SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES (SHS)

In order to achieve its mandate, the School of Health Sciences has several objectives geared to:

  1. Mentor members of staff to develop their careers to World class standards.
  2. Facilitate staff participate in collaborations and exchange programmes.
  3. Compete for research grants and publish in peer reviewed journals.
  4. Participate/ present research papers in international conferences, seminars and workshops.
  5. Provide quality teaching and learning to students at all levels.
  6. Offer consultancy and community service as corporate social responsibility.

 

The School of Health Sciences was established in 2012 with one Department of Public Health.  Currently, the School of Health Sciences has eleven programmes and will soon launch the Department of Clinical Medicine and the Department of Health Records and Medical Education.

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 (2) programmes, two (2) lecturers and fifteen (15) students in 2012, to a school with five (5) undergraduate programs, three (3) Masters and three (3) PhD programmes and over four hundred students. Similarly, the number of permanent staff has grown exponentially from 2 to 17.

SHS has collaborations with the Ministry of Health, Meru County Government, AMREF, KEMRI, Kenya Methodist University, Michigan State University, University of Ulm and Hohenheim University in Germany in order to benchmark programmes.

To cater for the expanding school, the University has provided funds for the construction of a modern School of Health Sciences and Nursing Complex.

The first 27 second year B.Sc Clinical Medicine students going for introductory clinical learning at Nyambene hospital on Thursday 28/9/2018. The group was led by Mr Patrick Kubai who is the Chairman of the Department in the School of Health Sciences.
This promotes the image of Meru. University in Nyambene

Courses on Offer

Programs offered in the School of Health Sciences

The following are the programs in the School

  1. PhD in Public Health
  2. PhD in Epidemiology
  3. PhD in Molecular Medicine
  4. Master of Science in Public Health
  5. Master of Science in Medical Education
  6. Master of Science in Epidemiology
  7. Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  8. Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Development
  9. Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine and Community Health
  10. Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management
  11. Bachelor of Science in Health Records and information ManagementAPPLY FOR QUALITY HEALTH DEGREE IN THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES –MUST

More Information

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)
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)
Caroline Karani (MSc)
Dorothy Kagendo (MSc)
Patrick Mutharia (MSc)
Patrick Kubai (MPH)
Zachary Mwangi (MSc)
Samuel Njeru (MPH)
Aphaxard Chege (MSc)
Juliet Kaimuri Administrative Assistant