Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education (BSc CHEd)
School of Nursing, MU
Duration: 2 years
Mode of Delivery: Blended (Online via MUSOMI and face-to-face invigilated exams/practicals in Dadaab)
Credits earned: 124 credits
The BSc CHEd is one of the undergraduate programs offered by the School of Nursing in Moi University. It is anchored in the department of Community Health Nursing, Administration and Education. The department is designed to provide high quality training to students who upon qualifying will give competent and comprehensive community health nursing services to individuals, families, communities locally and globally across life cycle cohorts. This degree program offers an opportunity for students who would like to work with the community in advancing prevention and control of diseases through health education. The course will blend health education with related research using a range of strategies such as community organization, health behavior change, health education, and health policy development to create healthy individuals, families, communities and environment.
The BSc CHEd program is a four-year program according to the guidelines of Moi University. However, the BHER students will undertake the program in two calendar years. Students undertaking the BSc. Community Health Education program will complete a total of 124 credit hours. Having completed the Diploma in Education (Science) program, the BHER students are exempt from the following courses of the curriculum: CHEd 111 (Medical Education, ICT and Library Studies), CHEd 113 (Special Learning Needs Education), CHEd 115 (Communication Skills), CHEd 213 (Curriculum Development), and CHEd 216 (Psychology of Human Growth and Development).
Students will complete on-site practicums with a community placement throughout their studies. There will also be written exams that will be invigilated face-to-face in Dadaab. The majority of coursework and content will be delivered online. Students will be required to access the MUSOMI platform at least three days a week to ensure they cover the required content.
All candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education programme in the MU School of Nursing must meet the following requirements:
(1) Mean Grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE with minimum C+ (plus) in: [Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics] and [English or Kiswahili]
(2) Holders of Diploma from a recognized institution/Medical Training College with the following grades: Mean Grade of C (plain) with minimum C+ (plus) in: [Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences or Mathematics] and [English or Kiswahili]
(3) O & A level British GCE system applicants must have C+ in [Biology and Chemistry] and either [Mathematics or Physics]
(4) BHER students will be admitted under the requirements in (b) above.