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Tuition Fees:$600 /year
Applications Begin:May 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science
Start Date:August 2021
Academic Unit:College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: July 2021
Programme Overview

The Makerere University School of Public Health (MUSPH) formerly the Makerere University Institute of Public Health (MUIPH) has reviewed and updated the curriculum for the Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (BEHS) degree programme.

The BEHS curriculum being reviewed has been in operation since the beginning of the programme in the year 2000.

As a University requirement, all curriculums of University programmes have to be reviewed periodically to make them relevant to the prevailing and future demands.

The major aim of the BEHS is to prepare professionals in Environmental Health with the appropriate attitude, adequate skills and a scientific knowledge for handling and managing all duties and technical procedures in the broad areas of health promotion, disease prevention and control, management and administration of public health in community, research and training in the field of Environmental Health.

As this field is an essential component of the Public health systems for health promotion and delivery in the community, its services are basic to the processes of diagnosis and surveillance of disease incidence in the community and to the procedures of disease prevention and control.

Curriculum

Year One
First Semester:
– Introduction to Human Biology, 3 credits
– Principles of Biostatistis, 3 credits
– Principles of Epidermology, 3 credits
– Human Environment, 4 credits
– Principles of Demography, 3 credits
– Public Health Micro Biology, 5 credits

Second Semester:
– Invertebrate Resources, 4 credits
– Control of Diseases of Public Importance, 5 credits
– Hydrology and Hydraulics, 5 credits
– Health Labouratory Management, 2 credits
–  Vector and Vermin Control, 3 credits
– Communication for Behaviour Change, 5 credits

Year Two
First Semester:
– RESEARCH METHODS, 3 credit units
– ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 3 credit units
– SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, 4 credit units
– EXCRETA AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT, 3 credit units
– COMMUNITY HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT, 3 credit units
-HEALTH FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, 3 credit units

Second Semester:
– FOOD AND NUTRITION, 3 credit units
– BUILDING TECHNOLOGY I, 4 credit units
– FOOD SAFETY MANAGEMENT, 4 credit units
– OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, 3 credit units
– INSTITUTIONS AND PUBLIC PLACES HEALTH MANAGEMENT, 3 credit units
– URBAN AND RURAL WATER SUPPLY, 4 credit units

Year Three
First Semester:
– BUILDING TECHNOLOGY II, 3 credit units
– TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING, 3 credit units
– PROJECT WORK I (PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT, 2 credit units
– ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH LEGISLATION, 4 credit units
– FOOD INSPECTION, 4 credit units
– RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH POLICY, 3 credit units

Second Semester:
– MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES, 3 credit units
– LEADERSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, 2 credit units
– TRADITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 3 credit units
– TRADITIONAL AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE, 3 credit units
– PROJECT WORK II (REPORT WRITING), 3 credit units
– BUILDING TECHNOLOGY III, 3 credit units

Admission Requirements

Each applicant should:
EITHER
Have the Uganda Certificate of Education with at least (five passes), or its equivalent and at least two principal passes at Advanced Level obtained at the same sitting.
OR
Hold at least a Second Class or Credit (or equivalent classification) Diploma  from a recognised institution, relevant to this programme.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $14
Application Fees for International Students: $47

HOW TO APPLY
**Local Students:
1. Application forms and other relevant information may be obtained from undergraduate admissions Office, Level 3, Senate Building, Makerere University. Admissions are processed in May/June every year.
2. Non-refundable application fee of UG Shs.50,000 plus Bank charge of UG Shs.2,500/= should be paid from the following banks using Makerere University Paying-in-slips:

BANKS
i. Any STANBIC BANK BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 9030005816385
ii. DFCU BANK MAKERERE BRANCH  MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 01013500181512
iii. CENTENARY BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 4912300001
iv. CRANE BANK    MUC – FEES COLLECTION ACCOUNT 0145053500100
3. After paying, each applicant must attach a copy of the paying – in slip to the application form and submit the completed application form to the Undergraduate Admissions Office in the Senate Building, Makerere University.
Candidates who hold grades X, Y, Z, 7 and 9 of ‘O’level results should not apply because they are Not eligible for admission.
Diploma holder applicants who hold class three (3) Diploma Certificates are not eligible for admission and therefore should not apply, except where stated in the diploma holders requirements.

**International Students:
Makerere University welcomes International Students who should follow the Application Procedure below;
1. Get pay in slips from Stanbic or DFCU bank at the main campus Makerere University where applicable.
2. After paying the Fee of USD $ 75 or 172,500 UGX  take the bank slip to the main building (Finance Department) for verification where applicable.
3. On presentation of the application fee bank slip, pick the application form from Room 316, Level 3, Senate Building.
4. Applicants with academic documents prescribed in other languages other than English should be submitted to the School of Languages, Makerere University for translation into English.
5. Applicants who obtained qualifications elsewhere other than Uganda should take their secondary school academic documents to Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) located in Ntinda for purposes of being equated to Ugandan grades.
6. Completed forms should be returned to level 3, Senate Building, Room 316, and the following documents MUST be attached to the application form:
– Original Pay in slip from the Bank
– One Passport size photograph of the applicants’ current likeness
– Photocopies of Secondary School  Certificates (i e Ordinary Level and Advanced Level) or its equivalent.
7. Diploma/Degree holder’s applicants MUST attach certified photocopies of their academic transcripts issued by the awarding institutions.
8. Applicants from countries where the language of instruction is not English are required to bring evidence of proficiency of English. However, Makerere University (School of Languages) conducts proficiency tests on request.
9. Applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme offered by Makerere University are required to take a pre-entry examination.
10. International students MUST present insurance certificates from a reputable insurance firm at the time of admission. So, the insurance firm should cater for any eventuality not Makerere University.
11. The Academic Year normally starts in August every year. Applicants can download the form and send it with academic documents attached to; The Academic Registrar (Admissions), Makerere University, P O BOX 7062, Kampala-Uganda.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health Science include:
– Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
– Corporate Health and Safety Director
– Food Safety Inspector
– Health and Safety Engineer

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Tuition Fees for Ugandan, EAC and Refugee Students: $600
Tuition Fees for International Students: $750

Tuition Fee Per Year for Ugandan Students = 2,221,800 UGX
Tuition Fee per Year for International Students = 2,777,250 UGX

NOTE: Students from countries within the East African Community (EAC), as well as Refugee students, pay the same tuition fee as Ugandans.
**Member countries of the EAC sub Region include; Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr. Namaalwa Justine
Head, Department of Environmental Management
 
Admissions Office
Responsible for Admission Enquiries