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College Of Health Sciences


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History

The history of the College of Health Sciences can be traced back to 3rd July 1967 when the Faculty of Medicine was created and later established on 7th March 1968, graduating its first doctors in 1972. Though the Faculty continued to offer courses in Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy for some time, it was not until 1985 that the College of Health Sciences was created, initially consisting of the Faculty of Medicine as the only Faculty. In July 1995, the Faculties of Dental Sciences and Faculty of Pharmacy were created. Latest additions are the Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID) established in 2003, the School of Nursing Sciences (2005) and the Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research (2006). The College is situated in Kenyatta National Hospital Campus, adjacent this tertiary health care institution, which serves as the Official Teaching Hospital for the University of Nairobi. Schools, Institute and Centre As stated above, the main units operating under the umbrella of the College of Health Sciences are: - 

  • School of Dental Sciences
  •  School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing Sciences
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (UNITID)
  • Centre for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research
  • Academic Programmes

    Undergraduate

    The college offers undergraduate programmes in each school. These are open to both Kenyan government sponsored as well as self sponsored students. These are listed below but their details can be found under the schools in the college in which they are offered.

  • MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) - Doctors
  • BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) - Dental Surgeons
  •  BPharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy) - Pharmacists
  • BSc. (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) - Graduate Nurses
  • BSc. (Biochemistry) - Biochemists
  • A BSc. degree in Human Anatomy is also offered but no students are admitted directly into this programme. The group admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the catchment for this programme.

    Postgraduate

    The college offers postgraduate programmes ranging from diplomas to doctorate. These are listed below but their details can be found under the schools in the college in which they are offered.

  • Postgraduate Diplomas 
  • Master of Science (MSc)
  • Master of Medicine (M.Med)
  • Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)
  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSc.N)
  • PhD
  • Facilities

    The college has considerable physical facilities that provide capacity for the college community to conduct quality teaching and research. The college also has an ICT infrastructure covering about half of the college especially students labs and administrative offices. Through this students and staff can access services such as Internet, E-earning and the Management Information Systems of the university. Building of the remaining half of the network infrastructure is underway. Mandate The College together with Kenyatta National Hospital has a four-fold mandate: Training of health care personnel Offering clinical patient care of highest possible standard. Research. Participation in National Health Care Policy Formulation. The bottom line being 'Ensuring Healthcare in Safe Hands'