The School of Public Health convened a two-day workshop to review curricula for six academic programmes under its stable. The workshop held on March 1-2, 2018 at the Sino African Joint Research Centre, brought together stakeholders from teaching, regulatory, professional and employing agencies.
The review was part of School’s strategy to soar quality and relevance of the graduates by infusing the views, experiences, and expectation of different stakeholders.
The Dean, Prof. Simon Karanja said besides the curricula review, the school had undertaken a number of targeted reforms to foster competitiveness and compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions.
“We now have three academic departments and we have hired additional qualified staff to drive management and delivery of our programmes,” Prof. Karanja said.
The three department in the schools are: Department of Environmental Health and Disease Control; Department of Community Health; and Department of Health Records and Information Management.
Aggrey Oriema from the Public Health Officers and Technicians Council (PHOTC) lauded JKUAT for the efforts to offer quality training through the School of Public Health. The official also expressed the readiness of the Council to assist JKUAT with the accreditation process.
The programmes whose curricula were reviewed were: BSc. Public Health, BSc. Community Health and Development, MSc. Public Health, MSc. Epidemiology, MSc. International Health, and MSc. Health Information Management.