Message from HoD

Message from the Chairman

Dr. Waweru Wairimu

Dr. Waweru Wairimu, MBChB, MMed, Human Pathology (University of Nairobi)

The department of Human pathology offers and coordinates one Bachelor degree and three master programs.

The department also is key in servicing other various degree programs within the college of health sciences both in undergraduate and postgraduate by virtue of the subjects being a bridge between clinical and preclinical years

Our graduates are drown from within Kenyan and the ECSA region. Some of our alumni hail From Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Sudan, Malawi, Somalia and Seychelles.


1.      BSC in medical laboratory Sciences & Technology (BSC MLST). This is a 4- year undergraduate course taught in Chiromo and Kenyatta Campuses

2.      Master in in Pathology (MMED Pathology). This is a master programmed launched in 1985 leading to general pathology degree after three years of study initiated to meet the needs of the country for skilled general pathologists. The curriculum was reviewed and expanded to include molecular pathology and forensic pathology allowing for a four year program.

3.      Master of Science in clinical cytology (MSC Clin Cytology).  This is a 2 year degree mounted in 1998 and one of its kind within the ECSA region. The popularity continues to grow with increasing demand for cancer for screening cancer services within health care.

4.      Masters in Clinical Chemistry (MSC Clin Chem) is a 2- year course launched in 2013. This program was launched to meet demand of expertise in diagnostic Clinical chemistry laboratories within health care.


 The department has graduated over 100 pathologist, 30 Cytologists and 5 Clinical chemistry to date.

Most are senior faculty in Universities within the country, practicing pathologists and health practitioners in Ministry of Health within and outside the region.



The teaching staff are experienced and highly qualified in their area of specialization which includes Anatomic and Forensic pathology, Hematology and blood transfusion, Clinical chemistry and Immunology.

Majority of faculty are active fellows or associates of distinguished international professional organizations such as The college of Pathologists’ of East, Central & Southern Africa (COPECSA), The international Network For Cancer Training& Research (INCTR), The Royal College of Pathologist of UK , The world federation of Hemophilia (WFH)  and The Royal College of Australia.