Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4years

Course Overview

Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) provides training in the range of skills involved in keeping people healthy and preventing disease, including: Assessing health and wellbeing of populations, Investigating public health problems, Assessing the health impact of policy at local, national and global level.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) requires the following minimum entries;

A holder of KCSE (or equivalent examination) certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ and minimum of C in Biology and Chemistry and C- in English/Kiswahili and Maths/ Physics.
Or
A holder of KACE with a minimum of two principal passes including Biology and subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Maths/ Physics.
Or
Be a holder of a Diploma in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition or the equivalent of any of these qualifications as approved by Senate.
NB: Candidates with the relevant Diploma with a minimum of a credit pass, may, at the discretion of the JKUAT Senate, be exempted from one academic year of study.
Or
Have a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Human Nutrition, Community Health, Environmental Health or the equivalent of any of these from an Institution recognized by the University Senate.
NB: Candidates with HND, with a minimum of a credit pass may, at the discretion of the JKUAT Senate, be exempted from two academic years of study.
Or
Be a holder of any other qualification accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to any of the above.

Course Objectives

Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) equips students with the knowledge and skills to address relevant public health concerns.

Graduates fromBachelor of Science in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) are equipped with appropriate skills and knowledge to identify public health problems, design solutions to those problems, and plan and execute appropriate public health interventions.

Course Program

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

YEAR ONE UNIT CODE    UNIT NAME HRD 2101     COMMUNICATION SKILLS HRD 2102     DEVELOPMENT STUDIES AND SOCIAL ETHICS IPH 2101     INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SMA 2104     MATHEMATICS FOR SCIENCE IPH 2105     TECHNICAL DRAWING SCH 2107     INORGANIC CHEMISTRY IPH 2106     COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF FOOD ANIMALS I IPH 2106     COMPARATIVE ANATOMY OF FOOD ANIMALS II SCH 2108     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY SZL 2111     HIV/AIDS AFS 2201     MICROBIOLOGY I ICH 2101     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IPH 2104     BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES IPH 2102    HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IPH 2103     HUMAN ANATOMY ICH 2106     BIOCHEMISTRY YEAR TWO UNIT CODE    UNIT NAME IPH 2203     PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY HEALTH IPH 2213     QUALITY SURVEYING IPH 2201     PRINCIPLES OF HUMAN NUTRITION IPH 2204     PRINCIPLES OF FOOD PRESERVATION IPH 2205     FOOD QUALITY ASSURANCE IPH 2206     POST HARVEST PATHOLOGY MLS 2102     PHYSICS FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES IPH 2207     MEDICAL PARASITOLOGY IPH 2202     MICROBIOLOGY II IPH 2208     MEDICAL MYCOLOGY IPH 2209     FOOD TOXICOLOGY AND FOOD BORNE DISEASES IPH 2210     ZOONOSES IPH 2211     FOOD INSPECTION AND HYGIENE I ICH 2210     MEDICAL VIROLOGY IPH 2212     MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY AND PEST MANAGEMENT MLS 2131     FIRST AID IPH 2216     ATTACHMENT I YEAR THREE UNIT CODE    UNIT NAME IPH 2301     MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH AND NUTRITION IPH 2313     BUILDING MATERIAL SCIENCES IPH 2302     FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOSAFETY IPH 2304     PRINCIPLES OF IMMUNOLOGY IPH 2305     EPIDEMIOLOGY I MLS 2330     BIOSTATISTICS ICH 2311     WATER SAFETY AND QUALITY CONTROL ICH 2304     LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT IPH 2306     EPIDEMILOGY II IPH 2314     BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY IPH 2315     DRAINAGE AND CONSERVANCY IPH 2307     FOOD INSPECTION AND HYGIENE II IPH 2308     DISASTER MANAGEMENT IPH 2309     HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION IPH 2310     COMMUNICABLE DISEASES IPH 2311     RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IPH 2312     ATTACHMENT II (8 WEEKS) YEAR FOUR UNIT CODE    UNIT NAME HRD 2401     ENTREPRENEURSHIP SKILLS ICH 2401     MENTAL HEALTH IPH 2401     PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND LEGAL FRAMEWORK IPH 2402     DISEASE SURVEILLANCE IPH          PORT HEALTH IPH 2412     RURAL, URBAN PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT IPH 2403     ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IPH 2404     NUTRITION INTERVENTION MLS 2430     RESEARCH PROJECT (1 UNIT) IPH 2406     HEALTH AND NUTRITION IN EMERGENCIES IPH 2407     ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT IPH 2408     OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IPH 2409     CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF NON COMMUNICABLE AND LIFESTYLE DISEASES IPH 2410     PUBLIC HEALTH LAWS AND LEGISLATION IPH 2411     HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT MLS 2430     RESEARCH PROJECT (1 UNIT)

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