to acquire knowledge and skills on how to diagnose different eye diseases and perform appropriate treatment and minor surgical procedures of the eye; to plan, organize, implement and evaluate promotive and preventive eye care activities, and maintain the required recording and representing for monitoring and evaluation.

 

Dira-332. Diagnostic Radiology, cr.hrs 2  

Pre-requisite: Biomedical I ,II and physical diagnosis ,Laboratory: none

Course Description

Clinical radiology is a paramount diagnostic tool in medicine and hence undergraduate students of health officers are required to learn appropriate & basic facts about the nature and production of X- radiation and its link with the basic and clinical sciences. To achieve this course aims at giving a methodological approach to clinical problems through radiological imaging in co- relation with anatomical, physiological, pathological & clinical findings and thereby promote learning in the context of an multidisciplinary fashion.

 

Derm-334. Dermatology, cr.hrs 2  

Pre-requisites: Biomedical Sciences I, II and Physical Diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course enable the health officer student to diagnose different skin  diseases and perform appropriate treatment and minor surgical procedures of the skin; to plan, organize, implement and evaluate promotive and preventive skin care activities, and maintain the required recording and representing for monitoring and evaluation of skin integrity.

Psyc-313. Psychiatry, cr.hrs 2

Pre-requisites: Biomedical Sciences I, II and Physical Diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course will enable the health officer student to identify and mange psychotic - psychiatric conditions and identify other non-psychotic-psychiatric disorders and take appropriate management and care of patients.

 

Imed-411. Internal Medicine II, cr.hrs 4 

Pre-requisite: Biomedical Sciences I, II and Physical Diagnosis, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is designed to be given for 4th year health officer students in order to make them capable of providing essential health care and treatment for patients through whom they acquire adequate knowledge and skill and develop positive attitude towards their role and professional duties.

 

Surg-413. Surgery II, cr.hrs 4 

Pre-requisites: Major and minor Clinical Modules, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is designed to be given for 4th year health officer students in order to make them capable of providing essential health care and treatment for patients through whom they acquire adequate knowledge and skill and develop positive attitude towards their role and professional duties.

 

Paed-415. Pediatrics II, cr.hrs 4 

Pre-requisite: Major and Minor Clinical Modules, Laboratory: None  

Course Description

This course is designed to be given for 4th year health officer students in order to make them capable of providing essential health care and treatment for patients through whom they acquire adequate knowledge and skill and develop positive.

 

ObGy-431. Obstetrics and gynecology-II, cr.hrs 7

Pre-requisite: Major and Minor Clinical Modules, Laboratory: None

Course Description:

This course is designed to be given for 4th year health officer students in order to make them capable of providing essential health care and treatment for patients through whom they acquire adequate knowledge and skill and develop positive attitude towards their role and professional duties.

 

Pubh-413. Community Heath Practice, cr.hrs 6 

Pre-requisite: None, Laboratory: None

Course Description

The course is designed to enable the public health students to exercise independent patient care and community health intervention at health center level and catchment area. It enables them to develop adequate skill and confidence and increases their competence in how to diagnose, prioritizes and intervene the health and health related problems of the community.

Pubh-434. Research Project, cr.hrs 3

Pre-requisite: Research methodology, Laboratory: None

Course Description

This course is a practical course designed to equip students with basic practical understanding of research undertaking.  Research project is also intended to give students the chance of learning from challenges experienced in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 


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