.Department of General hygiene, the first Department of Hygiene, was established in 1955 under the guidance of associate professor A. E. Loshak. The first teaching staff of department are: c.m.s., professor G. M. Makulova, c.m.s. V. P. Carslants. From 1960 to 1980, the department was headed by c.m.s. G. A. Ryzhkov, who for many years served as dean of the faculty of medicine and vice-rector for academic affairs. At the same time the teaching staff joined: c.m.s. Sh. E. Tokanova, Ph. D., c.m.s. Zh. B. Bazarbekov, assistant A.N. Gladinets. From 1980 to 1985. the department was headed by c.m.s., associate professor M.P. Kirpichev.
From 1985 to 1995 the work of the staff of the department was headed by d.m.s., professor V. B. Kapitulskiy, the author of the monograph " Occupational health", 110 publications. Under his leadership were defended 6 candidate dissertations (P. G. Golubev, K. N. Apsalikov, K.U. Kembayeva, B. S. Bugybayev) and 1 doctoral dissertation (K.N. Apsalikov).
From 1995 to 2000 the department was headed by c.m.s., associate professor Sh. E. Tokanova. In 1998 the Department was transformed into a course of formation of problems of a healthy lifestyle, general hygiene and nutritiology.
2000-2004 the course was headed by d.m.s. K. N. Apsalikov. Under the guidance of d. m.s. K.N. Apsalikov doctoral dissertations were defended, including A. E. Bobina, M.R. Madieva, O. V. Sumatugina. Sh.M. Tokesheva defended the candidate's dissertation. Currently, the d.m.s, professor K.N. Apsalikov is director of Research Institute for Radiation medicine and Ecology of Semey.
In connection with the opening of the faculty of "Medical and preventive care" in 2004, the course was renamed the department of hygienic disciplines. Head of the department – c.m.s., associate professor Sh.E. Tokanova.
In 2007 on the basis of the department of hygiene disciplines were formed 2 departments: department of general hygiene and epidemiology, head of the department –c.m.s., associate professor Sh.E. Tokanova and department of nutrition and hygiene disciplines, head of the department – c.m.s. K.U. Kembaeva.
In 2012 the department of nutrition and hygiene disciplines was organized on the basis of two departments: the department of general hygiene and epidemiology and the department of nutrition and hygiene disciplines. From 2012 to 2018 the department was headed by c.m.s., associate professor Sh.E. Tokanova.
In 2018 the department was renamed-the department of epidemiology and general hygiene. The head of the department- c.m.s. N.S. Kulabukhova.
2. Teaching staff of the department: d.m.s., professor N.Zh. Chayzhunusova, c.m.s., associate professor Sh.E. Tokanova, c.m.s., associate professor Sh. M. Tokesheva, senior teachers: c.m.s. K.U. Kembaeva, c.b.s., G.D. Dovgal, master S.K. Nurtazina, master A.S. Dyusembaeva, master A.A. Altynbekova, teacher M. B. Beisengazina.
3. Achievements of the department: staff of the department perform teaching, research, educational work. Training is conducted in three languages: Kazakh, Russian and English. Employees of the Department regularly improve their pedagogical skills. The teaching staff regularly improve their pedagogical skills. The development of practical skills by students is carried out in the hygienic Department of the United educational and scientific laboratory of the University.
In recent years, according to the rating among departments and faculty staff are winners in different nominations: “Best scientist of the year" d.m.s., professor N.Ch. Chayzhunusova,(2017-2018 academic year) “Best head of Department" (2008-2009 academic year, 2015-2016 academic year), Sh.E. Tokanova, "the Best teacher on the results of the research work" Sh.E.Tokanova (2009-2010); "the Best lecturer"(2013-2014 academic year) Sh.E. Tokanova, K.U. Kembayeva, "the Best associate professor, senior lecturer": Sh.M. Tokesheva ( 2009-2010), G.D. Dovgal (2008-2009 academic year, The 2009-2010 academic year,2015-2016 academic year); "Best assistant, teacher" M.B. Beisengazina (2009-2010).
The Staff of the department participate in International Scientific and technological Projects, "An unprecedented multi-center study of the effects of ionizing radiation on a living organism with the use of a nuclear reactor" (Semey Medical University (Kazakhstan), University of Hiroshima (Japan) and Medical radiological research center, Obninsk (Russia) (coordinator – d.m.s., professor N.Zh. Chayzhunusova), in the International project Erasmus+ (2017-2019) c.m.s. N.S. Kulabukhova. In 2018, d.m.s., professor, N.Zh. Chaizhunusova awarded the title of Honored Professor of Shimane University.
4. Contact information: Semey, Urankhaeva str. 6, building of research laboratory, 3rd floor, 526937, firstname.lastname@example.org