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    Why study at SPH?

  • University of Tehran degree awarded, internationally recognized
  • One of the top research-led universities in Iran
  • Well known academics with international teaching, research and consultancy experience
  • A challenging teaching approach: Quality, creativity and empowerment

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History

As part of Tehran University, the School of Medicine was established in 1934. The establishment of this school has created a greater potential to the development of medical research in the country. Following the revision of the educational programs of the university, the Medical research in Tehran University was formally introduced and approved the establishment of the Parasitology chair and the investigation section in 1940.

At that period, the morbidity and mortality rates of malaria in Iran was considerably high. However, few operations were carried out to control malaria in some parts of the country. The public health importance of parasitic diseases, especially that of malaria led to the establishment of the Institute of Malariology in 1951. This instituted was established in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) and helped conducting extensive researches in the field and with the general goal of controlling and eradicating malaria in the country.

In 1952 a contract was concluded with the WHO and arthropod-borne diseases control project began in the Institute of Malariology. After the conduct of extensive research on malaria and other parasitic diseases, the institute has expanded its scope of activities and was renamed as the “Institute of Malariology and Parasitology”. Furthermore, the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the WHO has established Bilharzia program in 1959 and was assigned to the Institute of Malariology and Parasitology and an extensive research program on bilharzia began in Khuzestan Province. In 1964 tropical diseases were incorporated in the Parasitology chair. A few years later the name of the Institute of Malariology and Parasitology was changed into the Institute of “Parasitology and Tropical Health”. Thus, the scope of activities and the study on common parasitic and tropical diseases was further expanded to different parts of the country.

In 1965, the Public Health chair was added to the Parasitology and Tropical Health and three departments were merged to School of Public Health at Tehran University. Additionally, “the Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Health” was renamed as “the Institute of Public Health Research” and its main objective was to conduct scientific research on local diseases of the country that were deemed important and critical by the public executive bodies.

Finally on 9th July 1966, the statute of the School of Public Health was approved in the one hundred and fifteenth session of the Central Council of Iranian Universities. Since then the School of Public Health has been serving the scientific society of the country with an expanded capacity both in quantity and quality.  

With this background, the School of Public Health has been a pioneer in strengthening the Iranian healthcare system through the implementation of innovations such as the Primary Healthcare and Family Doctor programs. This has been the fruit of the coordinated efforts of many influential individuals working in the School of Public of Health.

Generally, the history of the School of Public Health included three periods. The period from the beginning to 1966, in this period the school was called the Institute of Public Health Research; from 1966 to 2013 it was named as the School of Public Health and the Institute of Public Health Research and finally since 2013 it is called the School of Public Health. The list of chancellors of the school since its very foundation is presented below:

 

Dr. ShamsAlDin Mofidi, Dr. Naser Ansari, , Dr. MohammadAli Faghih, Dr. Abolhasan Nadim, Dr. Ahmad Ghaneh Basiri, Dr. Masoud Emami, Dr. Hussein MalekAfzali, Dr. Alireza MesdaghiNia, Dr. Ali Akbari Sari

The School of Public Health’s main objectives are to provide the highest level of education, foster new research and strengthen health capacities and services in order to: prevent illness and injuries, ensure people live in a safe and clean environment, have healthy eating and other lifestyle habits and develop policies and programs to reduce health disparities and improve health and healthcare services.

 To achieve these objectives, School of Public Health has a well established management structure with over 160 academic members of staff, 15 educational departments, over 40 academic programs, more than 1200 MSc and PhD students and 600 MPH students in a variety of courses, although the school continues to expand

About School of Public Health :

The School of Public Health and Institude of Public Health Research is the oldest and largest center of health studies in Iran, being the first in the country to train specialists in a wide variety of diciplines beginnig in the year 1966.

Since then, the School of Public Health (SPH)and Institude of Public Health Research (IPHR) have been carrying out educational and research programs, with the aim of developing specialized manpower in the field of public health and also eliminating health difficulties, specially environmental health problems, resulted from increasing environmental pollution which are seriously threatening human health. This Site details research and educational programs, currently offered at all departments. Through introducing these, we hope to be able to initiate collaboration between the departments and other research and educational centers across the country and the world.

We believe, it is through the exchange of ideas and mutual collaborations that the roots of science and engineering are nourished, strengthened and the welfare of humankind is improved.

Consequently, We sincerely wish to emphasize our willingness and readiness to participate in the exchange of scientists and students, as well as in joint and collaborative research programs with other educational and research centers.


Aims:

  The goals of The School of Public Health is to train specialists in postgraduate fields of health sciences, to do field studies on the country’s health problems, to devise necessary executive plans, and to cooperate with national and international organizations. In teaching the specific objectives of this School is for our students to gain an understanding of how health care affects the global economy and government policies; to gain management skills and health economics; to learn about how psychological and sociological issues affect health care research and practices; to gain a broad knowledge of biological and chemical sciences; and to become a critical thinking, broad minded, and ethical individual. The School’s research programs are meant to promote experimental sciences and applied research.

 

 TUMS IS ACCREDITED BY ASIC (2013-2017)

Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) is accredited with premier status by the Accreditation Service for International Colleges (ASIC). All educational programs offered at TUMS and its affiliated institutions and hospitals have been approved by the governmental, academic,  and professional bodies that have credibility and responsibility in the respective areas.

TUMS is committed to the highest standards of ethics, honesty, and integrity in pursuit of its mission of education, research, patient care, and public service. To fulfill this, TUMS Accreditation Commission was founded in 2011. The Commission is an alternative accreditation model developed by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Global Strategies and International Affairs to ensure high criteria and excellence in performance in teaching, learning, health, and patient care.

The Commission developed a plan to demonstrate the quality assurance structure throughout the university.

TUMS' focus today is to become the first Iranian medical university to be accredited by prestigious world accreditation organizations.  Period of Accreditation: 1st February 2013-31st January 2017
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School at a Glance


Departments

1

Disaster & Emergency Health

2

Environmental Health Engineering

3

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

4

Global Health and Public Policy

5

Health Promotion and Education

6

Health Management and Economics

7

Health Sciences Educational  and Development

8

Human Ecology

9

Medical Parasitology and Mycology

10

Medical Entomology and Vector Control

11

Occupational Health

12

Pathobiology

13

Virology

 

 

  

 

 

 

MPH Programs 

1

Addiction Control and Prevention

2

Disaster Health

3

Disease Control

4

Field Epidemiology

5

Health of Elderly

6

Health Sector Reform

7

Microbiology

8

MD-MPH

9

Mental Health

10

Reproductive Health

11

Social Determinants of Health (SDH)


 

 

  Programs

BSc

MSc

PhD

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Biostatistics

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Environmental Health Engineering

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Epidemiology

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Ergonomics

 

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5

Food Microbiology

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6

Food Safety

 

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7

Health Economics

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8

Health Education and Promotion

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9

Health in Disasters

 

 

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10

Health Management

 

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11

Health Policy

 

 

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12

Health Technology Assessment

 

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13

Immunology

 

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14

Medical Parasitology

 

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15

Medical Entomology and Vector Control

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Microbiology

 

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Mycology

 

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Virology

 

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Occupational Health

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Public Health

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