Bachelor Of Environmental Health Science

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Undergraduate or Graduate Level : Undergraduate Level
Duration of Program : 3 Years

About this Program

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) formerly the Makerere University Institute of Public Health (MUIPH) has reviewed and updated the curriculum for the Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (BEHS) degree programme. The BEHS curriculum being reviewed has been in operation since the beginning of the programme in the year 2000. As a University requirement, all curriculums of University programmes have to be reviewed periodically to make them relevant to the prevailing and future demands.

The major aim of the BEHS is to prepare professionals in Environmental Health with the appropriate attitude, adequate skills and a scientific knowledge for handling and managing all duties and technical procedures in the broad areas of health promotion, disease prevention and control, management and administration of public health in community, research and training in the field of Environmental Health.

As this field is an essential component of the Public health systems for health promotion and delivery in the community, its services are basic to the processes of diagnosis and surveillance of disease incidence in the community and to the procedures of disease prevention and control.

Courses

Year 1
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN BIOLOGY EHS 1102 3 Undergraduate Level
PRINCIPLES OF BIOSTATISTICS EHS 1103 3 Undergraduate Level
PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY EHS 1104 3 Undergraduate Level
HUMAN ENVIRONMENT EHS 1109 4 Undergraduate Level
PRINCIPLES OF DEMOGRAPHY EHS 1110 3 Undergraduate Level
PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY EHS 1111 5 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
Invertebrate Resources ENR 1201 4 Undergraduate Level
CONTROL OF DISEASES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE EHS 1208 5 Undergraduate Level
HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS EHS 1209 5 Undergraduate Level
HEALTH LABORATORY MANAGEMENT EHS 1210 2 Undergraduate Level
VECTOR AND VERMIN CONTROL EHS 1211 3 Undergraduate Level
COMMUNICATION FOR BEHAVIOUR CHANGE EHS 1212 5 Undergraduate Level
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
EXCRETA AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT EHS 2109 3 Undergraduate Level
COMMUNITY HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT EHS 2110 3 Undergraduate Level
HEALTH FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EHS 2111 3 Undergraduate Level
RESEARCH METHODS EHS 2112 3
ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION EHS 2103 3 Undergraduate Level
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT EHS 2108 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
FOOD AND NUTRITION EHS 2207 3 Undergraduate Level
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY I EHS 2208 4 Undergraduate Level
FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT EHS 2209 4 Undergraduate Level
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY EHS 2210 3 Undergraduate Level
INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC PLACES HEALTH MANAGEMENT EHS 2211 3 Undergraduate Level
URBAN AND RURAL WATER SUPPLY EHS 2212 4 Undergraduate Level
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
FIELD TRAINING EHS 2301 3 Undergraduate Level
Year 3
Semester 1
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH POLICY EHS 3110 3 Undergraduate Level
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY II EHS 3101 3 Undergraduate Level
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING EHS 3106 3 Undergraduate Level
PROJECT WORK I (PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT EHS 3107 2 Undergraduate Level
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION EHS 3108 4 Undergraduate Level
FOOD INSPECTION EHS 3109 4 Undergraduate Level
Semester 2
Course Title Course Code Credit Units Level
PROJECT WORK II (REPORT WRITING) EHS 3201 3 Undergraduate Level
BUILDING TECHNOLOGY III EHS 3209 3 Undergraduate Level
MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES EHS 3210 3 Undergraduate Level
LEADERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EHS 3211 2 Undergraduate Level
TRADITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE EHS 3212 3 Undergraduate Level
TRADITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE EHS 3212 3 Undergraduate Level