Public health

Public health is an integral theoretical and applied science, which studies patterns of social and economic factors influence on population health and proves system of government, public and medical events for health protection of citizens.

From this it follows, that public health is necessary to consider from wide social positions, and problems of health preservation and promotion go beyond the competence and responsibility of agencies and health organizations and demand solidary accountability of government, employer and citizen.

All doctors equally, besides the high level of clinical training, must clearly understand governmental objectives and public health goals, as far as they are carriers of all external and internal branch effect.

Consequently, it is necessary to prove holistic and systematic understanding of strategy and tactics of health care system development in the context of Kazakhstani society sustainable development from positions of investment maximization in human capital, and also effective using of available resources for the purpose of high national health level achievement.

2.2. Discipline objective


Forming the future health professionals, who are able to make management decisions, directed at public health improvement and public health system modernization.


2.3 Training goals


  • to teach methodology and evaluation techniques and management of public health;
  • to teach systemic approach to the public health analysis;
  • to form readiness for problem-solving of public health.







2.4 Learning outcomes

Student must know:

  • indicators and trends of population health in connection with dynamical social and economic conditions;
  • theoretical and methodological basis of health statistic: the basis of demographic statistic, statistic of morbidity, disability and physical development;
  • current health state of Kazakhstani population, including levels and structure of population mortality and morbidity;
  • Republic of Kazakhstan basic legislation in the field of public healthcare and functioning of public health system;
  • bases of organization of primary medical and sanitary, qualified, specialized and highly specialized healthcare;
  • bases of organization of sanitary and hygienic and anti-epidemic assistance to the population;
  • bases of hygienic education of the population and formation of healthy lifestyle, principles, methods and tools of sanitary-educational work;
  • bases of social insurance of citizens, kinds of social guarantees, principles of medical examination of temporary and permanent disability;
  • bases of economy and economic relations in healthcare;
  • bases of management in healthcare, manager’s role in providing of the medical organization functioning;
  • bases of entrepreneurial activity in healthcare, business and marketing in this system;
  • principles of healthcare quality management: control, analysis and assessment of healthcare quality;
  • accounting and reporting system in agencies and health organizations.


Student must be able to:

  • to count and estimate the indicators of population health state in connection with social and economic conditions;
  • to detect main cause-effect relationships, estimate direction and the impact of factors on health;
  • to apply medical and sanitary methods of public health studying;
  • to develop offers for eliminating the influence of unfavorable factors and promotion of public health;



  • to carry out organizational and methodological work in health organization, produce reports and reviews of activity of medical organizations and its workers;
  • to calculate economic efficiency and damage from morbidity, mortality, cost and the total cost of medical services;
  • to analyze and estimate activity of treatment-prophylactic and  sanitary-anti-epidemic health organizations;
  • to control quality of healthcare;
  • to do sanitary-educational work among the population, assist in formation of healthy lifestyle;
  • to own computer technologies in analysis and estimation of health state and activity of agencies and health organizations;
  • to use scientific, educational, regulatory and reference literature for solving professional


2.5 Prerequisites

Informatics, ecology, bases of the rights, bases of the economic theory,                                                           biostatistics.

2.6 Postrequisites

Bases of the evidence-based medicine, internal diseases, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, childhood diseases, general medicine practice.

Discipline hours distribution

Total of hoursClassroom hoursSIWFORM OF CONTROL
LecturesPractical training


2.7 The thematic plans of lectures, practical trainings, SIW

2.7.1. The thematic plan of lectures оf “Public health” discipline

The names of themesConducting formDuration
1Public health as a science and teaching subjectReview lecture1
2Social factors of healthReview lecture1
3Medical and social aspects of demographyReview lecture1
4Morbidity of population and methods of studyingReview lecture1
5Medical and social aspects of priority classes of diseasesReview lecture1
6Complex estimation of population healthReview lecture1
7Diseases prevention and formation of healthy lifestyleReview lecture1
8Organizational-legal bases of public healthReview lecture1
9Principles of organization of treatment-prophylactic assistance to the populationReview lecture1
10Organization of treatment-prophylactic assistance to the rural populationReview lecture1
11Health care organization to the urban populationReview lecture1
  12Motherhood and childhood protectionReview lecture1
13Economics in healthcareReview lecture1
14Planning and financing of healthcareReview lecture1
15Healthcare in market conditionsReview lecture1
16Management in healthcareReview lecture1
17Quality assurance of medical servicesReview lecture1
18Priorities of healthcare reforming and development in KazakhstanReview lecture1
Total hours:                                                                                              18


2.7.2.The thematic plan of practical trainings of “Public health” discipline

The names of themesConducting formDuration
1Introduction in public health. Methodology of public health studyingseminar2
2Medical and social aspects of demographyseminar4
3Reproductive health. Morbidity of the populationseminar3
4Complex estimation of population health. Medical-statistical documentationseminar3
 Knowledge controlcolloquium1
5Alma-Ata declaration – great charter of public health of the XX-th century. Diseases prevention and formation healthy lifestyle. Organizational-legal bases of public healthseminar2
6Principles of organization of treatment-prophylactic assistance to the population. Organization of outpatient assistance to the urban populationseminar3
7Organization of hospital assistance to the urban population. Organization of obstetric-gynecological assistanceseminar6
8Organization of treatment-prophylactic assistance to the children. Organization of medical assistance to the rural populationseminar6
 Knowledge control.colloquium1
9Analysis of activity of health care organizations. Organization of work capacity examination in healthcare organizations. Planning in healthcareseminar5
10Financing of health care. Economics in healthcare. Economical analysis of activity of healthcare organizationsseminar6
 Knowledge controlcolloquium1
11Management in health care. Marketing in healthcare. Entrepreneurship in healthcareseminar5
12Control of quality in healthcare. Standardization in healthcare. Licensing and accreditation of medical activityseminar4
 Knowledge controlcolloquium1
 Total consultation 1
Total hours:                                                                                                54


2.7.3. The thematic plan of SIW of “Public health” discipline

The names of themesConducting formDuration
1Quality of life associated with healthThe abstract, presentation, summary, questionnaire, crossword, glossary2
2Valueological health aspectsThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, glossary2
3Theories of medicine and healthcareThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, glossary2
4Analysis of natural migration of the populationThe abstract, presentation, summary, table, graph, crossword, glossary2
5Reproductive health and behaviorThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, glossary (test), table2
6Individual and consolidated morbidity accountThe abstract, presentation, summary2
7Family health. Children healthThe abstract, presentation, summary, table2
8Health of older generationThe abstract, presentation, summary, questionnaire, crossword, glossary2
9Ethical medicine problems associated with public healthThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
10Health issue in the annual messages of Republic of Kazakhstan presidentThe abstract, presentation, summary2
11Objectives of millennium development for KazakhstanThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, glossary2
12Code of RK “About health of the nation and healthcare system”The abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
13“Governmental program of healthcare reforming and development in RKfor2005-2010 years”The abstract, presentation, summary, glossary2
14Specialized and highly specialized medical assistanceThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
15Medical insuranceThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
16Business-planning in health careThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
17Foreign healthcareThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
18Information technologies in healthcareThe abstract, presentation, summary, crossword, test, glossary2
Total hours:  36

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