Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT 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 Tobe a leading center for education, training, and research in the fields of medical microbiology, immunology and parasitology. VISION Totrain 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 communityissues.

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.

Departmental 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 StateResearch 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

PROGRAMMES

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.

STAFF PROFILES
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

EXTERNAL EXAMINERS
External Examiner
Dr. Christina Mwachari

Last Updated on Monday, 27 April 2020 11:41

Dr-James-Ogutu 

Dr. James O. Ogutu

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