Clarke International University Institute of Public Health Courses

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Clarke International University Institute of Public Health and Management Courses

Clarke International University Institute of Public Health Courses – Check below:

Diploma in Public Health

This programme is intended to contribute towards addressing the continuing gap between healthcare service delivery and health service demand against the background of the disease burden that is predominantly preventable.
There are a number of health workers with various certificates in healthcare like mid-wives, nurses, health educators, health inspectors and even young men and women who are school leavers and who would wish to develop a career in public health.This programme intends to prepare these categories of people to develop competences in various disciplines of public health so as to meet various challenges facing the country. It intends to impart comprehensive public health knowledge and skills to the graduates of the programme so as to address the existing human resource gap in the health sector.

The graduates of this programme will be capacitated to recognize public health problems, diagnose their causes, use both theoretical/scientific and analytical knowledge and skills to provide solutions. They will have to develop this both through theoretical and analytical skills in confronting common public health challenges facing the region.

Our Diploma Public Health programme is aimed primarily for people who are already diploma holders, registered nurses, people who have a certificate in health related courses, A ‘level students who do not qualify to do a bachelor’s degree or those people have good O level results and have been in service for two years.

Bachelor of Science Public Health

Given the need for training public health specialists, the Institute of Public Health and Management (IPHM) of CIU offers this degree programme for those already working in the health sector who wish to specialize in public health and for school leavers who wish to enter this emerging and challenging field.

Throughout this course, students are introduced to a variety of subjects that provide the knowledge base and skills for understanding the social, economic, biological, and
environmental dimensions of health and health improvement. Typical courses in the programme offer students a range of options to examine, including health promotion and public health; management; finance; gender; globalization; clinical governance; data management, quality assurance, leadership, and epidemiology.

The aim of this BSc PH programme is to provide students with a broad knowledge of the theories and methods of public health as well as skills in working with the health problems of the communities in which they work.

This undergraduate degree programme will train professionals with the skills and competencies to tackle public health issues in Uganda today. Through following this programme, students will be assisted to:

  • Evaluate and analyze the challenges confronting public health and the provision of health services today.
  • Engage in policy debates about global and international health.
  • Respond to the challenge of the widening health inequalities that exist within and between communities and indeed countries.


Masters Public Health
The Master of Science in Public Health degree programme at Clarke International University is primarily concerned with the promotion of health, prevention of disease and prolonging life as well as managing healthcare interventions and assessment of health care delivery. The postgraduate public health programme is tailored to various public and community health priority areas thus allowing a wider range of choices for students with different backgrounds.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this postgraduate programme, participants will be able to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of theory and practice in the core public health disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioural sciences e.g. Social inequalities in health and service use. Students will be able to:
  • Inform, educate, and empower communities about health issues and engage critically with current public health issues and debates.
  • Think in a critical, reflective way and to take effective action in addressing priority public health problems.
  • Design, develop and implement community empowerment projects with specific leadership capacity to mobilize community participation with regard to health problems.
  • Evaluate health services and programmes, and institute changes required to improve their functioning.
  • Conceptualise, plan and conduct advanced research in Public health.
  • Critically evaluate published studies on public health problems.
  • Collaborate with other health professionals on public health issues providing consultancy services where appropriate.


Master of Science Health Services Management

The Masters of Science Health Services Management integrates the specialized study of health care management with the traditional business administration courses. The rationale for this programme of Health Services Management is that traditional health care education programmes do not train clinicians as managers conversant with business practice; conversely, non-clinical managers often do not understand the complexities of health care operations. In order to create real change in the health care industry, managers of health facilities must be facilitated to grasp how all the components of health care provision fit together. Managing an organization as an entire system, means understanding the economic, social, political, and cultural aspects of the health organization. To this end, our programme will provide a unique insight into the complex world of health management in all its aspects.

On completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Effectively manage health related programs an d projects.
  • Effectively be able to plan and allocate resources.
  • Carry out and market health services efficiently and effectively.
  • Carry out health systems researches.
  • Conceptualise, plan and conduct advanced research in Public health.
  • Monitor and evaluate health programs and outcomes.
  • Meaningfully contribute towards policy formation and implementation.

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