|Tuition Fees:||$1,137 /year|
|Applications Begin:||August 2021|
|Final Award:||Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health|
|Start Date:||September 2021|
|Academic Unit:||School of Public Health|
|Application Deadline:||September 2021|
Philosophy of programme:
To impart knowledge and skills in environmental health for health promotion and development
Rationale of programme
Worldwide, many people continue to suffer from preventable communicable diseases such as diarrhea as a classical example. The need for capacity building in the field of environmental health has been compounded by the continued increase environmental hazards emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement.
The Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree programme in Environmental Health aims at producing Environmental Health scientists capable of addressing health issues by responding effectively to deteriorating environmental conditions that affect human health with a view to proposing possible solutions thereby enhancing good health and sustainable environmental management.
The need for prevention, reduction of transmission of communicable and non- communicable diseases in the human population calls for improving physical, biological, cultural and social environmental conditions.
The labour market demand for environmental health practitioners over the years has not been matched with the existing training opportunities in the country and the region at large, hence ineffectively responding to deteriorating environmental conditions that affect human population and health.
The need for capacity building in the field of environmental health has been compounded by the continued increase environmental hazards emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement hence filling the existing gaps in environmental health training.
The programme intends to produce an Environmental Health Practitioner who will be capable of integrating theory and practice in critically assessing, analyzing and managing environmental issues affecting the health of the individual and the community. The environmental health graduate will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills through lectures, tutorials, group discussion, practicals, research and field work.
Objectives of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health
Curriculum models and instructional Methods
The MKU BSc Environmental Health curricula designed to be a learner centered and outcome based curriculum with a community orientation. It will employ both conventional lecture system and Problem Based Learning (PBL)/tutorials in its delivery;
The Mode of Delivery of the curriculum will include:-.
Large group discussions/seminars:-These will be discussions between students and discipline experts on difficult content areas
Individualized and Self-directed learning:- This will include case studies and computer assisted learning programmes that will be administered through the internet
The curriculum and instructional methods that will encourage students to take active responsibility for their learning are in the integrated components of tutorial and PBL approach;
These methods will prepare students for life-long learning program will contribute to the society by providing accessibility to innovative and quality public Health education that promotes excellence in scholarship, research and equitable service to the communities
The component of the curriculum that inculcate the principles of scientific method and evidence-based practice includes:-
All candidates admitted to Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Health must satisfy the following requirements:
Direct Entry Requirement
Entry vide university bridging
Entry vide pre-university programme
A holder of KCSE certificate or equivalent with a mean aggregate of C plain with C plain in either Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry / Physical sciences, Biology/ Biological Science, English or Kiswahili
Credit transfers and exemption are possible depending on the qualification of the applicant.
Requirement for credit transfer/exemptions
**Application forms can be downloaded from www.mku.ac.ke or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.
The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.
Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.
Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.
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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 125,100
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 150,120
Students from Countries in the East African Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.
– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.