This academic program is offered by the Faculty of Public Health (FoPH). The "problem-based learning" is designed to provide training to policy-makers, administrators and care providers and thereby improve their capabilities and capacity to provide affordable quality care. Upon successful completion of the program, the participants shall be awarded a diploma in Public Health (Dip. P H).

The teaching shall be conducted in the afternoons. For some subjects, seminar meetings may be held on Thursdays.

Structure and Curriculum

The program consists of five core modules and two elective modules. In addition, each parti-cipant has to complete a research and management project by collecting and analy-zing data, from his/her place of work, and reporting the results. 

The program comprises 420 hours (lectures, laboratory' exercises and field practice). In addition, a research and management project is to be completed. For that 6 weeks of super-vised study and a maximum of 8 weeks of self study shall be allowed.

Each module is of 3 credit hours and each shall be covered in 15 weeks.

The core modules are:

  • Health care delivery system
  • Population growth, sustainable develop-ment, and health
  • Foundations of epidemiologic research methods: Basic applied epidemiology' and biostatistics
  • Health services administration and planning
  • Health care financial management

Elective Modules (2 required)

  • Methods of Problem Solving
  • Public Health Communication
  • Hospital data:collection,interpretation,and presentation
  • In-service Education 
  • Health Information System
  • Environmental and Occupational Health, Health Education, Nutrition in Public Health, and Maternal and Child Health
  • Quality Management:Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)/Total Quality Manage-ment (TQM)

Target Audience

Potential participants shall be upper middle management healthcare professionals, directly involved in policy formulation, plan-ning and administration, who are interested in improving their abilities and in acquiring the needed tools and skills to motivate others to function more effectively.

Admission Criteria

  • A TOEFL score of 500 (or equivalent competence through an acceptable test)
  • Computer literacy in terms of ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A satisfactory essay of 300 - 500 words on long- term professional objectives
  • A successful interview with the designated Faculty members
  • A written letter of approval and support from the employer

Schedule

Semester I

  • Healthcare Delivery System
  • Foundations of Epidemiologic Research Methods: Basic Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Population Growth, Sustainable Development, and Health

Summer Semester

  • Health Care Financial Management
  • Elective 1

Semester II

  • Health Services Administration and Planning
  • Elective 2
  • Project

KIMS was established under a decree issued by HH the Amir of Kuwait. The institute is engaged in a variety of activities, including the organization of internship training of pre-registration medical graduates, specialty training at various levels in different medical fields, and continuing medical education programs for health professionals practicing in Kuwait.

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