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The School of Dentistry, Amoud University College of Health Sciences in conjunction with the Office of Community Development and Research, Amoud University College of Health Sciences performed various community outreach activities in the days starting February 10th, 2018 to February 15th, 2018.

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On Monday January 29th, 2018, Amoud College of Health Sciences - AHCS, organized a one day workshop intended for building capacities of Research Supervisors and students at Amoud College of Health Sciences -  ACHS. The Research and Development Centre (RDC) of the College of Health Sciences, Amoud University planned and organized the workshop.

The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Oso Willis Yuko, and in attendance were Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal, ACHS, Yusuf Hared, Head of Research Development Centre (RDC) and Community Activities, ACHS; Dr. Ismail Muhumed Aye, Dean, School of Medicine and Surgery, ACHS; Dr. Abdisalam Jamaa Ibrahim "Gahayr", Dean School of Public Health, ACHS; Dr. Abdirashid Omer Sh. Ibrahim, Dean School of Dentistry, ACHS; and twelve other research supervisors drawn from Amoud College of Health Sciences.

Dr. Walhad gave his opening remarks where he started by underscoring the great relevance of Research in modern day higher education, and need to strive to achieve as much output as possible from such initiatives for the sake of innovation, enrichment of knowledge base and closing of knowledge gaps that exist in the Somaliland  and local context.

Dr. Oso Willis Yuko, the coordinator, SGPSR and the facilitator for the one-day workshop Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.
Dr. Oso Willis Yuko, the coordinator, SGPSR and the facilitator for the one-day workshop Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.

Furthermore, he emphasized the importance of the workshop, since it will go a long way in impacting the development of capacities for Academic Research in the College for both lecturers and students. Without research, knowledge advancement is not easy, but with research there are underlying benefits such as having students acquire ability to identify health problems, then plan and propose actions for implementation as remedies to counter such problems. He therefore called upon all participants (supervisors) to participate fully and actively in the workshop so as to derive the maximum benefit from it, in order to realize the workshop's objectives.

Mr. Yusuf A. Hareed, Head of Research and Development Center “RDC”, ACHS and also the workshop coordinator also took turn to address the participants and highlighted this indcution as a milestone. Since establishment of research development centre-RDC at the college three years ago, this has been the first such workshop. Amongst the gains made within the period of time, he enumrated, was review of curriculum for each school at the college to embrace research by putting a general requirement for all our students to undertake some prerequisite courses such as report writing,

Biostatistics, and Research Methods, courses which are designed to prepare the students academically ahead of their writing research projects for their final year. The objective of the training was reflective of the need that come out as a result of challenges noted by both students and supervisors during last two years as a result of adoption of research manual from school of postgraduate studies and research, that was then used as a working document before coming up with the new research manual for undergraduate level for schools at the college of health sciences. In addition the workshop intends to further address modalities, roles and responsibilities of the research supervisors and the research students. These issues are core to the smooth running of Academic research as conducted at the College for the last year, for example the college has adopted a system of clustering of students into a group of 5 to 7 who select one research topic relevant to their field of study and then they get assigned one supervisor because of limited number of graduate supervisors.

A section of the deans of schools from ACHS and supervisors attending the Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.
A section of the deans of schools from ACHS and supervisors attending the Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.


In closing his speech, Mr. Yusuf A. Hareed gave a vote of thanks to Amoud School of Postgraduate Studies and Research - SPGSR for their immense contribution to Research Development Centre - RDC, of the college. He paid special tribute to Mr. Said H. Habane, the dean, Amoud School of Postgraduate Studies and Research, and Dr. Oso Willis Yuko, the Coordinator, SPGSR  for their contribution and support in this endeavour throughout the years before welcoming the dean SPGSR to say a word or two.

The dean SPGSR in his speech welcomed everyone to the workshop and thanked the Principal ACHS, RDC Office and supervisors for their dedication to conducting research at their various schools in particular and at the college in general before introducing Dr. Oso Willis Yuko, the coordinator, SGPSR and the facilitator for the one-day workshop.

Dr. Oso in his speech also thanked the Principal and head of RDC for their readiness and willingness to improve research in context of health sciences and reiterated that he is ready to provide any support needed.

The participants were allowed to introduce themselves and state their expectations from the training workshop.

Thereafter, the facilitator lead the discussions and commenced the training as per agenda which apart from opening of the workshop itself included :-

  1. Brief Introduction to new research manual of undergraduate level students
  2. Supervision techniques such as Supervisor role, student role, time lines and deliverables and schedule challenges of supervision among other emerging issues.
  3. Evaluation techniques for example Evaluation performance form for both  proposal hearing and defense
A section of the deans of schools from ACHS and supervisors attending the Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.
A section of the deans of schools from ACHS and supervisors attending the Research Capacity Building Workshop held at ACHS Meeting Hall Monday, January 28th, 2018.

