Master of Science In Clinical Cytology

Overview
  1.  INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background

The Master of Science in Clinical Cytology programme was started in the Department of Human Pathology in 1996 and remains the only such programme of its kind in the region and has a pride of place as a flagship programme of the University. To date the programme has produced graduates who are working with the Ministries of Health, institutions of higher learning and research organisations.  The most widely understood role of cytology is in cervical cancer screening by Pap test first developed in the early 20th century by George Papanicolaou, in the United States of America. The field of cytopathology has since grown to include fine needle aspiration, as well as immunophenotying and other molecular diagnostics. Recent revisions to this curriculum have expanded the scope to include skills in leadership and management to reflect the increasing role of cytologists in leadership, management and training for the expanded Universal Health Care.

1.2       Philosophy

The MSc. Clinical Cytology program of the University of Nairobi is designed to train internationally recognized Clinical Cytologists through creation, preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of acquired knowledge. The University of Nairobi will strive to produce highly trained personnel to provide health services and specialized trainers.

1.3       Rationale

The mandate of the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health is to promote and improve the health status of all Kenyans by providing curative, preventive and rehabilitative health care services.  Appropriate services can only be achieved if properly coordinated diagnostic services run by well-trained personnel who are available.

The field of cytopathology traditionally includes both exfoliative cytology and fine needle aspiration, but advances in medicine has expanded the scope to include immunophenotying and molecular diagnostics. In addition, cytologists are increasingly assuming laboratory leadership and management roles. With increased number of training institutions, there is increased demand for highly skilled and trained professionals

1.4       Goal

The aim of this programme is to produce competent clinical cytologists who will work hand in hand with Pathologists to provide cytological screening and diagnostic services in Kenya and elsewhere.

4.1 The Master of Science Clinical Cytology program course shall be on full time basis and shall cover a minimum number of two (2) academic years and a maximum of four (4) academic years. All the course units shall be compulsory.

4.2 The program shall comprise of 2 parts; Part 1 (year 1) and Part 2 (year 2)

4.3 The learners shall be required to a maintain and submit a logbook for a minimum set number of clinical cases

4.4 The learner shall be required to undertake a supervised project and to submit a written dissertation for

examination in the second year of study.

4.5 The learner shall undertake a research project, the dissertation of which shall be for the final year examination

4.6 A student exceeding the prescribed maximum duration of the course without valid reason shall be discontinued

 

3.1 An applicant may on recommendation of the School Board and the senate, transfer credits of equivalent Courses taken in part one of the courses, exclusive of practical courses and only to a maximum of one third of the courses in year one.

3.2 An applicant may, on the recommendation of the School Board, and approval of the Senate, be allowed to Transfer up to a maximum of one third of the taught courses (non-practical) only offered in Part I provided That these are from institutions recognized by the Senate.

3.3 Applicants seeking transfer of credits shall send a formal application to the Director of the Board of Postgraduate Studies through the Dean of the School of Medicine.  The applicant shall justify the request and attach officially endorsed supportive documents and relevant credentials including the institutions Syllabus for the relevant course.

3.4 Application for credit transfer shall be processed only after payment of the prescribed fees.

Medicine

Year 1  Semester 1   Semester 2   
TUITION      192,000.00      192,000.00              384,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)           3,000.00                        -                     3,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)           2,250.00           2,250.00                   4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)           1,000.00                        -                     1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)           5,000.00                        -                     5,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)           2,000.00                        -                     2,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)           6,500.00                        -                     6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)           7,000.00                        -                     7,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)           5,000.00                        -                     5,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)           1,000.00                        -                     1,000.00
Totals   224,750.00   194,250.00        419,000.00
       
       TOTALS 
Year 2  Semester 1   Semester 2   
TUITION      192,000.00      192,000.00              384,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)           6,000.00           6,000.00                12,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)           2,250.00           2,250.00                   4,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)           1,000.00                        -                     1,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)           5,000.00                        -                     5,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)           2,000.00                        -                     2,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)           6,500.00                        -                     6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)           7,000.00                        -                     7,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)           1,000.00                        -                     1,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                        -           30,000.00                30,000.00
Year 2 Totals   222,750.00   230,250.00        453,000.00
                                     -  
Grand totals       872,000.00