Physiotherapy Department Conducts Radiological Imaging Seminar

L-R: Mr. Kariuki, Dr. Matheri and Dr. Karuguti

The College of Health Sciences at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) conducted a two-day seminar, March 8-9, 2022, on Radiological Imaging to students who are on the verge of graduating to address existing gaps in the coverage of radiology in undergraduate medical curriculum.

The training, steered by the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, covered clinical imaging methods such as X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound which play key roles in patient care. Over 80 final-year students and staff attended the seminar.

While commending the students for participating in the seminar, Chairman of the Department, Dr. Joseph Matheri stated that the “Department is keen to ensure that inter-professional learning takes root in the School of Medicine to help learners develop shared skills while also appreciating the roles each cadre plays to better patient outcomes.”

The strategy he noted, is in line with the current paradigm shift towards inter-professional education as an element in delivering medical education and a platform for building teams in the health sector.

Dr. Wallace Karuguti and Mr. Daniel Kariuki who are lecturers in the School of Medicine noted that final year rehabilitation students need to acquaint themselves with, knowledge and skills on principles of medical imaging, medical imaging modalities, clinical indications and diagnostic applications, and image interpretation and retrieval.

They explained that the key areas of training are aimed at the aligning skills of prospective graduates in the profession to the requirements of the labor market.

This seminar was delivered by Dr. Samson Omondi from the University’s Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences.

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