Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) is a recently established University (starting journey in December 2012) created around the nucleus formed by the Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences (BIHS). Affiliated with the Dhaka University and owned by the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh (DAB) BIHS (established in 2007), within its short span of lifetime, already attracted national and international attention due to its high quality postgraduate education and research activities in public health disciplines. About 10 Faculties have been planned under BUHS, but presently the following Faculties have started operation: a) Faculty of Basic Sciences; b) Faculty of Public Health; c) Faculty of Allied Health Sciences; and d) Faculty of Health Technology & Engineering. There are 13 Departments now under these 4 Faculties and 22 undergraduate & postgraduate programs are planned under this University.
Department of Community Medicine is one of them under the faculty of Public Health in BUHS which was established under BIHS in 2007. Under the Strong leadership of the internationally recognized scientist and founder Head of the Department Prof (Dr.) MSA Mansur Ahmed, a total of six faculty members are working at present in this department. At present this department is served with a group of experts (one Professor, one Associate Professor, Two Assistant Professors and Two Senior Lecturers).
At present, under this department three two years masters’ courses (Masters in Community Medicine, Masters in Noncommunicable Diseases and Masters in Family Medicine) are available in BUHS. Initially this department started its journey under BIHS with two courses namely 1 year Master of Public Health in Noncommunicable Diseases and 2 years Master of Philosophy in Noncommunicable Diseases with the affiliation of University of Dhaka from 2007 to 2009 with the support of University of Oslo. From July 2010 to July 2012 session same courses were offered with the affiliation of BSMMU under this department with the same facility support. At present this department is involved with three types of activities, namely Academic/ teaching, Research and Training. This department is most renowned in this university due to its competent teaching and various research activities with the support of different funding organization including Directorate General of Health Services BMRC and Ministry of Science and Technology of Government of Bangladesh.
More than forty national and international (India, Nepal and Pakistan) students completed of their MPH and MPhil degree successfully from this department. Now graduate from this department are working in various reputed national and international organization including ICDDR, B.
Now the Department of Community Medicine of BUHS is ready to welcome all the national and international students for building up their glorious carrier in Public Health.