Bachelor of Science Public Health

Given the need for training public health specialists, the Institute of Public Health and Management (IPHM) of CIU offers this degree programme for those already working in the health sector who wish to specialize in public health and for school leavers who wish to enter this emerging and challenging field.

Throughout this course, students are introduced to a variety of subjects that provide the knowledge base and skills for understanding the social, economic, biological, and
environmental dimensions of health and health improvement. Typical courses in the programme offer students a range of options to examine, including health promotion and public health; management; finance; gender; globalization; clinical governance; data management, quality assurance, leadership, and epidemiology.

The aim of this BSc PH programme is to provide students with a broad knowledge of the theories and methods of public health as well as skills in working with the health problems of the communities in which they work.

This undergraduate degree programme will train professionals with the skills and competencies to tackle public health issues in Uganda today. Through following this programme, students will be assisted to:
  • Evaluate and analyze the challenges confronting public health and the provision of health services today.
  • Engage in policy debates about global and international health.
  • Respond to the challenge of the widening health inequalities that exist within and between communities and indeed countries.

Full Course Curriculum

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The detailed curriculum of courses required to achieve the accredited Bachelor of Science Public Health qualification are set out in the table below:

Year 1 Semester 1

Principles of Management in Healthcare
Health and Development
Introduction to Statistics
Sociology for Healthcare Professionals
Computer Skills

Year 1 Semester 2

Introduction to Finance for Healthcare Managers
Epidemiology I
Environmental Health
Health Communication: Theory and Practice
Primary Healthcare & Community Health
Fieldwork I

Year 2 Semester 1

Health Policy and Planning
Biostatistics I
Health Promotion & Education
Procurement & Logistics
Healthcare Systems

Year 2 Semester 2

Epidemiology II
Ethics and Integrity for Healthcare Professionals
Biostatistics II
Academic Writing
Introduction to Health Economics
Fieldwork II

Year 3 Semester 1

Healthcare Monitoring & Evaluation
Health in Conflict & Complex Emergencies
Production and Operations Management
Introduction to Population Studies

Year 3 Semester 2

Reproductive Health
Quality Management and Assurance in Healthcare
Occupational Health
Research Report
Fieldwork III


Choose our Bachelor of Science Public Health

Experiential Skills & Character

Our approach is experiential learning with a focus on developing soft skills and character.

E-Learning Blend

We work with a blend of classroom and online learning.


(Full-Time, Part-Time and Modular per semester)


1,816,000/-| 705 USD (Full-time and Part-time) 
2,000,000/-| 776 USD ( Modular)


2 Principal Passes in relevant subjects

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