NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF LESOTHO

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Health Academic Programmes

A. UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES – 4 YEARS

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: [DIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: C.O.S.C or equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science Subject (Physics, Biology, Physical Science, combination of combined and Additional Combined Science), A minimum of a D (7) in English Language, A minimum aggregate of 34 in the best six passed subjects and any other qualification that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho.

Career Opportunities: Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) officers in different organizations e.g. mines, manufacturing & service industries, Environmental Engineers/Specialists, Environmental Health consultants, waste water specialists, Health, food and site inspectors, Environmental pollution analysts, Environmental toxicologists, solid and hazardous waste management specialists, climate change specialists, Environmental Health Impact Assessment Specialists. 

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: [INDIRECT] - 3 YEARS

Requirements: OWM of 50% or above, a pass in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Diploma in Environmental Health or equivalent B.Sc. from a recognized institute by the Senate of the NUL.

Career Opportunities: Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) officers in different organizations e.g. mines, manufacturing & service industries, Environmental Engineers/Specialists, Environmental Health consultants, waste water specialists, Health, food and site inspectors, Environmental pollution analysts, Environmental toxicologists, solid and hazardous waste management specialists, climate change specialists, Environmental Health Impact Assessment Specialists.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GENERAL NURSING & MIDWIFERY [DIRECT] - 5 YEARS

Entry Requirements into 1st Year: COSC or equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science subject (Physics, Biology, Physical Science, Combination of Combined and additional Combined Science), a minimum of a D (7) in English Language, A Minimum aggregate of 34 in the best six passed subjects and any other qualifications that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho.

Entry Requirements into 2nd Year: Successful completion of B.Sc. Year 1 in the Faculty of Science and Technology and must at least obtain a “D” in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics; an E in one of Mathematics and an OWM of a “D”.

Career Opportunities: Can enroll for Postgraduate Diploma into Orthopedic Nursing, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Ophthalmic Nursing Oncology Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Gynae Nursing, Theatre Techniques. Pursue Masters Degree in Public Health, Community Health, Maternal and Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing etc. Pursue Doctor of Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. Private Practice after gaining relevant working experience.

 

 

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE: [INDIRECT] - 3 YEARS

Requirements: Diploma in General Nursing or equivalent, Registration with Lesotho Nursing Council and one (1) year working experience as a Nurse, Midwifery qualification is compulsory for those who want to major in Community Health and Primary Health Care Nursing.

Areas of Specialization offered: Advanced in Medical and Surgical Nursing, Community Health Nursing and Primary Care Nursing.

Career Opportunities: Can establish and run own clinics (Private Practice), Manage Health Centres, work as Managers and Directors of different programme e.g. EPI, PMTC, work as Nurse Educators, Clinical instructors at Diploma levels or Assistant Lecturers. Can pursue Masters and Doctorate degrees in Nursing Programmes. 

 

 

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONOURS): [DIRECT] - 5 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science Subject (Physics, Biology, Physical Science, combination of combined and additional Combined Science), A minimum of a D (7) in English Language, A minimum aggregate of 34 in the best six passed subjects and any other qualification that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho.

Career Opportunities: Pharmacist working in community, hospital and industrial pharmacy; can also work in academic and in government agencies in positions concerned with the control and regulation of drugs.

 

 

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY (HONOURS) [INDIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. General year 1 with a 50% in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics; an OWM of 50%, a pass with credit in Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology, a pass in International Baccalaureate (IB) examination in Chemistry and Biology and either Physics or Mathematics with a score of at least 4 higher level in Biology, and Chemistry and three in either Mathematics or Physics at the same level, a pass in advanced General Certificate of Education examination with a minimum aggregate of 9 in Chemistry, Biology and either Mathematics or Physics.

Career Opportunities: Pharmacist working in community, Hospital and industrial pharmacy; can also work in academic and in government agencies in positions concerned with the control and regulation of drugs.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION: [DIRECT] - 4 YEARS

Requirements: COSC or equivalent in the 1st or 2nd class, 4 credits including Mathematics and an approved Science Subject (Physics, Biology, Physical Science, combination of combined and additional Combined Science), A minimum of a D (7) in English Language, a minimum aggregate of 34 in the best six passed subjects and any other qualification that may be approved by the Senate of the National University of Lesotho.

Career Opportunities: Community or Clinical Nutritionist within the Public Sector and/or the Private Sector.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NUTRITION: [INDIRECT] - 3 YEARS

Requirements: Successful completion of B.Sc. general with an Overall Weighted Mean of 50% and above, pass in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Diploma in Nutrition Science or equivalent, B.Sc. from a recognized academic institute by NUL.

Career Opportunities: Community or Clinical Nutritionist within the Public Sector and/or the Private Sector.