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DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HEALTH AND PRODUCTION program

University of Nairobi

Diploma Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Minimum qualifications for entry to the University of Nairobi


1. Holders of a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) aggregate of C and a grade of at least C- in Chemistry, Biology and any other one science subject or Physical Science and Biology.


2. Holders of Kenya Certificate of Education (KCE) Division II with at least a credit in Chemistry, Biology and any other one science subject or Physical Science and Biology.


3. Holders of an A level certificate with a minimum of one principal pass and at least a subsidiary pass in Biology and Chemistry.


4. Holders of a certificate in animal health/agriculture from institutions  recognized by the university senate with at least an aggregate of C- at KCSE or Division III at KCE.


5. Holders of a diploma in Biomedical discipline recognized by senate.

Course Program

Semester I


Veterinary anatomy


Biochemistry


Animal physiology and behaviour


Biostatistics & introduction to Computers


Semester II


Parasitology


General pathology


Clinical pathology


Pharmacology


Toxicology


 General microbiology


Immunology


Semester III


Veterinary epidemiology


Crop production


Basic animal nutrition and feeding


 Principles of animal production


 Animal Genetics & Practice of Animal breeding


 Pasture and fodder production


Production of ruminant animals


Semester IV


Production of non-ruminant animals


Animal Health I


 Animal Health II


 Agricultural Structures and Equipments


 Rural sociology and development


 Livestock policy and law


 Veterinary Public health Semester V


Animal health III


 Rangeland management


 Field attachment


Semester VI


Environmental Science


 Agricultural economics


 Agricultural extension


Animal health IV


 Project 1

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