University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)

Bachelor of Science in Medical Physiology

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 1 year

Course Overview

To enable a few Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBChB. Students who have completed and passed all the courses of the first and second year and have particularly distinguished themselves in those courses to acquaint themselves with more detailed Human Physiology and Anatomy.


To acquaint the selected students with modern research methods and to enable them to develop skills in some of these research methods, especially building upon their work of the first and second year courses.


To enable the selected students to obtain the Degree of Bachelor of Science as an indication of their basic potential for specializing later within the fields of Medicine, Physiology and related Biological Sciences.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 Candidates should have completed all the courses and passed all examinations of the first and second year of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBChB. Degree courses at the University of Nairobi or at a University recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi. Successful applicants will be selected for admission to the Bsc.Hons.(Human Physiology or Anatomy) course by the senate of the University of Nairobi, acting on advice of the Board of the School of Medicine and the Academic Board of the College of Health Sciences.

Course Objectives

To enable the selected students to obtain the Degree of Bachelor of Science as an indication of their basic potential for specializing later within the fields of Medicine, Physiology and related Biological Sciences.

Course Program

The course will last one academic year. The course will be on full time basis, extending for four quarters. It will consist of discussion classes, tutorial, and practicals, with special reference to the development of skills related to conducting original investigation, the analysis of data and preparation of papers containing original observations. Students will be required to present at least one comprehensive review paper per quarter. Students will be required to undertake extensive guided reading. The candidates will be expected to identify specific research project and write a short dissertation.

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