Master of Science in Maternal and Neonatal Health

Introduction

This graduate degree program began in September 2006 indicating a remarkable growth of the Department of Nursing Sciences. The program is a clinical specialty that offers advanced skills in midwifery and neonatology among others. It comes handy in producing specialists and leaders who can promote quality reproductive health and advanced midwifery and neonatal services for women and their families through practice, training, research and advocacy.

Training in advanced midwifery and neonatology is an important input towards the process of ensuring ‘skilled care’, an important input towards alleviating maternal and neonatal mortality predominant in the developing world. The Kenya reproductive health care situation is wanting in ‘skilled care’ provision. According to the KDHS 2003, 88% of mothers attend antenatal services and only 40% deliver under skilled care. These further indicates the need for quality ‘skilled care’ in Kenya.

Admission and Requirements

Common rules and regulations of Moi University apply and in addition the applicants for the programme must:

1. Be holders of the Bsc. Nursing degree of Moi University or its equivalent from recognized universities.

2. Be registered or eligible for registration as a nurse by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Duration

The program runs for a minimum of two (2) years of four (4) consecutive semesters of full time registration.

 

Course Structure

Semister 1

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

MSN 810:

Advanced Midwifery

7

MSN 811:

Nursing Research and Methodology

3

MSN 812:

Biostatistics

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

13

Semister 2

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

MSN 813:

HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections

6

MSN 814:

Management of High Risk Neonates

7

MSN 815:

Proposal Development

3

MSN 816:

Health Informatics

2

 

TOTAL UNITS

18

Semister 3

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

MSN 817:

Health Management

3

MSN 818:

Sexual and Reproductive Health

7

MSN 819:

Field Work

3

 

TOTAL UNITS

13

Semister 4

COURSE

TITLE

UNITS

MSN 818:

Thesis Writing

6

 

TOTAL UNITS

6

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE COURSE

50

 

 

 

 

 

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