School of Health Sciences
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences where we believe in the mantra of “Prevention is Better than Cure” in order to promote, prevent and control diseases affecting the people of Kenya.
The School of Health Sciences (SHS) is one of the eight (8) Schools of Meru University of Science and Technology. It is committed to providing quality education, training, research, consultancy and community service in order to produce competitive health professionals.
The School was established in September 2012 to offer undergraduate programmes and has since grown to offering Masters and PhD Programmes.
The School has one Department of Public Health with eleven (11) programmes. Plans are underway to create three more Departments of: – Clinical Medicine and Community Health; Health Records and Information Management and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
The Dean is committed to providing academic, intellectual and administrative leadership that promotes excellence towards achieving the Vision, Mission and Core Values of the School.
VISION: To be a World class School of Health Sciences.
MISSION: To provide quality university education through teaching, training, research, mentoring, industrial attachment and community service.
CORE VALUES: Competitiveness; Integrity; Professionalism; Quality Assurance; Innovation.
Objectives of the School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences has several objectives geared to achieving its mandate thus:
- Provide quality teaching and learning to students at all levels
- Promote research and publication in peer reviewed journals
- Mentor members of staff to develop their careers to World class standards
- Offer consultancy and community service as corporate social responsibility
Courses on Offer
Programs offered in the School of Health Sciences
The following are the programs in the School
- PhD in Public Health
- PhD in Epidemiology
- PhD in Molecular Medicine
- Master of Science in Public Health
- Master of Science in Medical Education
- Master of Science in Epidemiology
- Bachelor of Science in Public Health
- Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
- Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health
- Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Records and information Management
NB: Currently, the School is developing curriculum for the BSc. Medical Laboratory Sciences
Student population in the School of Health Sciences
|Master of Science in Public Health||24|
|Master of Science in Medical Education||3|
|Master of Science in Epidemiology||15|
|PhD in Public Health||9|
|PhD in Molecular Medicine||1|
|Sub Total Post Graduates||52|
|Bachelor of Science in Public Health||158|
|Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development||119|
|Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health||41|
|Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management||13|
|Bachelor of Science in Health Records Management||33|
|Sub Total Undergraduates||364|
Programmes offered and Admission requirements
| DOCTORATE DEGREE
Duration: 3 years
Tuition Fee: Ksh. 550,000 (for entire Programme)
Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)
|PhD in Public Health||Be a holder of a Masters Degree in Public/Community/Environmental health; Epidemiology; Nursing; MBchB; or any other Masters Degree in a health related discipline recognized by MUST Senate.||6 Semesters|
|PhD in Epidemiology|
|PhD in Molecular Medicine|
| MASTERS DEGREE
Duration: 2 Years
Tuition Fee: Ksh. 90000/=per Semester
Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)
|Master of Science in Medical Education||Bachelor’s degree in a health profession or related discipline of study with a Second Class Honors Upper Division or Lower Division with a minimum of two years of teaching experience in a Medical/Health Training Institution. OR Any other qualification recognized by Meru University Senate.||4 Semesters|
|Master of Science in Public Health||Be a Holder of a first degree in the following fields: Medicine (MBCHB), Nursing (BSc.N), Pharmacy (B. Pharm) and Dentistry (BDS). A holder of a first degree, First Class Honours or Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the following fields: Environmental Health, Community Health, Public health ; Nutrition and Health Systems Management, Medical Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences OR A holder of a first degree Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in the above disciplines with a minimum of two years post qualification experience in a health related field plus acceptable evidence of research ability and evidence of publication.||4 Semesters|
|Master of Science in Epidemiology|
Duration: 4 Years
Tuition Fee: Ksh.45000/= per semester
CAMPUS: Main Campus(Nchiru) and Meru Town campus
|Bachelor of Science in Public Health||Be a holder of K.C.S.E certificate with a minimum aggregate of B (plain) and minimum of C+ (plus) in cluster subjects; Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry/ Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Physics and English/Kiswahili ; OR be a holder of a Diploma in Environmental Health Science and have a mean grade of C (plain) in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science or Mathematics and English/ Kiswahili from Institutions recognized by Meru University Senate.||8 Semesters Fulltime|
|Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information management||Be a holder of K.C.S.E certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and C (plain) in Biology, mathematics, English/Kiswahili: OR holder of Diploma in Health Records or health information systems from Institutions recognized by Meru University Senate.||8 Semesters Fulltime|
|Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management|
|Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development||Be a holder of K.C.S.E certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and C+ in Biology OR Biological Sciences and Chemistry, C (plain) in English/Kiswahili and C (plain) in Mathematics/Physics; OR Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Public Health, Community Health, Environmental health, Human Nutrition, Pharmacy, Health Records and Management, Medical Laboratory Sciences from Institutions recognized by Meru University Senate.||8 Semesters Fulltime|
|Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health||Be a holder of K.C.S.E certificate with a minimum aggregate of B (plain) and minimum of C+ (plus) in cluster subjects; Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry/ Physical Sciences, Mathematics/Physics and English/Kiswahili OR Be a holder of a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and have a mean grade of C (plain) in Biology, Chemistry and Physical Science or Mathematics and English/ Kiswahili from Institutions recognized by Meru University Senate. and must be registered with Clinical Officers’ Council (COC|| 8 Semesters
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The School of Health Sciences was established in 2012 with one Department of Public Health. Currently, the School of Health Sciences has eleven (11) programmes and will soon launch the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Health Records.
The founding Chairman of the Department of Public Health was Ms. Carolilne Karani (2012-2014); followed by Mr. Patrick Mutharia (2014-2016); and now Gervase Miriti (2016 to date).
In addition, the founding Dean was Prof. Eric Muchiri (2012-2014; Dr.Jane Rutto (2014-2015); Prof Eric Muchiri (2015-2016) and now Prof. Robert Kei (Feb 2017 to date)
However, in 2016, the School gave birth to the School of Nursing and Dr. Naomi Mutea was the appointed founding Dean
The School is housed in the Hospital Complex near the Main Gate of the University.
The School of Health Sciences has grown tremendously from a department in the School of Pure and Applied Sciences with two programmes, two lecturers and 15 students in 2012, to a School with five (5) undergraduate programs, three (3) Masters and three (3) PhD programmes. Similarly, the number of permanent staff has grown exponentially from 2 to 16 to date.
The School had its first graduation of 94 students in 2015; with 90 graduates in 2016 and now 77 graduands in 2017.
The School has Graduate Studies Committee under chairmanship of Prof. Alfred Mutema.
The School has collaborations with Ministry of Health, Meru County Government, Catholic Diocese of Meru, AMREF, KEMRI, KEMU, University of Michigan
, Ulm University and Hohenheim University in Germany in order to bench mark programmes.
To cater for the expanding School, the University has provided funds for the construction of modern School of Health Sciences and Nursing Complex and tendering process is complete.
|Professor Japhet Magambo||( Ph.D) Current VC of the University|
|Professor Alfred Mutema||(Ph.D)|
|Professor Robert Kei||(Ph.D) – Current Dean of the School|
|Professor Eric Muchiri||(Ph.D)|
|Professor Gabriel Mbugua||(Ph.D)|
|Dr. Jane Ruto||(Ph.D)|
|Dr. Frank Onyambu||(Ph.D)|
|Mr. Gervase Miriti||(MPH)|
|Juliet Kaimuri||Administrative Assistant|