Iconic Open University

B.Sc. Public Health

B.Sc. Public Health is a fouryear undergraduate programme which provides students with a comprehensive understanding of health and healthcare delivery from an international, public health perspective. It explores the social, economic, environmental, and political factors that influence health, and provides students with a strong foundation in public health research, policy, and practice. The programme covers a range of topics, such as health promotion and disease prevention, epidemiology, health economics and management, health policy and health informatics, and provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to become successful public health professionals.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. enable students acquire competences in public health, carry out community diagnosis, immunisation, community mobilisation, health education and apply statistical and mathematical methods to the design and analysis of public health problems;
  2. enable students conduct biomedical research, nutrition and growth monitoring, environmental monitoring, and disease surveillance; and
  3. prepare public health professionals to take up effective leadership and management position in the community, workplaces, school settings and health centres and health care institutions.

A career in B.Sc. Public Health is a great way to make a positive impact on the lives of many people. Public Health professionals are needed to help identify and manage health risks and provide support for communities in need. Possible career opportunities include health educators, epidemiologists, health policy analysts, public health administrators, and health promotion specialists. 

Health educators work to develop and implement health education programmes, while epidemiologists study the causes and distribution of diseases. Health policy analysts help create and implement health policies and programmes, while public health administrators work to create and manage health services and programmes. Health promotion specialists work to increase awareness of public health issues, such as nutrition and physical activity. 

A B.Sc. in Public Health can open up a wide range of opportunities in the public health field. With the right education and experience, graduates can find rewarding and meaningful careers that can help make a difference in the lives of many.

21st Century Skills
1. Collaboration and team work
2. Creativity and imagination
3. Critical thinking
4. Problem solving
5. Flexibility and adaptability
6. Information Literacy
7. Leadership
8. Civic literacy and citizenship
9. Social responsibility
10. Technology literacy
11. Initiative.

Admission into Iconic University for bachelor’s degree does not require JAMB result, but candidates will be asked to get a JAMB regularisation number upon successful admission in order to be used for his/her NYSC at the time of graduation.  

  • 100 Level (Freshman)

Candidates seeking admission into the programme must have at least five credit passes at the Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE/NECO/GCE) examinations in English Language, Mathematics, Biology or Health Science, Chemistry, Physics, or any other Science subject.

  • 200 Level (Sophomores)
  1. Five (5) credit passes in WAEC, NECO, NBAIS, NABTEB or similar bodies as recognised. The credit passes must include English Language, Mathematics and Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Health Science, at not more than two sittings.
  2. In addition to (1) above, applicants must present all programmes certificates which include; BSc, HND, NCE, ND OND and technical certificate. 
  3. An additional qualification from any health-related discipline such as Community Health Officer Training certificate (CHO), NCE (Physical/Health Education, Science Education, Nutrition, Home Economics, Food Science) Health Superintendent, Registered Nurse (RN), Physiology, Medical Laboratory Science, etc.
  4. The B.Sc. holders should possess a minimum of third class, HND holders should possess a minimum of lower credit, NCE must possesses a minimum of merit pass and ND & OND should possess a minimum of lower credit in order to be eligible for admission.  
  5. Health-related disciplines for admission into B.Sc. Public Health Science programme includes 1st Degree holders, Diploma holders and Technicians as shown below: 
  • Biology 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics 
  • Microbiology 
  • Anatomy 
  • Pharmacology 
  • Pharmacy 
  • Zoology 
  • Veterinary medicine 
  • MBBS 
  • BMLS (Bachelor of Medical Lab Scientist) 
  • Industrial Chemistry 
  • Science Education 
  • Nursing 
  • Health Education 
  • Physiology 
  • Nutrition 
  • Physiotherapy 
  • Radiotherapy 
  • Environmental Health Science  

List of acceptable disciplines: Diploma holders (200 level admission) 

  • Community Health Officer Training Certificate (CHO), 
  • Environmental Health Officer 
  • National Certificate in Education (NCE) (Physical /Health Education, Science Education Nutrition & Home Economics with a minimum of merit pass) 
  • Health Superintendent 5. Registered Nurse (RN), 
  • Associate Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences (AIMLS) 
  • Science Laboratory Technologist (SLT) (HND lower credit) 
  • Food and Nutrition (lower credit) 
  • Food Science  

List of acceptable disciplines for technicians (200 level admission) 

  • Dental technician 
  • Pharmacy technician 
  • Radiography technician 
  • Physiotherapy technician 
  • Medical Laboratory Technician 
  • Community Health Extension Workers (CHEW) 
  • Environmental Health Technician  

*Please note that HND, ND and OND holders must possess minimum of lower credit where the certificate is classified. 

Iconic University charges modest fees that give learners the chance to pay per semester only. Nigerian candidates seeking admission will pay an application fee of N10,000 and $25 would be paid by foreign applicants.

Semester Fees:

Nigerian  Students: N98,500 

Foreign Students: between $250 to $1,000 depending on the country of residence. 

Note: This schedule is only applicable to Fall Semester 2024/’25 academic session. 

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