BSc in Community Health Practice

BSc in Health Systems Management and Development

Attendance: Full time /Part time (Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30pm)

 

Duration: 4 years

 

Intakes : April and August

 

Tuition Fee: KES 79,270 per trimester

Is This Course For You?

Are you a high school graduate with a passion for improving community health in Africa? Have you studied public health, clinical medicine, or community health at diploma level? Are you ambitious, innovative and interested in better health care for Africa? If that’s a yes to these questions, there couldn’t be a more perfect launch pad for a career in community health practice than AMIU degree course in BSc. Community Health Practice.

For more information

Get in touch

Department of Community Health Practice

 

Call:  +254 (0)741 743 871  or

+254 020 699 3280

Email: enquiry@amref.ac.ke

BSc. Community Health Practice provides the ideal start for a career in community health. Learning directly from the world-leading Amref Health Africa experts, currently running health programme in over 37 countries across the African continent. You also have the opportunity to simultaneously apply your knowledge and skills through organised practical sessions and field experience.

The development of Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice is informed by Amref Health Africa’s firm foundation in community health practice for over 60 years and Africa’s need for practitioners who are well equipped to ensure effective implementation of the universal health care.

Course per Trimester

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Academic writing
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Principles of Community Health : Field work incorporated
  • First Aid and Safety

Trimester 2

  • Medical Sociology and Anthropology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Culture and Ethics

Trimester 3

  • Principles of Community Nutrition
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Entomology
  • Principles of Environmental Health: Field work incorporated

Year 2

Trimester 1

  • Biostatistics
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition: Field work incorporated
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Behaviour Change Communication: Field work incorporated
  • Community Entrepreneurship

Trimester 2

  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Health Promotion
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  • Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Principles of Community Health Strategy: Field work incorporated

Trimester 3

  • Disease Surveillance
  • Applied Community Health Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Community Health Information Systems
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Field work incorporated

Year 3

Trimester 1

Structured Field Practicum

  • Community Strategy
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Research Data Collection

Trimester 2

  • Health Economics
  • Health Information System
  • Health Policy Development and Planning
  • Reproductive Health
  • Mental Health
  • Project Management

Trimester 3

  • High Impact Interventions
  • Human Resources Management
  • Needs Assessment and  Partnership Development
  • Disaster Risk Management: Field work incorporated
  • Resource Mobilisation
  • KCSE (or equivalent) Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+

    • minimum of C in Biology and Chemistry
    • minimum C in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics/Physics;
  • KACE with a minimum of two principal passes

    • including Biology and subsidiary passes in Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics;
  • Diploma (with a mean grade of C) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition;
  • The equivalent or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition or the equivalent of any of these qualifications from an institution recognised by the University Senate.
  • A completed application form
  • Copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials
  • National Identity Card (or Birth Certificate) or Passport
  • Reliable postal address, email and telephone contact

Qualified community health practitioners are an essential component of ensuring easy access to health for all across Africa, some of the career opportunities include being a project and programme managers in the following organisations:

  • Local & International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Public & Government funded Health Organisations: Ministry Of Health & Health Parastatal
  • Private organisations as managers at various levels of healthcare systems.

Our thoughtful approach to admissions will help make your enrolment as easy as possible.

Overview

Attendance: Full time /Part time (Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30pm)

 

Duration: 4 years

 

Intakes : April and August

 

Tuition Fee: KES 79,270 per trimester

Is This Course For You?

Are you a high school graduate with a passion for improving community health in Africa? Have you studied public health, clinical medicine, or community health at diploma level? Are you ambitious, innovative and interested in better health care for Africa? If that’s a yes to these questions, there couldn’t be a more perfect launch pad for a career in community health practice than AMIU degree course in BSc. Community Health Practice.

For more information

Get in touch

Department of Community Health Practice

 

Call:  +254 (0)741 743 871  or

+254 020 699 3280

Email: enquiry@amref.ac.ke

Course Details

BSc. Community Health Practice provides the ideal start for a career in community health. Learning directly from the world-leading Amref Health Africa experts, currently running health programme in over 37 countries across the African continent. You also have the opportunity to simultaneously apply your knowledge and skills through organised practical sessions and field experience.

The development of Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practice is informed by Amref Health Africa’s firm foundation in community health practice for over 60 years and Africa’s need for practitioners who are well equipped to ensure effective implementation of the universal health care.

Course per Trimester

Year 1

Trimester 1

  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking and Academic writing
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Principles of Community Health : Field work incorporated
  • First Aid and Safety

Trimester 2

  • Medical Sociology and Anthropology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • HIV/AIDS Education
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Culture and Ethics

Trimester 3

  • Principles of Community Nutrition
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Entomology
  • Principles of Environmental Health: Field work incorporated

Year 2

Trimester 1

  • Biostatistics
  • Maternal and Child Nutrition: Field work incorporated
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Behaviour Change Communication: Field work incorporated
  • Community Entrepreneurship

Trimester 2

  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Health Promotion
  • Demography and Population Studies
  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine
  • Drug and Substance Abuse
  • Principles of Community Health Strategy: Field work incorporated

Trimester 3

  • Disease Surveillance
  • Applied Community Health Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Community Health Information Systems
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Field work incorporated

Year 3

Trimester 1

Structured Field Practicum

  • Community Strategy
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Research Data Collection

Trimester 2

  • Health Economics
  • Health Information System
  • Health Policy Development and Planning
  • Reproductive Health
  • Mental Health
  • Project Management

Trimester 3

  • High Impact Interventions
  • Human Resources Management
  • Needs Assessment and  Partnership Development
  • Disaster Risk Management: Field work incorporated
  • Resource Mobilisation
Entry Requirements
  • KCSE (or equivalent) Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+

    • minimum of C in Biology and Chemistry
    • minimum C in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics/Physics;
  • KACE with a minimum of two principal passes

    • including Biology and subsidiary passes in Chemistry, Mathematics/Physics;
  • Diploma (with a mean grade of C) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition;
  • The equivalent or Higher National Diploma (HND) in Public Health, Environmental Health, Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health, Human Nutrition or the equivalent of any of these qualifications from an institution recognised by the University Senate.
Documents Required
  • A completed application form
  • Copies of your academic and school leaving testimonials
  • National Identity Card (or Birth Certificate) or Passport
  • Reliable postal address, email and telephone contact
Career Destinations

Qualified community health practitioners are an essential component of ensuring easy access to health for all across Africa, some of the career opportunities include being a project and programme managers in the following organisations:

  • Local & International Non-Governmental Organisations
  • Public & Government funded Health Organisations: Ministry Of Health & Health Parastatal
  • Private organisations as managers at various levels of healthcare systems.
Next Steps

Our thoughtful approach to admissions will help make your enrolment as easy as possible.

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