Dean Faculty of Health Sciences

For the third year in a row, the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) at the University of Balamand (UOB) will be launching the FHS Summer Institute (SI) 2023. The FHS SI will offer a number of one-credit courses in different areas to meet the needs of our graduate students and to be responsive to the professional market place nationally and regionally. Our goal at FHS is to be a Center of Excellence in Health Sciences that is locally relevant and globally competitive; to educate health professionals in different health fields; and to undertake research relevant to the needs of society. To achieve these goals, we aim to engage the community in our academic programs thus opening avenues to develop expertise in different areas. We believe the Summer Institute will raise awareness about important health topics, will provide opportunities to health professionals seeking continuing education, and will allow UOB graduate students to enroll in elective courses.

Looking forward to a successful Summer Institute 2023.


The Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Balamand is proud to launch its third on a row its Summer Institute under the theme “Interdisciplinary Health Sciences”.
The Summer Institute 2023 will be offered in a distance - learning, remote format. Registration is now open. The first class starts on June 12, 2023. For registration.
Interested in learning more about public health topics in an academic setting, Summer Institute gives you the opportunity to do it remotely from the comfort of your home or office! by offering four interdisciplinary courses virtually. So that, participants from different regions, backgrounds, and interests can benefit and learn more about different public health areas without commuting.
Courses are taught by a multidisciplinary and experienced team. Every course is given over one week (5 days) 5-8 pm. More details on the course descriptions, schedules, and speakers can be found on this link.
Graduate students looking for elective courses, and working professionals and practitioners interested in developing their knowledge in a specific field may choose from the courses offered.
All courses exist in two formats, academic credited courses for graduate students and non–credited courses for professionals.


Students from UOB and other universities, who are willing to take academic credited courses, need to follow the regular registration or cross registration process adopted at UOB and in their respective university and department.

For professionals seeking non-credited courses, please follow the following steps: 
  1. Check the SI courses below and select the course/s of interest.
  2. For registration, kindly send an email containing your full name along with the desired course/s to:
  3. ​Pay the registration fees. The amount will be sent to you through email.​
  4. Check the receipt of a course registration confirmation email: Once you register for course/s, you will receive a confirmation email of the courses registered from the Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Institute. If you do not receive a confirmation within 48hrs, please contact us at:


  • - The “academic credit registration” is for University students willing to receive an official transcript at the end of the course(s). For this type of registration, the participant needs to fulfill course requirements and will be graded at the end of each course.
  • - Non-credit registration is for professionals who do not need an official transcript. Participants will get a certificate of attendance once they fulfill all the course requirements.


For professionals willing to register in one or more of the courses, full tuition should be duly paid during the registration period. Depending on the number of participants, applications and registration can be accepted until the first session of each course. However, participants are highly encouraged to register by June 12, 2023 to ensure having reserved places because classes are limited to 20 participants. For any assistance in the payment process, please contact:

Students from UOB and other universities willing to take “academic credited courses”, need to follow the regular payment process, where the payment is divided into installments.


The Faculty of Health Sciences at UOB reserves the right to cancel the offerings of a course due to low enrollment. In this case, all the enrollment fees will be refunded and participants will be notified immediately.
Participants willing to withdraw for the Summer Institute need to inform the coordinator by sending an email to Participants are not eligible for refund in this case.
Participants can add courses within the deadline suggested (first class of each course).
Students from UOB and other universities willing to take academic credited courses, need to follow the regular drop and add process adopted at UOB.


The Faculty of Health Sciences Summer Institute at the University of Balamand is offering four courses during Summer Semester 22-23. All courses are offered as 1 credit course (academic credit and non-credited format).
In case of any changes in the schedules of the courses, participants will be notified through email.