School of health sciences is one of the famous schools that deal with training of health care providers. The courses offered at this school trains nurses, pharmacist, medical laboratory technologist, public health officers and medical officers. For instance a course like medicine began in 2008 and it will have the first students graduating at the end of this year (2014).
The medical courses offered at Kenyatta University have been approved by respective boards such as nursing council of Kenya, Kenya medical practitioners and dentist board and pharmacy and poisons board. These courses are offered at full-time basis because it involves a lot of clinical practices.
The undergraduate programmes offered at Kenyatta University (main campus) school of health sciences includes:
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).
- Bachelor of Science (Nursing and Public Health).
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm).
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences.
For one to qualify for bachelor of medicine and surgery, he/she should have a mean grade of C+ (plus) at K.C.S.E with at least B (plain) in biology, chemistry and English and again at least C+ in mathematics or physics. Those with diploma in clinical medicine and surgery are also eligible for admission. The course takes six years.
Bachelor of Science in nursing takes a duration of four years and it has two programmes in it for the direct entry and those upgrading from diploma to degree.For direct entry, they should have a mean grade of C+ at K.C.S.E with C+ in mathematics or physics, English or Kiswahili, chemistry and biology. Those upgrading, they should have a mean grade of C (plain) with at least C+ in English, biology, chemistry, mathematics or physics alongside diploma in nursing (with two year experience).
The minimum admission requirement for Bachelor of Science in medical laboratory science is the same for those who want to pursue nursing direct after finishing Kenya certificate of secondary education. For those who wish to pursue bachelor of pharmacy, they should have a minimum K.C.S.E grade of C+ with passes in following subjects: biology (B), chemistry (B), physics/mathematics (C+) and English/Kiswahili (B) and this courses five years.
For more enquires on the medical courses offered at Kenyatta University main campus, contact:
Dean, School of Health Sciences,
P.O. Box 43844-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Telephone number: 02 8710901