The Environmental Health programme prepares graduates to be able to organize an effective environmental health service through assessing, addressing and preventing environmental factors that are harmful to human health to a level where they cease to be a public health problem. Therefore, promoting and improving environmental health standards and health status of the general public in Zambia.

At the end of the training programme, students should be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills about waste water, waste water microbiology analysis, sampling of waste water, preventive measures against excremental diseases and the construction of waste water technologies.
  • Use scientific technology in the planning and construction of built environment and legislation related to building hygiene and services in both rural and urban areas.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills of water technologies/sources, water treatment, water quality, water supply projects, monitoring and evaluation .
  • Demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills in the identification, prevention and control of communicable and non communicable diseases.

  • Demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills in the identification, management and control of pests and vectors of public health importance.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in meat inspection in order to prevent and control transmission of zoonotic diseases of food animals to man.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in food safety through; premises inspection, food law administration in order to prevent fraud and food borne diseases.
  • Demonstrate understanding of social sciences and how they relate to environmental health issues.
  • Demonstrate and understand basic concepts and principles of primary health care, maternal and child health, school health services and appropriate technology.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in solid waste and health care waste management as related to human health.
  • Acquire understanding of the basic principles of law, the legal system, the structure of government and government systems at local and national level.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of research to solve health problems.
  • Demonstrate the understanding of environmental pollution.
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in ensuring the safety of people against occupational health risks
  • Demonstrate the application of practical skills in the running of urban and rural public health and hygiene services.

    To provide quality holistic Christian education at tertiary level to all who meet the college entry requirements.


    The candidate to be must eligible for admission to the programme leading to the Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences meet a minimum age of 17 years and be in possession of five (5) ‘O’ levels passed at credit level or better in acceptable subjects which must include the following: English language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry or Science, Biology and any other subject. Geometrical drawing (Technical drawing) is an added advantage.


    The focus areas are segmented in the five core pillars below:.

    1. Community Health.

    2. Food Safety.

    3. Water and Sanitation.

    4. Built and Non-built Environment

    5. Occupation Health and Safety

    1. Institutional Examinations

    • These examinations shall be conducted by Eden University with internal examiners in collaboration with the University of Zambia and Chainama College of Health Sciences. The examinations shall be held at the end of each semester in the first year and only at the end of the first semester in the second and third year.

    • All internal examination results shall be submitted to the University of Zambia for inclusion in the transcript upon completion of training.

    2. State Examinations

    • These are the Intermediate and Final examinations conducted by the Examinations Council of Health Sciences, of the University of Zambia - School of Medicine.

    • Intermediate and final examinations shall be conducted at the end of the second and third year respectively, in accordance with the laid down statutory instrument.

    N.B. Students are referred to Examinations Rules for more details.
    Program Co-ordinator

    Mrs.Victoria N. Chadika
    Head of Department (ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH)
    Eden University