Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)


Medical professionals focus on treating diseases and injuries in individuals and helping them lead healthy lifestyles, while public health professionals proactively work to prevent them and ensure the well-being of communities. Bachelor of Public Health degree enables you to understand the role of social, cultural, political, and geographical conditions in the well-being of the human population with exposure to epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, health services administration, and behavioral science. It prepares students to develop, implement, and assess public health programs in different scenarios among diverse populations and take necessary measures to minimize health threats. The program enables you to investigate, design sensible public health policies and create campaigns that resonate with the audience and positively influence people worldwide.

It’s a unique blend of research, study, and measures bringing together people from across disciplines, backgrounds, and outlooks to uncover the root causes of health risks and develop long-lasting, innovative solutions that improve the quality of life of the global population.

The Bachelor of Public Health degree in Zambia augments your expertise to keep communities healthy, protect workers, tackle infectious diseases, pursue social justice, design public policies, spearhead disaster relief, ensure access to healthcare, and much more.

TAU Zambia offers the best public health graduate programs that empower students with the knowledge and skills required to improve health outcomes and experience a productive career or advance to specialize further in the area of public health and related fields.

The major prepares students for entry-level Bachelor of Public Health degree jobs and be at the forefront of research, practice, and service in nonprofits, community organizations, government, private sectors, and health care.


4 Years


  • Five (5) “O” level credits or better which must include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics


2 Years


  • 3 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university
  • 2 years Diploma in relevant specialty from recognized university with 3 years of work experience

* Certificate (6 months) + Diploma (1.5 Years) in relevant specialization from recognized university with 3 years of work experience in relevant sector (accepted case to case)

Structure of the Programme

Course Code Course Title Credits
Year I
BPH1111 Biology 10
BPH1112 Chemistry 10
BPH1113 Mathematics 10
BPH1114 Physics 10
BPH1115 Anatomy and Physiology 20
BPH1116 Principles Of Public Health 20
BPH1117 Public Health, Health Promotion and Education 20
BPH1118 Law and ethics in public health practice 20
Year II
BPH2111 Public Health Policy and Practice 16
BPH2112 Basics of Biostatistics 22
BPH2113 Principles of Epidemiology 22
BPH2114 Basics of Social and Behavioral Health 18
BPH2115 Health systems research 22
BPH2116 Public Health Informatics: Information systems & Management 20
Year III
BPH3111 Health and Disease 18
BPH3112 Communicable and Non Communicable Diseases 24
BPH3113 Environmental Health and Pollution 18
BPH3114 Food Technology, Nutrition and Heath 22
BPH3115 Water supply and sanitation management 22
BPH3516 Field attachment 16
Year IV
BPH4111 Family Health & Demography 16
BPH4112 Maternal and Child Health 22
BPH4113 Health Management & Health Resource Development 22
BPH4114 Health Economics and Health Care Finance 20
BPH4115 Project Work 40

What Do You Gain?

On successful completion of Bachelor of Public Health program, graduates are expected to have gained the technical and professional knowledge and interpersonal skills necessary to work as competent professionals. The skills gained in the program will enable them to pursue a range of careers related to public health in Zambia and abroad.


1. Selected themes and issues in public health
2. Factors that influence health and well being
3. Research methods used in public health
4. Theoretical understanding of public health and related fields

Thinking skills

1. Apply theory in the assessment of public health policy interventions and developments
2. Develop an understanding of, summaries and synthesize materials from a range of sources to analyze issues in health
3. Identify, synthesize and evaluate relevant primary and secondary data sources
4. Recognize e the diversity of perspectives under pinning public health
5. Reflect on personal knowledge and develop strategies to enhance learning; and
6. Critically appraise research under taken in public health.

Subject Based Practical skills

1. Independent learning
2. Problem solving skills
3. Data collection and research skills
4. Evaluation and analytical skills
5. Locate and retrieve information from a variety of courses

Skills for life and work (general skills)

1. Convey ideas in an appropriate written and /or oral format, including where appropriate, presenting this information.
2. Communicate effectively (in writing and verbally);
3. The ability to select and utilize appropriate computer software
4. Set goals and plan a program of work
5. Develop personal learning style
6. Work independently
7. Sensitivity to the values and interests of others

Teaching Methodology

  • Total 16 weeks in the Trimester (2 courses per trimester)
  • 4 Modules Per Course, 3 Units per Module & 6 (5-7) Chapters in each Unit = (4*3*6)= 72 Chapters
  • Instructional hours through University Campus: Per course 14 hours  (2hrs x 1days x 7 weeks)
  • Suggestive Lecture Duration: 1 Module in two Classes (2 hrs per class/ per week)
    (Live Lectures – Other than Lusaka Students will receive the transmission of the weekly lectures at the Facility Centre or LMS platform (as per the availability) and shall also have the privilege to join at TAU Campus for any ongoing class at their convenience)

Academic Delivery and Assessment

  • On-Campus program is delivered in Semester pattern and On-line mode of program is delivered in Trimester/Block pattern.
Assessment per Course Weightage
Formative (Internal)
3 MCQ Tests for each Module.

Total Module – 4

Summative (External)
Final Exam (50 MCQ) 60%
Total 100%

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Why Choose Us?

Texila American University is the best private university that offers quality higher education in the public health domain. Our degrees are respected and recognized worldwide, and we offer affordable costs and excellent support services for international students as well.

Career Opportunity

Many opportunities exist in the expansive field of Public Health nationally and globally.

  • Health Care Consultant
  • Health Care Manager
  • Public Health Research
  • Public Policy Research & Development
  • Public Records Data Research and Information Services & much more…

Faculty and Support

At Texila, we take pride in providing quality higher education backed by experienced, international faculty and world-class support.


Our faculty members come from international backgrounds and are committed to ensuring that your period of study with us is successful. With a prime focus on timely and constructive feedback, we ensure continuous academic development.

Student Mentors

Our faculty mentors are experts in dissertation research and delivery and they are specifically assigned to help you seamlessly navigate your academic experience.

Academic Advisors

With the supervision and guidance of our academic advisors, you will be able to make the right choices regarding both your major and minor subjects.

Academic Head

Our experienced academic heads provide expert guidance to our students to ensure that their period of study is smooth and effortless. They provide guidance in all subject matters and can be reached either through emails or telephone calls.

Online Resources

We understand that academic resources are a key aspect to succeeding in your doctoral program, and keeping this is mind, we ensure that our online resources are always up to date and of the highest quality.


Our e-journals are published periodically and is accessible to all our students. Since 2012, we have developed an extensive collection of journals that will be extremely useful for your thesis and dissertation research and planning.

Thesis/Dissertation Support

A successful dissertation requires both extensive research and planning. With the help of our dissertation and academic planning tools, you will be able to identify focus areas and successfully create noteworthy research papers and dissertations.

Further Study Opportunities

Upon graduating from the Bachelor of Public Health program, one can opt to upgrade their academic knowledge by pursuing a Master in Public Health.



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