NUMS Department of Public Health (NDPH) arranged orientation session for Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program to welcome third batch of students, on February 21st, 2022. This year, an overwhelming response was observed for the program, which is evidence of our faculty hard work, commitment and dedication. With this program, we aim to create a health workforce, capable to generate health awareness and health promotion among the community by adopting an innovative and community- based learning approach.

The session was organized to provide a brief introduction of the University and the Department of Public Health. The session was attended by the students, external faculty members of concerned courses and the faculty members of Department of Public Health including Head of Department Professor Dr Uzma Hassan, Associate Professor Dr Tamkeen Jaffry, Assistant Professor Dr Hina Shan, Senior Lecturer Dr Rehma Gilani and Assistant Manager Ms Rubab Zulfiqar.

Dr Hina Shan moderated the session by introducing the students with the mission of NUMS followed by a welcome note from Professor Dr. Uzma Hassan. She congratulated the students on their selection, highlighted the tremendous progress NUMS has made during the past five years and reiterated NUMS pledge to follows the spirit of scientific inquiry with the best of education and skill base training. She echoed the important role public health plays in the development of a strong and resilient health system and underscored the role of faculty in imparting quality education and wished them, a promising career in public health research and development.

The faculty gave their brief introduction. Dr.Tamkeen Jaffry, briefed the students regarding academic and assessment policy of the program. Dr Rehma Gilani gave an outline of prospective research activities at the department. Mr Wajid, NUMS librarian, gave a presentation related to rules of using library and issue of books.

The students introduced themselves to the faculty members and to each other, briefly highlighting their interests in public health and reasons of joining NUMS. Students were provided the opportunity to ask questions from the HoD and faculty related to program and career perspective

A training session on the Learning Management System at Moodle was conducted by Ms. Aqsa Arshad, Directorate of Digital Technologies. The Chair concluded the session with a note of thanks to the students, faculty members and the concerned staff.  The students were provided refreshments followed by a tour of academic block by the senior batch BSPH focal persons.

 The academic session has been formally commenced from February 21st, 2022.