Amoud Dental School & Oral Health was established in the academic year 2008-2009 with the aim to produce dental surgeons optimally prepared to take part in the rapidly changing health care environment of our country. Health care systems depend not only upon infrastructure and resources, but also on the availability of skilled human resources. The changing pattern of oral diseases, their frequency and severity, and the disparity of distribution between developing and developed countries require changes in the strategies of dental education and oral health care delivery systems. Amoud College of Health Sciences was established to effectively address one of the Somaliland/Somali most neglected and pressing health problems which is dental and oral health care.
The current situation features huge unmet treatment needs, striking inequality in delivery systems and absence of an adequate community-oriented prevention system. People in developing countries are burdened by a significant number of oral diseases, which are further aggravated by poverty, poor living conditions, lack of dental awareness, and the absence of appropriate policies and funding to provide basic oral health care. In the wake of changing culture and lifestyle, new dental diseases are emerging. While future patterns of disease and the efficacy of future treatments are difficult to predict, the demand for dentistry is likely to increase. Amoud Dental was started to produce competent dental surgeons who are able to deal with the dental and oral health problems.
The curriculum is reflecting modern trends of dental education and is designed to equip the graduates with the, knowledge, skills, attitudes and abilities to adapt rapidly to changing professional circumstance. It is student-centered approach with emphasis on self-learning to develop in the students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation.
Objectives of the School
To produce highly trained doctors and dental assistants who will play a great role in the delivery of dental and oral health care. In order to achieve this objective the School will:
¨ Provide these trainees with the knowledge, skill and attitudes to become competent dentists.
¨ Promote Dental knowledge through research in all areas related to dental and oral health care including Basic science, clinical science studies, cultural and behavioral aspects of Dental methods for delivering dental health care and dental education.
¨ Aim at promoting exemplary, primary, secondary and tertiary dental and oral health care and related community services.
¨ Undertake continuing dental education to maintain and improve the competence of the practicing professional and serve as a dental recourse center (DRC) for dental professionals and Organizations involved in dental health care.
¨ Participate in the Development and improvement of the quality of dental services in the country
The goal of School of dentistry is to produce competent Doctors who can deal with the prevailing health problems of the country, competent to practice preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative oral health in respect to the commonly encountered dental health problems and Possess the right attitude for continued self learning and to seek further expertise or to pursue research in any chosen area of dentistry.
To be an excellent school of dental surgeons and dental technicians
The mission of School of dentistry is to contribute to knowledge and to produce dental graduates fully armed with practical and intellectual skills appropriate to the needs of our community. The school will work and make sure that the students acquire such skills using modalities that encourage active learning in the context in which they will later function as dental professionals.
¨ Most subjects are taught with a variety of methods including lectures, projected materials with lecturer notes presented to the students, practical work and seminars.
¨ Lab and clinical practice
¨ Self directed learning
¨ Group dynamics
¨ Team work
¨ Staff training and development
Criteria for admission
Applicant to this School must have:
¨ Completed secondary education
¨ Passed the general requirement courses of the freshman year with at least a GPA of 3.00
* Student assessment characteristics
- Theory, practical and oral evaluation
- credit hour evaluation
- Assignment and presentations
* Curriculum evaluation
- End of course student feedback
- Courses coordinators report
- Yearly review
The credit hour per semester forms the basis of awarding a Bachelors degree at the faculty. In order to be eligible for the degree, the student must successfully earn a minimum of 280 hours. The duration for completing theses hours is four years, which are divided into the following manner.
¨ Basic science study: two years
¨ Pre-clinical study: one year
¨ Clinical study: one year
It was established in the academic year 2010-2011 with the aim of producing qualified pharmacists who would contribute to the post war recovery of Somaliland pharmaceutical system. Its academic program is designed for four years of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of pharmacy. The pharmaceutical sector has been the least developed area in Somaliland and Somalia. Prior to the civil war, the government was unable to procure drugs. Drug supplies were largely dependent on foreign aid. Today, drugs are brought to the country mainly through two channels: through the international aid organizations or through the private sector. Pharmaceuticals have become a big business and pharmacy shops have mushroomed in every corner of all towns and cities. Although private pharmacies supply remote areas with much-needed drugs, the quality of the drugs sold in those pharmacies has been questioned. In addition, most of the drugs used are suspected to be generic, thus putting the already vulnerable patients to great risk. In order to find a solution for this problem the School of Pharmacy was established.
OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHOOL
One of the important concern of the faculty of pharmacy is to provide the society with skilled pharmacy graduates who are capable of practicing in all modern pharmaceutical fields and dedicated to the betterment of health service.
This can only be achieved by the approach used by the faculty of pharmacy through offering an educational philosophy that promotes a combination of critical thinking and practical application.
The faculty of pharmacy, Amoud university, seeks to be distinguished internationally by providing up-to–date high quality pharmacy education and biomedical research, as well as by fostering continuing professional development and community involvement.
