Master Degree on Environmental Health

Environmental Health Program:




Department of environmental health is concerning with environmental health education that provided or being available for the communities which among others include occupational health and safety (including investigation and control of work-related ill health), disaster management, the built environment (including homes, workplaces and public spaces) and pollution control (including the control of the air, land and water).( EH) is about taking a preventative approach to tackling disease and ill-health rather than a curative approach.

2. Vision

Aspires to respond to ongoing and future change and maintain a high standard of excellence of education, research, and training in field of environmental health.

3. Mission:

We bring about sustainable, positive changes in Environmental health by providing an outstanding program of research, teaching and community services to translate research into effective parches and sound polices

4. Value of MEH:

The Master of Environmental Health has a responsibility to use knowledge and skills and high ethical standards to prepare students to serve as ethically, culturally, and scientifically competent Environmental Health practitioners and academicians.

5.Objectives of the program:

·   Develop advanced skills, critical thinking, and a sound understanding of the fundamentals in the disciplines of environmental health.

·   Prepare students for technical and analytical careers in the environmental health, working in the public or private sectors.

·   Obtain a broad appreciation of biological, chemical, and physical environmental health hazards, both indoors and outdoors, as well as their potential impact on human health;

·   Have an understanding of current and emerging issues and techniques in health risk assessment.

·   Design and set up a targeted health risk assessment, making optimal use of the information and approaches available.

·   Demonstrate knowledge of interactions of environmental chemicals and infectious agents with biological systems, including routes of entry, patterns of distribution, metabolism, elimination and adverse effects in humans and other exposed organisms.

·   Assess exposures and abatement methods for air pollution and water pollution.

·         Assess and accurately describe risks from toxic pollutants in the environmental media.

·   Understand relevant environmental regulations and policy-making processes.

6. Intended learning outcomes:

After completing a program student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad knowledge in the core areas of environmental health.
  • Describe and assess environmental exposures, including those from soil, air, water.
  • Describe and assess risks from environmental agents, including those in food, air and water.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of interactions between environmental agents and human metabolism.
  • Understand ethical perspectives and practice in all areas of environmental health.

·         Demonstrate appropriate written and oral communication skills

7. Available Resources:

a.       Human

3 Associated prof

5 Assistant Prof

b.      Labs

3 Lab (Microbiology +Biochemistry +Parasitology)

c.       Library

d.      Classes + Screens + Data show

8.Academic System:

1.   Name of program: Master degree on Environmental Health

2.   Qualifying year 18 hours (not included in credit hours of MSc.)

3.   MSc. By courses:

–          Four semesters (17 weeks each including examination and reading week)

–          Two semesters courses each semester 17 weeks, with 18 credits hours each semester

–          Two semesters for Thesis.

4.      By research: At least 18 months

9. Teaching & Learning Strategy:


This will be experienced through:

Theoretical classes, practical, tutorials, seminars, assignments, group discussions, personal communication.



10. Students Evaluation

The performance of the candidates will be evaluated through:

a.       Continuous assessments through assignments, reports, seminars and quizzes,

b.      Theoretical, practical and oral examinations

c.       External examiners

1.      Theory                                   60%

2.      Assignment and report           10%

3.      Seminars and participation     10%

4.      Med-term exam                      10%

5.      Laboratory / field visits.         10%

Study Requirement:

Requirements Number of Courses Number of hours
Program Requirements 5 22
Specialization   Requirements 8 24
Totals 13 46

Program Requirements:

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Prerequisites
PHCR8101 Biostatistics 3 None
PHCR8102 Health Economic 3 None
PHCR8201 Research Methodology 3 Biostatistics
PHCR8202 Health Services Administration 3 None
PHCR 8301 Thesis 10 Research Methodology
Total hours 22


Specialization Requirements:

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Prerequisites
PHEH8101 Environnemental pollution and control. 3 None
PHHE8102 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology. 3 None
PHHE8103 Drinking Water quality and surveillance. 3 Introduction to microbiology
PHHE8104 Occupational health and safety 3 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology.
PHHE8201 Advanced Disasters& Health crises Management. 3 None
PHHE8202 Environmental biotechnology. 3 Introduction to microbiology
PHHE8203 Environnemental Impact Assessment 3 Environnemental pollution and control
PHHE8204 Hazardous waste management 3 None
Total hours      24

Study plan:    

Semester (1):





Contact hours Code Subjects
Practical Theory
None 3 2 2 PHCR8101 Biostatistics 1
None 3 2 2 PHCR8102 Health Economic 2
None 3 2 2 PHEH8101 Environnemental pollution and control 3
None 3 2 2 PHEH8102 Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology 4
Introduction to microbiology 3 2 2 PHEH8103 Drinking Water quality and surveillance. 5
None 3 2 2 PHHE8104 Occupational health and safety 6
18 Total hours






Semester (2):





Contact hours Code Subjects
Practical Theory
None 3 2 2 PHCR8201 Research methodology 1
None 3 2 2 PHCR8202 Health Care System in Sudan 2
None 3 0 3 PHEH8201 Advanced Disasters& Health crises Management 3
Introduction to microbiology 3 2 2 PHEH8202 Environmental biotechnology 4
Environnemental pollution and control 3 2 2 PHEH8203 Environnemental Impact Assessment 5
None 3 2 2 PHHE8204 Hazardous waste management 6
18 Total hours


Semester three and four: dissertation

Subject Code Contact hours Prerequisite Course




Total hours Total
Thesis PHCR 8301 10 10 Research Methodology