Introduction

Moi University came into existence in 1984 with the mission of producing practical graduates and in 1989, the Faculty of Health Sciences (F.H.S) was started under this mission In addition the concept of community orientation was added for the programmes in this faculty as part of the Student Centred Problem Based Integrated Community Based Electives Systematic (SPICES) model of education that was adopted. This model, also emphasizes active integrated learning and problem solving. The F.H.S also embodies the concept of multi-professional training, and is already training Environmental Health Professionals and Nurses at B.Sc. degree level. This is important because the modern approach to provision of health services emphasizes health promotion and prevention of ill health in addition to curative services.

The various aspects of the innovative medical model of education also provide avenues for training in effective communication and in imparting of caring and humane attitudes in health care. This model of medical education enables the graduates to become independent seekers of information.

In the modern scientific world, research has taken centre stage. All F.H.S undergraduate programmes have therefore incorporated courses enabling the students to train in research methodologies and skills. This will be applied to the students that shall undergo the training based on this postgraduate curriculum.

The discipline of Child Health and Pediatrics provides health services to children. In Kenya, as in most other developing countries, currently as many as 50% of the population are under 15 years of age, 20% are aged less than 5 years and 5% are up to one year of age. Moreover, the morbidity and mortality rates of the children under the age of five years are higher than those for people in other age groups within the Kenyan Community. They are also higher than those of children of the same age groups in industrialized countries.

Of note is the fact that a large fraction of the health problems of children is made up of preventable infectious diseases. Following the 1978 Alma Atta declaration, the practice of pediatrics dramatically shifted emphasis from curative to preventive approach, an approach that has been adopted by the F.H.S.

This shift in emphasis requires increased numbers of personnel with specialised training in child health and paediatrics. In this regard the department of child health and paediatrics has developed a postgraduate curriculum to train high level manpower to meet this demand.

Course Duration

The programme shall normally be 120 units. The M.Med (CHP) shall normally extend over a period of three academic years, but shall not extend beyond six academic years unless Faculty of Health Sciences Board recommends and Senate approves.

Award of Degree

The M.Med (CHP) degree shall be awarded only to that candidate who successfully completes the programme as herein outlined, unless, senate, on the recommendation by faculty board, approves exemption.

Course Structure

Year1

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMB 802

Introduction to Medical Education

1

CHC 811

Emergency Paediatrics

4

MMI 801

Computer use in Medical Practice

2

MMB 801

Epidemiology and Biostastics

4

MMR 801

Research Methods

3

MMP 801

Proposal Writing

3

CHC 812

Genetics and Teratology

3

CHC 813

Growth and Development

3

CHB 810

Respiratory system

3

CHB 812

Reproductive and Urinary Systems and Body Fluids

4

CHB 814

Neurolocomotor systems

3

CHB 815

Digestive System and Nutrition

3

CHB 816

Cardiovascular System

3

CHB 817

Haematology and Immunology

3

 

TOTAL

43

Year2

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

MMR 802

Research Project Implementation

8

CHB 821

Connective Tissue Disorders

2

CHB 822

Dermatology and Sexually Transmitted Infections

2

CHB 823

Endocrinology

3

CHC 821

Communication and Counseling

2

CHS 820

Social Paediatrics

4

CHS 821

Child Survival Programmes and Strategies

4

CHC 822

Management of Reproductive and Urinary Disorders

2

CHC 823

Management of Cardiovascular Disorders

2

CHS 822

Mental Health in Children

2

CHS 823

Paediatric Dermatology

2

CHS 824

Rotation in the Renal uni

2

CHS 825

Rotation in the Cardiac Unit

2

CHS 826

Rotation in Intensive Care Unit (I.C.U.)

2

CHS 827

Rotation in Internal Medicine

2

CHS 828

Rotation in Radiology and Imaging

2

 

TOTAL

43

Year3

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNITS

CHC 830

Management of Infectious Diseases in Children

4

CHC 831

Management of Malaria

1

CHC 832

Management of HIV/AIDS in Children

1

CHC 833

Management of Respiratory Disorders

3

CHT 830

Therapeutics

3

CHC 834

Neonatal Medicine

6

CHC 835

Management of Endocrine Disorders

3

CHC 836

Management of Disorders of the Neurolocomotor System

3

CHM 803

Health Services Management and Health Policy

4

CHC 837

Management of Digestive System Disorders

3

CHC 838

Management of Haematologic and Neoplastic Disorders

3

CHE  804

Elective Period

6

 

TOTAL

40

 

 

 

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