|College of Health Sciences|
| The AUA’s College of Health Sciences is affiliated
with the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health,
and represents an integrated effort to develop expertise in managing health
programs, assessing the health needs of the people, and translating that
knowledge into improved health by designing, implementing, and evaluating
programs to meet those needs. The primary goal of the program is to train
and develop local health professionals in the disciplines of public health
and management of health care facilities.
Currently, the College of Health Sciences offers a two-year graduate program that in the first year can lead to a Certificate in Public Health and in the second year to the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.
The College of Health Sciences is a member of the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER)
Center for Health Services Research and Development
The Center for Health Services Research and Development (CHSR) is an applied research center located within the College of Health Sciences (CHS) at the American University of Armenia (AUA). It was established in 1995 to respond to the research and development needs in the multi-disciplinary field of public health in Armenia.
The CHSR offers practical experience with the research process and program development for CHS graduates and students while providing service to Armenia and the region.
A long-term effort of the CHSR is the Garo Meghrigian Eye Institute for Preventive Ophthalmology (GMEIPO), a research and development institute dedicated to the prevention of blindness and the development of accessible and affordable ophthalmic services in Armenia. The GMEIPO is located at the AUA Center, 9 Alex Manukian Street, Yerevan.
Other clinical initiatives under the CHSR include:
A new addition to the CHSR is the School of Health Care Management and Administration of the Ministry of Health. Its mission is to improve the health of the population by providing continuing education courses to practitioners located out in the Regions. The School has a capable cadre of professional staff who is responsible for assessing, maintaining, and updating the medical skills and practices of the country's health care providers.
Missions and Objectives of CHSR
The research staff within the CHSR offers expertise to support the existing
health infrastructure and the development of quality health services in
public and private healthcare sectors. The guiding principles of the center
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