BCCP and BUHS has Signed an MOU to offer a joint academic short course

Bangladesh Center for Communication Programs (BCCP) and the Bangladesh University of Health Sciences (BUHS) is working together to offer a joint short course on “Strategic Communication in Health and Social Development”. BUHS will introduce this as part of their regular academic course under the Department of Health Promotion and Health Education, Faculty of Public Health.  Whilst BCCP will develop the course module along with its contents and topics. The course materials will also be developed by BCCP for handing it out to the course attendees.

This is a three-credit course which has been planned to be provided in a total of 16 educational topics, in a span of a total of 60 hours’ time to spread through a total of 40 sessions in which 20 will be didactic with equal number of practical sessions. Each session will be 90 minutes long and will be conducted during the weekends in 3 months-time.  

The signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was taken place on August 10, 2022 in the conference room of BUHS in presence of the senior officials of BUHS and BCCP. Prof (Dr.) Faridul Alam, Vice-Chancellor BUHS and Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan, Director and CEO, BCCP also attended this event and spoke on the occasion.

In his speech Prof (Dr.) Faridul Alam expressed his high satisfaction and hopefulness about the introduction of this course amid growing demand and necessity of public health awareness. He hoped that this course will be very effective and beneficial for the public health professionals with the association of BCCP in course designing and conduction. Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan referred the introduction of this course as a remarkable addition in the public health education system of the country and thanked BUHS for their interest and effort in undertaking this initiative. The call for registration into the course will be commenced in the last week of August 2022.  

A group of people standing around a table with food on itDescription automatically generatedThe MoU was jointly signed by Prof. Dr. Md. Anower Hussain, Dean, Faculty of Public Health, BUHS and Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan, Director and CEO, BCCP. While exchanging the signed MoU both of them expressed their high expectation of continuation of this course as a source of combining public health education with social development aspects and bringing it associated with communication with community through various means of strategic communication.