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Course Code: 
EHS 2108
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course describes the principles of waste collection, segregation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal and provides skills on how to manage solid wastes in the community so as to prevent their associated diseases. It also covers national and international policies and legislation relating to solid waste management.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Define solid waste and its management and related terminologies.
  2. Explain solid waste management as a problem in developing countries especially in the East African Community, and its importance in environmental health management.
  3. Describe the categories, composition, sources and quantity of waste.
  4. Describe different methods of waste collection and segregation, storage, transport, treatment and disposal.
  5. Demonstrate ability to plan, implement and evaluate safe management of solid wastes and the disposal of the dead.
  6. Explain to the communities benefits associated with proper management of refuse and the disposal of the dead.
  7. Constructively participate in community solid waste management.
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