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Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

A Bachelor of Science course in Community Health and Development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) aims at producing health workers who are capable of addressing community health and developmental issues using a bottom top approach from the community level. The course also aims at producing graduates who can critically analyze community health problems with a view of suggesting and helping to implement solutions.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students wishing to study Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) must satisfy the minimum University requirements of ;

aggregate C+, must have passed Biology or Biological Sciences in the KCSE at a mean grade C+. In addition, a student must have passed in any two subjects from the following alternatives, at the minimum grades shown:
Alternative A
Mathematics C
Chemistry C
Physics C

Alternative B
Mathematics C
Physical Science C
Geography/Agriculture C
OR
Have a minimum of 2 principal passes one of which must be in Biology and the other in Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics in Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE),
OR
Have a Diploma in community health and development and with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate. Applicants with a credit join the program at Year two.
OR
Have a Higher National Diploma in community health and development from an institution recognized by the University Senate. Applicants with a Higher National Diploma join the program at Year three.
OR
Have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate

Course Objectives

Bachelor of Science course in Community Health and Development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) prepares students to effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health programs. Community health professionals work to improve the health and well-being of entire communities. Students in this program are exposed to material in health behavior, community health research, biostatistics, epidemiology, health communication and professional development.

Course Program

Bachelor of Science course in Community Health and Development at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT)  has the following course units;

Year 1

HRD 2101 Communication Skills
SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS
HRD 2102 Development Studies and Social Ethics
SMA 2104 Mathematics for Sciences
ICS 2100 Introduction To Computer Systems
MLS 2131 Behavioural Science & Ethics
ICH 2101 Introduction to Community Health And Development
ICH 2102 Medical Physics 1
ICH 2103 Medical Physics 11
ICH 2104 Primary Health Care
ICH 2105 Human Anatomy and Physiology
ICH 2106 Biochemistry 1
ICH 2107 Biochemistry 11
SCH 2106 Physical Chemistry
SCH 2107 Inorganic Chemistry
SCH 2108 Organic Chemistry

YEAR 2
ICH 22O1 Public Health
ICH 2202 Medical Terminologies
ICH 2203 Environmental Health
ICH 2204 Bacteriology
ICH 2205 Medico-legal issues
ICH 2206 Epidemiology
ICH 2207 Medical and Veterinary Entomology
ICH 2208 Food Science and Technology
ICH 2209 Protozoology
ICH 2210 Medical Virology
ICH 2211 Medical Helminthology
ICH 2212 Mycology
MLS 2131 First Aid
MLS 2233 Basics of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy

Year 3
MLS 2236 General And Systemic Pathology
ICH 2301 Community Based Counselling
ICH 2302 Reproductive Health And Family Planning
ICH 2303 Solid Waste Management
ICH 2304 Liquid Waste Management
ICH 2305 Health Education and Promotion
ICH 2306 Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases
ICH 2307 Maternal and Child Health
ICH 2308 Nutrition, Dietetics and Nutritional Disorders
ICH 2309 Community Nutrition
ICH 2310 Community Health Diagnosis
ICH 2311 Water And Sanitation
ICH 2311 Field Attachment
MLS 2330 Medical Statistics
MLS 2230 Research Methodology

Year 4
HRD 2401 Entrepreneurship Skills
ICH 2401 Mental Health
ICH 2402 Community Mobilization and Participation
ICH 2403 Human Settlement and Health
ICH 2404 Health Services Management
ICH 2405 Project Planning and Management
ICH 2406 Conflict Resolution and management
ICH 2407 Disaster Management and preparedness
ICH 2408 Drugs and Food Standardization
ICH 2409 Toxicology And Environmental Physiology
ICH 2410 Occupational Health and Safety
MLS 2435 Health Economics
MLS 2430 Research Project (2 Units)

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