The bachelor’s course in Public Health provide professional training in health promotion, disease prevention and health protection against harmful risk factors. It teaches the principles behind and ways to mobilise the society to implement the government’s health policy on the local and national level. It enables students to acquire knowledge about forecasting and impacting the structure and volume of the public’s health and medical service needs, to learn to write expert opinions, reports, papers and publications concerning public health. Students can learn the principles of management and acquire management skills based on legal standards and modern management techniques to manage health protection institutions and institutions dealing with broadly understood public health.
During the course, students have the opportunity to practice their skills at institutions who work in partnership with the University, i.e. at the Polish Society for Health Programmes, the Regional Centre for Co-ordinating Population Programmes for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer and the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer and the Children’s Health and Physical Fitness Promotion Centre, all of whom run health programmes for the population. They can serve professional internships with local government institutions, health insurance institutions (e.g. the NFZ – the Polish National Health Fund) and other health protection institutions.
Graduates have the professional training to work in broadly understood health system institutions in the public, local government, non-governmental and private sectors. The course covers the basics of social sciences, demography, epidemiology, law, economics and management, health promotion issues, social welfare system health programmes, national and European Union public health policy.
First cycle course graduates have the right to take up a second cycle (master’s) course in Public Health.