Cavendish Uganda

Bachelor of Public Health

Doctors know the treatments that heal diseases, and the preventative measures that keep patients healthy. But who helps them with medical policies that keep hospitals open, or strategic planning that gets mobile clinics to remote areas. Public Health Scientists. Study with us and become your favourite doctor’s hero.

This Degree provides a three-year full time day, evening and weekend program of intensive study for students wishing to earn a Bachelor of Public Health degree. Students study the broad range of public health concerns, including individual disease prevention and injury reduction behavior, distribution and development of disease through epidemiological assessment and community program development, implementation, and evaluation.

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Course Overview

Career objective

  • Students learn to use educational interventions to provide health information, gain experience in assessing the needs of target populations, clarify program goals and objectives, and develop strategies to motivate and involve their clients/patients in educational interventions.
  • Public Health Majors typically work in voluntary health agencies, public health departments, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, corporate worksites, community health organizations, family planning clinics, and managed care facilities, to name a few.

Programme structure

The curriculum in Public Health encompasses a variety of disciplines in the preparation of general public health practitioners, environmental health, policy advocates, program managers and maternal child officers The program requires six credit hours of field practice or internship within a Public Health setting taken during the last semester of study.

COURSE CODECOURSE NAME
YEAR ISEMESTER I
BIT110 Introduction to Information and Communication Technologies
BJC110 Communication Skills and Learning Skills for Employability
BPH111 Foundations of Public Health
BPH112 Health and Health Behavior
BPH113 Human Biology
EHS112 Principles of Epidemiology
YEAR ISEMESTER II
BPH121 First Aid and Emergency Rescue
BPH122 Public Health Microbiology and Disease Surveillance
BPH123 Health Counseling and Guidance
EHS121 Biostatistics
EHS123 Communicable and Non-communicable Diseases
YEAR IISEMESTER I
BPH211 Public Health Nutrition
BPH212 Principles of Environmental Health
BPH213 Community Organisation and Socio Mobilization
BPH214 NGO Management
EHS214 Principles of Demography and Population Dynamics
YEAR IISEMESTER II
BPH222 Principles of Health Education and Advocacy
BPH223 Basic Public Health Laws and Code of Practice
EHS223 Occupational Health and Safety
RSC001 Research Methodology
BPH221 Public Health in Emergency Situations
YEAR IIISEMESTER I
BPH311 Community Health Practice
BPH312 Field Training
BPH313 Family and Reproductive Health
BPH314 Social Marketing for Health
EHS313 Health Monitoring and Evaluation
YEAR IIISEMESTER II
BBA322 Project Planning and Management
BPH321 Health Economics and Financing
EHS322 Health Policy Planning and Management
BPH 325 Research Project
ELECTIVES
BPH323 Health Informatics
BPH324 Mental Health

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology