Educational Resources

Educational Budget and Resource Allocation.

  • MKU is the main source of the funds for setting up the School of Public health however proposal will be written to solicit for external funding.
  • The different departments in the school will also submit their annual budgets and work plans through their respective deans.
  • The resource allocations are as per the departmental work plan.

9.2 Physical facilities.

The following facilities are available for the delivery of the non-practical components of the curriculum:-

  • Laboratories for Human Anatomy, Medical Microbiology and parasitology, Biochemistry, Human Pathology and Medical Physiology;
  • Lecture theatres
  • Resource Centre/well-equipped library (with a dedicated medical section)
  • Each department will have annual audit of the educational resources through the educational standards committee and recommendations will be made to the Dean.
  • There will be an occurrence book in each of the facilities where students and staff can record deficiencies on facilities.
  • The school has a maintenance account in its budgetary allocation that will cater for deficiencies in facilities

Skills Training Resources.

  • Thika Level 5 Hospital (The primary teaching hospital)
  • The university is committed to continuous improvement of the physical facilities at Thika level 5 hospital. The school shall strive to have collaborations with local and international institutions for purposes of bench marking.

 Information Technology.

  • Directorate of Information Communication Technology
  • Other institutional or Government policies on ICT include: e-health policy and e-medicine in the Ministry of Health
  • The medical school will have resources allocated for use in ICT.
  • The School of Public Health has enhanced delivery of the learning material by use of IT through; Use of LCD, e-journal, distant learning materials and modular programs.

The university has an ICT training programme for both staff and students. There is also a compulsory course on computers for students. The university also organizes for short courses on ICT for staff.


  • Research laboratories; Collaborating research institutions; Research programs, Research funding from the Research Extension and Production.
  • Through annual scientific MKU conferences, innovation policy and post-graduate conferences.
  • The teaching resource materials in every unit include; refereed journals and case studies of previous researches.
  • Research methodologies will be taught in the curriculum; Students will be required to carry out a research project before graduation; they will be involved in medical research as research assistants in the school and in affiliation research institutions.

 Educational Expertise

  • The procedures at the medical school will have to ensure that its education methodologies are appropriate for the delivery of the curriculum through Pedagogy training in teaching methodologies.
  • The school has access to Advanced access to PACE
  • There will be continuous induction of teaching staff on use of new teaching methodologies under the PACE program.

Education Exchanges

The medical school shall initiate collaboration with other medical schools

  • Currently there is collaboration with CINCINNATI UNIVERSITY (USA) for teaching of postgraduate students and research, collaboration for staff exchange.
  • The MKU Directorate of Linkages is charged with the responsibility of searching potential partners for links (active pursuit) and availing MKU for links (putting MKU at disposal). It also establishes links and re-establishes/renews links. A core role is to analyze and monitor links and encouraging and strengthening existing links. The Directorate terminates inactive links. It also enables a clear understanding of contract agreements and a clear understanding on benefit sharing.
  • Credit transfer will only be done after approval by the University Senate and will be in line with university regulations.
  • The school will establish linkages regionally and internationally with other Schools of Public Health .
  • The other Schools of Public Health has a budget line for training, conferences and networking. (this has already been put in place)