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Public Health, BSc

Faculty: Public Health

Starting date: September

Duration: 8 semesters

Credits obtained: The bachelor’s degree requires the completion of 240 credits (ETC).

Aim of the program: The aim of the BSc in public health program is to provide students with solid knowledge of the discipline, so that they understand the basic concepts of public health and are able to suggest solutions to public health challenges.

Entry requirements:
- high school certificate
- English language proficiency (CEFR level B2, assessed at the compulsory entrance interview)
- entrance interview

Lecture, Seminar: 72%
Practice: 28%

Main subjects typically include (this list is indicative and subject to change):

1st year: First Aid,  Health Informatics,  Medical Latin,  General Principles in Health Care & Nursing, Basics of Pedagogy,  Philosophy,  Basics of Psychology,  Basics of Sociology, Ecology,  Bioethics,  Mathematical Basics of Biostatistics,  Health Antropology,  Communication, Cell Biology, Economics and Management,  History of Public Health,  Health Psychology,  Health Sociology,  Hungarian Language,  Introduction to Public Health,  Biostatistics,  Genetics and Molecular Biology,  Anatomy,  Physiology

2nd year: Hungarian Language,  Basic Epidemiology,  Immunology,  Intoduction to Law,  Microbiology,  Public Health Medicine,  Clinical Propedeutics,  Biochemistry, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases,  Terrestrial Environmental Protection,  Environmental Health

3rd year: Aquatic Environmental Protection, Epidemiology of Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases,  Health Care Law,  Health Promotion and Health Policy,  Occupational Health,  Pharmacology,  Public Health Medicine, Basics of Research Methodology,  Child and Adolescent Health,  Field and Laboratory Practice,  Professional Hungarian, Basics of Dietetics,  Gerontology

4th year: Field and Laboratory practice, Health Care Law, Health Promotion,  Health Promotion in Primary Care,  Nutritional Health and Food Safety,  Professional Hungarian, Applied Epidemiology, Basics of Quality Assurance, Field and Laboratory Practice, Thesis

For further detailed information about the curriculum and subject requirements please check the course Bulletin.

Internship, practice: The duration of the internship is at least 10 weeks.

Career prospects: The degree will open up a range of career opportunities in the following fields:
- health services, research, surveillance, health promotion and/or enviromental health among other areas.
- public health and related agencies such as cancer registries, food safety authorities, disease screening programs, community development, international aid agencies, the private sector with the pharmaceutical industry and management consultancies.

One time fees:
Application fee 150 USD, entrance procedure fee 350 USD

Tuition Fee: 6,000 USD/year