Bachelor of Science (Community Health)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have obtained at least the minimum cut-off points for the year as determined from the following subject cluster drawn from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at “C+” level or its equivalent for each of the following subjects: Mathematics or Physics, Chemistry / Physical sciences, Biology/ Biological Science, English or Kiswahili and/or other health related courses/qualification recognized by the University Senate.

DURATION OF STUDY

Four (4) Academic Years

CAREER PROGRESSION

When you have completed your degree, your skills, knowledge and attitude gained during the Bachelor of Science (Community Health) course, are directly transferable. You can enroll in a Master of Science in any health related programme after which you can peruse a PhD programmes in the area of your specialization.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

Community health scientists commonly known as community health workers (CHWs) are frontline public health workers who have a close understanding of the community they serve. This trusting relationship enables them to serve as a liaison/link/intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

Community health workers also build individual and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Hence the opportunities in community health are but not limited to; Health officer, health policy analyst, health manager, research manager, health advisor, health advocate, health representative, health education specialist, and community outreach worker among others.