Department of Public Health

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Dr. Sangar Muhammad AHMED

Lecturer

Head of Department

 

VISION

Our vision is to become an active department of public health in Iraq, popular in Middle East and respected internationally for its excellence in graduating distinguished public health professionals, in public health research and for its application of the innovative and community-based educational approaches of the university.

 

MISSION

The department will be committed to provide high quality undergraduate, graduate and continuing professional development and training programs, undertake an outstanding community problem-based research and provide high quality public health services in a manner that supports the education, research and community health care missions of the Hawler Medical University.

 

MAJOR GOALS:

  • Goal 1 (instructional): Develop student competence in the core areas of public health, providing them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective practitioners and researchers.
  • Goal 2 (research): Engage students in the development and translation of new knowledge to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health services and contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.
  • Goal 3 (service): Promote collaborations with community partners and stakeholders to advance the public’s health and foster participation in local, regional, national, and international organizations that advance the public health profession.
  • Goal 4 (diversity): Address the health and public health workforce needs of a dynamic, emerging urban environment and its increasingly diverse population.

 

Public Health Job Description

A Public Health Specialist is a health professional who researches diseases and illnesses and assists medical professionals and epidemiologists in detecting and preventing infectious diseases. They also discover ways to decrease health threats and promote healthy lifestyles through education and training. Public health specialists focus their careers on promoting healthy lifestyles for the public through research and analysis and also seek to discover ways to decrease health disparities across communities and populations. They also conduct environmental health surveys, provide health education and training, and enforce state environmental health and safety laws.

The Public Health Career;

  • Helping to monitor and solve public health outbreaks
  • Performing research to eradicate health hazards that affect the community
  • Educating the public about health issues and empowering them to aid in the prevention of spreading diseases
  • Aiding in the development of plans and policies that address public health concerns
  • Acting as liaisons between people and the networks that provide assistance
  • Evaluating existing protocol to ensure the highest level of quality and effectiveness

The Public Health Job Overview

Performing research to eradicate health hazards that affect the community. Educating the public about health issues and empowering them to aid in the prevention of spreading diseases. Aiding in the development of plans and policies that address public health concerns.

Career opportunities

 

Our graduates typically find employment in the private, public hospitals and related organizations, or as public health 

  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Health Education
  • Health Promotion and Advocacy
  • Health Administration
  • Public Health Policy
  • Emergency Management
  • Infectious Disease
  • Global Health
  • Nutrition
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Behavioral Science
  • Maternal and Child Health