Bachelor of Science in Public Health

BSc. Public Health (Part Time) P/T—3 ½ years
BSc. Public Health (Full Time) F/T—3 years

This evidence-based curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be able to monitor community health by identifying health needs, implementing policies that promote health, evaluating health services and eliminating health disparities.

Graduates will gain:

  • The ability to evaluate and analyse the current challenges confronting public health and the provision of health services.
  • The knowledge to engage in policy debates about global and international health, and respond to the challenge of the widening health disparities that exist within communities and between countries.
  • An understanding of the role public health practitioners play as advocates for change in public health and of the strengths and weaknesses of differing approaches to healthcare systems.
  • The ability to evaluate the quality and performance of healthcare systems and understand the various multi-agency approaches, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.


    First Year

    Understanding Public Health
    Understanding Health Policy
    Uganda’s Health Systems and Policies
    Principles of Management 
    Ethics & Integrity for Healthcare Workers
    The Sociology of Health
    Business Writing and Communication Skills
    Introduction to Statistics
    Health Communication: Theory and Practice for Healthcare Professionals
    Fieldwork/Placement I

      Year Two

      Healthcare Principles and Organisation
      Health Information Systems
      Principles and Practices of Health Promotion
      Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases
      Learning / Teaching Methodologies for Health Educators
      Environmental Health
      Health and Development
      Health Economics
      Health Science Research Methods
      Epdemiology II
      Population Studies and Reproductive Health
      Fieldwork/Placement II

        Year Three

        Foundations of Community Health
        Effective Leadership for the Health Sector
        Health in Conflict and Complex Emergencies
        Primary Healthcare and Community Health
        Food, Nutrition, and Health
        Understanding Global Health
        Health Services Administration
        Health Policy, Politics and Power
        Finance Management for Public Health Professionals
        Managing Community Health Programs
        Fieldwork/Placement III
        Research Project

          BSc. Public Health graduates can work in a number of areas in all sectors which include the private sector, public sector as well as civil society. In the public sector they may work within a relevant ministry, a government health organisation, hospital or within the community.

          In the private sector they may work as researchers, policy analysts or practitioners for medical, pharmaceutical or health insurance companies.

          In civil society there is a huge need for public health graduates to work as managers and implementers of NGO health programs, health information analysts, health educators, policy analysts and links to the other sectors.

          Within the educational field there is a need for public health educators and researchers to join the universities, professional bodies and other educational institutions.

          Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

          Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and principal passes obtained at the same sitting. or Diploma in Health Sciences from a recorgnized Institution and must be certified by Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC).