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Dr. Jackson H. O. Onyuka, PhD

Lecturer, School of Health Sciences,
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences,
Address: P. O. Box 342-01000 Thika, Kenya
Telephone: +254-20-2088310, +254-67-24285/24229
Mobile: +254-721100570
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PAPER PUBLISHED IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

  1.  Wandili, S. A., Onyango, D. M., Onyuka, J. H. O. and Waindi, E. N. (2015). Antimicrobial Profile of Clinical Salmonella Enterica Serovars from Two District Hospitals in Kenya International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Science 2015; 5(1): 1-7
  2. Gabriel O Dida, Frank B Gelder, Douglas N Anyona, Paul O Abuom, Jackson O Onyuka, Ally-Said Matano, Samson O Adoka, Canisius K Kanangire, Philip O Owuor, Collins Ouma, Ayub Ofulla. Presence and distribution of mosquito larvae predators and factors influencing their abundance along the Mara River, Kenya and Tanzania SpringerPlus 2015, 4:136 (20 March 2015)
  3. Douglas N. Anyona, Paul O. Abuom, Gabriel O. Dida, Fank B. Gelder, Jackson O. Onyuka, Ally-Sai Matano, Canisiu Kabungo Kanangira, Esna K. Bosire, Bonifce O. Oindo, Philip O. Owuor and Ayub Opiyo Ofulla. Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on Physicochemical Parameters and Benthic Macroinverebrates of Mara River Tributaries, Kenya. Meritresearch journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology (ISSN: 2350-2266) vol. 2(5) pp. 098-109 August, 2014.
  4. Douglas Nyambane Anyona, Gabriel Owino Dida, Paul Otieno Abuom, Jackson Odhiambo Onyuka, Ally-Sai Matano, Canisiu Kabungo Kanangira, Ayub Opiyo Ofulla – Influence anthropogenic activites on microbial and nutrient levels along the Mara River tributaries, Kenya. EurAsian Journal of Sciences, EurAsia J. Biosci 8, 1-11 (2014). http://dio.org/110.5053/ejobios.2014.8.0.1
  5. Jackson H. O. Onyuka, Rose Kakai, Ayub V.O. Ofulla - Bacterial Contamination Dynamics and Fungal Contamination Levels of Fish Rastrineobola argentea and Oreochromis  niloticus from Lake Victoria Basin of Kenya. The Journal of Food Technology. Photon 106, (2014) 179-188. ISJN: 3852-1875.
  6. Jackson H. O. Onyuka, Rose Kakai, David M. Onyango, Peter F. Arama, John Gichuki, and Ayub V. O. Ofulla (2013). Comparison of antimicrobial activities of brine salting, chlorinated solution and Moringa oleifera plant extracts in Rastrineobola argentea and Oreochromis niloticus fish from Lake Victoria basin western of Kenya – African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development (AJFAND), Vol. 13. No. 3. June 2013. ISSN 1684 5374.
  7. Jackson H. O. Onyuka and Ayub V. O. Ofulla, (2013). Effect of Salting on Houseflies (Musca domestica) and Beetles (Necrobia rufipes and Dermestes maculatus) Infestation of Fish from Lake Victoria, Kenya – URP journal, May 16, 2013.
  8. Thesis work entitled “ Prevalence, Antimicrobial patterns and Evauation of Different Methods for Controlling Pathogenic Microbes in Water and Fish from Lake Victoria and its basin in Kenya” 2012.
  9. Jackson H. O. Onyuka, Rose Kakai, David M. Onyango, Peter F. Arama, John Gichuki, and Ayub V O. Ofulla (2011). Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Enteric Bacteria Isolated from Water and Fish in Lake Victoria Basin of Western Kenya. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 75: 762-769
  10. Ayub V. O. Ofulla, Jackson H. O. Onyuka, Samuel Wagai, Douglas Anyona, Gabriel O. Dida and John Gichuki (2011). Comparison of different techniques for processing and preserving fish Rastrneobola argentea from Lake Victoria, Kenya. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology 60: 1643-1647.