The faculty of pharmacy, Amoud university, is committed to ensuring an educational environment that fosters progressive development in teaching, learning, training and research, to provide the health care system with pharmacists capable of meeting the challenges of the rapidly evolving pharmacy profession, and to establish an interactive partnership with the pharmaceutical industry and the community.
*Most subjects are taught with a variety of methods including lectures, projected materials with lecturers’ notes presented to the students, practical work and seminars.
*Problem based learning.
*Self directed learning.
*Early practical training at all levels of health services (individuals, families and communities)
*Staff training and development.
Academic year starts 15th of September and ends 2nd week of July every year. The duration of course is 4 years program duration of studies on basic sciences, social sciences and general education is 2 years.
Duration of major pharmacy topics and clinical training are 2 years.
School Contact Information:
|Dean School of Pharmacy
|Mr. Abdirashid D. Aye
|Mr. Abdirisak Jirde
|Mr. Bashir Aleel
Students enrollment of the school :
Number of Students Graduated from The School:
It was established in the academic year of 2010-2011 with the aim to produce medical technologist with knowledge, skills and attitudes who are able to fill the gap in the health working force of the laboratories. Its academic program is designed for four years of study leading Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology (BMLT).
It’s curriculum is community oriented education and combines theoretical knowledge of the basic natural and medical sciences with the skillful use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to provide vital information that may be required for diagnosis and treatment of diseases, quality control, quality assurance and research to formulate the policies and measures for the prevention of diseases. The educational program is designed to produce professionals who can use the knowledge they have acquired to develop their countries and improve the quality of lives of their people.
There are Inadequacies in laboratory infrastructure and a low national priority and neglected, not only because of more pressing health problems and emergencies but also because of lack of manpower, skills and equipment which finally leads to underutilization of laboratory services available. Health care programs dictated by donor agencies often do not consider broader regional needs or make provisions for overall sustainability. The migration of skilled laboratory personnel due to the civil unrest deteriorates the situation.
The majority of hospitals cannot consistently provide even these basic services in a quality-controlled fashion. unreliable and inaccurate laboratory diagnostic testing leads to unnecessary expenditures in a country already plagued by resource shortages, promotes the perception that laboratory testing is unhelpful, and compromises patient care. Amoud School of lab technology was established to initiate new source of producing skilled laboratory personnel to ensure accurate laboratory services that contribute well to the patient care and secure physicians' confidence in applying laboratory results to their daily practice.
The curriculum is community oriented education with emphasis on self-learning to develop in the students the ability and willingness to pursue their own learning after graduation to become competent lab technicians and community oriented. The School is also committed to advance knowledge about health through research in all areas related to health care including basic science, clinical science education and studies related to methods for the delivery of health care.
The BSc. Medical Laboratory Science is a professional course which is intended to equip the trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to work as Medical Laboratory Technologists. It’s the first four(4) year degree course in medical laboratory technology ever establish in SOMALILAND and SOMALIA. Medical laboratory technology training combines theoretical knowledge of the basic natural and medical sciences with the skillful use of sophisticated equipment and techniques to provide vital information that may be required for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, quality control, quality assurance, research development and production.
Is to be an excellent School of Laboratory Technology to produce highly skilled, competent, and professional Laboratory Technologists.
The Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences will produce highly trained and skilled Clinical Laboratory technologist who have the capabilities and drive to:
Be leaders in clinical laboratories, universities, as well as other medical related services.
Improve laboratory diagnostic services, locally and globally.
Conduct high level scientific research to gain better understanding and offer new diagnostic tools for endemic diseases.
Objectives of the school is to:
*Apply the principles that form the basis of the medical laboratory practice.
*To select, set up and operate laboratory equipment.
*Carry out standard procedures to obtain quality results.
*Manage services and resources of a medical laboratory.
*Participate in the multidisciplinary planning, implementation, coordination and evaluation of healthcare of the individual and community.
*Contribute to the development of science and technology through creativity and application of acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes.
*Initiate and participate in the improvement of the diagnostic procedures.
*Create awareness and appreciation of laboratory services to the general public.
*Carry out quality assurance and quality control .
*Participate in continuing medical education.
*Most subjects are taught with a variety of methods including lectures, projected materials with lecture notes presented to the students, practical work and seminars.
*Problem based learning
*Self directed learning
*Early practical training at all levels of health services that is individuals, families and communities.
*Staff training and development.
Criteria for admission
The students entering the school should have the following minimum requirements:
Completed secondary education
Have completed one year of freshman course
A freshman GPA of greater than 3.0
An interest in medical laboratory
Holder of diploma of medical laboratory sciences from an institution recognized by Amoud university.
The credit hour per semester forms the basis of awarding a degree at the university.
in order to be eligible for a degree, a student must earn successfully a minimum of 124 credit hours with an overall GPA( grade point average) of at least 2.5.
The university operates on a semester system and academic year commences mid September the previous calendar year and continues until mid July the following calendar year. There is a one month holiday break after the first semester and a two –month holiday at the end of the academic year.
