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I have the pleasure to welcome you to the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University. Established in 1999, FPH is one of the oldest faculties of Jinan University. It offers undergraduate education in the fields of Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing Sciences, Medical Social Assistance, and graduate education in the fields of Control of Infectious Diseases, Health Education, and Public Health Genetics.
Our educational philosophy is geared towards a student-centered learning approach. FPH students are given opportunities to gain numerous skills in state-of-the-art training and research laboratories at both campuses in Tripoli and Saida. Our students are also offered scrupulous hands-on practice at competent local healthcare institutions. To complement this paradigm, we offer support to FPH students to organize extracurricular activities to promote health and to protect our environment.
In the light of the “new normal” caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to make a smooth transition to the new online learning environment while maintaining the high educational quality for which FPH is known. Our outstanding students have risen to the challenge of finishing their studies via the Internet.
I would like to step away from the unprecedented time and take a moment to highlight some of the accomplishments of FPH. Our research in big data analytics has been promoted by the World Health Organization as an important approach to evidence-informed decision-making in health research policy. Our researchers, and their students, are incessantly unraveling the many powerful properties of extracts of Lebanese medicinal plants and their mechanisms of action to fight microbial superbugs. Research in public health genetics at FPH is also reaching new frontiers with notable explorations in the fields of nutrigenetics, pharmacogenetics, and toxicogenetics. Last but not least, the multitude of natural and human-made disasters that lead to spirals of turbulence in our region has turned our attention to focus on research in the vital field of emergency preparedness and response.
Student enrollment at FPH is witnessing an exponential increase with a remarkable representation from countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, and South-East Asia. This could be attributed to the transformation of the health sector into a giant industry and to the severe shortage of millions of health care workers in the light of the recent threats to global health. Yet, the implementation of finely crafted academic programs at FPH is a factor that cannot be ignored.
On the other end, graduates of FPH are recording high employability rates. The depth of their knowledge and the breadth of their professional experience empowered them to go far beyond the act of searching for jobs, because many jobs are now searching for them!
If you desire to "Learn, Discover, and Make the World Safer", join the ever-exciting world of public health. For this, there is no better place than the Faculty of Public Health at Jinan University and no better time than right now.
Dr. Ghazi Tadmouri
The Department of Nursing Sciences at Jinan University is committed to advancing the nursing profession by fostering an environment that enhances development of competent professional nurse graduates.
The mission of the Department of Nursing Sciences at Jinan University is to create and provide opportunities for nursing students to develop a sound theoretical and clinical foundation for the competencies essential for professional nurses by nurturing a learning environment that prepares the graduates to meet the health care needs of the local and regional community.
At the completion of Bachelor in Nursing Sciences Program, the graduate nurse will be able to:
Medical Laboratory Technology: The Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Jinan University provides our students with advanced scientific and technical skills that enable them to enhance their entrepreneurial proficiencies and contribute effectively to their communities. The availability of state-of-the-art laboratories at both Tripoli and Saida campuses and the intensive hands-on practice at competent diagnostic centers expose the student to diverse career options ranging from biochemical, microbiological, to genetic testing. With a large majority of medical decisions being based on diagnostics conducted by medical laboratory scientists, job prospects in the field are expected to grow strongly within the few next years. With the combination of independent thought, teamwork skills, and the ability to take ethical and social responsibilities, Jinan University graduates have carved out unique roles in traditional and non-traditional laboratory science careers.
Medical Social Assistance: The Medical Social Assistance Program is designed to prepare students for the rapidly growing and changing job opportunities in health and social work settings. Courses are broadly distributed across the triad of sociology, psychology, and public health. Students are mentored to develop proficiency in gerontology, management of chronic diseases, proactive health planning, and genetic counseling. Students receive off-campus training in medical practices within social settings and learn how to conduct social and professional communication with individuals, identify the social and psychological needs of patients, refer patients and their families to specialized health care workers, and negotiate with local, regional, and international organizations. With only a handful of universities offering a degree in Medical Social Assistance in Lebanon, Jinan University students are usually employed by graduation time. With experience and postgraduate training, employed graduates can advance to supervisor, assistant director, and executive director or program manager positions.
