Welcome to the School of Health Sciences
Message from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Health Sciences of Kenyatta University. Our vision is to become a Centre of Excellence in the training of Healthcare providers of all levels.
Establishment of the School
The School was established in August 2004 as a Centre of Excellence in Health Research, Capacity Building and Product Development and named School of Health Sciences. Its name was later changed to School of Medicine. It has grown rapidly and has seen the Public Health Component branch off to form the School of Public Health, the Pharmacy component form the School of Pharmacy and the Nursing component the School of Nursing.
Departments of the School
The School has fully established Departments, namely:
- Department of Human Anatomy
- Department of Pathology
- Department of Medical Microbiology & Parasitology
- Department of Psychiatry and Mental health
- Department of Medical Physiology
- Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
- Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
- Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Department of Medicine, Therapeutics, Dermatology and Psychiatry
- Department of General Surgery
- Department of Medical Surgical Nursing and Pre-clinical Services
- Department of Community and Reproductive Health Nursing
- Department of Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Chemistry And Pharmaceutics & Industrial Pharmacy
- Department Of Pharmacology And Clinical Pharmacy
- Department of Community Health and Epidemiology
- Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
- Department of Health Management and Informatics
- Department of Population, Reproductive Health & Community Resource Management
- Department of Food, Nutrition And Dietetics
- Department of Physical Education, Exercise & Sports Science
The Pharmacy degree course is accredited by Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Kenya.
The department has adequate facilities to support teaching and learning within the University. These include:
• Resource Centre
• Well equipped Research Laboratory
• Medicinal Plant Research Garden
Advanced Family Planning (AFP) training for Pharmacy School lecturers (June 2021)
The School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Clinically participated in the Advanced Family Planning (AFP) training for Pharmacy School lecturers organized by The Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK) in collaboration with Ministry of Health (MOH) -Division of Reproductive & Maternal Health and Jhpiego- Kenya (Johns Hopkins Program for International Education in Gynaecology and Obstetrics) and the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB). >>>READ MORE
HONORING CLASS OF 2020!
Congratulations, Graduates of 2020! You have completed the rigorous 5-year BPharm program. The entire School of Pharmacy celebrates you. We wish you all the best as you continue your journey knowing you are well prepared to meet global healthcare challenges.
We would also like to recognize the Top 10 students of the graduating class, 8 of who were among the University’s top 10 GPA scores of the 2020 graduation list. This is no mean feat!!
STEPHEN MUNGAI KIMANI was the best grandaunt of Kenyatta University 2020 graduation. We applaud him for his outstanding performance. >>>>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
WHITE COAT CEREMONY: A Transition From Lay Men and Women to Studentship in Pharmacy
On 9th November 2020, the newly admitted 1st year students began their 5-year Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPham) journey with the White Coat Ceremony. White coats have been worn since the late 1880’s by scientists used them for protection against chemicals that they were working with. The White Coat Ceremony originated in University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine in 1989 and spread rapidly to schools of pharmacy, dentistry, and nursing worldwide. The ceremony symbolizes professionalism, caring and trust, which students must earn from patients and serves as a reminder of students’ new purpose to serve humanity through diligence and excellence. >>>>CLICK HERE TO READ MORE