On Thursday January 18th, 2018, the Senior-Class School of Dentistry Students together with some of their doctors performed a campaign in the Central Police Station of Awdal Region to provide different dental treatments needed by the police and the staff of the station.
The dental treatments they performed were:

  1. Filling of the carious teeth_ART (Atraumatic Restorative Treatment)
  2. Medication
  3. Scaling
  4. Oral Health Education including effective tooth brushing technique
  5. Extraction of the unrestorable teeth
  6. Also there were a number of patients referred to the Dental Skill Lab of the University for them to get the dental services they needed which could not be done at the field
One of the patients(a police officer) being attended to by a doctor during the campaign at Central police Station, in  Borama, Thursday January 18th, 2018
One of the patients(a police officer) being attended to by a doctor during the campaign at Central police Station, in Borama, Thursday January 18th, 2018

Introduction

Amoud School of Public Health (SPH) was established in the academic year September of 2012- 2013 as part of the College of Health Sciences. It was established in academic year 2012-2013 as part of the Amoud College of Health Sciences and the first of its kind in Somaliland and Somalia. The program is designed for four years of study leading to the degree of bachelor of Public Health.

There is a complex threat of rapidly spreading and emerging infectious diseases( Communicable and non-communicable disease) as well as changing lifestyles, a strong health workforce is essential. Building the human resources for health should not only include healthcare professionals like physicians and nurses but must take into consideration public health practitioners and  strengthened primary healthcare systems to increase coverage and address the basic health needs of societies. This is especially true in low and middle-income countries like our country where healthcare access is a critical challenge. To respond to this crisis, policies and actions are needed to address the dynamics of the health, the production and management of the health workforce and to strengthen the performance of existing health systems. Schools of public health need to be developed to improve the range of capacity and leadership in addition to the traditional training of healthcare managers and researchers. To respond Amoud College of Health Sciences have started the School of Public Health to focus on Policy formulation, Strategic planning, Health services financing, Coordination of health services, Service provision, management, Leadership and good Governance.

The educational programme of the school of public health aims to provide the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become oriented public health professionals who take the leadership roles within the public health issues and meet the current and future challenges of public health issues as to improve the quality of life and the population’s health of the country. The curriculum provides the broad systemic understanding, critical thinking skills, and leadership training needed to tackle today’s complex public health challenges. The public health post graduate program was started academic year 2012-2013. It is designed for two years of study  leading to master of public health. It is primarily concerned with the promotion of health, prevention of disease and prolonging life. The purpose of the MPH programme is to equip its graduates with knowledge and skills to improve the standards of health of people, through training public health specialists with a hands-on approach in disease prevention, leadership and management of programs at community and institutional levels.

The programme is tailored to various public and community health priority areas thus allowing a wider range of choices for students with different backgrounds.

The SPH is one of the sixth faculties of the college of health sciences. Its academic program is designed for four years leading to a bachelor degree of public health. It is the first school of public health of its kind in Somaliland/Somalia which offers a world class standard program. The school of public health is a demanding, interdisciplinary program emphasizing active, student-directed learning, problem solving, and the acquisition of skills essential to the practice of public health.

The program provides many opportunities for education, research, and community involvement in the advancement of the knowledge in public health disciplines and to improve the quality of life and the population’s health. The course aims to equip students with skills needed to appreciate and analyze public health problems in the country Somaliland /Somalia, and to design and evaluate actions to improve public health services.

The Program Goal

The goal of the program is to produce practically oriented public health professionals who possess the knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required to assume leadership roles within the public health systems and issues to meet the current and future challenges of public health.

The Specific Objectives

  1. Strengthen the capacity for implementing health service at the district level, including priority setting and resource allocation.
  2. Prepare public health practitioners to work within an integrated multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral health system
  3. Promote linkages between institutions providing public health training locally, nationally, regionally and worldwide.
  4. Create new knowledge, new experience, new innovative ways, new information and findings will be applied to community settings; as well carry out essential national research.

Outcomes

Increasingly it is recognized that the program is to tackle public health problems.
The Public Health Curriculum supports a number of outcomes into a wide range of Public Health professionals. The curriculum provides a framework for the acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills and experiences of the students an enabling environment that has been created for the achievement of competency based outcomes

Who can apply?

The program is open to both national and international students whether living within and outside of the borders of Somaliland, who should preferably be fulfilling minimum admission requirements.  

Admission Requirement

The program is a four-year that consists:  one year freshman basic courses and three year focusing public health program studies leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Public Health. There is a minimum 3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) entrance requirement after fresh year courses.

How to apply?

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from the Amoud University Collage of Health Science, office of School of Public Health registration

How is the program organized?

This is a fulltime learning program therefore students enrolled into this program are expected to study mostly on their own, using learning materials provided to them at the beginning of each semester.

Facilities available for Public Health learning students:

School of public health has offered students apart from academics; training and practical research and also community field practice under the PH fulltime program.

Academic Calendar

The university operates on a semester system and academic year commences mid September the previous calendar year and continues until mid July the following calendar year. There is a one month holiday break after the first semester and a two –month holiday at the end of the academic year.

Students enrollment

#    class    # students
1    1st year  Public Health    27
2    2nd year Public Health    37
3    Masters students    20
total    total    84

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