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 Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

Topic

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Introduction:

  • The definitions of concepts; Environment; Sanitation; Environmental sanitation; Health; Public health
  • The scope of public health
  • Approaches to solving sanitation and health problems

6

 

The historical development of environmental sanitation and public health

  • Industrial era
  • The era of legislating environmental sanitation and public health
  • The sanitary idea

 

3

 

Environmental Health policy in Uganda

  • The definition of a policy
  • Reviewing of the National Sanitation policy for Uganda 1997

 Ministry of health (primary health care strategy)

  • The national population policy.
  • The national environmental policy.
  • The national shelter strategy
  • Labor and Social welfare strategy.
  • Mining and industrial occupation strategy

 

6

 

Environmental control and sanitation services

  • Defining solid waste and related diseases
  • Solid waste management process (storage, collection, transportation and disposal)
  • Diseases related with poor solid waste

15

  • Defining of sewage and related diseases
  • Sewage management at household level and Municipal level
  • Definition of water pollution, sources of water pollution
  • Types of pollutants and related diseases
  • Drinking water and its safety

 

20

Community practices promoting sanitation and Health

  • Water practices; storage and use, drying beds and sewage management.
  • Practicals

10

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes