The social responsibilities, research attainments, community involvements and readiness for postgraduate training are inculcated in the program objectives as stated below:
At the end of the programme, the graduate should be able to:
i) Demonstrate skills in decision making, using the knowledge from basic, behavioral, clinical and biomedical sciences as a framework.
ii) Apply critical thinking using a problem solving approach and evidence based practice.
iii) Demonstrate leadership skills and function as an effective team player in Public Health.
iv) Collaborate with other health professionals and sectors in the community for the purpose of preventing, promoting, maintaining and restoring the health of individuals, families and communities.
v) Participate in development and implementation of relevant educational and community programmes that promote a healthy lifestyle, self- worth, individual and community responsibility and a holistic approach to health care.
vi) Carry out research, and utilize relevant findings in different health care settings.
vii) Apply acquired professional virtues in the community and in the delivery of health care services.
Participation in Formulation of Mission and Objectives
The Principal stakeholders of the School of Public health include:
• The Public Health Officers and Technician Council (PHOTC), The Association of Public Health of Kenya, Other Professional Bodies, Commission for University Education (CUE) and Ministry of Health. They are involved in formulation of mission and objective statements during the stakeholders meetings.
(iii) Other groups that the school consults include:
Collaborating training and research institutions such as Nairobi University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and Kenyatta National hospital,
– The school will consult and involves these groups in on-going refinements to the mission and objectives statements during curriculum review at the end of every cycle.
– There was a stakeholders meeting held during the initial curriculum formulation stage.
- The School will review the teaching curriculum at the end every cycle inputting on the strengths and weaknesses encountered throughout the cycle and the opportunities available.
- The structures and activities will be reviewed annually while the curriculum will be reviewed after five years.
- In order to ensure that the School remains responsive to the changing environment, it will undertake regular consultative meetings with relevant stakeholders; Attendance of international and local meetings; Continuous professional development and through journal clubs in the college. There is a heavy investment on e-books for both students and staff. The university also subscribes to renowned medical and Public Health journals.
- The new knowledge will be integrated through journal clubs, talks by experts, seminars.