INTRODUCTION

The Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology is one of the twelve (12) Departments in the School of medicine. It is among the five (5) departments that were recently (April 2020) established in the School. The department is envisaged to play a leading role in training of students and professionals in many different areas of specialization including medicine, nursing and pharmacy students, clinicians, pharmacists, nurses, microbiologists, parasitologists, immunologists, public health and other related specialists. The trainees will be imparted with solid scientific knowledge and diverse skills and competencies that will enable them to compete in the challenging research, academic and/or clinical practice environments. A part from offering programmes at certificate, diploma, undergraduate and post-graduate levels, the department will also service other departments and schools including school of medicine, school of nursing, school of pharmacy, school of public health and the proposed dental school.

MISSION
To be a leading center for education, training, and research in the fields of medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology.

VISION
To train highly skilled health-care professionals and scientists with the capacity to carry out inventive, innovative and diagnostic research in medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology.

CORE VALUES

  1. To uphold integrity in the provision of services.
  2. To maintain professionalism in service provision.
  3. To practice teamwork and meritocracy among members of staff and students.
  4. To promote gender sensitivity in all spheres of training and research.
  5. To promote creative, innovative and inventive research in medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology.

OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide a broad-based repertoire of medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology knowledge, attitudes and skills for the resolution of clinical, public health and related community issues.
  2. To inculcate the theoretical framework and application of medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology principles and research methods in professional practice and research.
  3. To equip the students with appropriate knowledge and professional ethics in research.
  4. To provide a base on which students can further their careers in the medical field.
  5. To enhance collaborations and links with other institutions of higher learning and the industry.

DEPARTMENT LOCATION
The Department is located in Kenyatta University - Main Campus at the School of Economics Building 2nd Floor Room.

DEPARTMENT COLLABORATIONS
The Department has collaborations with various local and international institutions of higher learning

  • Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences-Research Center Borstel, Germany.
  • University College London, United Kingdom.
  • Harbin Medical University, China.
  • Nagasaki University, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Japan.
  • Local NGOs
  • Local Universities and State Research Institutions.
  • Relevant Government Ministries

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates will be qualified for recruitment/employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Medical Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Health
  • Academic Institutions
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Dr. Christina Mwachari

DR. JAMES OGUTU
PROF. ALLOYS S. S. ORAGO
DR. NG’ETHE D. MUHOHO
DR. ERIC MAKUTO NDOMBI
DR. GLENNAH KERUBO
DR. WILLIAM K. SONGOK
MS. ROSE NYAMAO MAGOMA
MR. PATRICK SIMUYU WERE
MRS. CATHERINE NJERI MWANGI
MR. JAMES OMBEGA MAGETO

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The Department is responsible for MBChB programme (Pathology I – Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology) which covers a three (3) semesters in Year II.

The Department also services courses in the BPharm and B.Sc. Nursing and Public Health programme.

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Currently developing Masters Programmes but we have PhD students.

Research interests fall within the following areas:

  • Medical Bacteriology
  • Molecular and Global Health Diagnostics
  • Mycobacteriology and Molecular Medicine
  • Medical Mycology
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Virology
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Diabetes Mellitus and other NCDs
  • Epidemiology

We are committed to courtesy and excellence in service delivery

The Departments core functions: Teaching and Examination of Pathology to students in the College of Health Sciences.

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SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

1.

Unit Registration

  • Student Unit Registration Form
  • Finance clearance
    • Delivery of Lectures, Practicals, & demonstrations
    • Administrations of C.A.Ts and Examinations
  • Missing CAT marks form
  • Mark sheet
  • Written communication from student

Free

Immediate

2.

Provision of lecture, C.A.T and Practicals schedules

University calendar

 

1st day of each Semester

3.

 

Bonafide student Registration status

-

As per the lecture schedule and Examination Timetable

4.

Release of Provisional CAT results

Student I/D

Free

21 days after sitting the CAT and 14 days before end of year Examination

5.

Result Queries on Semester C.A.T marks

 

Free

Communicated same day to Exams Officer

6.

Responding to students written queries

 

Free

1 day

7.

Responding to request from external stakeholders

Written communication from stakeholder

Free

1 week

Currently none.