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PROGRAMS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor degree four years program in “Environmental Health Science”

Postgraduate Program

Master’s degree two years program in “Water Supply and Sanitation Management”

  ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For the Undergraduate program

Candidates to be admitted to the Bachelor’s degree program in Environmental health Science should fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Candidates must meet the government educational policy regarding higher education criteria for acceptance i.e.  Preparatory completed or equivalent.
  2. Advance standing students who have graduated with diploma in Environmental Health from recognized universities or regional colleges and holding certificates justifying for preparatory completed or equivalent.
  3. Candidates who fulfill the basic requirements stipulated as above must pass entrance exam and interview set by the University.

For the Postgraduate program

For admission to the program the candidate must have a bachelor degree in Environmental Health Science; Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Water resource Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Environmental Engineering, Hydraulics, Chemical Engineering, Urban engineering, Occupational Health, Industrial engineering, Urban Planning, Chemistry, and other related fields with a minimum GPA 2.0 out of 4 or an equivalent from any recognized institution. Entrance exam must be passes at least with 50% scoring commenced in written format.

Applicants will be accepted by the department of environmental health based on the recommendation forwarded by the Haramaya University School of Graduate Studies guideline.  It is up to the applicant to prove financial requirements otherwise need to be government sponsored.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

For the Undergraduate program

  • Must have completed all courses of the program
  • CGPA of at least 2.00
  • No ‘F’ grade in any of the courses taken
  • Pass Qualifying Examinations with minimum of 60% in each: At least 42/70 marks (internal (70%)) and at least 18/30 marks (external (30%)) graded as  P/F

For the Postgraduate program

The student must take a maximum of 37 credit hours including thesis work. Only 1 C will be tolerated with a CGPA of 3.00. The thesis shall be defended with the presence of internal and external juries. If not passed, the student will be allowed only for one time to repeat the defense otherwise will repeat the thesis work. Other university requirements for graduate programs will be maintained.

COURSE SYLLABUS

For the Undergraduate program (B.Sc. in Environmental Health Science)

Modular Structure of Nationally Harmonized Curriculum

  1. Program modules in categories (23 modules and 240 ECTS)
No Module category Module Title Mode of delivery ECTS in Module Total ECTS in Module Category
1 General Module 1: English Language Skill Parallel 10 46
Module 2:  Mathematics 10
Module 3: Information and Communication Technology Block 5
Module 4: Civics and Ethical education 5
Module 5: Psychology 3
Module 6: Sociology 3
Module 7: Chemistry 10
2 Supportive Module 8: Biomedical Science 16 40
Module 10 : Health system research 13
Module 20: Health service management 11
3 Core Module 9 : Health promotion and disease control 23 164
Module 11: Introductory Environmental Engineering 20
Module 12 : Community Based Education 10
Module 23: Environmental health practice and research 23
Module 13: Water and wastewater management 20
Module 14: Environmental Quality analysis 10
Module 15: Air pollution control 7
Module 16: Ecology and Environment 5
Module 17: Food Protection 8
Module 18: Solid and hazardous waste management 7
Module 19:  Occupational health and safety 5
Module 21: Environmental impact assessment and risk management 15
Module 22: Environmental health policy and economics 6
Total ECTS 245 245

 

  1. Course list within the Modules
S/N Course Title Course Code ECTS
 1 Communicative English skill Enla1011 5
 2 Basic writing skill Enla1012 5
 3 Applied mathematics I Math1021 5
 4 Applied mathematics II Math1022 5
 5 Information and communication technology Comp1031 5
 6 Civics and Ethical education Cvet1041 5
 7 Introduction to Psychology Psyc1051 3
 8 Introduction to Sociology Soci1061 3
 9 Organic  Chemistry Chem1071 5
 10 Analytical Chemistry Chem1072 5
 11 Human Anatomy Huan1081 3
 12 Human Physiology Huan1082 4
 13 Biochemistry Bioc1083 3
 14 Medical microbiology Mbio1084 3
 15 Medical parasitology Mbio1085 3
 16 Introduction to Public Health Envh1091 2
 17 Communicable Disease Control Comh1092 5
 18 Medical Entomology and Vector control Envh1093 7
 19 Health Education And Promotion Comh1094 4
 20 Community Nutrition Comh1095 5
 21 Biostatistics Comh2101 5
 22 Epidemiology Comh2102 5
 23 Research Methods Comh2103 3
 24 Surveying and mapping Envh2111 3
 25 Introduction to GIS and remote sensing Envh2112 3
 26 Applied Engineering Drawing Envh2113 4
 27 Sanitary Construction Envh2114 5
 28 Residential and institutional health Envh2115 5
 29 CBTP I Envh2121 5
 30 CBTP II Envh2122 5
 31 Water Supply Envh3131 5
 32 Water quality management Envh3132 5
 33 Onsite sanitation Envh3133 3
 34 Waste water management and engineering Envh3134 7
 35 Environmental biological  analysis Envh3141 5
 36 Environmental Physico-chemical analysis Envh3142 5
 37 Environmental Chemistry Envh3151 2
 38 Air pollution Envh3152 5
 39 Ecology and Environment Envh3161 5
 40 Food microbiology Envh3171 3
 41 Food Protection and Safety Envh3172 5
 42 Solid Waste Management Envh3181 5
 43 Hazardous Waste Management Envh3182 2
 44 Occupational health and safety Envh4191 5
 45 Health Service Management and planning Comh4201 5
 46 Health economics Comh4202 2
 47 Monitoring and evaluation Comh4203 2
 48 Health informatics Comh4204 2
 49 Environmental Toxicology Envh4211 5
 50 Disaster Prevention and Management Envh4212 2
 51 First Aid and accident prevention Envh4213 2
 52 Environmental impact assessment Envh4214 3
 53 Environmental epidemiology Envh4215 3
 54 Environmental Economics Envh4221 2
 55 Environmental Health professional Ethics Envh4222 2
 56 Environmental health law Envh4223 2
 57 Project development and management Envh4231 3
 58 Professional Practice I Envh4232 3
 59 Professional Practice II Envh4233 5
 60 Research project Envh4234 5
 61 TTP Envh4235 7
Total ECTS 245

 

For the Postgraduate program (MSc in Water Supply and Sanitation Management)

No Course code Course title Credit hours
Lecture Practical Total
1 PhEp612 Advanced Biostatistics 4 4
2 WaSa612 Environmental microbiology 2 1 3
3 WaSa611 Environmental Epidemiology 3 3
4 WaSa613 Advanced Solid Waste Management 2 1 3
5 WaSa614 Water Supply and quality management 3 1 4
6 WaSa621 Advanced Wastewater Management 2 1 3
7 WaSa622 Environmental Pollution and abatement 3 3
8 WaSa623 Adaptation to Climate change and water scarcity 2 2
9 WaSa624 Water, sanitation and hygiene development 3 3
10 WaSa625 Project design and Management in water supply and sanitation 2 2
11 PhEp626
Research Methods
3 3
12 WaSa711
Research work and thesis writing commenced
6 6
Total   28 4 39