Public Health

Gain a comprehensive understanding of global health issues, challenges, and solutions. Dive deep into the study of how socio-economic, environmental, and behavioral factors influence public health. Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement, and evaluate strategies aimed at improving the health and well-being of communities.


This program guides students through the multifaceted world of public health, focusing on both local and global health challenges. At Maryam Abacha American University, we ensure you receive a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, equipping you with the tools necessary to tackle real-world health issues and play a transformative role in promoting public health.

Career Opportunities

Our Public Health program prepares graduates for a myriad of rewarding career paths in the vast and ever-evolving field of healthcare. Potential career opportunities include:

Epidemiologist: Investigate and describe the determinants and distribution of diseases, develop methods to prevent and control outbreaks, and provide the foundation for public health policy.

Health Educator: Design, implement, and evaluate health education programs that increase awareness and improve community health outcomes.

Public Health Consultant: Offer expert advice on public health matters, assist in developing effective health strategies, and ensure the effective implementation of health programs.

Healthcare Administrator: Manage hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities, ensuring efficient and quality healthcare delivery.

Global Health Worker: Address global health issues, including infectious diseases, malnutrition, and access to healthcare, often working with international agencies like WHO.

Environmental Health Specialist: Study how environmental factors, like pollution and waste, impact public health, and develop strategies to mitigate these risks.

Graduates can also venture into a range of healthcare environments, such as:

Governmental Organizations: Develop, implement, and monitor public health policies and programs at local, state, or national levels.

Non-Governmental Organizations: Work with NGOs focusing on health issues, ranging from nutrition and sanitation to disease prevention.

Research Institutions: Engage in cutting-edge research, aiming to understand health challenges and innovate solutions.

Corporate Sector: Engage in the development of health products, services, or awareness campaigns, ensuring that they meet public health standards and needs.

This program also nurtures entrepreneurial spirit, enabling graduates to pioneer public health initiatives, campaigns, or technologies. With a solid grounding in epidemiology, biostatistics, health systems, and behavioral sciences, graduates of our Public Health program are well-poised to champion initiatives that enhance community health and well-being.

Program Learning Outcomes


Year 1 – Freshmen

Communication in English
Nigerian Peoples and Culture
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Biology Practical I
General Biology Practical II
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Practical I
General Chemistry Practical II
Elementary Mathematics I
Introduction to Computer Science
General Physics I
General Physics II
General Physics Practical I
General Physics Practical II

Year 2 – Sophomore

Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence
General Microbiology
Anatomy of Upper & Lower Limbs
General Biochemistry
Introductory Physiology and Blood
Introduction to Public Health
Principles of Epidemiology (infectious disease epidemiology and
Immunisation techniques)
Demography and Social Statistics in Public Health

Year 3 – Junior

Peace and Conflict Resolution
Venture Creation
Public Health Microbiology and Parasitology/Entomology
Health Programme Planning and Evaluation
Occupational Health and Disaster
Environmental Health and Public Health Laws
Family and Reproductive Health
Community Health Practicum I
Public Health Nutrition

Year 4 – Senior

Health Policy and Finance
Health System Planning, Management and Administration
Health Sociology
Community Health Care Practicum II
Epidemiology, Disease Control & Surveillance
International and Global Health
Principles of Pharmacology, Therapeutics, and Substance Abuse
Research Project

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Kano State

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Once you’ve completed your application and connected with an admissions representative, you’re ready to create your schedule.


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