School of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Course over view

The UNILUS Bachelor of Science in Public Health programme gives you a thorough understanding of all the main disciplines of public health, providing a strong basis for a high-level career in the field. The programme is set in such a way that students upon graduation are in a position to manage public and private health systems.


The course of study of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree shall be completed in a period of:
(i) Four (4) years for Full-Time ,Part-Time and Long Distance Students.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement: Five (5) “O” level credits or better which must include English Language, Mathematics, Agriculture Science, Chemistry and Biology.

Course Structure

First Year
First Semester
  1. BBA230 Computer Appreciation and Information Management
  2. BSPH111 Refresher Biology and Chemistry
  3. BSPH112 General Principles of Social Psychology
  4. BSPH113 Introduction to Public Administration and Political Education
  5. BSPH114 General Principles of Public Health
Second Semester
  1. BBA140 Business Environment
  2. BBA141 Communication Skills
  3. BSPH121 Refresher Mathematics and Physics
  4. BSPH122 Epidemiology
  5. BSPH123 Biostatistics
  6. BSPH125 Law and Ethics in Public Health Practice
Second Year
First Semester
  1. BBA420 Organisation Theory and Behaviour
  2. BSPH212 Management of Health Information systems
  3. BSPH213 Applied Environmental Health and pollution
  4. BSPH214 Infectious and Communicable diseases
  5. BSPH215 Non Communicable diseases
Second Semester
  1. BSPH221 Health Promotion and Behaviour change Communication
  2. BSPH222 Human Genetics and Disease
  3. BSPH223 Food Technology and hygiene
  4. BSPH224 Medicines and Toxicology
  5. BSPH225 Water and sanitation
Third Year
First Semester
  1. BSPH311 Occupational Health and Ergonomics
  2. BSPH312 Reproductive, Maternal and child Health
  3. BSPH313 Mental Health
  4. BSPH314 Community Health Nutrition
  5. BSPH315 Health Mapping and GIS
Second Semester
  1. BSPH322 Health Economics and Financing
  2. BSPH323 Health Systems, Research and Projects
  3. BSPH324 Risk Assessment and Disaster Management
  4. BSPH325 Medical Anthropology
  5. HRM220 Human Resources Management and Development
Fourth Year
First Semester
  1. BSPH411 Field Attachment and Dissertation I
  2. BSPH412 Health Services management and Policy
  3. BSPH413 Health Systems Development and Management
  4. BSPH414 Community Health Service delivery
  5. BSPH415 Climate Change and Public Health
Second Semester
  1. BSPH421 Field Attachment and Dissertation II
  2. BSPH422 Strategic management and Marketing Health care organizations
  3. BSPH423 Project planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Entrepreneurship skills
  4. BSPH424 Public Health Informatics
  5. BSPH425 Seminars on current issues in Public Health