Faculty of Public Health

We are proud of our specialized programs in public health sciences, our research and community activity, and our presence in an integrated medical and health sciences complex at Al Quds University.

1902

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I am honored to welcome you to the website of the Faculty of Public Health at Al-Quds University and it is my pleasure that you are interested in learning more about the faculty and its programs. The Faculty of Public Health is keen to create a high-quality educational environment for its students. Since its establishment in 1997, the faculty has been working on developing distinguished academic programs through its specializations that grant a bachelor’s degree in public health nutrition. The faculty offers four postgraduate programs with different tracks. It offers a master’s program in public health with the epidemiology, environmental health, health management, and family and population health tracks. In addition to a master’s program in community mental health with the trauma track and psychotherapy track, as well as a master’s program in health policies and management. And recently, a master’s program has been launched in prevention and disease control. Moreover, admission to the doctoral program in public health, the first of its kind in Palestine, for the academic year 2021-2022, has begun.

Our faculty is also concerned with study plans, scientific research in the field of public health, training courses, educational events and health awareness provided by the faculty to serve the community. The faculty also aims to qualify experienced health cadres, and train the workforce in health sites at a high level in public health and health informatics programs, which are provided by an elite group in the field of public health. The faculty also seeks to raise the levels of quality performance through the development of scientific and training programs to enhance the outcomes of health education with distinguished and skilled workers, which contributes to achieving the desired goals, and enhancing the values of cooperation among faculty members in developing curricula and applying quality standards. Our faculty is working efficiently to raise the efficiency of its academic outputs, and keeping pace with scientific progress in its various fields. In order to achieve the goal of local leadership and regional excellence among public health faculties, which befits the name and prestige of Al-Quds University.

In light of the reality posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth transition to the new online learning environment while maintaining the high educational quality for which the faculty is known. On the other hand, our outstanding students rose to the challenge of completing their studies remotely.

The graduates of the faculty of Public Health record high employment rates, as they were able, through the depth of their knowledge and the breadth of their professional experience, to go beyond just looking for work to becoming a target for many jobs that are looking for them.

Dear Students, if you want to “learn, discover, and make the world safer”, join the vibrant world of public health, there is no better place than the faculty of Public Health at Al-Quds University and no better time than now.

With much respect and appreciation,

Dr. Hazem Agha

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health

Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health (FPH) at Al-Quds University was established in 1997, the first school in this field in the Palestinian universities. The mission is to contribute to the improvement and promotion of the health and well-being of the Palestinian society by providing quality education and research in the fields of public health, as well as contribute to the development of efficient and quality health care system.

The FPH has two branches, one in the main campus in Abu Dis and the other branch in Gaza City. The Faculty was awarded the full membership of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER (in 2013 and was the first educational institution to receive the full membership from outside the European region.

The FPH works to provide the necessary academic programs to prepare specialized professionals in the fields of public health to serve the needs and priorities of the Palestinian society. It also undertakes research that addresses the needs and priorities of community health and promotes using evidence in health policies and programs. The Faculty also contributes to responding to community health needs through building partnerships with community organizations that works on promoting health.

The FPH offers the Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition since 2011. This program is distinguished in terms of its focus on nutrition and its relation to the health of the individual and society.

The faculty also offers four postgraduate programs) master degree) with different tracks. Including a master’s program in public health with the epidemiology, environmental health, health management, family and population health tracks, in addition to a master’s program in community mental health with the trauma track and psychotherapy track, as well as a master’s program in health policy and management. And recently, a master’s program in Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases has been launched.

Acceptance has begun for the doctoral program in public health, the first of its kind in Palestine for the academic year 2021-2022.

The FPH is constantly striving to strengthen its programs and develop them to best serve the needs of the Palestinian community.

The FPH currently has 266 students in the two branches, 51 of whom are undergraduate and about 215graduate. The team of FPH consists of 11 full-time faculty members in the two branches who hold doctorate degrees in diverse fields and with significant local and international expertise in health research as well as about 20 part-time faculty members. In addition to 4 administrative staff in both branches.

It worth mentioning that graduates of the FPH work in many leadership positions in the Palestinian public and private health sectors as well as in international institutions and contribute to the development of the Palestinian health care system.

The study in the graduate programs is run on a part-time basis, where the completion of the program requirements takes two years of study period in 4 semesters. Students enrolled in graduate programs have to devote two full days weekly to the courses work and research activities. The programs include theoretical courses, as well as applied and health research activities. The programs also characterized by the practice and applications in health institutions in addition to the community and field activities during the study period.

We are proud of our specialized programs in public health sciences, our research and community activity, and our presence in an integrated medical and health sciences complex at Al Quds University. Our slogan is achieving excellence in education and research in public health.

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Academic Staff

Asma Imam
Asma Imam
Associate Professor

Hazem Agha
Hazem Agha
Assistant Professor

Khaldoun Bader
Khaldoun Bader
Assistant Professor

Khuloud Dajani
Khuloud Dajani
Professor

Maha Husseini
Maha Husseini
Assistant Professor

Motasem Hamdan
Motasem Hamdan
Professor

Nuha El Sharif
Nuha El Sharif
Associate Professor

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