The University Of Georgia
Program name: Public Health and Health Care Policy
Study Level: Graduate
Program leader: Tamar Lobjanidze
Vasil Tkeshelashvili
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Master of Public Health and Health Policy
Program capacity: 120
Program permission: Enrollment of students at the second level of higher education (master's program) is carried out in accordance with the results of the unified national exams or the order of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia No. 224/N (December 29, 2011), passing the internal university exam (English language) and passing the administrative registration after the oral interview in the specialty and Based on the order of the rector. The program is open to suitably qualified graduates from single-level and undergraduate programs in the broad field of health and social welfare.
Program goals:

The goal of the program is to train highly qualified specialists in the field of public health and health policy, whose professional activities will contribute to the improvement of the health and global health of the country's population and the growth of well-being. Graduates of the Master's program will have a deep understanding of the determinants of health and their management at the local, national and global levels, will be able to develop health policy goals and strategies, promote implementation and evaluate the results achieved. The graduate will have the opportunity to be employed in legislative, executive structures and public organizations, as well as in international and local non-governmental organizations focused on public health and health policy directions, in medical institutions and insurance companies in the appropriate positions of manager/leader, public health specialist/analyst.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

• Lecture-seminars

• Method of working on the book

• Explanatory method

• Demonstration method

• Use of video-audio training material

• Interactive lessons

• Situational tasks

• Analysis of news

• Conducting small studies

• Asking problems and solving them

• Critical analysis

• Discussion

• Group assignments

• Projects

• Exercises focused on problem solving

• Case study and analysis (case study)

• Literature review

• Method of working on the book

• Finding relevant material in electronic format or in the library

• Writing topics

• Presenting presentations

• Verbal, i.e. oral method

• Induction, deduction, analysis and synthesis

Learning outcomes:
Date of approval: 09-02-2005
Approval protocol number: 12-12
Date of program update:
Update protocol number: 45-20
Program details:

In the field of public health, the student performs research, writes abstracts and projects, makes presentations of the obtained results.

Teaching Process Characteristics:

To obtain the academic degree of Master of Public Health and Health Policy, the student needs to accumulate 120 ECTS, which means the main subjects of the program - 105 ECTS (including the completion of the master's thesis - 30 ECTS), elective subjects - 15 ECTS, which the student chooses from the 30 ECTS of the offered subjects.

Program Core

Code Subject ECTS Semester
MPHP 5110Public Healthcare and Policy15 1
MPHP 6200Master Thesis30 4
MPHP5130Epidemiology and Biostatistics8 1
MPHP5140Research Methods7 1
MPHP 5210Global Health15 2
MPHP 5220Healthcare management and economics15 2
MPHP6110Research practice in public health15 3

Credits sum:


Program Elective

Code Subject ECTS
MPHP 6120Environmental health and Policy15
MPHP 6140Behavioural changes and health promotion15

Credits sum:


Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
94-96 3,75 A
91-93 3,50 A-
87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
84-86 3,00 B B
81-83 2,75 B-  
77-80 2,50 C+   C good
74-76 2,25 C
71-73 2,00 C-
67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
64-66 1,50 D
61-63 1,25 D-
51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
Not passed
41-50   FX FX Insufficient
<40   F F Failed

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