School of Health

Date of establishment: 1968

The School of Health is one of the prestigious schools in Iran with over 100 staff and 400 students actively engaged in research and teaching across a wide range of topics, covering health education and community health improvement, environmental health engineering, occupational health and safety, biostatistics and epidemiology. Our integrated programs of study offer exciting opportunities to work alongside research leaders and to develop the skills and knowledge required by future decision-makers. With access to several analytical laboratories, pilot scale facilities, and supporting expertise, the school provides bespoke services, ranging from one-off activities to long-term collaborations with the industry and other research bodies.

Departments:

·                     Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

This department offers PhD program in biostatistics and MSc programs in biostatistics and epidemiology.Research areas include longitudinal studies, latent variable modeling, survival analysis, missing-data problems, Bayesian statistics, and causal inference. Other areas of investigation are methods for spatial studies, and meta-analysis, cancer epidemiology; epidemiological aspects of diabetes, quantitative problems in health-risk analysis.

·                     Department of Environmental Health Engineering

This department is one of the well-disciplined academic centers in the country in educating professionals in the field of environmental health engineering at BSc, MSc and PhD levels. Three main research areas cover all environmental parameters such as air pollution, water treatment, solid and liquid waste treatment in the rural and urban areas and industrial sectors and include environmental monitoring and bio- monitoring of the pollutants, health-environmental interaction of hazardous pollutants and development of advanced techniques for environment purification.

·                     Department of Health Education and Health Services

This department offers a wide range of courses and training programs to meet the needs of diverse students at BSc, MSc, and PhD levels. Our main goals are to develop student competence in the core areas of public health, educating them with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to become effective practitioners and researchers, to engage students in the development and translation of new knowledge to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of public health services, and to promote collaborations with community partners and stakeholders to advance the public health and foster their regional and global participation.

·                     Department of Occupational Health Engineering

This department offers BSc and MSc programs in occupational health engineering and a MSc course in HSE. Our mission is to prepare students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and manage workplace exposure to chemical, biological, and physical stressors and attain positions as industrial hygienists and occupational safety and health specialists. This is accomplished through a balanced mix of didactic and laboratory courses, field experiences, and directed research. Research areas include: Evaluation and control of chemicals, biological, and physical hazards in the workplaces, Ergonomics studies, evaluation and control of indoor hazardous pollutants, ionizing and electromagnetic radiation, toxicology and industrial ventilation.

Facilities and Laboratories:

There are a number of well equipped laboratories within the school including safety and ergonomics lab, thermal conditionsand ventilation system design lab. Equipments to include: GC/MS, GC/FID, HPLC/UV/F, CHNS/O elemental analyser, and AAS. Microbiological and molecular base analysis (PCR) and varieties of sample preparation techniques are also available.