Public health department


The department is scientific and technical foundation aimed to increase and elevate services offered to public health, both in quantity and quality, based on concrete scientific principles.



The goal of the department is to provide the society with capable and recognized veterinarians who are able to fulfill the requirements of protecting the society from a wide range of diseases.

The graduated veterinarians must be able to conduct scientific research to solve the existing and expected public health problems. Regular inspections of various factories, dairy plants, and slaughter houses are the most important duties of veterinarians. The essential missions of the department are mainly based on the followings:

1. Education

The department must focus on providing suitable means for reaching higher level of education in the field of veterinary medicine and meet the requirements which lead to rapid improvement in learning program. These include updating lectures, good library, equipped laboratories, modern research facilities and seminars. These create capable and responsible veterinarians who are seriously needed for public health.

2. Scientific research

The department must actively enhance research cooperation between faculty members and students. Furthermore, research collaboration with other institutions that may concern public health is highly recommended. Major research must be concentrated on real problems and trying to solve them seeking better public health.

3. Public services

The department must establish research connections with governmental institutions and foundations concerning public health. Cooperation with private sectors to conduct applied research must be encouraged.



The department aimed to provide the society with open minded veterinarians who perform accurate diagnosis, best treatment, and reasonable disease prevention. Moreover, they practice inspection of all dairy products and meat during and after processing. They also involved in planning and conducting research to solve problems facing public health.



Our Faculty of veterinary medicine has established in 2008 with three departments; Public Health, Physiology, and Anatomy. The faculty members in this department consist of two assistant professors, two lecturers, four assistant lecturer, and two veterinarians.

The department of public health is involved in various faculty activities and different faculty committees since its establishment. In addition, the responsibility of supervision and management of animal farms is carried out by the department.


Welcome From the Chief of Department

Welcome you in the web page of the Department of Public Health. We are pleased to give you short notes about our department, which is considered as one of the departments that are connected directly to the discipline of veterinary medicine.

New comer students are trained to be acquainted in management and control of farm animals. In addition, the students are introduced to normal and abnormal animal behavior and signs of diseases to be able judging and differentiating between healthy and sick animals. The knowledge of students is extended to a wide range of domestic animals in term of species, breeds, and strains which are mostly raised in animal farms such as different breeds of sheep, goats, cattle, buffalo, horses, and poultry including chicken, turkey, and ducks.

Scientific management and preparation of balanced rations are important to keep healthier and profitable animals. The department offer several courses in management and nutrition to enable students keep tracking of animals at all times and all possible situations.

Further progress in learning, comes from other courses dealing with dairy and meat hygiene. Students learn many techniques and procedures both physical and microbial to investigate health problems associated with dairy products in dairy plants and meat processing in factories and slaughter houses to evaluate the goodness of such materials for human consumption.

Veterinarians play an important role in protecting peoples from zoonotic diseases through their knowledge and experience. Human hygiene is largely dependent on professional veterinary practices which make people in the safe side of diseases and ultimately improving public health.

Head of department

Dr. Akram Motlak Siwiah

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