In addition to meeting the University requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Health Service Management Degree course shall be required to have obtained
i. A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education mean grade of C+ (plus) and above with a combination of: English or Kiswahili C +, Mathematics C+ , Any one science subject C + or Any one humanities subject: C+ OR
ii. A Diploma with a Credit grade in Management or Systems Management from a recognized institution with at least 2 years relevant post qualification experience.
iii. In addition the candidate should have obtained a C (plain) at KCSE or Division III at EACE with credit grades in the cluster subjects listed in above OR
Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.
Credit waiver will be considered for students taking the same programme in a recognized institution, subject to approval by the Department.
Course Requirements and Degree Pattern
The Bachelor of Health Services Management (BHSM) extends 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.
This aims at exposing students to actual public health informational 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).
The common University examinations regulations governing Undergraduate Degree programmes shall apply.
Mode of Examinations
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 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%.
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 com- prise 20% and the project report 50 %.
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%.
Each Unit shall be out of 100. The Mark shall be translated into letter grade as follows: (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 Health Services Management (BHSM). In order to qualify for the award of this degree a candidate must have taken and passed all the units (minimum 48 units), University Common Units (4) and a Research Project (2 units) for a total of 52 units.
Unit Code and Title
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical & Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Entrepreneurship
ASC 303: Demography & Population Studies
HEH 100: Foundations of Environmental Health HSU 100: Basic Life Support & Emergency Care
PEO 101: Foundations of Occupational Health and Safety
PHI 102: Introduction to Medical Statistics PHM 101: Introduction to Health Systems
PHM 104: Fundamentals of Health Management Process
PHM 105: Introduction to Global Health
PHM 107: Principles of Public Health
ASC 307: Medical Sociology
HEH 200: Introduction to Epidemiology
PHI 201: Hospital Administrative Statistics
PHI 205: Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response
PHM 201: Managing Change in Health Systems
PHM 203: Health Ethics and Law PHM 203: Health Ethics and Law
PHM 204: Introduction to Health Education Promotion
PHM 206: Health, Culture and Society
PHM 207: Hospital Administration
PHM 214: Management Environment and Health
BBA 301: Human Resource Management I
BBA 305: Marketing of Services
BBA 310: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
BMS 400: Management Information Systems
EAE 309: Health Economics
PHI 314: Fundamentals of Disaster Management
PHM 301: Health Policy and Planning
PHM 306: Principles and Practice of Facilities Management
PHM 401: Healthcare Financial Management II
PHM 403: Foundations of Health Project Management
PHM 404: Field Attachment: Professional Practice Experience
PPH 300: Research Methods
HEH 304: Occupational Health and Safety
HEH 400: Applied Epidemiology
PEE 407: Environmental Policy Management
PHM 401: Health Care Financial Management II
PHM 402: Health Human Resource Management III
PHM 403: Foundations of Health Project Management
PHM 405: Health Services Quality Management
PHM 406: Health Needs Assessment
PHM 407: Strategic Management
PHM 408: Logistics Management in Health Care
PHM 409: Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Programs
PHM 411: Leadership and Governance in Health
PHM 412: Research Project
PPH 400: Equity and Resource Allocation