Orthopaedic surgery is the surgical specialty for the diagnosis and treatment of injuries, diseases, and congenital deformities of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedics therefore is concerned with disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and nerves. It includes diseases of the upper limb, lower limb, vertebral column and bony pelvis.
Moi University stands in the unique position of leading the way in orthopaedics training in Kenya. This will be the first MMed-orthopaedics training program in Kenya. The University will provide the innovative leadership that will positively affect the health care of the Kenyan people in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery. Increasing the number of orthopaedic surgeons in Kenya will enhance the capacity of the country to deal with the burden of trauma and orthopaedic conditions/diseases. This will be in line with the vision, mission and philosophy of Moi University of training experts who will be available to meet community needs.
Award of Degree
The Master of Medicine in orthopaedic surgery (MMed Orth) will be awarded to candidates who successfully complete the program as outlined in this curriculum.