Bachelor of Science in Community Health Program Offered at Kenyatta University


Kenyatta University (KU)

Kiambu County

Bachelors Degree 4 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: Kenyatta University)

About Bachelor of Science in Community Health Bachelors Degree program.

The Bachelor of Science in Community Health degree program prepares students to effectively plan, develop, implement and evaluate community health education programs. Students in this program are exposed to material in health behavior, community health research, biostatistics, epidemiology, grant writing, health communication and professional development.

Graduates of the Community Health degree from Kenyatta University are prepared for entry-level health education positions in a variety of community health settings.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Science in Community Health

In addition to meeting the University requirements, candidates for admission to Bachelor of Science in Community Health Course shall be required to have obtained:- Either

  • A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Mean Grade C+ (plus) and above with a combination of: - Mathematics C+, Biology/Biological Sciences C+, English or Kiswahili C+. OR
  • Mean grade of C- (minus) at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma at Kenyatta University or any other recognized/accredited Institutions.

Bachelor of Science in Community Health Course Subjects

The degree that will be awarded is Bachelor of Science in Community Health (B.Sc Community Health).

In order to qualify for award of degree of B.Sc (Community Health) from Kenyatta University, a candidate must have taken a minimum of forty (52) units.

Course Requirements and Degree Pattern
The Bachelor of Science in Community Health shall extend over a period of four (4) academic years.
Each academic year shall consist of two (2) semesters for full time students and three (3) sessions
for part-time students. The students will take a maximum of fourteen (14) units each academic year.

Field Attachment/Practicum
This aims at exposing students to actual community health issues and problems. The students will be attached to a relevant health organization for three (3) months, which is expected to give them adequate exposure to the required experience and skills in community health. The module of study will be regular and institutional based learning (IBP)

Examination Regulations
The Common University examinations regulations governing Undergraduate Degree Programmes shall apply.

Mode of Examination
All units shall be examined at the end of the semester in which they are taken. The assessment of  the students' work shall be on basis of percentage (%) marks. The pass mark in all unit courses shall be 50% of the total marks in line with courses in health sciences.

Written Examinations
Examinations shall consist of Continuous Assessment Tests (CATs) which shall contribute 30% and University examinations which shall contribute 70%.

Units involving field work such as projects shall be examined as follows:-
A Supervisor's Report after the field course shall constitute 30%. The project proposal shall comprise 20% and the project report 50%.

Units involving field work such as attachment shall be examined as follows:-
A Supervisor's Report after the attachment shall constitute 30%. Oral presentation, logbook, Field Supervisor's Assessment Report and University Supervision shall constitute 70%.

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