BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH)

Entry Requirements
In addition to meeting the university entry requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science degree in environmental health degree course shall be required to have obtained

Either
a) At least the following grades in the subjects listed below at KCSE or its equivalent:
i. Mathematics or physics C+
ii. Chemistry / Physical science C+
iii. Biology/ Biological Science C+
iv. English or Kiswahili C+
OR

A Diploma with at least a credit from a recognised institution in the following areas: Environmental health; environmental studies; water and civil engineering; pharmacy; nursing; clinical medicine; biomedical laboratory technology; biomedical sciences; public health; community health and nursing, nutrition and other health related courses. In addition the candidate should have obtained a C (plain) at KCSE or Division III at KCE.

Duration and Course Requirements
Duration of the Programme
The duration of study for the Programme shall be 4 academic years.

Course Requirements
A student must take 54 registered units of 35 contact hours each

Credit transfer
Credit Transfer willl be considered for students taking the same program in a recognized institution, subject to approval by the department

Examinations
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.

Written Examinations
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.

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 the project report 70%.

Attachments
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%.

Grading
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

Certification
The degree that will be awarded is the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health BSc (EVH). In order to qualify for the award of the degree of BSc (EVH), 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

100 Series
HEH 100: Foundations of Environmental Health
HEH 102: Human Anatomy and Physiology
PPH 102: Biostatistics
HEH 104: Basics in Environmental Microbiology
HEH 106: Laboratory Methods for Environmental Health
HEH 107: Environmental Chemistry I
HEH 109: Food Sanitation and Safety
PPH 110: Health Promotion and Advocacy
PPH 112: Socio-Medical Sciences in Health
PPH 113: Nutrition and Health

200 Series
HEH 200: Introduction to Epidemiology
HEH 201: Environmental Biochemistry I
HEH 202: Meat Pathology and Inspection
HEH 203: Anatomy and Physiology of food Animals
HEH 204: Environmental Inspection
HEH 205: Principles of Community Health
HEH 206: Solid Waste Management
HEH 207: Technical Designs and Drawing
HEH 208: Environmental Biochemistry II
PPH 208: Communicable Diseases
PPH 221: Immunology of Environmental Health Diseases
HEH 214: Attachment I - Urban Health
HEH 215: Water Quality and Disease Control
HEH 216: Principles of Environmental Parasitology


300 Series
PPH 300: Research methods
HEH 302: Hazardous Waste Management
HEH 303: Building and Construction Technology
HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety
HEH 305: Human Population Studies and Health
PPH 305: Non-Communicable and lifestyle diseases
HEH 306: Environmental Information Systems
HEH 307: Port Health
HEH 309: Liquid Waste Management
HEH 310: Environmental Health Impact Assessment
HEH 311: Geomedicine
HEH 312: Environmental Chemistry II
HEH 313: Attachment II – Rural Health

400 Series
HEH 400: Applied Epidemiology
HEH 401: Environmental Health Law
HEH 403: Environmental Toxicology
HEH 404: Introduction to Pharmacology
HEH 405: Environmental Health Economics
HEH 406: Research Project – equivalent to two units
HEH 408N: Health Services Management
HEH 409: Biotechnology and Health
HEH 411: Public Health Issues in Disaster Management
HEH 415: Health Policy Management
PPH 415: Health Project Planning and Management
HEH 416: Conservancy and Drainage
HEH 417: Vector and Rodent Control

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