PAPERS SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATIONS

Wandili, S. A., Onyango, D. M., Onyuka, J. H. O. and Waindi, E. N GENETIC DIVERSITY OF CLINICAL S. TYPHIMURIUM ISOLATES FROM TWO DISTRICT HOSPITALS IN KENYA

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. 21st Annual Medical Laboratory Scientific and Exhibition Conference on 7th – 10th October, 2014 at The Reef Hotel, Mombasa City. Title of the paper personated was "Evaluation of the efficacy of bacteriophage suspension, M. oleifera plant extracts and Brine Salting on bacterial load on Fish along Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers (AKMLSO)
  1. 1st Global Forum on Bacterial Infections, India Habitat Centre New Dehli, India, Date: 3-5th October, 2011. – Paper title “Prevalence and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Patterns of Enteric Bacteria Isolated from Water and Fish in Lake Victoria Basin of Western Kenya”

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  1. International Standard Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008 held in Thika Town, SACDEP Thika 27thFebruary to 1 March, 2014
  2. Inter-University College Consortium (IUCC) SHG in Thika Town 8th November, 2013
  3. Eastern Africa Water Association, Kisumu Hotel, Kisumu city – 13th to 14th June, 2008
  4. Young Entrepreneurs Kenya, Believe Begin Become Entrepreneurship training – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Technoserve in Kisumu, August - 2007.
  5. International Workshop on Genomics and Proteomics at Department of Biotechnology Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu State India, September 2003.

Department of Public Health

Public Health is an exciting and growing field of study. It is a diverse and dynamic field. This field challenges its professionals to confront complex, emerging and re-emerging health issues. The areas of concern include control and prevention of infectious diseases; reducing environmental hazards, improving accessibility of health care provision, food safety and quality assurance.
Other key areas are research; narcotics and substance abuse control and prevention; violence and injury management and surveillance; disaster management and preparedness; international health; health education and advocacy among others
Public health is a field geared towards serving the public in local, national and international levels. Public health professionals not only protect the public’s health today but also in the future. The field of public health offers great personal fulfillment since working towards improving people’s health and well-being is a rewarding day’s work.

VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To be a leading Department in the development and training of Public Health professionals

MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT
To train and develop Public Health professionals with ability to offer quality health care geared towards prevention and promotion of health

Mount Kenya University Department of Public Health currently boasts of a student number of over 1,500 in the following campuses: Main Campus Thika, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kakamega, Lodwar and Kigali Rwanda campuses

Programs Offered

PROGRAMMES      ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  DURATION & FEES

Bachelor of Science in
Environmental Health     

KCSE average grade of C+ or its equivalent and C+ in Mathematics/ Physics; Chemistry/Physical Sciences; Biology/Biological Sciences; Kiswahili/ English.

Or

A diploma in a relevant area with at least C plain in KCSE. 
8 semesters Ksh. 65,000 per semester.

Diploma in Environmental
Health      

KCSE C (plain) and C in English and Biology, C in either two of the follow- ing Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry

Or

A certificate in Environmental Health/ Public Health from an institution recognised by Mount Kenya University Senate with at least mean grade C- in KCSE
6 Trimesters Ksh.29,550 per trimester
Diploma in Community Health and HIV/AIDS Management        KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C or equivalent qualification recognized by University Senate plus C- in English/Kiswahili; Mathematics/ Physics; Biology and Chemistry. 6 trimesters Ksh.29,550 per trimester
Certificate in Community Health and HIV/AIDS Management       KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C- with at least D+ in English/ Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Biology/Chemistry 3 Trimesters Ksh.24,550 per trimester

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics

Vision of the department
To be an excellent model in health service delivery, research and training in nutrition

Mission of the department
To provide world class training and research in nutrition
Philosophy of the proposed programmes
To impart knowledge and skills in nutrition and dietetics for health promotion and development

Focus of the department
a)    To equip students with analytical critical thinking and problem solving skills in  nutrition practice
b)    To equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge and skills pertaining to nutrition practice
c)    To produce graduates who can apply effectively and efficiently the acquired knowledge, skills and abilities for the benefit of humanity
d)    To prepare students for progression to higher level of studies in their fields of specialization
e)    To develop basic skills in administration of nutrition projects and programmes.


