Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health
- Mean grade of C+ (plus) at KSCE or its equivalent with at least C+ (Plus) in the following subjects: Mathematics/Physics, chemistry/Physical Sciences, Biology/ biological sciences and English/Kiswahili.
- Holders of diploma certificates with a credit pass from recognized institutions with mean grade of C (Plain) at KSCE or Division II at EACE and two years of relevant working experience.
Duration and Course Requirements
Duration of the Programme
The duration of study for the Programme shall be 4 academic years.
A student must take 54 registered units of 35 contact hours each
Credit Transfer will be considered for students taking the same program in a recognized institution, subject to approval by the department
The common Regulations for the University Examination shall apply.
Mode of Examinations
All units shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken, unless the course runs longer than a semester. The assessment of the students’ work shall be on the basis of percentage (%) marks. The pass mark in all unit courses shall be 40% of the total marks.
Examinations shall consist of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATS) which shall contribute 30% and University Examinations which shall contribute 70%.
Practical courses and practicum.
Where the course is mainly practical, it will be examined wholly by continuous assessment and/or practical assessment. The examination format shall consist of a written paper (where applicable), a practical, oral presentation and/or a report.
Units involving field work such as projects shall be examined as follows:
A report after the field course shall constitute 50%. The Project Proposal shall comprise 30% marks, and the project report 70%.
Units involving field work such as attachment shall be examined as follows:
A report after the attachment shall constitute 50%. Oral presentation, Logbook, Field Supervisor’s Assessment Report and University Supervision, shall constitute 50%.
Each unit shall be marked out of 100 %. The marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows;
Letter Grade Range of Marks (%)
A 70 and Above
B 60 – 69
C 50 – 59
D 40 – 49
Retake/Fail 39 and below
The degree that will be awarded is the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Health and Safety BSc (OSH). In order to qualify for the award of the Degree of BSc (OSH), a candidate must have taken and passed all the 54 units.
Summary of Course Units
University Common Units
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Creative and Critical Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
School Common Unit
HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care
PPH 102: Biostatistics
PEO 100: Foundations of Occupational Health and Safety
PEO 101: Environmental Microbiology
PEO 102: Occupational Epidemiology
PEO 103: Biochemistry and Health
PEO 104: Chemistry and Chemical Safety
PEO 105: Health and Safety Inspection
PEO 106: Workplace Safety Rules and Personal Protective Equipment
PEO 107: Occupational Toxicology I
PEO 108: Food Sanitation and Safety
PEO 200: Physical hazards and risk control
PEO 201: Fire Safety
PEO 202: Emergency Preparedness and Management
PEO 203: Electrical Safety
PEO 204: Workplace accidents and prevention
PEO 205: Transport safety Management
PEO206: Occupational Psychology
PEO 207: Environmental Pollution and Water Quality
PEO 208: Biological hazards and risk control
PEO 209: Construction Safety I
PEO 210: Behavioral Safety
PEO 211: Health and Safety Risk Management I
PEO 212: Field Attachment I – Urban Health
PPH 300: Research methods
PPH 301: Biostatistics and biometrics
PEO 302: Principles of occupational Health and Hygiene
PEO 303: Management of Hazardous Substances and Processes
PEO 304: Science of Safety and Health
PEO 305: Contractor Safety Management
PEO 306: Safety Legislation and Management
PEO 307: Environmental Management Systems
PEO 308: Ergonomics
PEO 309: Business management for safety practitioners
PEO 310: Health and Safety Management Systems
PEO 311: Training Fundamentals for Safety Practitioners
PEO 312: Construction safety II
PEO 313: Field Attachments II – Rural Health
PEO 400: Job Safety Analysis and Management
PEO 401: Environmental Management Policy
PEO 402: Machinery Safety
PEO 403: Environmental and Industrial Pollution
PEO 404: Health and Safety Auditing
PEO 405: Industrial Hygiene Management
PEO 406: Occupational Toxicology II
PEO 407: Health and Safety Risk Management II
PEO 408: Integrated Environmental, Health and Safety Management systems
PEO 409: Economics of Environmental Management
PEO 410: Safety Technology and Management
PEO 411: Internship
PEO 412: OSH Research Project