This programme was started in the 2007/2008 academic year. It is a successor to the former Population and Family Life Education programme of the Department of Geography and Tourism, started in 1996 with the support of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Ghana Education Service (GES). It goal then and now is to train personnel in issues of population and development. A review of the programme (Population and Family Life Education) in 2006, as part of the restructuring of the Faculty of Social Sciences led to the emergence of a new academic programme, Population and Health deveoted to the study of population science and the social dimensions of health in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The goal of the programme is to train graduates who will be able to understand and appreciate population and health issues as well as participate in policy formulation and implementation of programmes in population and social dimensions of health-related issues.
The specific objectives of the programme are to: Introduce students to issues which will enable them acquire both personal and professional skills in population and health issues; Promote an understanding of issues on population and health among students which will enable them contribute to national programmes on them; and assist to empower students to become agents of change on issues in population and health.