PROGRAMMES ON OFFER

PROGRAMMES       ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS DURATION & FEES

Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics options:

1.Dietetics
2.Community
3.Nutrition

Holders of a Bachelor of Science Nutrition and Dietetics or any other related degree from a  University recognized by Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitians Institute (KNDI), Commission for Higher Education and Mount Kenya University. The candidate must have attained a minimum of  Second Class Upper Division or Second Class Lower with three years working experience in a relevant field. Two Academic years.

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (Accredited by The Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitians’ Institute)      

 

 

 

Be a holder of K C S E certificate with a minimum aggregate of C + and C+ (in Biology or Biological Sciences , English or Kiswahili, Chemistry or Physical Sciences, Mathematics or PhysicsOr
Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics or Food Science from an institution or examination body recognized by the University Senate and Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute and KCSE mean grade of C

 

Direct entry:
8 semesters Ksh. 56,000 per semester

 Diploma entry:
6 semesters Ksh. 65,000 per semester

 

Diploma in Nutrition and
Dietetics


(Accredited by The Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitians’ Institute)  

 

KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C (plain) plus C in English, Biol- ogy/Biological Sciences Chemistry/ Physical Sciences and C- in any of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture, General Science.
Or
Holder of a certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics or food science from an institution or examinable body recognized by the University Senate and Nutritionists and Dietitians

 8 trimesters Ksh. 32,500 per trimester

 

 

 

Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics

(Accredited by The Kenya Nutritionists and Dietitians’ Institute)       

 KCSE certificate with a minimum of grade C- plus the following mandatory subjects; C- in English, Biology/Biological sciences and Chemistry/Physical Sciences. Additional subjects includes D+ in any of the following subjects: Physics, Mathematics, Home Science, Agriculture and General Science

 3 trimesters Ksh. 32,500 per trimester

 

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Welcome to the Medical Laboratory Sciences Department at Mount Kenya University (MKU). The department is in the School of Health Sciences.

MKU was the first private university in Kenya to offer Medical Laboratory Sciences as an undergraduate and diploma program.
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences focuses on production of leaders in training, research and innovation in the field of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Technology, other applied sciences and health-related enterprise development to support the MKU mission and to suit the needs of a dynamic world.

The BSc. And Diploma Medical Laboratory Sciences are a professional course under the umbrella and regulation of the Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologists Board (KMLTTB). KMLTTB was established by an Act of Parliament to regulate Medical Laboratory Sciences training and practice in Kenya.

Vision
The department is designed to promote the MKU vision which is to be an African role model of excellence in science and technology education and training

Mission
The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences focuses on providing world class teaching, research and innovative extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development in Laboratory Sciences.

Programs Offered.

 PROGRAMMES         ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  DURATION & FEES 

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences(BSc.MLS)

(Approved by Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board)

 

K C S E mean  grade  of C + and C in mathematics/Physics, C+ in Biology / Chemistry, English/Kiswahili;
Or
KCSE C and Higher national diploma/ Diploma in medical laboratory sciences. Diploma holders must be registered with KMLTTB.

8 semesters for direct entry at Ksh. 81,825 per semester

5 semesters
for diploma holders
Ksh. 60,000 per semester

Diploma in Medical Laboratory  Sciences (DMLS) Registered by KMLTTB         At least KCSE mean grade C plain, C- (minus) in mathematics/physics,C (plain) in biology/chemistry and in English/Kiswahili.  9 trimesters Ksh. 35, 550 per trimester
Diploma in Bio-Medical
Laboratory  Sciences (DBMLS)      
 At least KCSE mean grade C- (minus) plus C- (minus) in mathematics/physics, biology/chemistry and C (plain) in English/Kiswahili or certificate in medical laboratory technology  9 trimesters Ksh. 35, 550 per trimester