Basic Science

Professor Ingles with Professor Paul Nyongesa, Chair, Post-Graduate Education, Moi University School of Medicine.

Professor Ingles with Professor Paul Nyongesa, Chair, Post-Graduate Education, Moi University School of Medicine.

Since the publication of The Flexner Report, Medical education in the United States and Canada, in 1910, the importance of medical students having a good foundation in the sciences has been acknowledged. AMPATH-UofT supports this through its support of undergraduate and post-graduate education at Moi University School of Medicine.

For example, Professor (Emeritus) Jim Ingles, Department of Biochemistry, has been conducting annual visits to Eldoret to deliver a variety of lectures to an array of trainees. This includes:

  • Introduction to genetics and mutations
  • Mechanisms of inheritance
  • Genetic technologies
  • Cytogenetics
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Cancer genetics
  • Genetic medicine & human genome studies
  • Stem cell therapy