Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The practice of obstetrics and gynecology involves the care of women when they are pregnant (obstetrics) and when they have problems related to the reproductive system.
The department offers the course of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery students, in their 4th year of study. The department also services departments of Nursing Sciences and The School of Public Health on reproductive health related issues and postgraduate students’ supervision.
Our mission is to produce highly competent, responsive and committed human reproductive health practitioners who can work in diverse settings locally and internationally.
To be a centre of excellence in Obstetrics and Gynaecology training, teaching and learning, be an Obstetrical centre that will inform policy and as well as offer technical advice on reproductive health issues
To provide mentorship to students in Obstetrics and Gynaecology to be able to uphold values of professionalism, ethical practices, preservation of life, integrity, and respect of client diversity and confidentiality.
The objectives of the core Obstetrics and Gynaecology and reproductive health curriculum are as follows;
- Acquisition of basic knowledge of growth and development, and its clinical application from birth through adolescence to old age.
- Acquisition of knowledge necessary for the diagnosis and management of Obstetrics and Gynaecological diseases, complications and prevention.
- An understanding of antecedents of health and disease in women.
- Development of communication skills that will facilitate the clinical interaction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Development of competency in physical examination of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Development of clinical problem solving skills.
- Development of strategies for health promotion as well as disease and injury prevention.
- Development of the attitude and professional behaviors appropriate in clinical practice.
Students and staff can access the medical section of the Post- modern Kenyatta University library for current books, e- journals and e-books. Currently the department holds the clinical clerkships at the Kiambu District Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department. In addition students use Thika District Hospital for some theatre experience. The upcoming Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital will go a long way to further facilitate clinical clerkships.
A culture of research will be inculcated in the Department. This will not only enhance staff profile but also contribute towards overall Kenyatta University world standing as a world class University. It is hoped that patenting of research products will be possible as well as consultancies in various medical fields.
The department offers consultancy at Kiambu District Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
- Assessing the feasibility of insugrating GBV screening into FANC and PNC in Kenya – Dr. Wanyoro.
- Using mobile medicine to enhance screening for cancer of cervix in Kenya. PHD project for Dr.Wanyoro.
- Fistula surgery services once every quarter in Mombasa Kenya - Dr. Charlotte Polle-Kaliti
Among my best experiences in medical school has been my rotation in the obstetrics and gynecology department. I was actively engaged in the learning process, given appropriate clinical oversight and valued as a team member in helping support patient care. I gained not only medical knowledge but was taught the importance of work ethic, diligence and conduct in my future career; these life lessons have helped shape my character. I give thanks to all the wonderful support from the dedicated lecturers and staff in the department. – Paula Njeru- 5th Year Medical Student: Kenyatta University
My vision as undergraduate student was to acquire knowledge and skill to serve as an exemplary doctor. The department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kenyatta University has not only enabled me to live my vision but also provided a team of competent, friendly, hands- on specialists in the field who have taught me to love my profession, think outside the box and build my confidence. This is how I know I am always one step ahead. – Wacuka Thiong’o- 4th Year Medical Student: Kenyatta University
- Okello Agina, Ph.D, IVT/ET, MMED, MBchB (UON), Ph.D. (Washington International University of USA),
- Anthony K. Wanyoro, MBchB, MMed (Obs. /Gyn) (UON) Ph.D. (KU), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Minimal Access Surgery (Laparoscopy Surgery)
- Joseph Thigiti, M.Med (Family Medicine), Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- James Njiiru Njeru, D. MAS Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery, M.Med Master of Medicine, M. D Doctor of Medicine,Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Bonface Musila, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Masters in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Justus Ngatia, M.Med (Obs./Gyn), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery/IVF
- Brigid Monda, M.Med (Obs./Gyn), Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Infertility.
- Francis O. Were, MBChB, M.Med Obstetrics and Gynaecology,Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Gyneanae Laparascope, Cosmetics & Gynaecology.
- Esborn W. Tembu, MBChB, MMed, FMed, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Family Medicine
News & Events
a. Weekly CPD Seminar, Kiambu Hospital
b. Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital set to be operational from August 2019
c. Joint ECSACOG and AGOTA scientific conference 22-24th September 2019. JNICC, Dar es salaam.
d. Kenya Obstetrics & Gynaecology Society (KOGS) Annual Scientific Conference February, 2020
Entry Requirements for MBchB course
Prior to undertaking this course, students must have been admitted to the courses of Medicine and must have taken courses in Human anatomy, medical physiology, medical biochemistry, behavioral sciences, medical ethics, human pathology, microbiology, human nutrition, epidemiology, and medical pharmacology. They must have passed their Level 3 examinations.
Fourth year MBchB Program
Mode of study is full time. The program runs across every semester covering a period of 12 weeks per course. Each student is assigned a mentor during their course. All students are expected to maintain a clinical encounters log book during the clerkship. Students sit 2 continuous assessment tests (CATs) offered during the semester which comprises of 2 written examination, one(1) Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). The final course examinations are held at the end of the academic year
HRH: OBSTETRIC & GYNAECOLOGY
Dr. Onesmus Gachuno - MBchB, MMed Obstetrics & Gynaecology, PGDRM (Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology) Senior Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Nairobi