Cavendish Uganda

Bachelor of Science in 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.

year one

semester one
course code Course Name
BPH 111 Foundations of Public Health
BJC 110 Communication Skills
BIT 110 Introduction to Information Communication and Technology
BPH 112 Health and Health behavior
EHS 112 Principles of Epidemiology
BPH 113 Human Biology
semester two
course code Course Name
BPH 121 First Aid and emergency Rescue
EHS 121 Biostatistics
EHS 123 Communicable and non-communicable diseases
BPH 122 Public Health Microbiology and disease surveillance
BPH 123 Health Counseling and guidance

year two

semester one
course code Course Name
BPH 211 Public Health Nutrition
BPH 212 Principles of Environmental Health
BPH 213 Community organization and socio mobilization
EHS 214 Principles of Demography and Population Dynamics
BPH 214 NGO Management
semester two
course code Course Name
BPH 221 Principles of Health Education and advocacy
EHS 223 Occupational Health & Safety
RSC22 1 Research Methodology
BPH 223 Basic Public Health Laws and code of Practice

year three

semester one
course code Course Name
BPH 311 Community Health practice
BPH 312 Field Training
BPH 313 Family and Reproductive Health
EHS 313 Health Monitoring and Evaluation
BPH 314 Social Marketing for Health
semester two
course code Course Name
BPH 321 Health Economics and Financing
EHS 322 Health Policy planning and management
BPH 322 Project planning and management
RSC 322 Research project
BPH 323 Health Informatics
BPH 324 Mental Health

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Faculty of Science and Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology

Faculty of Science & Technology