The Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology is designed for Veterinary, Medical and other graduates involved in the protection and improvement of animals and human health and environment. The post-graduate programme is intended to train graduates to conduct research, teach in academic institutions and also undertake other related duties in government service and private sector. Graduates will be exposed to a broad study of drugs, poisonous compounds, environmental pollutants, analytical techniques, recent advances in Pharmacology and Toxicology research.
Philosophy of the Programme
This Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology is designed for Veterinary, Medical, Pharmacy and other graduates involved in the protection and improvement of animal and human welfare and the environment. The post-graduate programme is intended to train graduates to undertake research, and teach in the academic institutions and also undertake other related responsibilities in government service and private sector. Graduates will be exposed to a broad study of drugs, toxic compounds, environmental pollutants, analytical techniques, molecular techniques and recent advances in pharmacology and toxicology research.This is an objective which is in-line with the country vision 2030, when Kenyan is expected to achieve a middle level income, and therefore self-sufficiency in food production. This is in line with the University of Nairobi’s mission of providing quality education and support for research and community service to the Kenyan people.
Rationale of the Programme
The MSc. in Pharmacology and Toxicology degree programme has introduced flexibility in the mode of delivery and incorporates new topics in order to address the changing job market requirements. Open distance learning is preferred by employers and employed people because it allows students to undertake training while still on the job. The revised curriculum is therefore designed to offer client friendly training in all aspects of Pharmacology and Toxicology in order to produce holistic graduates who are well prepared and equipped in order to meet the current job market requirements. The revised programme will contribute in the development of high level personnel because Pharmacology and Toxicology sector is experiencing a shortage of trained academic and professional personnel.Need assessment was undertaken and it involved stakeholders.
Contacts of support persons
Normally, the candidates will be required to carry out their thesis research under supervision and subsequently compile a thesis which would be presented for examination in the prescribed manner for Doctoral Thesis in all faculties.
Mode of Delivery
This program is by research and thesis and has no course-work component.
The programme is delivered by supervisors through a variety of face-to-face methods such as tutorials, experiential exercises, practical exercises, seminars, individual and/or group assignments and presentations.
Open, Distance Learning, and e-Learning (ODeL)
The ODeL mode of study is offered using multi-media approach, including a variety of self instructional print and electronic study materials. In addition, there is limited face-to-face instructional mode during residential training.
Schedules of Intake:
The intakes for both Undergraduates and postgraduates students is scheduled for September every year.
Admission into the programme shall be opened to:
- Holders of Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology of the University of Nairobi.
- Holders of a Master of Science degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from other Universities which has been approved by the Senate to be equivalent to the Master of Science in Clinical Studies, University of Nairobi.
- Holders of the Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Medicine or equivalent who, having been validly registered for Masters degree in the University of Nairobi, have been allowed by Senate to have their Master's degree upgraded to a Doctoral level in the prescribed manner.
- Candidates will be required to draw and submit a detailed Doctoral research proposal in the prescribed manner at the time of applying for admission.
Fees and Funding
|DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY (J85)|
|Year I||Year 2||Year 3||Total|
|ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)||7,000.00||7,000.00||7,000.00||21,000.00|
|REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)||4,500.00||4,500.00||4,500.00||13,500.00|
|ID CARD ( PER YEAR)||1,000.00||1,000.00||1,000.00||3,000.00|
|CAUTION - (ONCE)||5,000.00||-||-||5,000.00|
|MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)||6,500.00||6,500.00||6,500.00||19,500.00|
|ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)||2,000.00||2,000.00||2,000.00||6,000.00|
|LIBRARY (PER YEAR)||5,000.00||5,000.00||5,000.00||15,000.00|
|STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)||1,000.00||1,000.00||1,000.00||3,000.00|
|EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)||-||-||-||-|