Dear Prospective Students
I Welcome you whole heartedly to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Publicv Health is concerned with generating knowledge about preventing disease, promoting health and prolonging life. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is the first ever public sector effort of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to offer and launch two year MPH program.
Our two years MPH program is designed to provide excellence in teaching of various subjects regarding preventive health sciences, environmental and occupational health hazards, planning and policy making and statistical methods and concepts with special emphasis on practical application of the knowledge and methods in Public Health and clinical settings. It is oriented towards enabling the student to meet a set of international technical competencies and employability criteria. Our graduates can compete for jobs nationally and internationally. In doing so, we shifted the emphasis in the curriculum design from general theoretical inputs to place it on competency and outcome based programming.
We have designed the program in a way that offers you the most interactive, informal and encouraging environment conducive to learning. You will be encouraged to think critically, to seek knowledge yourself and to translate theory into practice. Our curriculum is based on the art and science of helping you learn. The principles of our educational philosophy are that you are self directed learners, have rich experiences and knowledge on which to draw, desire to learn to better handle real-life situations, and see education as a process that increases competence and leads to achievement of you full potential. Last but not least, every facility that makes you enjoy learning shall be at your disposal. I am confident that you will excel in this program and wish you all the best.
Dr. Bashir ur Rehman
Dr. Adnan Altaf