Programs of the department

  1. Bachelor Programs

               Program Objectives:

                         General Objective

  • To produce competent Public Health professionals who undertake promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services including management and implementation of PHC services compatible with the needs of the population

    Specific Objectives

  • Assessing community health needs and prioritizing 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
  • Managing health services and health offices
  • Undertaking operational and problem-solving research
  • Having professional attitudes, ethical conduct, and social responsibilities;
  • Undertaking Caring, Compassionate, and Respectful service with ICT and entrepreneurial skills.

      Graduate Profiles:

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

  • Assess community health needs, prioritize, identify problems and Intervene in the identified health and health-related problems
  • Plan, implement and evaluate public health intervention programs in 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 a difficult case
  • Provide comprehensive outpatient and inpatient services.
  • Perform minor surgical and obstetric procedures
  • Perform medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Mobilize individuals, families, and communities for different public health activities
  • Undertake operational health research and involve in the data management process
  • Organize and participate to prevent and control disasters and emergencies
  • Promote and engage in inter-sectoral activities

Program Profile

Selection and Admission Criteria:

  • Candidates must:
  • Meet the set criteria of higher education to join the higher learning institutions
  • Be physically fit (at least the candidate should be physically healthy and 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

 Total credit hours, ECTS, and Duration of the Program:

  •  Total credit hours: 181
  •   Total ECTS: 300
  • Duration of the training: Four years
  •  First year: 2 semesters /year
  •   Second, Third and fourth year: Year-based (Year based Academic calendar)

Graduation Requirements:

  •  Successful completion of 181 credit hours/300 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. 
  • The student should score a “C” grade and above in all core courses/modules.
  •  The student shall score a passing mark (³50%) on the final comprehensive qualifying exam. Failure to pass will result in a delay of three months and take re-exam. The students shall fill in the identified gaps. In case the students fail for the second time s/he should delay for the next three months and take the second re-exam. If s/he fails the second re-exam gaps be identified by the institution and academic decisions should be given.

    Criteria for Promotion and explanation:

  •  Promotion will be conducted every semester for year one and yearly for years two, three, and four.
  • The pass mark in all core courses will be at least a “C” grade.
  •  Any student who scores an “F” in any course will repeat the course.
  • Students will be promoted to the next level provided that they score a minimum of a “C” grade in all core courses and practical attachments (clinical courses and community attachments/practices). A student who scores a “C-“, “D”, or “FX” grade should not be promoted to the next level. Re-examination on failed parts is allowed within 2 weeks’ time if he/she scored only one “C-“, or “D” or “FX” in core clinical courses or community practices/attachments. However, if s/he scores two “C-“, or D or ‘FX’s s/he shall continue the internship but re-attachment is a must. Failure after one single chance of re-examination also leads to repeating that course. 
  •  If a students scores more than two “C- “, or D or ‘FX’s or a “D” and an “F” in core courses s/he shall repeat the year.
  •  Except for core courses, any student who scored “Fx” shall take a remedial exam on subjects failed irrespective of the CGPA achieved. The remedial exam shall be allowed only once. Any student who fails the remedial exam will repeat the subject/s failed. If the student declares failure for the second time decision will be made by the academic commission.
  •  If there exists, student should only be registered for requisite course/s if s/he scored a minimum of “C” grade in the pre-requisite core course/s
  •  Students will be promoted to the next level (SGPA, CGPA) based on Universities Senate legislation.

Degree Nomenclature:

               Up on successful completion of the program:

  •      In English: “Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Health”
  •       In Amharic: “የሳይንስ ባችለር ዲግሪ በሕብረተሰብ ጤና will be awarded.