DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Department of Public Health is one of the foundation Departments of the Faculty
of Basic Medical and Health Sciences of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.
vision of the Department is to become a world-class training and research
centre in the training of Public Health Practitioners.
produce well educated, highly knowledgeable, culturally competent and highly
skilled ethically sound Public Health Practitioners who are worthy in character
and sound in judgment to function effectively as educators and administrators in improving the quality of health and
life for all individuals.
To produce highly motivated Public
Health Professionals who would seize every available opportunity for
professional development (if possible) through postgraduate specialist and/or
To produce highly competent Public
Health Practitioners that are able to function professionally and in the fear
of God and love for humanity thus prevent locally present common health
conditions occurring and spreading and yet capable of functioning
internationally by keeping abreast with cutting edge preventive health care
delivery practices through learning and professional development. To foster mutual respect and camaraderie
among the various members of the health care professionals for the ultimate
benefit of the clients and society at large.
The programme of study is designed not only to meet the intellectual demands and techniques
in the field of Preventive health and its sub-specialties together with a broad
of basic knowledge to enable them make meaningful
contributions to our people in moving away from poverty,
ignorance and ill-health.
The goal of the Department of Public Health is not
Excellence” as in the motto of Chrisland University but “Radiate
Academic and Professional Excellence”.
As in the words of the World Health Organization in defining as ‘not just the
absence of disease, our Department would incorporate the integration of a
conducive environment for healthy development, promotion of healthy lifestyle
habits, training of professionals who can ‘think on their feet’ to meet
emerging challenges and sustain existing health facilities resources in the
face of dwindling allocation to health care delivery especially the preventive
components. The hands-on community-based
Holistic approach would be our modus operandi.
By the end of the academic
programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in public
Health, the graduate will be able to;
(1) Function adequately with other members of
the health team at local, state, national and international settings to
increase the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for individuals to
assume greater responsibility for their health status.
(2) Perform full community diagnosis using the
indicators of health and participate actively in community mobilization
(3) Produce Information, Education and
Communication (IEC) materials and implement client health education and
information strategies in health facilities/clinics/hospitals and community
(4) Participate in immunization exercises and
perform nutrition assessment of infants, children of school age, adolescents
and adults in the community using anthropometric measurements.
(5) Monitor the environment for pollutants and
ensure safety at work sites, identifying the main occupational hazard in the
work place and in the community and initiate appropriate actions.
(6) Plan and implement school health
programmes for substances abuse reduction, sexuality including HIV/AIDS
programme and nutrition education
(7) Plan and develop survey strategies/methods
for communicable diseases control and disease surveillance.
Candidates seeking admission into
the generic Public Health programme must satisfy the minimum University
requirements for admission to the degree programme which includes at least six
(6) credit-level passes at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE)
examination or its equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings
which must include English Language, Biology or Health Science, Chemistry,
Mathematics and any other subject. Candidates with Advanced Level Biology,
Chemistry, Mathematics or Registered Nurses, Community Health Officers,
Environmental Health Officers or candidates with NCE (Physical/Health
Education, Home Economics, Science Education, Nutrition) having at least merit
pass level or OND in Biological Sciences may be admitted by direct entry into
200Level, provided they satisfy other University admission requirements. Transfer candidates from other Universities
would need approval from the University Registrar for such application to be