Machakos University School of Health Sciences

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Machakos University School of Health Sciences

Machakos University School of Health Sciences | Read on details of the overview and list of courses offered by the School of Health Sciences at Machakos University.

About Machakos University School of Health Sciences

IT IS AN EXCITING TIME TO BE IN THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES WHERE WE ARE BUILDING NEW APPROACHES TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT PROMOTE HEALTH AND PREVENT ILLNESS. THE SCHOOL FORMS ONE OF THE EIGHT (8) SCHOOLS OF THE UNIVERSITY
THE SCHOOL HAS DEVELOPED PROGRAMS TO MEET THE KENYA HEALTH MISSION OF SKILLED AND COMPETENT HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL PARTICIPATE IN REALIZATION OF VISION 2030 FOR HEALTH.
THE SCHOOL ENDEAVOURS TO TAKE A LEADING ROLE IN THE TRAINING OF PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE WELL EQUIPPED WITH SOLID SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE BASE, DIVERSE SKILLS AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES TO ENABLE THEM FUNCTION IN A CHALLENGING HEALTH ENVIRONMENT. THE GRADUATES ARE EMPOWERED TO APPROACH HEALTH ISSUES WITH A HOLISTIC GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE AND CRITICALLY ANALYSE PROBLEMS WITH A VIEW TO PROVIDE PREVENTIVE, PROMOTIVE, CURATIVE AND REHABILITATIVE HEALTHCARE SERVICES TO THE INDIVIDUAL FAMILY AND COMMUNITY.

Machakos University School of Health Sciences Courses Offered

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN FOOD, NUTRITION AND DIETETICS

The emerging nutrition and health problems pose a need to offer specialized training in the area of nutrition and health in order to provide appropriate advice and services. Currently, sub-Saharan Africa needs more trained expertise in this area to serve the diversified public health and nutritional needs. Through teaching, research and service this course will help train manpower with the capacity to deal with emerging nutrition and health issues and hence bridge the existing capacity gaps in health and nutrition programmes.
Career Opportunities
Graduates can easily get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Government ministries (including but not limited to the Ministries of Health, Agriculture, Culture and Social Services, Education)
  • Food industries (such as Kenya Bureau of Standards, Nestle Foods, Uni-Lever)
  • The United Nations and other Non-Governmental organizations (World Vision, UNICEF, OXFAM etc).
  • Academic and research institutions as researchers or trainers/instructors
  • Hotel and Tourism industries
  • Self-employment as nutrition consultants, in food industry and other related opportunities

 

Bachelor of Science in Population Health

This course is meant to train and produce population health, reproductive health and health promotion experts who can promote health for all and the prevention of disease through the empowerment of communities to take control over health-related risk factors and thereby improve their well-being…Career Opportunities
Our graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of devolution and National Planning
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

Public health is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of an entire population. One major step in achieving this aim is to reduce health inequities among population groups. The need for capacity building in the field of public health has been compounded by the continued increase in environmental hazards emanating from the rapid urbanization and industrialization due to modern technological advancement. Worldwide, many people continue to suffer from preventable communicable diseases. The labor market demand for health practitioners over the years has not been matched with the existing training opportunities in the country and the region at large, hence ineffectively responding to conditions that affect human population and health. Thi course provides interdisciplinary training and develops the learner’s ability to sensitize knowledge and skills needed to address health problems among populations.
Career Opportunities
Graduates get employment in a wide range of areas including:

  • Hospitals
  • Research Institutions
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ministry of devolution and National Planning
  • Academic Institutions
  • United Nations Organizations
  • Health Care Insurance Organizations
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

See Also:
Machakos University Graduate School
Machakos University School of Education
Machakos University School of Business
Machakos University School of Engineering
Machakos University School of Agricultural Sciences
Machakos University School of Environment and Natural Resources Management
Machakos University School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Machakos University School of Pure and Applied Sciences
Machakos University School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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