Bachelor of Public Health

Public Health
“A cutting edge degree is being offered at Indian Ocean University – Bachelor of Public Health”
Health is a top priority for all Somalia’s and it also demands attention on an international level. There is a growing need for qualified and experienced public health professionals.
As the first Bachelor of Public Health degree in Somalia, our unique program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to deal with emerging issues in Public Health that affect both local and international communities.

This innovative program focuses on individual, community, and population health and wellness with an emphasis on health promotion, health administration, health policy, and health programming and evaluation. You will learn about the biological, social and environmental determinants of important health issues, and explore disease prevention and health promotion strategies.

You will study emerging diseases and chronic health issues in both developing and developed countries. The knowledge and practical skills you will gain can be applied to developing public health programs and policies; planning, implementing, and managing disease prevention and health promotion programs, and conducting health research. There are also many opportunities for self-directed study, internships with community partners, research experiences, and international study placements.

You will be well-prepared to pursue a broad range of community and public health careers, or postgraduate studies in health-related disciplines:
·       Health promotion specialist
·       Health care manager and administrator
·       Health policy analyst
·       Health researcher
·       Health program planner