Introduction

College profile

College of Public Health was founded in August, 2003. The college includes Department of Public Health (undergraduate program, master program, PhD program), Department of Occupational Safety and Health (undergraduate program, master program, executive master program), Department of Health Services Administration (undergraduate program, master program, executive master program), Department of Health Risk Management (undergraduate program, master program ), Graduate Institute of Biostatistics (master program), International Master Program for Public Health and Master's Program for Zoontic Infections Diseases . The first dean was professor Jim-Shoung Lai, and the present dean professor Wen-Chen Tsai took charge in August, 2014.

Objectives

  • Through teaching and research of cross departments and graduate institutes, professionals in different kinds of public health fields are trained.  
  • We devote ourselves to the research of the major public health issues today, for example, the study of risks and coping actions derived from the impact made by industrialization, urbanization and ageing society on the environment and people.
  • We enhance the entire health conditions of nationals in this country and harmonious and serene quality of residence and life, eventually, its final goal is to achieve a state of wellness.

Goal of education

The goal of education of this college is to teach students the knowledge in public health field so that they can face with general public health related issues and specific issues derived from industrialization and urbanization. Other goals are to study health risk, to enhance medical care and service quality, to implement health policy, to enforce occupational site safety, to implement the prevention of disease and to promote the health of all citizens in this country. Moreover, this college also collaborates with the goal of this university to educate students from the department of medicine, the department of Chinese medicine, the department of dentistry, the department of pharmacy, the department of nursing and the departments of health sciences the needed knowledge and skills so that they can identify, analyze and study the health issues of nationals and vulnerable people, fully understand related environmental and social-economic factors that might affect health and disease, and recognize the development of health issues in the international society.
To achieve the above goals, this college has acted aggressively:

  • To setup creative and efficient education topics for the study of Taiwan’s environmental, community and occupational health issues so that students can provide better services to the society.
  • To develop human resource in the public health and preventive medicine fields.
  • To keep in contact with the community groups to collaborate for solving issues in public health fields.
  • To keep announcing information and policy that are helpful to the enhancement of people’s health.
  • To encourage teaching staff and students to participate in international public health related topics.

To achieve our educational missions, the education of this college is carried out based on the spirit of the school motto of this university, namely, “kindness, cautiousness, diligence and probity”. It is hoped that core values of this university, namely, competence, compassion, context and construction, can be delivered to the students through our education.

Future development

  • This college will expand its research scope appropriately in accordance with the public health needs such as health care, risk assessment, sustaining environment and occupational safety and health of the whole country.
  • This college will enhance its teaching and research quality to make itself a diversified public health college.
  • This college will enhance international exchanges with other foreign universities to expand student’s vision.
  • This college will devote itself to the enhancement of the level of public health education of students, and it will also act aggressively for the development of excellent and professional human resources in the field of public health.   
  • To shape itself with the change of trend, this college will integrate the development directions of different departments and graduate institutes to make itself a main cradle for the incubation of human resources in the public health filed in this country.

Introduction of Teaching Staff

  1. Department of Public Health (undergraduate program, master program, PhD program)
  2. Department of Occupational Safety and Health (undergraduate program, master program, executive master program)
  3. Department of Health Services Administration (undergraduate program, master program, executive master program)
  4. Department of Health Risk Management (undergraduate program, master program)
  5. Graduate Institute of Biostatistics (master program)
  6. International Master Program for Public Health
  7. Master's Program for Zoontic Infections Diseases

Chronicle of events

Date Events
August 2003 Foundation of the College of Public Health
August 2003 Professor Jim- Shoung Lai acted as the first dean of the College of Public Health.
September 2003 Make the organization rule for the college affairs meeting in College of Public Health.
September 2003 Make the setup method for the teacher evaluation committee in College of Public Health
October 2003 Make the setup method for the curriculum committee in College of Public Health
January, 2004 Make the method for employment and promotion of teachers in College of Public Health
August, 2004 Professor Chou-Feng Chiang acted as the second chairman of department of risk management
August, 2004 Associate professor Chih-Jaan Tai acted as the fifth chairman of department of health services administration
August, 2004 Foundation of master program for the department of occupational safety and health
November, 2004 Make the setup method and method of initial selection for the initial selection committee of excellent teachers in College of Public Health
August, 2006 Professor Fang-Yang Wu acted as the fifth chairman of the Public Health Department and Graduate Institute of Environmental Medicine
August, 2006 Department of Risk Management will be changed into “Department of Health Risk Management” since 2006
August, 2006 Professor Fung-Chang Sung acted as the second dean of the College of Public Health
August, 2006 On-job master program for the department of health services administration was founded.
December, 2006 A cooperation memorandum was signed with the College of Public Health of Mahidol University, Thailand
February, 2007 Double degree memorandum was signed with the College of Public Health of Tulane University
May, 2007 Emeritus Professor Jack B. Hatlen of Community Medical College of Public Health of Washington, USA came to this college to instruct environmental health certification affairs
August, 2007 Foundation of the PhD program of Graduate Institute of Environmental Medicine
August, 2007 Professor Houng-Lung Chiang acted as the third chairman of department of health risk management
August, 2007 Professor Wen-Chen Tsai acted as the sixth dean of the department of health services administration
August, 2008 Professor Keh-Ping Chao acted as the third dean of the department of occupational safety and health
August, 2009 Foundation of graduate institute of biostatistics
August, 2009 Professor Tsai-Chung Li acted as the first chairman of the graduate institute of biostatistics
August, 2010 The department of public health and graduate institute of environmental medicine was renamed as the department of public health with BS program, master program and PhD program
January, 2011 A cooperation memorandum was signed with University of Washington, Seattle, USA
February, 2011 Professor Kuang-Fu Cheng acted as the third dean of the College of Public Health
March, 2011 A cooperation memorandum was signed with Michigan University, USA
August, 2011 An on-job master program was set up for the department of occupational safety and health
August, 2011 Professor Perng-Jy Tsai acted as the fourth dean of the College of Public Health
April, 2012 A cooperation memorandum was signed with California State University, Long Beach, USA
August, 2012 Associate Professor Chiu-Ying Chen acted as the sixth chairman of the department of public health
August, 2012 Professor Bing-Fang Hwang acted as the fourth chairman of the department of occupational safety and health
August, 2012 Foundation of College of Management, with department and graduate institute include: department of health services administration, the department of health risk management and graduate institute of biostatistics
August, 2012 Professor Wen-Miin Liang acted as the second dean (college of management) of graduate institute of biostatistics
August, 2013 Professor Trong-Neng Wu acted as the fifth dean of the college of public health
August, 2013 Associate professor Hui-Tsung Hsu acted as the fourth chairman (college of management) of the department of health risk management
August, 2014 Professor Wen-Chen Tsai acted as the sixth dean of the college of public health
August, 2014 Foundation of international master program for public health
Feb., 2015 College of management was merged into college of public health
August, 2015 Foundation of master’ s program for zoonotic infections diseases

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