The Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation
The Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation is one of two departments in the Faculty of Environment and Health Education in the College of Agriculture Education, Mampong Campus. It runs three programmes: Diploma in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education (Sandwich), Post Diploma (BSc) in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education and BSc in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education.
In 2009, the Department of Science Education started a bachelor programme in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education in addition to an existing bachelor programme in Integrated Science Education. A year after, the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education was carved out of the Department of Science Education to independently run two programmes: Sandwich Diploma in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education and Bachelor Degree in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education.
During the first academic year; 2009/2010, eight (8) students enrolled as mature students in the second year for the Bachelor programme, while 121 students were admitted to the first year. Since then, enrollment in the programme has grown tremendously. As of the end of the 2019/2020 Academic Year, a total of One Thousand and Ninety (1,090) students were enrolled in the programme comprising Three Hundred and Twenty-Nine (329) first-year students; Two Hundred and Fifty-Four (254) second-year students; Two Hundred and Fifty-Four (254) third-year students; and Two Hundred and Fifty-Three (253) fourth-year students.
Our staff strength at the Department has also seen a significant increase since the inception of the Department. The Department, at its outset, had two core Lecturers but currently has eight core Lecturers; four Senior Lecturers, two Lecturers and two Assistant Lecturers. The Department has also introduced an additional programme; Post Diploma (BSc) in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education and has birthed another Department; the Department of Public Health Education.
To sustain the growth of the Department in the coming years, there are plans to run short courses and certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in water and sanitation in the short term.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the department is to be among the best institutions globally in conducting research, disseminating knowledge, and training competent graduates for the environmental health and sanitation sector.
HOD’s Welcome Message
Welcome to the Department of Environmental Health and Sanitation Education at the College of Agriculture Education, AAMUSTED. Our journey began a little over a decade ago with a mandate to train produce competent professionals for environmental sanitation service delivery. In line with this and through our well-crafted diploma and undergraduate programmes, we have produced more than 2,000 professionals who currently work in the sanitation and allied health sector. Our curriculum provides practical training to students on campus and combines this with internships in selected companies across the country. Our students therefore acquire practical knowledge from industry during their study thereby providing them a competitive edge over their peers.
The Department has eight vibrant full-time staff engaged in various interdisciplinary research that contribute to solving societal problems. Our staff have excellent track record in both teaching and research. They serve as peer reviewers for both local and international journals and have presented research papers in international symposia and conferences. Overall, the Department has more than 100 peer reviewed research papers published by its core and supporting staff.
We have forged strong partnerships with local and international institutions for collaborative research projects and capacity building. One of these is a collaborative project with the Regional Water and Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi and the NUFFIC which has resulted in the construction of a facility for research into solid waste valorisation. This, together with other research projects, has enabled the Department to gain recognition in the sanitation sector as a leading training institution in environmental health and sanitation. Looking ahead, we seek to strengthen our existing partnership with industry players and increase the number of partner institutions both locally and abroad. To further develop the Department, in the short-term, we plan to roll out three tailored shortcourses, a certificate programme, two masters programmes and two PhD programmes. Our department is poised to contribute to addressing environmental problems in society through cutting edge research and training of manpower.
- Diploma in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education (Sandwich)
- Post Diploma BSc. in Environmental Health and Sanitation Education (Sandwich)
- BSc Environmental Health and Sanitation Education (Full-time)
- Certificate in Environmental Health and Sanitation (Sandwich)
- BSc Environmental Science and Technology (Full-time)
- MSc/PhD Sanitation and Water Management (Sandwich/Full-time)
- MSc/PhD Environmental Management and Sustainability (Sandwich/Full-time)
OUR LECTURERS PROFILE
Dr. Richard Amankwa Kuffour
Dean - FEHE (Senior Lecturer)
Dr. Bismark Dwumfour-Asare
Acting Head – DPHE (Senior Lecturer)
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
- Development of a wastewater recycling system for carwash stations
- Assessment of waste recovery potential of solid waste on CAGRIC campus
- Occupational health risks among Environmental Health Officers amidst COVID-19 pandemic
- Assessment of occupational health and safety issues among sanitary workers in the Kumasi Metropolis
- Preparedness of medical facilities in the Sekyere enclave amidst COVID-19 pandemic
- Groundwater sustainability in the Kumasi Metropolis
- Autoclave, Steriliser, Portable, Dixon ST 19T
- Mechanical Triple Beam Balance Top Loading, high precision balance with magnetic damping and zero adjust facility
- Digital Colorimeter, Model 6051 wavelength 400 to 710 mm
- Haematocrit and Micro Centrifuge, LED display, speed 500-12000 rpm
- Soxhlet Extractor to BS 2071
- Hotplate, metal top, plate 160 x 160
- Laboratory Water Bath, Unstirred, with Digital Temperature
- Controller and Display up to 100oC
- General Purpose Laboratory Incubator
- Kjeldahl Assembly, Nitrogen Determination; Quickfit(R)
- Ascent Ductless Fume Hood, 1200 mm
- General Purpose Laboratory Oven
- WG PalmScan pH1 Portable Economy pH Meter
- Model 6715 UV/Visible range, 1.5 mm SBW spectrophotometer
- Autoclave, Model 25X
- Cold Extractor
- Adjustable Digital Volume Micropipette
- Pipettes, burettes, various apparatus and reagents etc
- Analyst 400 AAS Perkin Elmer with HGA® 900 graphite furnace
- High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Agilent 1200 Series System
- Organic analyser, TOC Analyzer TOC-2000 combustion high temp.
- 18-Tube Benchtop Centrifuge- 14,000 rpm
- Yamato shaking water bath Model BT – 31
- Furnace Lindberg 51848 Muffle furnace
- Distillation system (nitrogen) Vapodest 10 – Kjeldahl basic model 1
- Miller (for solid samples) Vibratory Disc Mill RS 200
- Vacuum pump rocker 300
- Potolab -2 sets
- New lecture theatre with seating capacity of 400
- Lecture theatre 3 with seating capacity of 200
- Lecture theatre 2 with seating capacity of 150
- New Library extension (lecture theatre – capacity 450)
- Chapel extension 1 with seating capacity of 200
- Chapel extension 2 with seating capacity of 200
Dr. Isaac Monney
Phones / Office Lines
Phone: 0554949172 Whatsapp: 0541840117