Daegu Health College (DHC / President Dr. Nam, Sung-hee) established a new course specializing in health-care public sector jobs. Part of the Ministry of Education’s College Innovation Assistance Program, the new course reflects the recent trend among students hoping to get jobs in public sector – notably in public health, nursing, and medical technology – while supporting diversification of occupations.
DHC had announced the course opening to its students for a month and selected 20 students from 6 departments of clinical pathology, radiology, physical therapy, dental hygiene, nursing, and public health administration through written exam and interviews. DHC plans on providing online lectures to the selected students beginning 1 MAY to assist their preparation for the national exam. DHC will open lecture halls to develop student’s public service capability; academic advisor will provide counseling while students are provided with personal seats for studies.
The national exam to qualify as public service worker in public health is held in June every year. Since the pre-requisite and/or the bonus points are given to those who have license in public health, DHC will continue to assist students until MAY although the students graduate earlier.
DHC held an opening ceremony at Education Assistance Center in Indang Hall with presence of 50 participants to include President Nam, the academic advisor, and the selected students. Min, Ji-man (25. Major Concentration Course), selected to the course from the department of clinical pathology, said “I have always wanted to be a public service since I came to DHC and now I am very glad that the school is providing me with such great opportunity. I will achieve my goal and contribute to public health with sense of duty.”
Advisor Choi, Seon-young (41. Female. Department of Clinical Pathology) said “there aren’t many colleges that run special course for health-care public service jobs. I will do my best to help all my students pass the exam and make our school the Mecca of nurturing public health service employees.”