Vision of the programme
To be a leading university in Africa in the development and training of environmental health professionals
Mission of the programme
Philosophy of the programme
To impart knowledge and skills in environmental health for health promotion and development
Rationale of the programme
Needs assessment / market survey / situation analysis
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 in 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.
Justification for the need of the programme
There is need for prevention, reduction of transmission of both communicable and non-communicable diseases in the human population and improvement of 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 in environmental hazards emanating from adverse effects of climate change, environmental effects of globalization (pandemic and zoonoses) Noncommunicable Diseases, , rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement hence the need to update our training skills in new technological options and approaches. 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, practical’s, research and field work.
Goal and Objectives
To produce graduates with competencies to critically analyse, interpret and find solutions to environmental health problems
The objectives of the programme are to:
- Develop and expand opportunities for individuals wishing to continue their education in the health science disciplines
- Prepare students academically and professionally for a career in environmental health
- Produce high quality graduate capable of critical analysis, problem-solving, research and life-long learning.
- Empower graduate to provide community service through consultation, advice, training, participation, moral and resource mobilization to support t the community.
- Train manpower that is adaptable to emerging and re-emerging environmental health challenges.
Enhance appropriate management and use of natural, human, financial, logistical supplies, technological and cyber resources