Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Program Offered at Egerton University

Bachelors Degree 6 years Fulltime Fee: on application Intake: Ongoing

Bachelors Degree (Accredited by: Egerton University)

About Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Bachelors Degree program.

The mission of the Faculty of Health Sciences is to produce graduates who will harness their intellectual and practical prowess for their own and community‘s good health enhancement. To this end the graduate should be able to develop skills to maintain continuous medical education throughout his/her professional life. Further the programme envisages inculcating acquisition of knowledge and skills in research in health and health related issues. To achieve this, self-directed learning, problem solving and effective communication will be crucial. The graduate will be expected not only to excel in curative medicine but also in community-based prevention of disease and promotion of health.
One of the stated goals of the newly independent Kenya was to fight disease. This has remained a major challenge to date not only in terms of health care financing but also in the number of trained personnel. This is especially so in the higher cadres. Although Kenya has been training doctors from late 1970s an acute shortage of doctors still persists. There is no doctor available below the level of a district hospital and indeed many district hospitals are under the management of clinical officers. There is dire need to change this state. 

Objectives of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

At the end of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree programme the graduate should be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge of physical, chemical, biological, psychological, social, developmental and environmental mechanisms to diagnose, manage and prevent illness.
  • Appreciate that curative medicine may be largely as a result of failure to prevent disease and promote health activities within the community.
  • Be an integral member in contributing to the identification and solution of community- based health problems.
  • Actively contribute to the promotion and maintenance of good health and prevention of ill – health.
  •  Apply principles of research in identification, evaluation and management of health - related problems.
  • Manage health services.
  • Plan and implement training/educational programmes for the community and health workers.
  • Engage in and maintain proper professional ethics.
  • Effectively cultivate a sense of advancement of self -knowledge, skills and attitudes.
  • Relate appropriately with the community and take position as a leader and responsible member in the community.
  • Acquire, evaluate and communicate information appropriately.

Entry requirements for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree programme at Egerton University, the applicant must satisfy All candidates must meet the Egerton University admission requirements in addition:

They must obtain at least A- (minus) from one of the following clusters drawn from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).

  • Category A : Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Mathematics, English/Kiswahili
  • Category B : Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics English/Kiswahili

Those holding qualifications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by EgertonUniversity may also be admitted.
Applicants with relevant diplomas or University degrees in relevant fields who fulfill all theUniversity entrance requirements may be considered for admission provided the Faculty ofHealthSciences Board recommends and the Senate approves.
Such applicants may be required to pass a qualifying examination, administered either orally or in written form or in both formats by the Faculty Board to assess their suitability for enrolment into the programme.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Course Subjects

This is a full time programme designed to take seventeen (17) terms of fifteen (15) weeks each with a maximum of twenty one (21) terms of the same duration. All courses in the programme are compulsory unless the Faculty Board recommends exemption and Senate approves.

Completion of all prescribed work is mandatory before graduation.
Credit factor system:
a) one credit factor will be equivalent to one (1) lecture per week
b) one credit factor will be equivalent to (2) practical hours per week.
c) one credit factor will be equivalent to there (3) clinical hour or two

About Egerton University

Egerton University is the oldest institution of higher learning in Kenya. It was founded as a Farm School in 1939 by Lord Maurice Egerton of Tatton, a British national who settled in Kenya in the 1920s.

Egerton University has three (3) Campuses and one Campus College.

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