A digitized Orthopaedic Seminar Room and a Microvascular Skills Laboratory at UoN
In a colourful Ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Stephen Kiama launched the Orthopaedic Multimedia Seminar Room on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The Seminar room was revamped through the University's partnership with Johnson and Johnson and Win-Pharma.
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 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.
On the same breadth, the University of Nairobi Medical School now has a Microvascular Skills Laboratory. The laboratory at Kenyatta National Hospital was sponsored by Smile Train in partnership with the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.
This will greatly benefit the plastic surgery residents in acquiring the necessary skills for their practice to solve problems arising from traumatic injuries, and congenital deformities such as #cleft lip and palate.