The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a variety of academic programs in the Health Sciences. Curricula are community-oriented and multidisciplinary, to equip graduates with the professional literacy, competencies, teamwork, and skills needed to meet challenges in the dynamic work environment of today's health sector.
Undergraduate degree programs lead to a Bachelor of Science degree within a minimum of a three-year framework. Graduate degree programs lead to a Master of Science degree or a Master of Public Health degree.
BS in Health Promotion
The Health Promotion Program at the Faculty of Health Sciences is a three-year Undergraduate program that leads to a Bachelor of Science, along with a Pre-Med Track, and Dual Degrees. The degree is offered on the Main Campus (Al Kurah) and Dekwaneh Campus (Beirut).
The Program’s goal is to prepare students to become committed, creative professionals that can assume active roles in enabling individuals, groups, and communities in Lebanon to achieve healthier lifestyles. Its members are actively involved in teaching, research, and community service.
THE DEGREES WE OFFER
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM MISSION
The mission of the Bachelor of Health Promotion Degree is to prepare qualified and dedicated undergraduate students who can work with individuals, groups and communities in a variety of settings, to prevent disease and achieve healthier lifestyles. The degree encourages students and faculty to engage in community service, to seek creative ways to eliminate health disparities, and to be advocates for social justice.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The Health Promotion Program aims to:
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Give students an in-depth understanding of the field of public health and the role of prevention in promoting healthier communities, with a particular focus on vulnerable groups.
- Provide knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world as it relates to individual and population health.
- Equip students with essential tools to develop tailored health education and health promotion strategies for a variety of community settings.
- Offer opportunities to develop skills in inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, information literacy, media tools, teamwork and problem-solving.
- Provide hands-on experiences for students to demonstrate know-how and to practice competencies through experiential learning, community service, health campaigns, and engagement with community partners.
- Integrate professionalism and ethical values in education, research, and community service.
- Develop and expand research capacities in health promotion.
- Provide a stimulating environment for students, faculty and staff that enables continuous growth and development.
- Promote a culture of civic engagement and advocacy for social justice and health as a human right.
Upon graduation, graduates will be able to:
- Define what health promotion is and discuss its role in public health.
- Identify the related roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders and agents of health promotion and understand the role of a multi-sectoral approach in promoting health.
- Describe the multiple determinants of health, including social, cultural, behavioral, environmental, and biological factors and discuss their interplay in local, national, and global health challenges.
- Assess the values and perspectives of diverse individuals, communities, and cultures and their influence on health behaviors, choices, and practices.
- Be familiar with the methods of epidemiology, including disease surveillance, and discuss their application to safeguard the population’s health.
- Be familiar with and be able to explain the principles and components of the community needs assessment.
- Outline the steps required to undertake and develop community interventions including health awareness campaigns through proper planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Use creative strategies and engage in collaborative teamwork to help empower individuals, families, communities, and vulnerable groups to become healthier.
- Search for and identify relevant sources of data and information, and critically evaluate their quality.
- Identify and discuss human rights issues, ethical concerns, and conflicts of interest that arise in health promotion practice.
- Develop health promotion materials and effectively communicate them to the public.
- Demonstrate acquired knowledge and competencies, and develop capacities in leadership and teamwork, through practice.
- Be familiar with and discuss research methods to address health promotion concerns.
- Demonstrate the attitudes, competencies, and abilities to become active agents for change.