Welcome to College of Health Sciences

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a premier university committed to a broad-based, holistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human capital development for society’s progressive good. The college of health sciences has four schools as indicated below;-

Welcome to Mount Kenya University Medical School, the first private chartered University to offer Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MKU Medical School.
We focus on training well rounded skilled, knowledgeable, both locals & internationally market oriented health professions in the following disciplines:

  1. Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBChB
  2. Bachelor of Science in Dental Technology
  3. Bachelor of Science in Oral Health
  4. Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  5. Ph.D in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  6. Diploma in Medical laboratory Science
  7. Diploma in Community Oral Health
  8. Diploma in Dental Technology
  9. Options for Masters and Ph.D – Immunology, Haematology & Blood transfusion, Microbiology, Urology, Molecular Biology, Histology & Cytology, Parasitology & Entomology, Clinical Chemistry

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The school of Clinical Medicine is housed in the College of Health Sciences. It comprises of three departments namely; Forensic Medicine, Clinical Sciences and Health Records Management which offer a wide range of courses from Certificate, Diploma, Bachelors and Masters Levels.

While there are challenges ahead, we also have great opportunities. With the University’s improvement of the laboratories, teaching facilities, and collaboration with other institutions of higher learning and research institutions, the graduate from Mount Kenya University will stand tall among the rest. The school has the facilities and highly qualified and dedicated faculty to impart critical skills to hundreds of Clinical Medicine graduates at all levels of training and those pursuing Health Records Management. This will prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead in the future of health care provision. Besides acquiring the knowledge to allow them move into the labour market confidently, our students are exposed to community service, research and extracurricular activities.

The school has enhanced its curricula over time to enable the graduates to acquire excellent theoretical and hands-on clinical training which equips our graduates with the relevant knowledge and clinical skills to cope with the dynamic field of medical practice. The curricula are reviewed regularly to ensure that the graduates are skilled, culturally competent health care professionals and researchers with an emphasis on curative as well as preventive medicine. Together, we will make a real difference in the healthcare provision to the Kenyan population and beyond.

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Nursing is one of the most exciting professions today, as new health care technology is creating opportunities for nurses. More and more aspects of the profession are electronic: Test results, X-rays, blood work, and ordering medication. New technologies like mobile devices, electronic medical records, computing, and teleconferencing invite nurses to be digitally ambitious.
Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. With the right skills and knowledge, the next generation of nurses can make a bigger difference.
The concept of best practice in nursing is an important one. New knowledge based on nursing and related interdisciplinary research is rapidly expanding. Provision of high quality care depends on translating research-based knowledge into real-life nursing practice. This practice is encouraged a lot at Mount Kenya University, School of nursing
The school is organized in departments as follows: midwifery, community health nursing, medical surgical nursing & Nursing education,
leadership management and research.

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The School of Pharmacy at Mount Kenya University (MKU) is accredited by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB), the Pharmacy regulatory authority in Kenya in accordance with the Pharmacy and Poisons Act (CAP 244).

In Mount Kenya University, School of Pharmacy programmes are currently offered only in Thika Main Campus .The school of Pharmacy is accredited to offer 3 academic programs as listed below.

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  2. Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology (DPT)
  3. Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing

Mount Kenya University is the first private institution to mount pharmacy programmes in Kenya, Read about the Mountains varsity climbed to mount pharmacy courses


To produce graduates who have competency, skills and attitude for making ethical judgment in all matters pertaining to drugs and the needs of patients in a way that is compliant with the relevant legal frame-works.


To be a center of excellence in Pharmacy Training ,Research, Consultancy and Community Service.

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The vision of the School of Public Health is to be a global center of excellence in offering Public Health solutions. This is in line with the Mount Kenya University (MKU) vision, “Scaling the heights of education”.


The mission of the School of Public Health is to offer world class teaching, learning, research, innovation, and investments in Public Health for accelerated, equitable and sustainable individual, family, community, society, national, and global human health and prosperity. The School’s mission includes coaching, mentor-ship and counseling of students and staff to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge, skills and attitudes to be competent, marketable, and champions of public health and prosperity from womb to tomb and generation to generation in Eastern Africa, rest of Africa and beyond. This is in line with the University mission: “To attain world class standards in training and in innovations for sustainable individual prosperity and social development”.


The social responsibilities, research attainments, community involvements and readiness for postgraduate training are inculcated in the program objectives, Learn More…

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