Bachelor of Environmental Health Science

The major aim of the BEHSc is to prepare professionals in Environmental Health with the appropriate attitude, adequate skills and 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 the 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.

Overview

Code KHS
Duration 3 Years
Study time Weekend
Intake August

Entry requirements

UACE (or equivalent) with principal passes in Biology and Chemistry, and a subsidiary in Physics, Mathematics, Agriculture, FDN, Technical drawing, Economics, or Geography; plus UCE (or equivalent) with 5 passes;
OR a Diploma/Degree in health discipline or biological sciences

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,180,000 $630

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 20,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 50,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 30,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000
Training materials (for Students of Engineering only) (per Semester) 50,000
Skills Laboratory Fee (for Students of DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB only) (Per semester) 200,000

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
Language Enhancement (for Students of French) 200,000= (per year)
Study trips (for Students of Geography) 100,000= (per year)
Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM) 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
                                       PROPOSED COURSES
                           YEAR I:   SEMESTER I
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1111 Human Environment 10 45 20 60 4
BEHS 1112 Introduction to Human Biology

 

10 35 10 45 3
BEHS 1113 Principles of Biostatistics

 

10 45 0 45 3
BEHS 1114 Principles of Epidemiology

 

 

0

45 0 45 3
BEHS 1115 Principles of Demography

 

 

0

45 0 45 3
BEHS  1116 Public Health Microbiology

 

 

30

 

45

 

30

 

75

 

5

                             Total Credit Units 21

                                   

 

                               YEAR I:   SEMESTER II
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1121 Control of Diseases of Public Health Importance 15 60 15 75 5
BEHS 1122 Hydrology and Hydraulics

 

30

 

45 30 75 5
BEHS 1123 Health Laboratory Management

 

15

 

15 30 30 2
BEHS 1124 Vector and Vermin Control

 

20

 

30 10 45 3
BEHS 1125 Communication for Behaviour Change 30 45 30 75 5
                            Total Credit Units 20

 

 

  
                                YEAR II:   SEMESTER I
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1211 Solid Waste Management

 

15

 

45 15 60 4
BEHS 1212 Excreta and Wastewater Management and Treatment 15 30 15 45 3
BEHS 1213 Environmental Pollution 15 30 15 45 3
BEHS 1214 Community Health and Development

 

15

 

30 15 45 3
BEHS 1215 Fundamentals of Environmental Health Law 0 45 0 45 3
BEHS 1216 Research Methods

 

0

 

45 0 45 3
                           Total Credit Units 19

 

                                 YEAR II:   SEMESTER II
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1221 Food and Nutrition

 

15 30 15 45 3

 

BEHS 1222 Building Technology I

 

15

 

30 45 60 4
BEHS 1223 Food Safety Management

 

15

 

45 15 60 4
BEHS 1224 Occupational Health and Safety

 

15 30 15 45 3
BEHS 1225 Institutions and Public Places  Health Management 15 30 15 45 3
BEHS 1226 Urban and Rural Water Supply 15 45 15 60 4
                           Total Credit Units 21

 

 

                                       END OF 2nd YEAR SEMESTER BREAK
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1227 Field Training   (6 weeks) 0 135 45 4
                           Total Credit Units 4

 

 

                               
                               YEAR III:   SEMESTER I
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1311 Project Work (proposal development) 0 0 90 30    *2
BEHS 1312 Environmental Health Legislation 15 45 15 60 4
BEHS 1313 Building Technology II 0 30 30 45 3
BEHS 1314 Food Inspection 30 30 30 60 4
BEHS 1315 Town and Country Planning 15 30 15 45 3
BEHS 1316 Resource Management and Health Policy 15 30 30 45 3
                          Total Credit Units 17

                        *(2 Credit Units carried to Semester II)

 

                                YEAR III:   SEMESTER II
CODE COURSE TITLE TH L P CH CU
BEHS 1321 Project Work (Report writing) 0 0 135 45 4
BEHS 1322 Building Technology III 0 45 30 60 4
BEHS 1323 Management of Public Health Emergencies 15 45 30 60 4
BEHS 1324 Leadership in Environmental Health

 

15

 

30 15 45 3
BEHS 1325 Traditional and Complementary Medicine 20 25 20 45 3
                         Total Credit Units 20
       

                 Total  accumulated credit units

123

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