Environmental Health Sciences Programme

The Environmental Health Sciences Programme in the Namibia University of Science and Technology prepares quality professional health practitioners through a four (4) year Professional Bachelor Programme in Environmental Health Sciences. The programme strengthens practical exposure of the students, ensures quality of the teaching-learning process, and enhances cooperation with relevant industries and other academic institutions.  

This website is designed to provide information to all prospective and/or interested students, academics and industrial partners on the staff members in the department, as well as the courses offered, entry requirements to enrol for the courses, projects/research activities, contact details, and any other changes taking place in our department.

The Department of Environmental Health Sciences believes that the essences of public health are the primary prevention of diseases. It contributes to the maintenance and improvements of the health of all people through global leadership in research and training in Environmental Health.  

During the four years, students complete different practicals: visits to water treatment and wastewater treatment plants, fish factories, mines, Abattoirs for (slaughter animals and poultry).  Activities like: Occupational health and safety measurements , malaria spraying training , building inspections, shop inspections, food quality control auditing, court visits, sanitation structures, disease surveillance, outbreak investigations, pollution measurements, port health and pest control activities are also part of the programme.

Community service   is part of the Environmental Health Sciences programme.  The following services are delivered to the community: Soup Kitchen for orphans and old age homes, Cleaning up campaigns, Faculty Health – Health education, TB conduct tracing, Measurement for industry and Workshops to the community. 
Thank you for your interest in Environmental Health Sciences.

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