Message from the Dean
The need for medical professionals all over the World is rated high. Anyone interested in healthcare delivery therefore, cannot make a mistake as this field is always in demand. There are many well respected options of study in the School of Health Sciences of Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST). Those less familiar with these type of programs may ask themselves: “What could one learn in health sciences? What do I do at the end of the study?”
Disease transmission landscape has become dynamic and challenging in both developed and developing countries. Programs in Health sciences have come in handy to provide solutions within the healthcare sector. As a result, studies in Health Sciences are becoming increasingly popular paths for college students. It is thus important for prospective students to know about Health Sciences.
Health science is a multidisciplinary field. It encompasses the application of health-related science to areas such as Public Health, Health informatics, laboratory sciences, clinical medicine, community health, nutrition, and environmental health. It involves applying innovative scientific research to clinical practice and public health in order to promote and improve healthcare for patients and communities.
Students would like to pursue this path and get engaged in the control and prevention of the increasing emerging and re-merging diseases after graduation. Recent healthcare crises caused by aforementioned health challenges reminds many of us of the prominence of health sciences. The challenges include COVID-19 pandemic, drug resistance TB, Ebola, non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes, opioid addiction, and heart disease. There is therefore justification for well-qualified healthcare professionals in Health Sciences. Anyone passionate about science and interested in helping others may be the perfect person for the type of programs offered in the School of Health Sciences.
The School offers multifaceted Health Science degrees designed to guide new entry-level health professionals toward their blossoming careers. The programs generally cover the core science classes, during coursework. These are; medical terminology, sandwich attachments in the industry, health and wellness, law and ethics, research methods, and a variety of topical public health subjects. Overall, graduates from our school possess the qualities of positive attitude, skills and Knowledge to perform their duties excellently.
The School of Health Sciences of MUST is career focused. Students who choose to pursue a degree in health sciences enjoy the opportunity to be prepared for a range of career opportunities in health care delivery. Some of the employers include National and County governments, points of entry such as airports and seaports, armed forces, UN bodies (UNICEF, WHO, etc.), private sector, NGOs, Research institutions (KEMRI, KARLO, KEFRI, etc.), training institutions (Universities, Medical Training institutions etc.)
At a career-focused school, like School of Health Sciences of MUST, students can pursue seven different paths in the area of health science bachelor’s degrees. They are:
BSc. Public Health
BSc. Human Nutrition and Dietetics
BSc. Clinical Medicine and Community Health
BSc. Medical Laboratory Sciences
BSc. Health Records and Information Management
BSc. Community Health and Development
BSc. Medical Microbiology
They may also pursue any of the postgraduate degrees below;
MSc. Public Health
MSc. Medical Education
PhD Public Health
PhD Molecular Medicine