The College of Public Health and Informatics at Umm Al-Qura University on Sunday Dhul-Hijjah 18, 1437 H, corresponding to September 19th , 2016 launched the activities of the weekly scientific lectures for the new academic year with an open discussion on the colleges different issues. These events were launched under the supervision of the Dean of the College Dr. Ahmed Omar Ahmad Babalghith and were attended by the College Vice Dean for Educational Affairs, supervisors of the different departments and members of the teaching staff from the different departments of the college.
In the beginning, the Dean of the College congratulated the attendees on the occasion of the Eid Al-Adha and the commencement of the new academic year and extended his thanks to all members of the teaching staff of their great efforts exerted during the last academic year which resulted in many academic and research achievements. He also reviewed several other issues such as the future plans of the college, acceptance of new batch in the four departments of the college and the acceptance of new female students batch in the departments of health education and promotion and health information management and technology. He also referred to the ongoing preparations for accepting new batches in the other departments of the college and the readiness of the study halls and the laboratories in the college for the new academic year.
At the conclusion, many topics were opened for discussion by the attendees including; the ongoing preparations for the fifth year students' internship year and the plan set in this regard, besides defining training partners, importance of activing graduates office, recruitment issues and graduate job titles, fourth year students' graduation projects, in addition to the prospects of cooperation with the Makkhan community in the issues related to Hajj and Umrah. The discussion topics also covered the importance of developing and improving weekly scientific lectures and making members of the teaching staff to benefit from available training opportunities at the different deanships of the university.