Courses Catalogue

Environmental Sanitation And Community Health

COURSE CODE: ENV1208
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

This course takes students through man’s interaction with the environment and how this interaction can maintain, enhance or affect his/her health if environmental Sanitation is promoted. Emphasizes working with communities and not individuals as a preventive strategy and provides the students with the practices used by communities to promote sanitation and hygiene.

 

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE

 

The course will help the student understand Environmental sanitation factors that are related with causing diseases.

 

 

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

 

By the end of this course, the student should be able to:

§  Explain  the  relationship man has with the environment

§  Identify different activities that man does in the environment and he/she ends up contracting diseases hence poor health.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

A student completing the course is expected to:

§  Describe the public health importance of personal hygiene.

§  describe the components of personal hygiene.

§  Demonstrate knowledge of acceptable and poor personal hygiene practices.

§  Prioritise the components of personal hygiene that are critical for public health concerns.

§  Explain hygienic handwashing using standard procedures, and list the critical situations for effective handwashing.

§  Describe the criteria that are used for evaluating the effectiveness of personal hygiene application.