BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (COMMUNITY HEALTH)

Entry Requirements

i. In addition to meeting the University requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science in Community Health Course shall be required to have obtained:- Either
ii.A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade C+ (plus) and above with a combination of: - Mathematics C+, Biology/Biological Sciences C+, English or Kiswahili C+. OR
iii. Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Certification
The degree that will be awarded is Bachelor of Science in Community Health (B.Sc Community Health). In order to qualify for award of degree of B.Sc (Community Health), a candidate must have taken a minimum of forty (52) units.

Course Requirements and Degree Pattern
The Bachelor of Science in Community Health shall extend over a period of four (4) academic
years.
Each academic year shall consist of two (2) semesters for full time students and three (3) sessions
for part-time students. The students will take a maximum of fourteen (14) units each academic year.

Field Attachment/Practicum
This aims at exposing students to actual community health issues and problems. The students will be attached to a relevant health organization for three (3) months, which is expected to give them adequate exposure to the required experience and skills in community health. The module
of study will be regular and institutional based learning (IBP)

Examination Regulations
The Common University examinations regulations governing Undergraduate Degree Programmes shall apply.

Mode of Examination
All units shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken. The assessment of  the students' work shall be on basis of percentage (%) marks. The pass mark in all unit courses shall be 50% of the total marks in line with courses in health sciences.

Written Examinations
Examinations shall consist of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) which shall contribute 30% and University examinations which shall contribute 70%.

Projects
Units involving field work such as projects shall be examined as follows:-
A Supervisor's Report after the field course shall constitute 30%. The project proposal shall comprise 20% and the project report 50%.

Attachments
Units involving field work such as attachment shall be examined as follows:-
A Supervisor's Report after the attachment shall constitute 30%. Oral presentation, logbook, Field Supervisor's Assessment Report and University Supervision shall constitute 70%.

Grading
Each unit shall be out of 100. The mark shall be translated into letter grades as follows:
70% -100% (A),60% - 69% (B) 50% - 59% (C) 49 and below (Fail)

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
UCU 105: HIV/AIDs and Drug Education
HCH 100: Social Work and Community Development
HCH 101: Biochemistry I
HCH 102: Systemic Human Anatomy and Embryology
HCH 103: Medical Education and Ethics
HCH 104: Medical Anthropology and Sociology
HCH 105: Introduction to Medical Physiology
HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care
PHI 102: Biostatistics

Level 200
HCH 200: Biochemistry II
HCH 201: Fundamentals of Demography
HCH 202: Fundamentals of Environmental Health
HCH 203: Introduction to Microbiology
HCH 204: Introduction to Medical Parasitology and Entomology
HCH 205: Nutrition, Health and Food Security
HCH 206: General Systemic Pathology
HCH 207: Principles of Immunology
HCH 208: Health Education and Promotion
HCH 209: Medical Virology
HCH 210: Toxicology
HCH 211: Basics of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy
HCH 212: Principles of Community Health
HCH 213: Field Attachment I

Level 300
HCH 300: Epidemiology I
HCH 301: Biostatistics II
PPH 300: Research Methods
HCH 303: Fundamentals of Health Information Management
HCH 304: Health Services Management
HCH 305: Disaster Management
HCH 306: Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
HCH 307: Community Diagnosis
HCH 308: Communicable Disease Control
HCH 309: Non-Communicable Disease Control HCH 310: Solid and Liquid Waste Management
HCH 311: Behavior Change Communication
HCH 312: Field Attachment II

Level 400
HCH 400: Epidemiology II
HCH 401: Maternal and Child Health Programs
HCH 402: HIV/AIDS and TB Prevention and Control Program
HCH 403: Nutritional Programs
HCH 404: Malaria Prevention and Control Program
HCH 405: Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program
HCH 406: Mental Health, Adolescent Health and Drug and Substance Abuse Program
HCH 407: Ethical and Medical-legal Issues HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety
HCH 409: Gender and Health
HCH 410: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation
HCH 411: Health Project Management
HCH 412: Research Project

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