College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

Bachelor in Public Health

The program provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the subject of public health in general and on the planning, follow-up and evaluation of public health projects and program. Students acquire relevant theories and knowledge of global patterns of health and disease, the formulation, implementation and monitoring of health policy, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methods. The program will also provide knowledge of theories and methods for assessing needs, settings priorities, intervention, quality assurance and evaluation of health promotion and disease prevention measures.

Program Duration

4 years

Professional Occupations

Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Health Promotion and Health Education.

Occupational Health.

Environmental Health.

Public and private health care system.

Research and Development.

Teaching.

Total credit hours needed for completion of the program

:133 Credit Units distributed as follows

University Requirements 34 Credit Units
College Requirements 33 Credit Units
Department Requirements 57 Credit Units
Track Requirements 9 Credit Units

Major tracks or specializations within the program

 1-Environmental and Occupational Health

2-Health Promotion

3-Epidemiology and Biostatistics

 

Internship program

The students will spend 12 weeks (1 Semester) in one or more health institutions with
approximately 420 internship hours

 

Year 1-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 101 English Skills 1 8 -
CS 001 Computer Skills 3 -
COMM 101 Communication Skills 2 -
Total 13
Year 1 -Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
ENG 102 English Skills 2 8 -
MATH 001 Introduction to Mathematics 3 -
AS 101 Academic Skills 2 -
Total 13
Year 2-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
BIOL 101 Basic Medical Terminology 3 Pass Preparatory Year
ISLM 101 Introduction to Islamic Culture I 2 Pass Preparatory Year
HCM 101 Healthcare management 3 Pass Preparatory Year
PHC 121 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Pass Preparatory Year
PHC 101 Introduction to Public Health 3 Pass Preparatory Year
HCM 102 Organizational Behavior 3 Pass Preparatory Year
Total 18
Year 2 -Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
BIOL 102 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3 BIOL 101
BIOL 103 Principles of Microbiology for public health 3 BIOL 101
HCM 113 Health Policy and Saudi Healthcare System 3 HCM 101
PHC 131 Introduction to Epidemiology 3 PHC 121
PHC 151 Environmental Health 3 PHC 101
PHC 181 Sociology of Health, Illness and Healthcare 3 PHC 101
Total 18
Year 3-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
PHC 212 Concepts of Health Education and Promotion 3 BIOL 101
PHC 241 Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition 3 PHC 101
PHC 261 Occupational Health 3 PHC 151
PHC 271 Introduction to disease 3 BIOL 103
PHC 281 Health Behavior 3 PHC 181
ISLM 102 Introduction to Islamic Culture II 2 -
Total 17
Year 3-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
HCM 213 Financial Management for Healthcare 3 HCM 101
PHC 215 Fundamental Concepts in Food and Nutrition 3 PHC 101
PHC 216 Ethics and Regulation in Health Care 3 HCM 113
PHC 273 Introduction to Mental Health 3 PHC 281
PHC 231 Introduction to Hospital Epidemiology 3 PHC 131
PHC 274 Health Planning 3 PHC 212
ISLM 103 Introduction to Islamic Culture III 2 -
Total 20
Year 4-Semester 1
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
PHC 311 Global Health 3 PHC 101
PHC 312 Health Communication 3 PHC 216
PHC 331 Chronic disease epidemiology and prevention 3 PHC 131
PHC 331 Chronic disease epidemiology and prevention 3 PHC 131
PHC 372 Public health outbreak and disaster management 3 PHC 231
PHC 373 Maternal and Child Health 3 PHC 271 -PHC 281
Total 18
Year 4-Semester 2
Course Code ​ Course Name​ Credit Hours Prerequisites
PHC 374 Oral Health Promotion 3 PHC 281 -PHC 212
PHC 314 Society and Addiction 3 PHC 312- PHC 273
ISLM 104 Introduction to Islamic Culture IV 3 -
XXX Track Requirement 1 3 All level 7 course
XXX Track Requirement 2 3 All level 7 course
XXX Track Requirement 3 3 All level 7 courses
Total
For study plan files

​Study plan year Click here

Internship Guide for BS Public Health Click here