Chairman of Department,
Dr. Jacob Masika (BSc, MSc, PhD)
Message from Chairman of Department
The Department of Medical Physiology at Egerton University, Faculty of Health Sciences was established in 2008. It is involved in teaching and research with various cadres of students including: MBChB, BSc. Clinical Medicine and BSc. Nursing students. The department opened its doors with only two teaching staff members. However, the number has increased to six, with an additional two on part time basis. The staff members are committed to the call of teaching and research and currently are involved in various research projects in Masters and PhD work as part of staff development and progression. We will soon start departmental courses at BSc, MSc and PhD levels.
From Left, Dr Obure, Dr Rono, Dr Mwaniki, Ms. Ngerechi, Dr Lishenga
- To impart up to date knowledge and practical skills amongst Human Physiology students through teaching and experimentation.
2. To acquire a core scientific knowledge about humans as a physiological entity
3. To provide an educational environment that encourages creativity and research in Physiology both fundamental and applied.
4. To provide fundamental knowledge in statistical concepts and regulatory approach in Physiology.
5. Experiments to demonstrate some of the important physiological concepts.
6. To apply basic physiology principles in the appropriate clinical context.
7. To provide students with the capacity to carry out independent research in an area of physiology. This includes the ability to: conceive new and significant hypotheses; investigate the literature with respect to these hypotheses; design studies/experiments to test hypotheses; develop a critical approach to experimental design; and communicate the results of this research in both written and oral formats
In order to foster these objectives the department is committed to providing each student with:
1. An environment that promotes independent development and habits of life-long scholarship.
2. A broad base of knowledge of the principles of molecular, cellular and organ-system physiology. The student should be able to comprehend and use information from different areas of physiology and have the ability to analyze physiological problems quantitatively.
A Human Physiology student will be able to:
1. Understand the physiological functions of cells, tissues, organs, systems and body as a whole.
2. Student will be able to apply physiological knowledge with respect to the understanding of the diseases associated with various systems.
3. Student will be able to integrate all the systems with respect to the regulatory aspects of whole body.
4. Student’s concepts will mature for the physiological phenomenon with the performance of experiments on animal models and human subject using non-invasive techniques.
5. The student will develop confidence in communication, research protocols and career identification due to capacity building during studies.