SCHOOL OF Public and Allied Health

BSc. Public Health

Specific Objectives

By the end of the academic programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Public Health, the graduate will be able to;

1. Function adequately with other members of the health team at local, state, national and international settings to increase the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for individuals to assume greater responsibility for their health status;

2. Perform full community diagnosis using the indicators of health and participate actively in community mobilization processes;

3. Produce Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials and implement client health education and information strategies in health facilities/clinics/hospital and community settings;

4. Participate in immunization exercises and perform nutrition assessment of infants, children of school age, adolescents and adults in the community using anthropometric measurements;

5. Monitor the environment for pollutants and ensure safety at work sites, identifying the main occupational hazards in the work place and in the community and initiate appropriate actions;

6. Plan and implement school health programmes for substance abuse reduction, sexuality including HIV/AIDS programmes and nutrition education;

7. Plan and develop survey strategies/methods for communicable disease control and disease surveillance;

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION SYSTEM

During the final year of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program, the students’ final examinations and projects will be moderated by an external examiner nominated by the Department and ratified by Senate on the recommendation of the School of Public & Allied Health.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Public Health (BSc PH) shall be for four-year duration for Joint Matriculation Examination Entry candidates and three years for direct entry candidates, with recommended waivers. A total of 161 Semester credits including student’s major and general education courses are needed for graduation. These are distributed as follows:

 LEVEL

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

DEPARTMENTALCOURSES

NON-DEPARTMENT
COURSES

TOTAL

100

16

5             

21

42

200

8

20

12

40

300

4

40

0

44

400

2

38

0

40

TOTAL

30

         103

33

166

It is expected that within the 166 credits for graduation, every student graduating would have covered a minimum of 405 hours of concurrent field practicum during the semesters, research project and an internship period covering 300 hours during the summer preceding final year.

ASSOCIATE INSTITUTIONS

The following institutions provide logistic support for meeting special training needs and opportunities for field practicum of the Department of Public Health

1. Association of Reproductive and Family Health:

2. Livewell Initiative, Falomo Ikoyi, Lagos

3. Emma Skipper Foundation, Abeokuta

4. Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Primary Health Care Unit, Lagos

5. Society for Family Health, Lagos

6. Ikenne Local Government Primary Health Care Department, Ogun State

7. Sagamu Local Government Primary Health Care Department, Ogun State

8. Primary Health Care and Disease Control Dept. of the Ogun State Ministry of Health, Abeokuta

9. Primary Health Care and Disease Control Dept. of the Lagos State Ministry of Health, Ikeja

10. Primary Health Care and Disease Control Dept. of the Oyo State Ministry of Health, Ibadan

11. Primary Health Care and Disease Control Dept. of the Osun State Ministry of Health, Osogbo

12. School of Hygiene, Eleyele, Ibadan

13. School of Health Technology, Ijebu-Ode

14. St. John Ambulance, Lagos

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