The profession of the future is Public Health, it’s one of the most relevant professions in the context of reforming the healthcare industry, creating favorable conditions for strengthening and preserving the health of the population as the highest social value, and countering the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
We provide training of competent professionals in the field of Public Health Protection, we provide to give theoretical knowledge and practical skills and abilities sufficient for the successful performance of professional duties in the specialty 229 “Public Health”, which will help to be able to perform successfully professional, organizational and managerial duties.
Industries and sectors of employment of higher education applicants:
- Activities in the field of preventive medicine;
- Activities in the field of management in healthcare;
- Activities in the field of medical law and biotetics;
- Activities in the field of healthcare economics;
- Environmental activities;
- Activities in the field of Social Security and Public Services;
- Activities in the social and information(communication) sphere.
Will new professions be introduced for Public Health professionals?
Now the working group of the Ministry of Health is developing proposals for the classifier of professions in the field of Healthcare, and I am a member of this group. Three professions were identified, which are purely professions of the Public Health system. Firstly, it is an epidemiologist. In other words, this is a doctor who acquires additional competencies in the process of postgraduate training. This professional is trained by the medical education system. But the other two professions are prepared in our master’s program and, according to the requirements, the one must have the Educational Qualification “Master of Public Health”. This is an epidemiologist and environmental health specialist. Each of them will have its own tasks and functions. Thus, a person who completes a master’s degree in Public Health also gets a specific profession.
Employment of those persons who already have a higher education and receive an additional master’s degree in Public Health.
Most specialists who already have higher education diplomas can receive this additional specialization. For example, journalists who want to understand better in the field of Public Health, environmentalists, physicists, chemists, sociologists , all of them will be able to gain additional competence and be competitive in this field.
For example, legal issues in the field of Public Health are very important. The training program of the educational program at the second (master’s) level of the highest education system allocates 90 hours of training on legal support of Public Health and human rights in the field of healthcare. We have, for example, the subject of Public Health Economics (financial management of public health programs) – 150 hours, politics, ethics, leadership, informatization and communication of the Public Health System, Human Ecology . In general, OSAU tries to have as large a range of subjects as possible, because without such subjects the understanding of Public Health would be incomplete.
As a result, after completing the master’s degree, a specialist acquires additional competencies, a person becomes a specialist in the field of Public Health, and it is clear that the opportunities for his professional growth become much more powerful.