Although our degree programme was recognised by the Ministry of
Education, Youth and Sport in 2003, a subsequent decision (2007) by the
Royal Government of Cambodia means that we have had to discontinue
admissions to this programme: this is because, inter alia,
we are not attached to hospital and its attendant resources. Although
we disagree with the manner in which this decision was pushed through,
and its underlying rationale, we have no choice in the matter.
Community Health Education, as one form of preventative medicine, is important because it gives the people a chance to take charge of their own destiny as much as possible; and thus, by maximising their well-being, it serves to minimise the economic and other costs in later life, both to the individual and to society.
Moreover, whilst physicians and clinicians deal mainly with individual patients, public health educationalists can take a broader view of society as a whole, and direct programs at the general population; or at targeted groups of individuals, based on where the latter live, or on their occupation or other aspects of their behavior.
The aim of the Community Health Education program is thus to provide students with the relevant general medical knowledge; and the means to translate this information into cost-effective action. In this way, graduates of this program will be able to participate in efforts to help the members of the community improve their own situation.
The College of Public Health is also developing of a Bachelor's program in Social Work. Probably more so than most other countries, Cambodia’s recent tumultuous history and its after-effects (including the grossly-skewed distribution of economic resources) mean that the pressures on individuals and their families become more varied and less predictable as society gets more complex and complicated. Our undergraduate program in Social Work, based on the “person-in-environment” paradigm, aims to produce generalist social work practitioners with the skills necessary to help improve the lot of those members of the community who, through force of circumstances, have developed interpersonal and other problems.
· Community _Health Education (BS)
· Social Work (BSW)
Note: BS, BSW – Bachelor’s Degree
As oriented subjects for the Foundation Year, a student must do two of ITE102 (Introduction to Computer Programming C++), ITE103 (Introduction to the Internet and Networking) and PHE101 (Personal Health and Wellness). These are counted towards the balance of the student's electives.
The minimum requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Public Health, as set by the University of Cambodia, include 49 credit hours of General Education courses and 54 credit hours of courses in the field of Community Health Education.
BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
In addition to the General Education requirements set by the University of Cambodia, together with the balance of electives from outside their major, students must do at least 54 credit hours of relevant courses in Community Health Education for a major. Students must take all fourteen core courses (including PHE496 Supervised Field Experience, although this can be waived for students who have already done relevant practical work in Community Health Education); and choose four major electives.
Core Courses (3 credits each):
PHE101: Personal Health and Wellness
PHE102: Principles of Public Health
PSY101: Introduction to Psychology
SOC101: Introduction to Sociology
PHE201: Introduction to Human Health and Disease
PHE202: Principles of Community Health Education
BIO202: Introduction to Microbiology
BIO207: Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology
PHE302: Health, Disease and Culture
PHE303: Health Communication Theory and Practice
PHE304: Health Education Methodology (EDC207 [Teaching Methodology] can be read instead)
BIO305: Principles of Nutrition
PHE402: Health Program Planning (PUB204 [Health Policy and Planning] can be read instead)
PHE496: Supervised Field Experience
Major Electives (3 credits each; choose four)
PHE401: Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Education and Communication Programs
EDC104: Psychology of Education
EDC402: Non-Formal Education
BACHELOR’S DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Core Courses (3 credits each)
SWK101: Introduction to Social Work
SWK102: General Social Work Practice I
SWK103: General Social Work Practice II
SWK104: Human Behavior and the Social Environment
Lower-division Courses (3 credits each)
SWK201: Socio-cultural Content for Social Work Practice
SWK202: General Social Work Practice III
SWK203: General Social Work Practice IV
SWK204: Research Methods for Social Work
Upper-division Courses (3 credits each, unless otherwise indicated)
SWK301: Social Work with the Person and Family Dynamics
SWK302: Introduction to Community and Organizational Processes
SWK303: Theory and Practice of Social Group Work
SWK304: Interpersonal Skills Development for Social Work
SWK401: Integrative Practice Seminar
SWK402: Independent Study
SWK403: Special Topics in Doing Social Work in Cambodia
SWK404: Field Work Practicum (9 credits)
THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBODIA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THESE CATALOGS AS IT SEES FIT, SO THAT WE HAVE THE NECESSARY FLEXIBILITY IN AN EVER-EVOLVING WORLD.
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