BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (POPULATION HEALTH)

Entry Requirements
In addition to meeting the University entry requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science in Population Health Degree shall be required to have obtained at least:

i. At least C+ in the following subjects: Mathematics or physics, Chemistry, Biology, English or Kiswahili, OR
ii. A diploma certificate in a relevant discipline with two years working experience in a relevant field with at least C (plain) in the following subjects: Mathematics or physics, Chemistry, Biology, English or Kiswahili, OR
iii. Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Course Requirements and Degree Pattern
In 100 Unit Series, students must take 3 University Common Units, 1 School Common Units and 10 core units in the curriculum of Population Health. Also students must take all the units Prescribed in the curriculum of Population Health from each of the 200, 300, and 400 series. For quality training the class capacity shall be a maximum of 50 students per class. A student must take 56 registered units of 60 contact hours each except the school common units as specified below. In addition each student will be required to complete a 35-hour mandatory field/community based training each semester covering all units taken in that semester. A six months practicum training spread across two consecutive academic years will form part of the requirement for successful completion of the course.

Field Attachment/Practicum-3 months
This aims to expose students to actual health issues and problems in communities. The student will be attached to a relevant project or office for three months, which is expected to give them adequate exposure to the required experience and skills in Management of health issues in populations. The focus of the first attachment will on urban health whereas the second one will revolve around rural health. While on attachment, it is mandatory that the student is supervised by a University supervisor. Thereafter the student must write an examinable practicum report.
Each period of field attachment will be preceded by lectures on selected topics of relevance to the anticipated practical experience in order to strengthen student participation. To strengthen this component, external speakers will be invited where applicable to give lectures on the most up- to -date developments in the discipline.

Each semester students will be required to undergo a mandatory field/community based training in which the training objectives and content will be a combination of all the units taken in that semester. This field/community based component shall comprise of a morning briefing meeting, field/community activities and evening plenary session.

Field/community based Practical oriented and practicum courses.
Units that are mainly practical and field/community based will be examined wholly by continuous assessment and/or practical assessment. Semester specific field/community based reports for each unit taken in that semester shall account for 20% of all the continuous assessment tests (CATs).

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. Unless otherwise stated, the pass mark in all unit courses shall be 40% of the total marks.

Written Examinations
Examinations shall consist of continuous assessment tests (CATS) which shall contribute 30% and University examinations which shall contribute 70.

Practicum/ Attachment
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 attachment shall be examined as follows: A report after the attachment shall constitute 50%. Oral presentation (10%), logbook (10%), field supervisor's assessment report (10%) and University supervision (20%), all totaling to 50%. Semester specific field/community based reports for each unit taken in that semester shall account for 20% of all the continuous assessment tests (CATs).

Community diagnosis and community oriented primary health care
The population health students shall be required to undertake a mandatory two weeks community diagnosis and community oriented primary healthcare in their second semester of third year. This will constitute diagnosis of community health problems, health promotion and campaigns, data collection, plenary sessions and data analysis and report writing. It will also involve community service and health promotion based on the results of the community diagnosis work. Hence grading will based on the diagnosis report, field participation in provision of community service and health promotion activities as well as participation in plenary sessions. The practical component of this course will constitute 50% of the total marks. End semester written examinations shall constitute only 50%. The pass mark for this course shall also be 50%.

Research Projects
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 supervisors report 20%. The final report shall be examined by two independent examiners.The pass mark shall be 50%.

Grading
Each unit shall be marked out of 100. The marks shall be translated into letter grades as follows;
(A) 70 and Above, (B)60 - 69 ,(C)50 - 59 ,(D)40 - 49 Retake/Fail 39 and below

Certification
The degree that will be awarded is Bachelor of Science in Population Health (Bsc.PH). In order to qualify for award of the degree of Bsc.PH, a candidate must have taken a minimum of 48 Units.

Examinations
The common regulations for the University Examinations shall apply.

Unit Codes and Titles

University Common Units
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship

HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care

All units are core in this programme.

Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
HEH 100: Foundations of Environmental Health HEH 104: Basics in Environmental Microbiology
HSU 100: Basic Life Support and Emergency Care
PHI 102: Biostatistics
PPH 101: Foundations and Principles of Population Health
PPH 104: Community-Based Health Care
PPH 110: Health Promotion and Advocacy
PPH 112: Socio-medical sciences in Public health
PPH 113: Nutrition and Health
PPH 114: Population Health Law and Ethics
PPH 116: Anatomy and Physiology for Population Health

Level 200
HEH 200: Introduction to Epidemiology
HEH 201: Environmental Biochemistry I
HEH 215: Water Quality and Disease Control
HEH 216: Principles of Environmental Parasitology
PPH 206: Sexual and reproductive health
PPH 208: Communicable Diseases
PPH 214: Food Security and Health
PPH 216: Public Health Entomology
PPH 217: Field Attachment I
PPH 217: Human Psychology and Health
PPH 218: Population Health Economics and Financing
PPH 219: Primary Health Care PPH 220: Population Genetics
PPH 221 Immunology of environmental health diseases

Level 300
HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety
PPH 300: Research Methods
PPH 301: Maternal Health
PPH 302: Mental Health
PPH 305: Non-communicable and Lifestyle Diseases
PPH 307: Behaviour Change Communication
PPH 309: Adolescent Health
PPH 310: Health Project planning and Management
PPH 311: International Health
PPH 312: Dynamics of Infectious Diseases
PPH 313: Field Attachment II
PPH 314: Community diagnosis and community oriented primary health care
PPH 315: Population Health Informatics
PPH 316: Population Health Risk Assessment

Level 400
ESU 400: Environmental Conflicts and Peace Building
HEH 400: Applied Epidemiology
HEH 411: Public Health Issues in Disaster Management
HEH 417: Vector and Rodent Control
PPH 400: Child Health
PPH 402: Health Needs of Special Groups
PPH 404: Health Care Systems, Policy and Planning
PPH 407: Gerontology
PPH 408: Traditional and Complementary Medicine
PPH 409: Drug and Substance Abuse
PPH 412: Research Project
PPH 414: Gender Issues in Health
PPH 415: Health Project Planning and Management

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