Public health is not about doctors, it is universal!
Are medicine and millions of doctors enough to convince communities to eat healthy and quality food, get vaccinations in time and avoid catching diseases? No. It is education and high level of awareness, community service and research, that can help keep people healthier. And this is exactly what public health experts do. Their main task is to keep the communities healthy through:Studying, forecasting diseases and educating on them, Teaching what “healthy lifestyle” means and marketing it, Assisting directly and referring people to appropriate services, Promoting better policies and evidence-based research.
Depending on country requirements, many public health officers need additional qualifications and certifications to progress.
Master of Public Health Degree
Students of MPH degree programs enjoy the variety of options to individualize their studies. Students, enrolled in this degree program, have background in medical studies, public health, biology, etc. This one-two year rich educational experience proposes to consider a mix of theoretical studies with action-oriented disciplines, such as communications, advocacy and lobbying, public policy, community mobilization. Research skills are central in public health curricula and the only reason for this is the important role of compiled evidence to shape effective policies for communities.
Many prestigious Universities generously support international applicants, interested in public health degree studies, as well as research in public health, through scholarships, fellowships, bursaries and other funding schemes. Check out what ARMACAD has compiled for public health students.
Public lectures, workshops, symposiums are excellent opportunities to upgrade knowledge in the field and interact with colleagues. Students can benefit from summer schools to learn more on public health practices and prospects. All you need to do to be aware of these and many other opportunities is to explore ARMACAD databases thoroughly.
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