Philosophy of Programme
The MBCHB programme will be launched in the school of Medicine and Medical sciences (SMHS) which has been functioning since 2004. The school of medicine and health sciences comprises of the departments of nursing, clinical medicine, surgery and community health, medical laboratories sciences, health systems management and medical education; pharmacy, nutrition and dietetics and public health.
School of medicine and health sciences is guided by the philosophical foundations in design and delivery of academic programmes. These foundations are consistent with those of the university which includes innovative approaches in planning and development and implementation of academic programmes with timely guidance, counseling and mentoring of staff and students, the use of appropriate technology in design, delivery and review of academic programmes which are focused on community service, facilitation of community empowerment, promotion of fairness and natural justice and maintenance of good neighborliness with the community.
The school of Medicine and Health sciences believes in integration of continuing professional development and multi-profession education programme for students and staff while ensuring while ensuring that there is inculcation and development of lifelong learning skills and competences. There is a participatory-oriented approach in teaching, research and outreach programmes and service which are characterized by principles of leadership that catalyze policy development and good corporate governance.
Sustained quality assurance and standards for need –based and demand-driven academic programmes with regard and respect to human rights and gender sensitivity is the hallmark of School of Medicine and health sciences governance. The school embraces commitment to participation in social responsibility and environmental improvement for sustained development where mutual partnerships in academic research and community programmes and activities are fostered. Finally, the school endeavors to remain committed to research for creation and application of knowledge for human development.
Goal of Program
The goal of the programme is to prepare medical doctors with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for meeting health care needs individuals, families, communities and populations.
This programme will equip doctors with competences required to appropriately manage and provide leadership in health service provision to ameliorate the national/ referral health needs as outlined in the Kenya national health policy framework (2006) and the National health sector strategic plan II ( 2007-2012) it is also in the line and relevant with Kenya’s vision 2030 and will contribute to Kenya’s effort to achieve the United Nation Millennium Development goals. The curriculum is also based on the vision and the mission of the Strategic Development plan of the Kenya Methodist University (200-2012)
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of the MBCHB the graduates shall be able to;
Mode of Delivery
The programme will be conducted on full time basis and will extend over a period of six (6) years. In the preclinical years, a lot of emphasis will be laid on the acquisition of practical skills in laboratory work and anatomical dissections. Cadavers will be acquired and utilized in conformity with human anatomy and body parts Act Cap 248. The anatomy teachers and technicians will be on hand to assist and demonstrate to the students with the various parts of the body as will necessary for them to acquire knowledge in anatomy. Six students will be assigned to one cadaver at the beginning of an anatomy rotation.
Admission for the MBCHB programme shall be based on the minimum University entry requirements. (See section 1.3.1) in addition, the applicants should have the following subject cluster;
The following shall apply:
1) KCSE holders: minimum university admission requirements. In addition, the holder should have a mean grade of C+ in KCSE with at least a B plain in biology, chemistry and English, provided that no two subjects in the cluster shall have a score below a C+ (plus) or equivalent.
2) Advanced level holders: a minimum of two principal passes in biology and chemistry and a subsidiary pass in either mathematics/physics or its equivalent.
3) Diploma in medical/health sciences holders: A minimum of “0” level division II pass or C+ (plus) mean grade and credit pass C+ (plus) in the cluster subjects in KCSE. in addition to at least a credit pass subsequent professional qualifications from a recognized medical training institution or equivalent.
4) Holders of any degree in biological sciences or equivalent qualifications.