University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)


  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

Biomedical Technology is a course that is designed to provide a scientific avenue for training skilled personnel in laboratory science based techniques. Members of this profession are considered to be important catalysts for industrialization. They are responsible for provision of valid and reliable laboratory information on which important decisions that affect the public are based e.g. monitoring, diagnoses, therapy, and food quality and policy issues. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in line with University of Nairobi’s mission of producing high level manpower, has developed this programme to continue producing graduates with intellectual and practical skills for the needs of the country

and regions beyond our border.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates eligible for admission to the above degree programme in the University of Nairobi are:

1. A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with at least C (plain) in Biology or Biological Science and/any one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences, Geography.

2. Two principals and one subsidiary pass at KACE level or equivalent, one of which must be in Biology and the other in any science subject.

3. A minimum of a C– (minus) in KCSE with an ordinary diploma in Animal Health/Agriculture/Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.

4. Holders of a degree in a biological science from a recognized institution.

5. Any other qualification equivalent to any of the above, subject to approval by the Senate.

Course Objectives

The Objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this course are

1. To diversify training opportunities available to Laboratory Science Biomedical Technologists.

2. To enhance the absorption capacities of tertiary institutions in accommodating qualified candidates in an area relevant to national development.

3. To provide diploma and relevant certificate holders in other fields of study with an opportunity to further their education.

Course Program

Year 1

Semester 1

Mammalian Anatomy and Histology


 Mammalian Physiology

Semester 2

 Mammalian Anatomy and Histology

 Mammalian Physiology



Year 2

Semester 1

Molecular Biology

 Biomedical Instrumentation

Laboratory Mgt, Entrepreneurship & Practice

Semester 2

 Histopathology & Necropsy

 Clinical Chemistry

Computer Applications


Laboratory Animal Care

Year 3

Semester 1




Semester 2

Nutritional Analytical Techniques

 Medical Imaging

 Pharmacology & Chemotherapeutics


Year 4

Semester 1

Public Health & Epidemiology

 Forensic Science and Law

Principles of Scientific Communication

Laboratory/Industrial Attachment

Semester 2

 Laboratory/Industrial Attachment

 Research Project

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