The Community Health Studies Department consists of two programmes:

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The EH Programme is now offering the qualification: Doctor of Environmental Health. Should you need further information, please contact our Postgraduate Co-ordinator, Prof Poovie Reddy on


Closing date for applications for Masters of Health Sciences: Environmental Health (2020) – Friday, 20th September 2019. 



Leaders in Environmental Health & Child and Youth Care Education



Developing empowered professionals to advance health, safety and well-being of communities through:

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Research
  • Engagement and Entrepreneurship



  • Integrity

(To act ethically and be trustworthy)

  • Respect

(To treat people with dignity, empathy and compassion in the spirit of Ubuntu)

  • Professionalism

(To be accountable and committed in the pursuit of quality, excellence and

professional conduct)

Creating Healthy Societies


Qualifications offered by the Department

Learning programmes are offered in this Department which will, upon successful completion, lead to the award of the following qualifications.


Qualification Qualification Code SAQA NLRD number Important Dates
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care BCCYC2 94178 2016 (start date)
BHSc: of Environmental Health BHEVH1 94797 2016 (start date)
MHSc: Environmental Health MHEVH1 72181 2016 (start date)


Qualification Qualification Code SAQA NLRD number Important Dates
BTech: Child and Youth Development BTCYC2 72218 2019 (phasing out)
BTech: Environmental Health BTEVH1 72132 2019 (phasing out)

Entrance Requirements

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
Bachelor of Health Sciences in Environmental Health
Masters Health Sciences Environmental Health


Contact Information

Joy Kistnasamy Head of Department: Ms Joy Kistnasamy
Tel: 031 373 2249
Campus: Ritson Campus


Karen Secretary: Mrs Anusha Karamchand
Tel: 031 373 2696
Fax: 031 373 2038
Campus: Ritson Campus



Lab Technician: Melishnee Jade Ruthnam
Tel: 031 373 2655
Location: Ritson Campus