School of Public Health
Date: 2016-04-18
School of Public Health (SPH)was founded in December, 2005,evolving from Department of Preventive Medicine and Institute for Chemical Carcinogenesis. It consists of Department of Preventive Medicine, Department of Statistics, Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Institute, and Experimental Teaching Centre. The School is composed of 41 staff members. There are 7 professors, 10 associate professors and senior experimentalists. Among the faculty, 20 members hold doctoral degrees and 15 hold Master’s degrees. Four teachers are supervisors for PhD candidates and 7 are supervisors for Master degree candidates. Prof. Wang Jia-ji and Prof. Lei Yi-xiong were elected as members of National Advisory Committee on Teaching Public Health Programme in Higher Education of MOE, China. A number of teachers were entitled to special allowance of State Council. 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education: SPH offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Programmes in clinical general practice ,preventive Medicine, Statistics and food quality and safety at undergraduate level was first offered in 2001, 2004 ,2011, 2012 respectively. Master’s programme in hygiene toxicology, epidemiology, statistics and community health service administration have been offered since 1996, 2005, and 2007 respectively. Doctoral programmes in hygiene toxicology, molecular epidemiology and clinical nutrition have been launched since 2006.

SPH has won teaching awards at national, provincial and municipal levels. In particular, the project “A novel model of General Practitioner cultivation in combination of treatment and prevention to promote sustainable development in community health service”, done by Wang Jia-ji and Lei Yi-xiong et al won the second prize of National Teaching Award. In the past 5 years, the School has carried out over 20 teaching research projects, publishing 40 papers and 20 textbooks. In 2010, the School founded the first provincial general practice experimental teaching model centre in Guangdong Province.

Scientific Research and Discipline Construction: SPH has been committed to scientific research and made considerable achievements. Research interests and fields of specialization include environmental toxicology, chemical carcinogenesis, epidemiology of lung cancer, and nutrition. The researches of genes related to environmental toxic effect and their protein expressions, and molecular epidemiology of lung cancer are renowned in China. SPH held 3 international academic conferences and considerable national academic conferences, and won 12 scientific awards. The School has carried out 12 national Nature Science Foundation projects in the past 5 years and published over 100 research papers, over 30 of them have been collected by SCI journals and has published 10 monographs.

In addition, SPH has carried out dynamic international cooperation and academic exchange with prestigious universities such as Edinburgh University (UK), Birmingham University (UK), Wolverhampton University (UK), Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK).