- Provide advanced knowledge of healthcare to professionals concerning emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
- Prepare well-qualified health professionals to deal with infectious diseases.
- Contribute to the reduction of nosocomial infection and antibiotic resistance.
- Contribute to the rapid and appropriate detection and management of outbreaks (prevention and control).
- Strengthening surveillance and stewardship of infectious diseases in healthcare and community sectors.
- Foster research in the field of infectious diseases prevention and control.
- Synthesize strategies and policies for the prevention and control of infectious diseases
The Outcomes from this Program
- Effective / Efficient diagnosis and treatment including follow-up, leading to fewer complications
- Reduce hospital stays, lower nosocomial infection, and lower antibiotic resistance.
- Reduce morbidity, lower mortality, and the improvement of health indicators
- lower disease burden and enable the saving of resources
- Early detection of diseases and outbreaks containment, better prevention and control.
- IHR (International Health Regulation) implementation, leading to better coordination regionally and globally.
- Improve the research side; to create and prepare a quality pool of research in the domain and to prepare the students for future studies and research
Criteria of Admission
To apply for the program of study applicants must:
- Hold a Bachelor of Science in nursing, biology, medicine, pharmacology, public health, occupational therapy or physiotherapy from an accredited university with an average grade greater than or equal to 75% (>2.5 GPA)
- Have experience in health care