Department of Environmental & Population Health


 STUDENT RESEARCH

S/NO

YEAR

TITLE OF THE THESIS

AUTHOR

1

2014

Determinants of Utilization of Health Facility During Child Birth By Women aged 15-49 Years in Matinyani Sub – County in Kitui County, Kenya.

Maingi Nancy  

2

2015

Intrauterine Device uptake among Women Seeking Family Planning Services at Mbagathi and Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospitals in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Florence W. Mbuthia

3.

2015

Sexual Violence Against Adolescent Girls in Mixed - Day Secondary Schools in Limuru Sub County, Kiambu County, Kenya.

Eunice W.Kimani

4.

2015

Occurrence and Management of Puerperal Sepsis amongst Women of Reproductive age (15-49) Attending Two Hospitals in Nandi County, Kenya.

Maritim V. Chepchirchir

5.

2015

Unmet Need for Family Planning among Women of Reproductive Age living in Makadara Division, Nairobi County, Kenya.

Aliongo R. Mukhongo

6.

.

2015

Utilization of Contraceptives among Secondary School Adolescent Girls in Karuri, Kiambaa Sub – County, Kiambu County.

Mary Wanjiru M

 

 

SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

Signing of Unit Registration Form

  • Unit Registration Form
  • Missing Marks Form
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Student ID
  • Clearance Form
  • List of students on attachment
  • Student HELB Serial No.
  • National ID No.

Free

Immediate

Solving of Examination Results Queries

 

Free

1 month

Issuance of Recommendation Letters

 

Free

Immediate

Issuance of Introduction Letters

 

Free

Immediate

Signing of Clearance form for graduation

 

Free

Immediate

Forwarding of list of students proceeding for attachment to Registrar (Academic) for HELB Loans

 

Free

1 week

 

In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered, please contact:

The Chairman, Department of Environmental Health

P. O. Box 43844 – 00100,

NAIROBI.

Tel: 020 8710901 Ext. 3771

 

INTRODUCTION

The Department of Environmental Health is one of the three departments in the School of Public Health. The department came into existence in the year 2011, when the former Department of Public Health became a school. This was propelled by the need to strengthen delivery of training of innovative and creative Public Health and Environmental Health professionals and researchers; in addition to improve community engagement.

MISSION
The mission of the department is to train and produce health workers who can promote health for all and the prevention of disease through the empowerment of communities to take control over health-related risk factors and thereby improve their well-being.

VISION
It is envisaged that the Department of Environmental Health becomes a highly competitive center of excellence in training, research and scholarship both in the at local, region and international environments.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a broad-based repertoire of knowledge, attitudes and skills for the diagnosis and analysis of public health issues.
  • To inculcate the theoretical framework and application of epidemiological principles and statistical techniques in the assessment of scientific evidence, community health needs, planning and evaluation of public health programs.
  • To provide an understanding and application of the principles of disease prevention and health promotion in the development of public health intervention strategies.
  • To equip the students with appropriate knowledge and professional ethics in research.
  • To enhance the performance of public health managers and their organizations through an objective understanding and application of the principles of public health law, health policy development and reforms.

Department Location
The department is located in Kenyatta University - Main Campus at the School of Public Health in the 8.4.4 complex 2nd floor room 103

Departmental Staff
The department is currently staffed with professionals in the following areas of specialization:

  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive health
  • Population Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Biochemistry
  • Health Management Systems
  • Community Health
  • Biostatistics
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Disaster Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Health Economics
  • Public Health Law and Ethics

Departmental Collaborations
The Department has collaborations with various local and international institutions of higher learning

  • Hebrew University - Israel
  • John Hopkins University - USA (in process)
  • Local NGOs
  • Local State Universities and Research Institutions.
  • Relevant Government Ministries

Research Interests
Research interests fall within the following areas.

  • Community Health
  • Waste management and Health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Reproductive Health
  • Occupational Health
  • Food and Safety
    Health Promotion and Education
    Disease prevention and control
    Environmental Impact Assessments and Audits
    Disaster Management
    Monitoring and Evaluation

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • Ministry of Water and Irrigation
  • Ministry of Environment and natural resources
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations.

Post Graduate Programs
Doctor Of Philosophy
The departmental Ph.D course is by research and thesis.
Entry requirement
Masters in Public Health / Masters in Health Related Field from a recognized institution
Duration of Study
Minimum 3 years

Master of Science in Public Reproductive Health
This course aims to enhance acquisition of knowledge and skills on prevention, diagnosis and management of conditions or diseases that are related to reproductive health through professional training and research.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes

  • BSc. Environmental Health

Environmental health comprises those aspects of human health, including quality of life, that are determined by physical, biological, social, and psychosocial factors in the environment. It also refers to the theory and practice of assessing, correcting, controlling, and preventing those factors in the environment that can potentially affect adversely the health of present and future generations.

  • BSc. Population Health

Public/Population Health is emerging as a key area of health. It is involved with both fixing and preventing health problems by focusing on groups rather than individual clinical cases. Population Health is unique as it combines social, behavioural, environmental, nutritional and health sciences to promote health for the entire community.

Modes of Study
The modes of study in which these programs are offered are: Full time, and Institutional Based Program (IBP).

 

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