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Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 4:46pm On Dec 25, 2014
This thread is to bring ideas, information, advice, discussion, direction and achieving a common goal for prospective public health professionals.

Firstly, I'm starting out my career in public health. That's 110% decided. I have a bachelor's degree in the sciences and a relatively sound knowledge of research.

Public Health is an enormous discipline which is open to everyone irrespective of their originating academic background, towards achieving a safe and planned public health.

In Nigeria, public health is mostly available at a higher Cadre of learning, starting from the masters degree setup, so I have found out. FUTO however has programme for undergrads.

The university of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), University of Lagos are example of schools with Public Health Department which award degrees in Public Health. Entry requirements vary between these schools, so be sure to check the admission requirements of these schools to guide you in your decision making

As I'm starting out my own career, I will not have all the knowledge to pass along, therefore I urge experienced public health professionals operating in Nigeria and elsewhere to post valuable contributions to aid prospective, entry level, mid-career and top-level public health professionals here

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Re: Careers In Public Health by esperiense(m): 8:36pm On Dec 25, 2014
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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 9:09pm On Dec 25, 2014
Environmental health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, health management and informatics are some aspects of public health study in Nigeria universities.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by wunmi590(m): 2:09pm On Dec 26, 2014
Am an HND grduate of microbiology, I intend doin it @ my PGD if any schools in Nigeria offrs it @ d level nd al @ my mastrs levl
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 9:10pm On Dec 26, 2014
wunmi590:
Am an HND grduate of microbiology, I intend doin it @ my PGD if any schools in Nigeria offrs it @ d level nd al @ my mastrs levl

I'm not so sure of PGD's in Public Health, but definitely as a full masters degree. Maybe U of Ibadan offers PGD, you can look at it.

However I think your HND with good standing should qualify you for admission into a master's degree study.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by wunmi590(m): 9:13pm On Dec 26, 2014
Etinosajay:


I'm not so sure of PGD's in Public Health, but definitely as a full masters degree. Maybe U of Ibadan offers PGD, you can look at it.

However I think your HND with good standing should qualify you for admission into a master's degree study.

Thanks, but I was ask to go through PGD first as an HND graduate before I can be considered for Masters, I even applied in abroad, it was the same thing
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 9:19pm On Dec 26, 2014
wunmi590:


Thanks, but I was ask to go through PGD first as an HND graduate before I can be considered for Masters, I even applied in abroad, it was the same thing

Even a bachelor's degree holder would require GMAT for many A and B grade graduate schools overseas.

As for Nigerian schools, I suggest you fiind out directly from the department admissions officer, but I am sure you can apply for a master's directly with an HND of good standing

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Re: Careers In Public Health by wunmi590(m): 9:46pm On Dec 26, 2014
Etinosajay:


Even a bachelor's degree holder would require GMAT for many A and B grade graduate schools overseas.

As for Nigerian schools, I suggest you fiind out directly from the department admissions officer, but I am sure you can apply for a master's directly with an HND of good standing

Thanks, would do more findings
Re: Careers In Public Health by xtian234(m): 6:19am On Dec 27, 2014
thanks to the originator of this thread. i am an ND gtaduate of food technology i intended going for de to ui into human nutrition and diatitics with my reasch on google i was ment to know its a public health programme . pls i need more insight on this career path or should i continue with fst . pls ur candid advice is welcomed
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 6:59am On Dec 27, 2014
xtian234:
thanks to the originator of this thread. i am an ND gtaduate of food technology i intended going for de to ui into human nutrition and diatitics with my reasch on google i was ment to know its a public health programme . pls i need more insight on this career path or should i continue with fst . pls ur candid advice is welcomed

Human nutrition is a brilliant subject area with fascinating opportunities in Nigeria and beyond. It's available as a first degree study and also as an aspect of public health study at the masters level and doctorate.

If you have a good ND result, apply for DE as you intent doing. Cheers
Re: Careers In Public Health by xtian234(m): 7:32am On Dec 27, 2014
Etinosajay:


Human nutrition is a brilliant subject area with fascinating opportunities in Nigeria and beyond. It's available as a first degree study and also as an aspect of public health study at the masters level and doctorate.

If you have a good ND result, apply for DE as you intent doing. Cheers

tanks..... i had distinction i tink its a good grade to reckon wit
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 1:14pm On Dec 27, 2014
xtian234:


tanks..... i had distinction i tink its a good grade to reckon wit

Of course it is....distinction is a good way to start. Apply for direct entry then
Re: Careers In Public Health by xtian234(m): 9:27pm On Dec 27, 2014
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Of course it is....distinction is a good way to start. Apply for direct entry then[/quote


tanks bro
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 8:10pm On Dec 28, 2014
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Welcome
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 11:35am On Dec 29, 2014
A biochemist in the making.


M.Sc in public health opens one to opportunity in what and what institution?
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 3:35pm On Dec 29, 2014
torres2:
A biochemist in the making.


M.Sc in public health opens one to opportunity in what and what institution?

