MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

Overview

Objectives

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

james.mbaria.ac.ke

Schedule of intakes

The intake is in September

Mode of Delivery

The course will be delivered through Lectures, Practical, Open distance and e-learning.

Instructional Materials and/or Equipment

Study manuals, course books, reference books, journals, reports and case studies, computers, LCD, white and chalk boards, board markers, Overhead projector, transparencies, video clips, and internet resources.

Course Assessment

The course will be assessed by Continuous assessment tests, assignments, practical reports and written examinations.

Core Reading Materials

  1. Hayes, A.W., and Kruger C. L. (2014). Hayes Principles and Methods of Toxicology, 6th Edition; CRC Press, Amazon.
  2. Namburi Bhagya Lakshmi and Avanapu Srinivasa Rao (2014). Pharmacological Screening Methods and Toxicology.
  3. Prager, E.M, Bergstrom H.C, Gruenberg, N.E, and Johnson, L.R (2011). The importance of reporting housing and Husbandry in rat research Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience.

Semester I

JPT 610  Toxicological Methods                                                 1x3 hr

JPT 611   Pharmacological Methods                                          1x3 hrs

JPT 612  Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics               1x3 hr

JPH 612 Applied Biostatistics 1x3 hr

JPT 614 Research Methodology and Scientific Communication 1x3 hr

Semester II

JPT 620 Pharmacognosy                                                            1x3 hr

JPT 621 Advanced Analytical Techniques                                  1x3 hr

JPT 623 Drug Development and Regulation                              1x3 hr

JPT 624 Forensic Toxicology                                                      1x3 hr

JPT 625 Advanced Toxicology                                                    1x3 hr

 

 Minimum Admission Requirements

The common regulations for the Master’s Degree in all Faculties shall be applicable. Admission into the course will be open to:

  1. Holders of the following degrees of University of Nairobi or any other University recognized by University of Nairobi Senate:

(a)  Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.

(b)  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

(c)  Bachelor of Pharmacy

(d) Bachelor of Dental Surgery

(e)  Bachelor of Nursing

  1. Holders of the following degrees of at least second class honors of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from a University recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

      a)   BSc. in Biomedical Technology

      b)   BSc in Biochemistry

c)   BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries Management

d)   BSc Animal Health/Sciences

e)   BSc Nursing

The applicants should have taken Pharmacology and Toxicology course at undergraduate level.

  1. Holders of lower second class honors degree in areas specified above in 2 (a) to (e) with 2 years of research, work or teaching experience.
  2. Holders of a pass degree in areas specified above in 2 (a) to (e) with a postgraduate diploma or with 5 years’ experience in the relevant area.
  3. Holders of equivalent Bachelor’s degrees from other Universities recognized by University of Nairobi Senate.

Science In Pharmacology And Toxicology

PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY (J527),

 

 YEAR 1

 

 YEAR 2

 

 

 

 Semester 1

 Semester 2

 Semester 3

 Semester 4

 Totals

TUITION

               174,000

            174,000

                   174,000.00

             174,000.00

              696,000.00

ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)

                    7,000.00

                              -  

                        7,000.00

                               -  

                 14,000.00

REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)

                    2,250.00

                 2,250.00

                        2,250.00

                  2,250.00

                   9,000.00

ID CARD ( PER YEAR)

                    1,000.00

                              -  

                        1,000.00

                               -  

                   2,000.00

CAUTION - (ONCE)

                    5,000.00

                              -  

                                     -  

                               -  

                   5,000.00

MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)

                    6,500.00

                              -  

                        6,500.00

                               -  

                 13,000.00

LIBRARY (PER YEAR)

                    5,000.00

                              -  

                        5,000.00

                               -  

                 10,000.00

ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)

                    2,000.00

                              -  

                        2,000.00

                               -  

                   4,000.00

STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)

                    1,000.00

                              -  

                        1,000.00

                               -  

                   2,000.00

EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)

                    6,000.00

                 6,000.00

                                     -  

                               -  

                 12,000.00

THESIS EXAMINATION

 

 

 

                30,000.00

                 30,000.00

Grand totals

    209,750

  182,250

       198,750

   206,250

   797,000