• Overview
  • Modules
  • Career path
  • Entry requirements

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.

Year One
  • Understanding Public Health: History, scope, determinants  and challenges
  • Understanding global health
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Introduction to computer technology

 

  • Public Health Research Methods-I
  • Communicable diseases I: epidemiology and transmission dynamics
  • Non-Communicable diseases: Epidemiology and transmission dynamics
  • Mental health
  • Environmental health 
  • Occupational health 
  • Community health diagnosis
Year Two
  • Sociology of health
  • Communication skills
  • Health Education 
  • Health Promotion
  • Food, Nutrition and Health
  • Primary Health care
  • Public Health Research methods-II

 

  • Health policies and laws
  • Demography and population health
  • Health Psychology
  • Maternal and child heath
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • General  Counselling
  • Principles of Geriatrics
Year Three
 
  • Communicable diseases II: prevention and control
  • Non-Communicable diseases II: prevention and Control
  • Health care economics and financing
  • Public Health in disasters and emergencies
  • Public health ethics 
  • Data analysis computer applications

 

 

  • Project planning and management
  • Health services management
  • Entrepreneurship skills in public health practice
  • Public health Leadership skills
  • Public health seminar series
  • 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

its equivalent and principal passes obtained at the same sitting

Diploma in Health Sciences from a recorgnized Institution and must be certified by Allied Health Professionals Council (AHPC)