Department of Community Health


INTRODUCTION
The Department of Community Health is one of the three (3) Departments in the School of Public Health when the former Department of Public Health was split into three departments. This was propelled by the need to strengthen delivery of training of innovative and creative public health professionals and researchers; in addition to improving community engagement.

MISSION
To train and produce health workers who can promote health for all and the prevention of disease.

VISION
To become a highly competitive center of excellence in training, research and scholarship.

OBJECTIVES

  • To provide a broad-based repertoire of knowledge, attitudes and skills for the diagnosis and analysis of public health issues.
  • To inculcate the theoretical framework and application of epidemiological principles and statistical techniques in the assessment of scientific evidence, community health needs, planning and evaluation of public health programs.
  • To provide an understanding and application of the principles of disease prevention and health promotion in the development of public health intervention strategies.
  • To equip the students with appropriate knowledge and professional ethics in research.
  • To enhance the performance of public health managers and their organizations through an objective understanding and application of the principles of public health law, health policy development and reforms is including occupational health and safety.

Department Location
The department is located in Kenyatta University - Main Campus at the School of Public Health 8-4-4 complex 2nd Floor Room 89

Departmental Collaborations
The Department has collaborations with various local and international institutions of higher learning

  • Tulane University - USA
  • Local NGOs
  • Local State Universities and Research Institutions.
  • Relevant Government Ministries

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

 

IN CHARGE

SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

Secretary/Administrator

General Inquiries

  • Specific Issues

Free

1 day

Departmental Registration Officers

Unit Registration

  • Unit Registration Form
  • Finance Clearance

Free

Immediately

Lecturer

Teaching

  • Attendance

Free

35 hours

Exam Co-ordinator

Examination Queries

  • Missing Marks Form

Free

1 day

Chair

Recommendation Letters

  • Student ID

Free

1 day

Chair

Clearance for Graduation

  • Student ID
  • Clearance Form

Free

1 day

Postgraduate Chair

Registration for Departmental Defense Presentation

  • Approval for defense form

Free

1 day

 

 

Research Interests
Research interests fall within the following areas.

  • Parasitology
  • Community Health
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Reproductive Health
  • Health Promotion and Education
  • Project Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Epidemiology

Departmental Staff

The department is currently staffed with professionals in the following areas of specialization:

  • Epidemiology.
  • Parasitology
  • Medical Sociology and Anthropology
  • Community Health
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Project Management

Faculty Staff

 

External Examiners

Testimonials KU Alumni

Grace Makau, MPH Granduand

community-health-ku-testimonialI greatly enjoyed studying for my Master of public health (MPH) in the Department of Community Health in Kenyatta University. The course is delivered through high quality teaching and interactive mentorship sessions with the faculty and other students which ensures that students get the most out their time in the program. The lecturers are very experienced in the field of Public Health in addition to being friendly and approachable and always ready and willing to guide students throughout their duration of study. The learning experience is further enriched through academic visits as well as a well equipped a library and a conducive learning environment. The MPH course met my expectations and shaped my career path which has led me towards realization of my dreams as a professional in Community Health.

 

Dr George Kimathi- Ph.D - Graduand

ku-community-health-testimonial

Grateful to have gotten a chance to Study my Ph.D in a conducive department. I secured a job with Amref Health Africa on completion of my Ph.D as a Programme Manager. The opportunity to interact with the departmental faculty and fellow scholars enhanced my technical as while as leadership and management skills. Staff at the Department of Community Health are highly professional, efficient and committed to their calling. I commend the teaching and non-teaching staff for their dexterity in supporting students without tire. Supervision for my research work and Thesis was meticulously planned and executed adhering to the highest degree of scientific and academic rigor. The mentorship approach applied by my supervisors (Dr. John Paul Oyore and Dr. Isaac Mwanzo) not only sharped my command of the ever dynamic Public Health and Epidemiology space but also transformed my worldview. Through the department, I am squarely prepared to provide leadership in community health across the globe. 

 

Dr. George Kimathi  | Programme Manager

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programme

AMREF Kenya

Wilson Airport, Lang’ata Road

P O Box 30125-00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone: +254206994352

Mobile:  +254 722 807 699

skype: kimathigk

www.amref.org

Undergraduate Programs
The Department offers Community Health Medical Students (MBChB).

Postgraduate Programs
Master of Public Health (Options)

  • Epidemiology and disease control
  • Disaster Management
  • Health Services Management
  • Community Health and Nutrition
  • Biomedical Statistics
  • Health Education and Promotion
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Modes of Study
The modes of Study in which these programs are offered are: Full time and Evenings and Weekends.

Duration and Pattern of Post Graduate Courses
The Masters Degree Courses extend over a minimum period of eighteen (18) months. The course is offered by Coursework, Examination and Thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy
The departmental Ph.D course is by research and thesis.

Entry Requirement
Masters in Public Health / Masters in Health Related Field from a recognized institution

Duration of Study

Minimum 3 Years

 

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