Nursing Sciences: The Nursing Sciences Program at Jinan University is designed to provide opportunities for students to develop a sound theoretical and clinical foundation for the practice of professional nursing. The department hosts two Nursing Skills Labs in the Tripoli and Saida campuses whereby students work with mannequins or human simulators to help them reduce errors, improve safety, and elevate the quality of patient care. Jinan University also offers intensive clinical training for its students in partnership with major hospitals in North and South Lebanon. At this level, students acquire the necessary skills that enable them to work with patients, including those in surgery, pediatric, maternity, geriatric, and emergency wards. Nurses make up the largest workforce within the clinical industry. Employment in the nursing profession is projected to grow much further within the next decade. This growth is mainly driven by an increased emphasis on preventive care, growing rates of chronic conditions, and demand for healthcare services by the aging population.
Health Education: The Professional Master's Program in Health Education is designed for individuals seeking academic and specialized training in the areas of health education, promotion, and communication. The program aims to provide students with the needed skills and knowledge to be influential and productive professionals who serve the needs of their communities through private or public sectors. The emphasis on working with individuals, organizations, and communities is the core element of the curriculum of the Master's Program in Health Education. The program offers a solid and evidence-based learning in health education with subjects including principles and theories of behavioral sciences, epidemiology, disease prevention, and advanced skills in needs assessment, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. The program gives students the opportunity to undertake a full-time supervised thesis project allowing them to obtain valuable work experience. The placement host is any institution, company, or organization within the health, healthcare, or health related industry. This includes but not limited to media, health departments, hospitals, community centers, non-profit organizations, and international organizations. With a Master's degree in Health Education, students could pursue a wide range of leadership and management positions in governmental, non-profit, corporate, and academic settings. Typical responsibilities of health educators may include preparation and distribution of materials, coordination and management of health programs, and the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs. The degree also provides students with a strong foundation to pursue further education.
Control of Infectious Diseases: The Master's Program in Control of Infectious Diseases aims at providing the students with an in-depth knowledge in the fields of virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology, and Immunology. This multidisciplinary program will equip students with specialized skills that will allow them to investigate the transmission of endemic and epidemic infections, select appropriate methods of control, design, implement and evaluate coordinated control methods, assess constraints of local public health delivery systems, manage available resources in the context of the control of infectious diseases, and focus their efforts on particular geographical regions or specific diseases. Graduates from the program are expected to actively participate in improving the quality and safety of care as staff of health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, aid organizations or universities.
Public Health Genetics: Public Health Genetics is an emerging field of study which assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet, and the environment on the population’s health. The Master's Program in Public Health Genetics at Jinan University is an entry-level professional degree, focused on training the students in the fundamentals of public health genetics and preparing them to become leaders in public health practice, governmental public health agencies, voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, or non-governmental organizations around the world. The public health component of the curriculum integrates the disciplines of epidemiology, environmental health, biostatistics, patho-biology, and health services research, with ethics, social sciences, law, public policy, health economics, and health outcomes research. The genetic component of the curriculum incorporates a large array of disciplines aimed at understanding genetic susceptibility to disease in populations and communities and addressing the ethical, legal, cultural, economic, and policy issues involved in applying genomics to public health. In between these two components, focus is also given to molecular diagnostics, forensic sciences, genetic counseling, bioinformatics, genetic epidemiology, and biostatistics, just to name a few. Towards the end of the program, students will be able to explain how genetics and genomics contribute to the study of population health and how they intersect with other public health disciplines. They will also be capable using their knowledge to interpret disease risk, to identify the pathology of human diseases including rare and common genetic conditions, cancer, and chronic diseases, and to address ethical, legal, and social implications of the use of genetic principles and technologies in clinical and research settings. At a broader level, graduates will be able to translate genetic information into policy development programs and communicate such information effectively and appropriately with diverse groups of professional and public constituents. Graduates from the Master's Public Health Genetics Program are expected to assume key management roles in health organizations and provide competent leadership nationally and globally. The program also qualifies students to apply for admission for a doctoral research project at any university or research institution with focus on public health, medicine, biological sciences, and related fields.
Members of the Faculty of Public Health are actively engaged in research. Some of the research projects are conducted in collaboration with local, regional, and international science groups. Main research areas at the faculty cover many important aspects of health, including: