Orthopaedic Surgery multimedia seminar room launch

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama launches Orthopaedic Surgery multimedia seminar room.

The Vice Chancellor Prof. Stephen Kiama was at the Faculty of Health Sciences as he presided over the launch of Orthopaedic Surgery multimedia seminar room on 18th May, 2023.

The colourful occasion was also graced by the presence of the Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. George Osanjo, Associate Dean Undergraduate Prof. C. F. Otieno, Chair of Departments including Dr. Julius Kiboi the Chair of Department Surgery, under which the Orthopaedic Surgery unit falls, the Faculty Registrar Mercy Musembi, sponsors and residents.

The Department partnered with Johnson and Johnson and Win-Pharma to renovate and digitise the seminar room.

Johnson and Johnson a long time partner of the University revamped while Win-Pharma, a Kenyan pharmaceutical company installed the state of the art digital screen and cameras to enable the users access the internet, video conferencing services.

In his speech, the head of the Orthopaedic Unit Dr. Vincent Mutiso pitched the idea of using the University Health Services theater to expand and accommodate the growing number of students in the department, not only for private use by the university but also open it to the public.

Prof. Otieno commended the good work done by the department especially supporting their students and providing them with such equipment. The use of digital screens for simulation surgeries which is an emerging trend in the surgical world shapes the students and equips them for the job market.

The Vice Chancellor acknowledged the partnership of the department with the private sector to improve the department and the University at large.

“The digital screen as a new age method of teaching aligns with the University's goals and policies for improved teaching methods to maximise outcome in the students,” Prof. Kiama said.

He commended the faculty for continuously making curriculum centred on practise which equips the doctors with skills to be self sufficient in the outside world and emphasised on keeping the partnership with Kenyatta National Hospital to allow for further research and teaching the students practical skills.