Year 1 Course Name Course ID
1. Introduction to Public Health PH 100
2. General Chemistry PH 101
3. General Biology PH 102
4. General Physics PH 103
5. Communication Studies COM 101
6. Fundamentals of Mathematics and Statistics STA 103
7. Computer Fundamentals IT 104
8. Intensive English ENG 110


Year 2 Course Name Course ID
1. Biostatistics PH 200
2. Environmental Health PH 201
3. Communicable Diseases PH 202
4. Non Communicable Diseases PH 203
5. Social Science PH 204
6. Medical Entomology PH 205
7. Research Methodology 1 REM 218


Year 3 Course Name Course ID
1. Epidemiology PH 300
2. Community Health PH 301
3. Health Ethics PH 302
4. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene PH 303
5. Family Health PH 304
6. Public Health Nutrition PH 305
7. Research Methodology 2 REM 304


Year 4 Course Name Course ID
1. Health Systems PH 400
2. Occupation Health and Safety PH 401
3. Pollution and Health PH 402
4. Food Health and Safety PH 403
5. Health Promotion PH 404
6. Health Economics PH 405
7. Independent Project IP 406


Rules and regulations for Admission to SOUMA

Admission of applicants will be based on consideration of individual academic attainment with experience and recommendations. Admittance of students who are physically, mentally or emotionally challenged will be accepted at the discretion of the University’s Admissions Committee. Students with slight to moderate learning difficulties may be admitted if it is believed that their needs can be dealt with by the University’s Educational Support Programme and the students can be placed in the regular classroom for most subjects.
Entry to the SOUMA programmes will be open to ALL applicants that satisfy the following:

  •  Certified valid full FINAL Secondary School Certificate or equivalent with credit passes in English, Mathematics and any one Science subject AND acceptable passes in another three subjects.
  •  Mature career oriented applicants holding a full Secondary School or equivalent with at least three years experience in Business/Finance, or HRM oriented field or any relevant field of work with  documented competence and expertise in the specific knowledge and activities backed by strong recommendation from the employer.
  •  A Level certificate holders with business orientation who have at least three principal
    passes and an aggregate score of 12 points will receive subject to subject exemptions in
    year 1 and/or may be admitted into second year.
  •  Holders of Diploma, Advanced Diploma, HND and Professional Certificates from
    recognized institutions will be considered entry at an appropriate level commensurate
    with their awards.
  •  Applicants as per 1 above may be subjected to an aptitude test covering four areas: English, Mathematics, Reasoning and Analysis and General Knowledge which one must attain a minimum of    50% pass WHILE applicants falling under 2 to 4 may be subjected to an interview covering, inter alia general global business knowledge.
  •  Final selection of the above applicants to SOUMA is competitive and on merit based on the basic aggrega: initial entry requirements plus results of the aptitude test and/or the interview.
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Have you been looking at universities in Malawi, Zambia, South Africa and beyond? If you are keen in obtaining a professional career-focused education, we urge you to learn more about SOUMA. Remember, not all universities are created equal. At SOUMA, we are ‘Primus Inter Pares’ – FIRST AMONG EQUALS.

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