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Program Details

Faculty : Faculty of Health Sciences

Program Name : Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health or BSc- EH degree)

BGCSE Points(or similar) :


Type : Under Graduate

No. of Semesters : 8

Description : BGCSE/equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a grade of C in Mathematics, and grades of C in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or a minimum of grade BB in Science Double Award or equivalent, or a minimum of grade A in Physical Science and a grade C in Biology, or equivalent. For admission to level 200, applicants must have any one of: a) Level 100 of the Bachelor of Science with at least grade C in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics or its equivalent. b) Applicants with a Diploma in Environmental Health shall be admitted into level 200 or 300 based on accumulated credits in the area of environmental health. Entrance requirements Prospective students must: If entering the program through the direct entry route, satisfy the University of Botswana General Academic Regulation 20.21 and the Faculty of Science Special Regulation 23.2 of the Faculty of Science. If already registered under the Faculty of Science under the General BSc Program, must have obtained at least a grade C in BIO 111 & 112; CHE101&102; MAT 111&122;PHY111,119,121&129 at first year level. If possessing a Diploma, satisfy General Academic Regulation 20.24 and appropriate Special Regulations of the Faculty of Science. Applicants with a Diploma in Environmental Health shall be admitted into level 200 or 300 of the degree programme on the basis of accumulated credits in the area of environmental health. If possessing other entry qualifications deemed relevant by the Department, satisfy General Academic Regulation 20.22 or General Academic Regulation 20.23 and any other appropriate Special Regulations of the Faculty of Science.

Courses involved :

Semester 1

Core Courses

  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY Credits : 4
  DIVERSITY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS Credits : 4
  INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER LITERACY SKILLS I Credits : 2
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS I Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS I Credits : 4
  GEOMETRICAL OPTICS, MECHANICS, VIBRATIONS AND WAVES Credits : 4

Optional Courses

  FOOD MICROBIOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR SPECIFIC HAZARDS Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESMENT Credits : 3
  TRANSPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT Credits : 2
  ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Credits : 2
  GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT - LAND& AIR Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT - WATER & WASTE Credits : 3
  ETHICS AND LAW IN HEALTH CARE Credits : 3

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 1.

Semester 2

Core Courses

  DIVERSITY OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS Credits : 4
  GENERAL CHEMISTRY II Credits : 4
  HEALTH COMMUNICATION Credits : 2
  COMPUTER SKILLS FUNDAMENTALS 2 INFORMATION SKILLS 11 Credits : 2
  INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS II Credits : 4
  ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM Credits : 4

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 2.

Semester 3

Core Courses

  INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY Credits : 3
  QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY Credits : 3
  INTRODUCTION TO ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY Credits : 2
  ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I Credits : 1
  INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 3.

Semester 4

Core Courses

  GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY Credits : 3
  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Credits : 3
  PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF HEALTH EDUCATION Credits : 3
  EPIDEMIOLOGY Credits : 3
  CONTROL OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS OF BOTSWANA Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 4.

Semester 5

Core Courses

  MEAT SCIENCE Credits : 3
  INSECT PEST AND VECTOR CONTROL Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING Credits : 3
  LIQUID WASTES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  SOLID WASTES MANAGEMENT Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND BUILDING SERVICES Credits : 3
  BASIC TOXICOLOGY Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 5.

Semester 6

Core Courses

  INTERNSHIP Credits : 4
  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SAFETY AND HYGIENE Credits : 3
  FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SAMPLING AND ANALYSIS Credits : 4
  INSECT PEST AND VECTOR CONTROL Credits : 3
  MEAT SCIENCE Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION CONTROL I Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 6.

Semester 7

Core Courses

  ENVIRONMENTAL RISK ASSESSMENT Credits : 3
  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR Credits : 3
  ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION CONTROL II Credits : 2

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 7.

Semester 8

Core Courses

  INSPECTION AND REPORT WRITING Credits : 2
  RESEARCH PROJECT IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH Credits : 3

Optional Courses

    No Optional courses present in this Program for Semester 8.

Elective Courses

    No Elective courses present in this Program for Semester 8.
Contact Details :
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