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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANIMAL GENETICS AND BREEDING program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualification for entry to the University of Nairobi for a Master of Science in Animal Genetics and Breeding degree.


1.      Holders of the following degree awards of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from universities or institutions recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi;


a) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


b) Bachelor of Science with at least Upper Second-Class Honours in Agriculture, Range Management, Food Science and Technology, Wildlife or Zoology.


2.      Holders of Lower Second-class Honours degree or with at least two years relevant experience;


3.      Holders of Pass degree or equivalent qualifications as listed in 2.2.1 above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years experience.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this programme offered at the University of Nairobi are to:


1.      Equip geneticists and animal breeders with knowledge and skills in animal genetics and breeding to enhance sustainable management of animal genetic resources.


2.      Train manpower to undertake academic responsibility in research, consultancies and teaching in animal genetics and breeding.


3.      Train manpower to document and conserve animal biodiversity and apply biotechnology in livestock improvement.

Course Program

Course units


Animal physiology


Biochemistry


Instrumentation


Biometry & computer use


Application of statistics in animal production


Principles of scientific communication


Population genetics


Quantitative genetics


Molecular genetics


Conservation genetics


Animal Breeding plans and programmes


Thesis


 

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