School Contact Information:
|Dean School of Medical Laboratory
|Dr. Mohamed Daud Qaudan
|Mr. Abdirahman S. Deheye
|Mrs. Hakima A. Ahmed
Students enrollment of the school :
Number of Students Graduated from The School:
Amoud Nursing School was established in the academic year 2006-2007. Its academic program is designed for four years and is to meet the educational requirements of the nursing students who are enrolled in the Baccalaureate nursing program at Amoud University. It is the first nursing school in Somaliland/Somalia which offers a degree programme in nursing.
The purpose of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program at Amoud University is to provide quality nursing education which prepares graduate students for professional nursing practice as generalists. It Prepares graduates who will be able to contribute to the development of nursing education, nursing administration, nursing research and address the challenges facing the healthcare system of Somaliland /Somalia.
The courses in the curriculum emphasize communication skills, critical thinking, professionalism and the development of lifelong learning. Curricula will be built around an integration of knowledge and practice and will focus on a holistic view of individuals, groups, families and communities. The program will help them acquire a range of professional nursing skills that will enable them to work with clients in a variety of areas such as health promotion, prevention, acute and chronic care. Graduates of the Baccalaureate Nursing Program will be able to: Function effectively as nurses in a hospital and in a community setting. Exhibit personal and professional development responsive to change nursing, healthcare and society, develop professional and leadership skills to design, coordinate and improve the healthcare
system of Somalia.
Concerning maternal and neonatal health more than 90% of women deliver at home and more than half are assisted by a traditional birth attendant. Access to skilled delivery care and emergency obstetric care is poor and rural and nomadic populations are virtually without access to timely obstetric intervention. The present pool of qualified reproductive health staff is small, aged and under-trained with a grave shortage of qualified midwives. Urban clustering of qualified midwives and doctors leaves rural areas relying heavily on auxiliary staff, most of who are inadequately trained for their job. Doctors are presently graduating in small numbers whilst midwifery education does not exist all. Because of this Amoud Nursing School has recognized the value of the midwifery education programme due to the urgent need to address maternal health issues which had been neglected for the last decades and started a Bachelor of midwifery dividing its students at second year of study. One group studies general nursing and the other group studies midwifery and Diploma of community midwife to increase the access both for the rural and urban areas to fill the gap in the working force of the reproductive health.
The Community midwifery curriculum uses the same structure and principles as the Post-basic midwifery programme. Indeed many of the learning experiences are the same despite some differences in job description. It differs mainly in their level of knowledge and understanding of the theory and evidence that underpin midwifery practice. The educational Programme presents broadly a core content addressed at different levels In order to achieve designation as
skilled birth attendants (WHO undated) and fulfil the ICM Definition of the Midwife (ICM 2011 and Annexe 1) and the Essential Competencies for Basic Midwifery Practice (ICM 2010a and Annexe 3) and to address the indicator of proportion of deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants for MDG 5.
Strengthening Midwifery Faculty teachers
Amoud University has successfully established the School of Nursing and so far has graduated four groups of nurses with BScN. The university has also enrolled students for a community midwifes training for the rural districts and villages of Somaliland. The vision for the community midwifery programme is that women selected by their communities for rural and remote areas of Somaliland to serve them as midwives will be able to meet the requirements of the 2011 international definition of the Midwife and the 2010 essential competencies for Basic Midwifery practice.
Amoud College of Health Sciences aims to train professionals with higher education and qualified for the respected professions. To produce well trained midwifes, the faculty of nursing and midwifery needs to have expert midwife teachers to implement the BScN midwifery program as well as the community midwifery program. Therefore, strengthening the midwifery faculty teachers is a priority .This project will help us train a two year post BScN
midwifery teachers. The graduates of this program will be able to teach in the midwifery school.
Amoud School of Nursing has started the postgraduate study of nursing education and is designed to prepare students to meet established nurse educator competencies. Students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and internalize values needed for success as a nurse educator in areas and are to upgrade the teaching capacity of the nurses interested in teaching nursing programs or in staff development departments.The curriculum involves a rigorous and complementary combination of clinical and professional content with a focus on teaching and learning, the evaluation of learning, course development and curriculum/program development and evaluation. It also emphasizes evidence-based teaching practices to help students develop as educational scholars who can contribute to the development of the science of nursing education.
Master of Nursing (MSN) in Sexual Reproductive Health is a distance learning program offered by Amoud University and Faculty of Nursing of Dalarna University (Sweden). It will enable the students to perform research and management issues which are pertinent to reproductive health nursing problems and manage patients in clinical areas. The program is offered by Dalarna University through online lessons. Students will also be completing clinical placements in hospitals mainly in Borama and Primary health care centers. This program is only available to Registered nurses with at least one year of clinical practice prior to applying for this program. The mission is to create knowledge through research,produce future leaders, future instructors and define this advanced practice in Sexual and Reproductive health in Somalia/Somaliland.
|Dean School of Nursing & Midwfery
|Dr. Fatima H. Abubakar
|Mr. Ilyas B. Said
|Mr. Abdirisak M. Ahmed