Department of Human Anatomy

The department was established in 2004, after Senate approval. The department offers the course of Human Anatomy to Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery students, in their 1st year of study. The department also services departments of Pharmacy and Complimentary Medicine respectively. 


To produce highly competent, responsive and committed human reproductive health practitioners, who can work in diverse settings locally and internationally.


To produce graduate keenly aware of the society’s needs, their competence in the practice of their profession, their roles in research lifelong learning and their social responsibility.

Core Values

To produce outstanding clinicians medical educators and researchers who are ever responsive to the health needs of the present and future Kenyan. To uphold values of professionalism, ethical practices, preservation of life, integrity, and respect of client diversity and confidentiality.
Entry Requirements/Pre-requisites for MBchB course
Candidates shall have met the minimum University and School of Health Sciences entry requirements.


To produce graduates who are responsive to changing needs of this country as, medical experts communities, resource managers, scholars, researchers and self-reflective medical practitioners.
To demonstrate excellent proficiency in communication skills, diagnosis, treatment, practical procedures, prevention of diseases, and promotion of health and rehabilitation
To inculcate in graduates interest in research and motivation to practice evidence bound medicine and apply best practices.
To help students acquire the knowledge and understanding of medical ethics and to respect the socio-cultural and economic factors in the communities they serve
To maintain a cooperative, supportive and a respectful learning environment at the School of Health Sciences
Give objectives specific to Human Anatomy


The department has currently 3 permanent staff and 1 competent part-time lecturer.
Permanent staffs include:
1. Dr. Ikol Adungu (Mmed. General Surgeon)
2. Dr. James O. Ochieng (Mmed, Ortho. Surgeon/Trauma)
3. Dr. Stephen Macharia (Mmed. Surgeon))

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree Program (MBchB) is a full time program. It takes six academic years of three semesters each. The Human Anatomy takes one full year. Human Anatomy program is a core course for those taking MBChB degree and must be successfully completed by the student before proceeding to clinical courses. A unit shall be defined as 35 contact hours. A course in Human Anatomy is designated as one or more units of study which lasts 700 hours of study to complete. Duration of course is one academic year

Examinations Regulations:

The University and School Examination Regulation shall apply
The assessment of students’ performance on the course are made up as continuous assessment tests which comprise practicals, orals, assignments, written tests and any other mode prescribed by the School.
There shall be end of year final examinations marked out of100%: However, for MBchB examinations they will not be graded as A, B, C there will only be graded as “Pass” or” Fail” i.e. they are not classified.
The pass mark for the course shall be 50%. A candidate who fails with 40% to 49% in the Human Anatomy courses offered in academic year shall sit for a supplementary examination in the courses.
A candidate who obtains a final mark of between 47% and 49% in a particular course may be compensated according to the provision for compensation as determined by the school.
Final marks for candidates passing supplementary examinations and for candidates passing after repeating a year on academic grounds shall be 50%.
No candidate will be allowed to repeat a course more than once.
Special Examination shall be allowed under specific reasons accepted to the Board of Examiners of the University.
A candidate who Scores less than 30% in any course taken will be discontinued.
A candidate who is a repeater and who fails a supplementary examination will be discontinued.
A candidate who fails a supplementary examinations after repeating a year of study shall be discontinued from the MBchB program.



UCU 100: Communication Skills

UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
HMA 100: Introduction to human anatomy
HMA 101: Anatomy of gluteal region, hip joint and the thigh
HMA 102: Anatomy of the leg and the knee joint
HMA 103: Anatomy of the ankle joint and foot
HMA 104: Anatomy of the pectoral region, shoulder and arm
HMA 105: Anatomy of the forearm and hand
HCH 100: Behavioural Sciences, Medical Education and Ethics (Community Health


HMA 106: Anatomy of the Head and neck region

HMA 107: Neuroanatomy
HMA 108: Organization of larynx and phonation
HMA 109: The thoracic wall and mechanisms of breathing
HMA 110: Anatomy of the mediastinum
HMA 111: The abdominal cavity and viscera
HMA 112: The Gastrointestinal Tract and the pancreas
HCH 101: Medical Anthropology and Sociology (Community Health)


HMA 113: Anatomy of the Billiary System

HMA 114: Anatomy of the intestinal tracts
HMA 115: The urinary system and kidneys
HMA 116: The ureters, bladder and the urethra
HMA 117: The male reproductive system
HMA 118: The female reproductive system
HMA 119: The perineum and pelvis
HCH 102: Social Work and Community Development (Community Helath)

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