MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY

Overview

COURSE DURATION: Two (2) years

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of training in pharmacology and toxicology is to equip the learner with knowledge of drugs and poisons. This will empower the learner on prudent use of drugs and toxicants to safeguard the health of the animal and human welfare and the environment.

RATIONALE

The programme has introduced flexibility in the mode of delivery and incorporates new topics 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 programme is therefore designed to offer client-friendly training in all aspects of Pharmacology and Toxicology to produce holistic graduates who are well prepared and equipped to meet the current job market requirements. The revised programme will contribute to 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.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this programme, the learner should be able to:

  1. Apply acquired knowledge and skills in pharmacology and toxicology research and practices.
  2. Analyze pharmacology and toxicology issues with strong scientific and technical competence.
  3. Utilize the latest methods and concepts in pharmacology and toxicology to improve animal and human health.

 

Schedule of intakes

The intake is in September

MODE OF DELIVERY

Face-to-Face Mode

Lectures, tutorials, lecture discussions, class presentations, case studies, demonstrations, fieldwork, videos, student lecturer consultations, supervised independent research, group projects.

Open, Distance and E-Learning Mode

Home and/or office-based media using a variety of self-instructional electronic and online self-study materials, such as; written self-instructional study modules, online interactive devices and self-tests, cloud-based content, videos of lectures mediated technical learning materials e.g. audiovisual and e-learning materials.

Blended Learning Mode

A combination of face-to-face and online learning approaches.

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

 

3.1. Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission:

  1. Holders of the following degrees of University of Nairobi or any other University recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate:
      1. Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine.
      2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
      3. Bachelor of Pharmacy
      4. Bachelor of Dental Surgery
      5. Bachelor of Nursing
  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. BSc. in Biomedical Technology
      2. BSc in Biochemistry
      3. BSc in Wildlife and Fisheries Management
      4. BSc Animal Health/Sciences
      5. 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 five (5) years’ experience in the relevant area.
  3. Holders of equivalent Bachelor’s degrees from other Universities recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

  1. Applicants may be exempted from some courses and credits transferred from institutions recognized by the University of Nairobi senate. The candidate must have passed in similar course units at the Master’s level or equivalent.
  2. Applicants seeking transfer of credit shall send a formal application to the Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as the case may be, giving justification for the request, and attaching officially endorsed supporting credentials.
  3. Candidates may be allowed to transfer up to one-third of the taught units.
  4. Application for transfer of credit shall be processed after payment of the prescribed non-refundable fees.
  5. The credit transfer shall only be valid for theory courses that shall have been attended and passed within the last five years.
  1. Civil service
  2. Non-governmental organisations
  3. Private practice
  4. Research with National and International Organisations
  5. Kenya Wildlife
  6. Export and Import handling facilities
  7. Regulatory bodies for medicines (VMD,PCPB)
  8. Hospitals
  9. Protected Forests for Medicinal plants research 
  10. Snake Park for Venom Extraction

 

 

Contacts for support:

Department of Public Health Pharmacology & Toxicology

Tel:      +254-020-4916015

Email: dept-publichealth@uonbi.ac.ke 

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