MASTER OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH

Overview

Objectives

The overall goal of this programme is to build capacity and impart skills in veterinarians and other health practitioners on Veterinary Public Health for prevention and control of zoonotic diseases,food and environmental protection and enhancement of local and international trade in animals and the products.

The overall goal of this programme is to build capacity and impart skills in veterinarians and other health practitioners on Veterinary Public Health for prevention and control of zoonotic diseases,food and environmental protection and enhancement of local and international trade in animals and the products.

 

 

Philosophy of the programme

This program endeavors to make learners understand the role of Veterinary Public Health in ensuring the health and well being of man through provision of safe and wholesome food, prevention and control of emerging zoonotic diseases, enhancement of local and international trade in food animal their products, as well environmental protection. The program aims to prepare learners for lifelong learning; to seek knowledge and use it to solve public health and environmental problems affecting mankind; to be creative in their thinking and innovative in solving public health issues affecting society; be a team player and a proactive participant in public health and related programs and activities. The program will develop learners’ ability to identify, analyze and determine the origin and trends of emerging zoonotic diseases, food and environmental hazards and to design, implement, monitor and evaluate public health and environmental protection programs that are key in uplifting the health status and well being of society. The course is designed to cater for veterinarians and other qualified public health personnel interested in utilizing Veterinary Public Health knowledge and skill in solving public health and environmental challenges affecting society.

Rationale of the Programme

A number of changes are taking place in the world over and these have their own consequences that require the attention of VPH. These changes include increasing population and changing lifestyles, increased rate of urbanization, intensification of animal production, emerging new technologies that are applied in animal production and food industry, climate change with increasing global temperatures and shifting patterns of vector-borne diseases, increased health problems related to environmental pollution, emerging and re-emerging zoonoses and accelerated trade in live animals, animal products and other foodstuffs that has accelerated spread of food borne infections and diseases as well as antimicrobial resistance. Increasing population and urbanization calls for new methods of food production, food quality and safety assurance to reduce food related infections. Intensification of animal production is associated with concentration of disease pathogens leading to increased spread between animals and humans as well as environmental pollution. Emerging new technologies that are applied in animal production and food industry may lead to accumulation of chemical residues and other hazards in food to dangerous levels.Therefore, there is an increasing demand for appropriate veterinary public health skills and expert knowledge for effective resolution of public health and environmental challenges affecting society. Postgraduate training in Veterinary Public Health (VPH) will increase the available expertise that is currently lacking to effectively deal with emerging public health and environmental challenges.Professional knowledge and experience from this training will be used to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, emerging drug resistance and challenges of environmental pollution.A needs assessment was undertaken to identify areas that required attention and it involved various stakeholders.

Contacts of support persons

james.mbaria@uonbi.ac.ke

 

Schedule of intakes

The intake is in September

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

The course shall be offered face-to- face either as full-time or part-time, or through Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) modes of study.

Face -to-face mode

Full-time mode

This shall involve the use of tutorials, group-based learning, problem-based learning, practicals offered on fulltime basis. The contents will be delivered from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm during week days

Part-time mode

This shall involve the use of tutorials, group-based learning, problem-based learning, practicals offered on part-time basis. The contents will be delivered from 5.30pm to 9.00 pm during week days and 8.00 am-5.00 pm during weekends

The Open, Distance and e-Learning (ODeL) Mode

The ODEL mode of delivery shall involve use of various media and will largely be home or office-based. Learners will be issued with written self-instructional study materials at registration time that will include study guides in form of booklets and/or pamphlets for each course, reference books and literature, learning management systems for interactivity. Learners will use support study centers of the University of Nairobi to access information and library services. They will also receive limited face-to-face lecture and practical sessions as may be scheduled from time to time.

Semester I

JPH     610: Veterinary Public Health Administration and Practice               1x3 hours

JPH     611: Epidemiology                                                                             1x3 hours

JPH     612: Applied Biostatistics                                                                   1x3 hours

JPH     613: Molecular Epidemiology                                                             1x3 hours

JPT      614: Research Methods and Scientific Communication                     1x3 hours

Semester II

JPH     620: Food Hygiene and Quality Assurance                                         1x 3 hours

JPH     623: Monitoring and Evaluation of Health Projects                              1x3 hours

JPH     624: Zoonoses and One Health                                                           1x3 hours

JPH     625: Applied Immunology                                                                     1x3 hours

JPT      622: Food and Environmental Toxicology                                             1x3 hours

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Admission Requirements

The common regulations for the Masters’ Degrees of the University of Nairobi shall apply. The following shall be eligible for admission:-

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

  1. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine,
  2. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

2.   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

  1. Bachelor of Biomedical Technology,
  2. Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management,
  3. Bachelor of Science Fisheries and Aquatic management,
  4. Bachelor of Science in Microbiology,
  5. Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  6. Bachelor of Science in Animal Science,
  7. Bachelor of Science in Animal Health
  8. Bachelor of Science in Public Health

3.0 Holders of equivalent degrees from other universities recognized by University of Nairobi Senate

https://application.uonbi.ac.ke/

Veterinary Public Health

   YEAR 1     YEAR 2     
   Semester 1   Semester 2   Semester 3   Semester 4   Totals 
TUITION         174,000.00          174,000.00                   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