The continuous professional development in Public Health (DPH) is necessary for all public health workforce. This is mainly to sharpen their skills, update their knowledge, and meet the ever-growing needs in the health system. The advanced nine-month professional degree program intended principally for graduating scholars to pursue a career in public health practice and become effective change agents in the society. The courses cover the core subjects of interdisciplinary education and training for the analysis of practical problems, solutions, and implementation with a special focus on the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). Its strong field orientation is unique in the region. The program is composed of three programs with five courses each:
- Foundations in Public Health with a strong methodological focus;
- Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, including social determinants and public health emergency management;
- Priority Programs in Public Health.
Each program is composed of five courses. Each course comprises of 15 hours of direct contact and 15 hours of indirect contact with teaching staff, together accounting to 30 hours per week corresponding to 1.2 credits. The field work makes up for 200 hours per program during a field phase of 7 weeks corresponding to 8 credits in total. The field phase will be done in close cooperation with Jordanian and EMR-based public health and environmental health organizations, local authorities, and independent non-governmental organizations. The participants of the program will be guided by committed and experienced professors for all relevant subjects.
Each training course is delivered in (18-30) Learning Hours. These courses can be taken as part of the three-month programs for a Post Graduate Diploma Certificate, or as stand-alone course. Upon meeting the course requirements, the participant will be awarded a Certificate of Successful Completion by the International Academy of Public Health (IAPH) and accredited by the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA).