Master of Science in Comparative Animal Physiology

Overview

 

 

RATIONALE

The programme is aligned to the dynamic changes in research on fundamental elements of anatomy and cell Biology. The programme is also structured to instil requisite skills in line with industry needs as well as for the realization of vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals.

 

Goal of the Programme

The goal of MSc. in Comparative Animal Physiology is to mentor and produce Physiologists who are equipped with appropriate knowledge in specific functional systems across a wide range of animal species, acquire knowledge on tools and techniques, skills and competence in critical thinking, problem analysis and solving as well as innovativeness required to address the needs of the society through established extension programmes, translate the acquired knowledge into relevant disciplines such as Pathology, Human and Veterinary Medicine, Public Health and Pharmacology and other relevant and related fields with a view to enhancing the life of animal species, conservation and even enhancing production and reproduction.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Undertake cutting edge research in Vertebrate Anatomy and Cell Biology
  2. Use current knowledge in Vertebrate Anatomy and Cell Biology that will improve their working skills.
  3. Design and conduct research in various thematic areas within Vertebrate  Anatomy and Cell Biology
  4. Publish and make significant scientific research contributions to the field of  Vertebrate  Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION:

The course is a full-time program extending for a minimum of four (4) and a maximum of (8) semesters leading to the award of Master of Science in Comparative Animal Physiology.  In the first year, the students will undertake studies by course-work and examination.  The second year will be devoted to research in a specific area, writing up and submission of a Master’s thesis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission:

  1. Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) or equivalent degrees from any institution recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi.
  2. Holders of B.Sc. Zoology, Biology, Animal Physiology or Anatomy of the University of Nairobi or a recognized University with at least upper second-class honours or lower second class honours with a minimum of two (2) years’ work experience in a relevant field.

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

Credit Transfer

  1. Applicants may seek credit transfers or exemptions for similar Courses taken at the Masters Level from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by the Senate.
  2. Applicants who wish to apply for credit transfer in any course:
  3. Shall be required to submit formal applications for credit transfers to the Academic Registrar through the Dean justifying their request and attaching relevant support documents.
  4. Will be allowed credit transfer of a maximum of one-third of the prescribed courses.
  5. Can only be considered for the request after the applicant has paid the appropriate fee as may be decided by the Senate on recommendation by the Faculty Academic Committee.

Exemptions

There shall be no exemptions for the MSc. Programme.

 

Researcher in Comparative Animal Physiology

Officer in Public Health Department

Lecturer in TVETs

Lecturer in Universities

 

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

 

 

SEM 1

SEM 2

SEM 3

SEM 4

TOTALS

TUITION

174,000

174,000

174,000

174,000.

696,000

ICT SERVICES (per year)

7000

-

7,000

 

14,000

REGISTRATION

(per Sem @2250)                2,250.00

2,250

2,250

2,250

2,250

9,000

ID CARD ( per year

1,000

 

1000

 

2,000

CAUTION - (once)              5,000.00

5,000

 

 

 

5,000

MEDICAL FEE (per year)

6,500

 

6,500

 

13,000

LIBRARY (per year)

5,000

 

5,000

 

10,000

ACTIVITY-( per year)

2,000

 

2,000

 

4,000

STUDENT ORGANISATION (per year)

1,000

 

1,000

 

2,000

EXAMINATION (per unit @1000)

6,000

6,000

 

 

12,000

THESIS EXAMINATION

 

 

 

30,000

30,000

GRAND TOTALS

209,750.00

182,250.00

198,750.00

206,250.00

797,000.00

NB.

  1. Guidelines for research money for the MSc degree is approximately KES 400,000 but the actual cost will depend on the type of research.
  2. Fees for foreign students shall be charged at the same rate and payment made in equivalent US Dollars.
Philosophy

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of this programme is to develop and disseminate knowledge in the area of Anatomy and Cell Biology and related disciplines in animals from a comparative perspective. The training intends to influence the actions and understanding of biologists towards policy implementation using cutting edge research. The candidates undertaking this programme shall be expected to present findings from the research projects in seminars, workshops as well as at national and internal conferences.

MODE OF DELIVERY

Face-to-Face Mode

Lectures, laboratory practical demonstrations, dissections, tutorials, group discussions and class exercises.

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.

 

Application Information

1.    Login to the following student portal: https://smis.uonbi.ac.ke

2.   Government-sponsored students (Module I)

      Your access credentials have already been sent to your portals.The username is your registration number.

Module II students generate a registration number upon paying an initial part of registration fees of at least KES 30,000.

 3.   Upon login, follow the registration process starting with uploading the following documents:

  1. -KCSE result slip
  2. -Admission letter
  3. -Signed Bond form
  4. -Signed Medical form
  5. -Proof of payment of fees
  6. -National ID/Birth certificate
  7. -Passport photo

-Signature

 Customer Care 

Contact email: customercare@uonbi.ac.ke

Contacts of support persons

Chairman DVAP.   E-mail: makanya@uonbi.ac.ke

Course Coordinator. E-mail: mmbaabu@uonbi.ac.ke