A degree in public health brings opportunity in a limitless field, especially in health institutions, both locally, nationally, regionally and internationally as Health Administrators/Managers, Program Directors, Epidemiologist, Public Health statisticians, Environmental Health Educators, EH sanitary officers, all generally in health ministries and parastatals. Other health professionals have also found positions in Occupational Health and safety department of most multinational and transnational corporations.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Keky(m): 4:05pm On Dec 29, 2014
torres2:
A biochemist in the making.


M.Sc in public health opens one to opportunity in what and what institution?
My nigga torres2 is a biochemist, wow. Great Metabolites!!
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 4:32pm On Dec 29, 2014
Etinosajay:


A degree in public health brings opportunity in a limitless field, especially in health institutions, both locally, nationally, regionally and internationally as Health Administrators/Managers, Program Directors, Epidemiologist, Public Health statisticians, Environmental Health Educators, EH sanitary officers, all generally in health ministries and parastatals. Other health professionals have also found positions in Occupational Health and safety department of most multinational and transnational corporations.

Thanks a bunch bro.

In 300level going to 400level soonest, hence the curiosity to go for my M.Sc or study Medicine/dentistry as a D.E student
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 4:33pm On Dec 29, 2014
Keky:
My nigga torres2 is a biochemist, wow. Great Metabolites!!


Keky don't tell me you are one too.
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 4:38pm On Dec 29, 2014
torres2:


Thanks a bunch bro.

In 300level going to 400level soonest, hence the curiosity to go for my M.Sc or study Medicine/dentistry as a D.E student

Well, the decision is yours to make. Doctors also take on MSC public health at some time in their careers
Re: Careers In Public Health by Keky(m): 4:41pm On Dec 29, 2014
torres2:



Keky don't tell me you are one too.
I'm a proud graduate of Biochemistry dear!!!!!! Acetyl Coa of life loooool
Re: Careers In Public Health by Keky(m): 4:43pm On Dec 29, 2014
Etinosajay:


Well, the decision is yours to make. Doctors also take on MSC public health at some time in their careers
Doctors are into public health now, so its really hard for a graduate of Biochem or Mcb to get in, they mostly take graduates of Medicine.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 5:40pm On Dec 29, 2014
Keky:
Doctors are into public health now, so its really hard for a graduate of Biochem or Mcb to get in, they mostly take graduates of Medicine.

That's very false my friend. I used to think so until I got admission in one of the best schools in Nigeria in Public Health and I'm not a doctor.

These categories of public health entrants (social workers, psychology graduates, science graduates) are equally as relevant as the doctor in ensuring good public health.

Furthermore, there's a stream for doctors in public health, like clinical epidemiology, those are one of the few areas that requires a medical degree for entrance.

Field Epidemiology,
Medical statistics
Health Administration
Environmental Health
And many more streams are open to graduates from diverse fields with proven interest and intellect in tackling public health issues.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 6:23pm On Dec 31, 2014
Keky:
I'm a proud graduate of Biochemistry dear!!!!!! Acetyl Coa of life loooool


Wow, can I privately mail you?
Re: Careers In Public Health by Keky(m): 11:02pm On Dec 31, 2014
torres2:



Wow, can I privately mail you?
Yes dear
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 12:51am On Jan 01, 2015
FUTO offers public health degree programme from bachelors degree to doctorate level.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 7:16am On Jan 01, 2015
Cajetanspeaks:
FUTO offers public health degree programme from bachelors degree to doctorate level.

Happy new year & thanks for your information

Would you care to elaborate on the scope of the public health degree offered at FUTO as first degree
Re: Careers In Public Health by Nobody: 7:39am On Jan 01, 2015
Etinosajay:


Happy new year & thanks for your information

Would you care to elaborate on the scope of the public health degree offered at FUTO as first degree
Happy new year to you too. As a professional undergraduate degree programme, it covers all aspects of public health. WHO recently nominated the dept as a hub for disease control in africa. Visit futo.edu.ng/schools/health/public, for a comprehensive info.

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Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 8:17am On Jan 01, 2015
Cajetanspeaks:
Happy new year to you too. As a professional undergraduate degree programme, it covers all aspects of public health. WHO recently nominated the dept as a hub for disease control in africa. Visit futo.edu.ng/schools/health/public, for a comprehensive info.

Good piece of information.
Re: Careers In Public Health by jaydude(f): 7:31am On Jan 02, 2015
Hi all, happy new year. Pls how possible is it for one to become self employed after studying public health at masters level, also which of the public health fields is more lucrative as regards Nigeria today
Re: Careers In Public Health by Etinosajay(m): 10:51am On Jan 02, 2015
jaydude:
Hi all, happy new year. Pls how possible is it for one to become self employed after studying public health at masters level, also which of the public health fields is more lucrative as regards Nigeria today

As much as I know, it is possible to be self employed. As a consultant for example.

Your knowledge of public health could be useful in designing public health solutions as an entrepreneur.

As per lucrative tendency in public health, Environmental health seems to be doing well, occupational health and safety too
Re: Careers In Public Health by greennproud: 2:53pm On Jan 02, 2015
wunmi590:


Thanks, but I was ask to go through PGD first as an HND graduate before I can be considered for Masters, I even applied in abroad, it was the same thing
Apply to tuition free Universities in Germany and thank me later.


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