School of Health Sciences

Preamble

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:

  1. Provide quality teaching and learning to students at all levels
  2. Promote research and publication in peer reviewed journals
  3. Mentor members of staff to develop their careers to World class standards
  4. 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

  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 Management

 

NB: Currently, the School is developing curriculum for the BSc. Medical Laboratory Sciences

Student population in the School of Health Sciences

PROGRAMME Number
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
                                     GRAND        TOTAL 416

 

 

 

Programmes offered and Admission requirements

Programme Admission Requirements Duration
    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

 

Programme Admission Requirements Duration
BACHELORS DEGREE

Duration:     4 Years

Tuition Fee:   Ksh.45000/= per semester

CAMPUS:        Main Campus(Nchiru) and Meru Town campus

(Hart Towers)

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

Fulltime

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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)