School of Health Sciences

Message from the Dean School of Health Sciences

It is a privilege to serve as an Associate Dean in the School of Health Sciences and have the opportunity to work with such a committed group of staff and students.  The School of Health Sciences (SHS) is committed to providing quality University education, training and Research in Health Sciences in order to produce competitive global and national health professionals. The School was established in September 2012, to offer undergraduate programs. The school has since grown and is planning to roll out masters programmes . The School of Health Sciences has the following departments, namely; Public Health, Nursing and Medical laboratory sciences. The School of Health Sciences under the Associate Dean promises to provide academic, intellectual, and administrative leadership that promotes excellence in all aspects of the School’s teaching, research, and community service.

Courses on Offer

PhD in Molecular Medicine Be a holder of a Masters degree in Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences from MUST or a recognised university by MUST senate.
PhD in Public Health Be a holder of a Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or Biostatistics.

 

PhD in Epidemiology
Duration: 3 years   Mode of Study: Part-time   Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Total fees is Ksh.706, 000 for the whole course

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, 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.

Master of Science in Epidemiology
Master of Science in Medical Education A Bachelor’s degree with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) on a 4.0 scale OR An Upper Second Class Honours in a relevant degree programme or an equivalent qualification from recognized University. In exceptional cases, the Senate may also admit to the Masters Programme candidates with Lower Second Class Honors degree but with proven relevant research, professional and scholarly experience. Subject to approval by the Senate, Departments may formulate regulations requiring applicants to have attained other academic qualifications as may be consistent with the goals of the Master’s programme.  Candidates may be invited for interview to assess their suitability for admission.
Duration: 4 semesters   Mode of Study: Weekend    Campus: Meru Town Campus (Hart Towers)

Tuition fee per semesterKsh. 90,000

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Be  a holder of K.C.S.E or equivalent examination certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) 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 OR A – Level candidate with Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) of 2 principals plus subsidiary in sciences combination, one of which must be Biology.
Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development  The common regulations for all BSc. Degrees in the University shall apply. In addition to the above the candidate must either Be a holder of KSCE (OR Equivalent Examination) Certificate with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus), a minimum of C (plain) in Biology and chemistry and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics or Physics OR Be a holder of KACE with minimum of two principal passes including Biology and a subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics OR Be a holder of a Diploma or Higher National Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Pharmacy, Community Health & Development, Human Nutrition, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Public Health, Health Records and Information Management or the equivalent of any of these qualifications as approved by Senate.

Candidates with a Diploma and/or Higher National Diploma (HND), with a Credit pass may, at the discretion of the MUST Senate, be exempted from one academic year of study.

Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Records and Information Systems Be a holder of KCSE Certificate with an aggregate of C+ (plus) and C (plain) in Biology and both Mathematics and English/Kiswahili OR Holder of a Diploma in Health Records and Information Systems from an Institution recognized by MUST Senate OR KACE Certificate with a minimum of two principle passes including Biology and a Subsidiary pass in Chemistry, Mathematics or a pass in Mathematics at KCSE level.
Duration: 8 semesters   Mode of Study: Full-time Campus: Main Campus (Nchiru) and Meru Town Campus(Hart Towers) Tuition fees per semester : Ksh.45,000

More Information

Department of Public Health was started in September 2011 under the School of Pure and Applied Sciences (SPAS). In January 2012, the department admitted its first cohort of Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The programme started with both full time and part time students (weekend programme mode) consisting of 6 and 14 students respectively. Currently the student population has grown to 180. Subsequently, the department has rolled out one more programme, (BSc. Community Health & Development) which registered its first cohort of 30 students in September 2013.

 

 

The department plans to expanded opportunities and capacities for health education and training by offering more programs in preventive health from certificate to doctorate level.

  • The School of Health Sciences has initiated two new departments comprising of Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science which will launch programmes very soon. Launched Health Club, where the students from School of Health Sciences pioneered. Its membership are all MUST Staff, students and relevant stakeholders
  • The School of Health Sciences have strong collaboration with the University of Michigan School of Medicine, USA. The latter have provided teaching materials and Virtual Laboratories to be used by the students in the School.
The school intends to roll out the following programmes

 

  1. a) Certificate programmes

Certificate in Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing

 

  1. b) Bachelor of Science programmes
  2. Bachelor of Science (Nursing- Direct Entry)
  3. Bachelor of Science (Nursing- Upgrading)
  4. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  5. Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine
  6. Bachelor of Science in Medical Records and Management
  7. Bachelor of Science in Medical Nutrition and Dietetics
  8. Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology Sciences

 

  1. c) MASTERS Programs
  2. Masters of Public Health
  3. Masters of science in Epidemiology
  4. Masters of science in Medical Microbiology
S/N Name Designation Qualification
Professor Eric Muchiri Associate Professor BSc, MSc, PhD Epidemiology
Professor Gabriel Mbugua Associate Professor MBBs, MPH, PhD, Public Health
Dr. Jane Rutto Lecturer BSc. Bot/Zoo, MSc. Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing, PhD Environmental Health
Ms Caroline Karani Assistant Lecturer/

PhD Fellow

BSc, Dietetics, MPH, Nutrition, PhD Public Health (on-going)
Ms MaryJoy Kaimuri Assistant Lecturer/

PhD Fellow

BSc Nursing, MSc, Health Systems Management, PhD Public Health (on-going)
Mr. Patrick N. Mutharia Assistant Lecturer/

PhD Fellow

BSc Medical Laboratory Science, MSc Medical Microbiology, PhD Medical Microbiology (on-going)
Mr. Patrick Kubai Assistant Lecturer PhD Fellow MPH Health promotional and International Health (on-going)
Mr. Samuel Njeru Assistant Lecturer PhD Fellow MPH Health Service Management policy (on-going)
Mr. Gervase Miriti Assistant Lecturer PhD Fellow MPH Public Health (on-going)
Mr. Arphaxad Chege Assistant Lecturer BSc Medical Microbiology, MSc Epidemiology
Ms Dorothy Kagendo Technologist MSc in Molecular Medicine (on-going)