Admission Requirements
Community Health Studies Handbook


Child and Youth Care Child and Youth Care Staff
Environmental Health Studies Environmental Health Staff 



Partnering With Communities to Create Healthy Societies

The department of Community Health Studies comprises of the Child and Youth Care and Environmental Health programmes, which complement one another in the provision of services to the communities. The Child and Youth programme aims to provide safe spaces and reduce the vulnerability of children and youth, as well as provide psycho-social support, while the Environmental Health programme aims to promote a healthy, hygienic, safe, and sustainable environment.

The department has a vision of being leaders in Environmental Health and Child and Youth Care Education by developing empowered professionals who will advance health, safety and well-being of communities.


  • 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.


Qualifications Offered by the Department

Learning programmes offered in this Department will, upon successful completion, lead to the award of the qualifications listed below:

Qualification Qualification Code
BHSc: Environmental Health BHEVH1/BHEVH2
MHSc: Environmental Health MHEVH1
Doctor of Environmental Health DREVH1
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care BCCYC2/BCCYC3
Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Youth Care PGDCYC
Master of Child and Youth Care MHCYC1


Contact Information

Head of Department: Dr. Moeti Kgware
Tel:   031 373 2249
Email: moetik@dut.ac.za
Campus:  Ritson CampusBio: Dr. Moeti Kgware is a qualified Environmental Health Practitioner, with a PhD in Management Sciences (Health Systems Research), an LLM in Public Health Laws, as well as degrees in Environmental Health, Post-School Education, Human Resources Management and Public Management. He has worked in and extensively contributed to the profession of Environmental Health, including a leading role in the development of the new degree in Environmental Health. He lectures Epidemiology, Environmental Management and Child and Youth Care Policy and Legislation. His research interests include health promotion and education (in collaboration with community caregivers), environmental and public health legislation, the health and safety of children in ECD spaces, and the provision of continuing professional development as well as entrepreneurship development.


Secretary: Mrs Anusha Karamchand
Tel: 031 373 2696
Email: AnushaK@dut.ac.za
Campus: Ritson Campus