School of Medicine

University of Nairobi
Kenyatta National Hospital
P. O. Box 19676
Nairobi
Kenya
KNH

Tel: +254 (0)020 272 63 00
Ext. 43769 +254 020 2725102
Fax: +254 (0)2 272 51 02
Email: deanmedic@uonbi.ac.ke
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Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health
Postgraduate diploma in the Sexually transmitted infection

Course Title Master of Public Health
Institution Nairobi: University of Nairobi
Country Kenya
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Management: Health Services Management
Health Research and Methods
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location University of Nairobi, School of Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The department runs a two-year programme leading to award of Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. The main obejctive is to develop competent personnel to meet the demands of: Control of diseases and management of health problems. Health services management. Evaluation of health services. Planning and execution of educational programmes for the health team. Health services research including research at the community level.

1. Part I consists of coursework in the following 15 subjects, combined with field visits:

  • Health Services Administration and Evaluation
  • Health Planning and Development
  • Epidemiology
  • Demography
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Research Methodology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Family Health
  • Nutrition
  • Medical Sociology/Health Anthropology
  • Occupational/Industrial Health
  • Health Education
  • Educational Methodology
  • Primary Health Care

2. In part II, students develop original research proposals and undertake field research culminating in a thesis. This part not only gives the opportunity for scientific and operational research, it also offers valuable training in organising, planning and management of finances.

3. The department organizes regular seminars where invited speakers give presentations to students and other interested persons.

Next Beginning September 2009
Appl. Deadline
Duration 2 years
Requirements Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDS), Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BScN), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm.), Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) of the University of Nairobi or a degree from any other institution recognised by the University of Nairobi Senate and at least one year of post-registration experience in a medical or other health related field.

Holders of a first degree from the University of Nairobi in a discipline closely related to public health and medicine including an upper second class honors degree in environmental health, sociology, nutrition, demography, statistics, economics, planning, administration and anthropology, education and communication, who in addition have relevant and adequate practical experience of not less than two years.

Holders of Bachelor of Science degree of lower second class in the discipline mentioned in 1 or 2 with relevant Post Graduate Diploma or three years relevant experience.

Evaluation * In part I, students are assessed by continuous assessment as well as through final examinations in ten papers covering the various subject areas.
* For part II, continuous assessment is based on periodic student seminars. Candidates must defend their theses before a Board of Examiners Panel.
Course fee 643,000 Kenya Schillings
For further
information
Tel: +254 (0)020 272 63 00
Ext. 43769 +254 020 2725102
Fax: +254 (0)2 272 51 02
Email: deanmedic@uonbi.ac.ke
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Course Title Postgraduate diploma in the Sexually transmitted infection
Institution Nairobi: University of Nairobi
Country Kenya
Type Diploma
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits
Location University of Nairobi, School of Medicine
Objectives/
Content

The curriculum of the postgraduate diploma in the control and management of sexually
transmitted infections has been developed through a competency-based approach.

It takes recognition of the fact that doctors are more than clinicians; they play a positive
role in their community, and effective AIDS control requires doctors to have knowledge
of counseling, health promotion, medico-legal and social issues, alongside their medical
skills.

The study material has therefore been structured into modules which will start with the
public health importance of STI, through the classical STDs and HIV/AIDS, health
promotion, prevention, counseling, medico-legal issues to the ontrol and management of
STI.

Next Beginning September 2009
Duration 1 years
Requirements

Applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma in STI Control must hold at least a first degree
in a clinical area from a recognized university.
Holders of the following degrees shall be eligible for admission.
 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.Ch.B)
 Bechor of Dental Sciences (B.D.S)
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N)
 Holders of similar degrees or qualifications from other universities recognized by
the University of Nairobi as being of comparable academic status.
Applicants must be currently working as health care providers in either the private, nongovernmental
or public health sectors.

Methods This is a 1 year programme, the course leading to the award of a postgraduate diploma in
the control and management of sexually transmitted infection will be covered in four
semesters over a period of 24 months. Each module is covered in one semester and has at
least six units. You can therefore expect to complete approximately one study unit a
month.
Course fee 17,000 Kenya Schillings per unit
For further
information
Tel: +254 (0)020 272 63 00
Ext. 43769 +254 020 2725102
Fax: +254 (0)2 272 51 02
Email: deanmedic@uonbi.ac.ke
Internet: http://www.uonbi.ac.ke/colleges/chs/schoolmedicine/brochures/PGDSTI.pdf or Click here
Last update 14/10/2008 mas
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