Academic Programme

Academic Programme

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programmes

The Department of Social and Preventive Medicine contributes to the Undergraduate medical and science programme of the Faculty of Medicine and the University. The undergraduate programmes are:

  1. MBBS
  2. Bachelor in Science Nursing
  3. Bachelor in Biomedical Science
  4. Medical Lab Technologists
  5. Diploma in Nursing

Modules offered by the SPM department in the undergraduate degrees including:

  • The Management of Self
  • Foundations of Epidemiology
  • Medical Statistics/Biostatistics
  • The Management of Resources
  • Epidemiology of Specific Diseases
  • Family Health
  • Health Promotion
  • The Management of People
  • Environmental Health
  • Occupational Health
  • International Classification of Diseases
  • Field programs for MBBS undergraduate [Community Residency Programme (CRP) and Organisation and Management of Health Service (OMHS)]

The department runs the following postgraduate programmes:

  • Master of Medical Science in Public Health
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Public Health (Epidemiology/Occupational Health/Family Health/Health Management)
  • Doctorate of Public Health (DrPH)(new)

Beside the Masters programmes conducted by the Department, the Department also contributes to postgraduate programmes run by other Departments of the Medical Faculty as well as other faculties within the university. These programmes include:

  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Master of Community Dentistry
  • Master of Psychological Medicine
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Medicine (Clinical Oncology)
  • Master of Engineering (Quality, Safety, Health and Environment)

Our postgraduate programmes have attracted both local and international students. Candidates are from various parts of the world including Sudan, Nigeria, Iraq, Arab Saudi, Iran, Myanmar, China, Bangladesh, India, Somalia and Yemen. Due to the large number of international students each year, the department has developed an International Students Handbook to assist international students.