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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION SYSTEMS program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualification for entry to the University of Nairobi


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, Wildlife, Zoolog y and Agricultural economics.


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 production system analysts with knowledge and skills in livestock systems analysis to help integrate components of production systems for sustainable use of resources and improved livestock productivity


2.      Train personnel to undertake academic responsibility in research, consultancy and teaching in livestock production systems


3.      Equip the analysts with ability to document, evaluate and monitor production systems.

Course Program

Animal physiology


Biochemistry


Instrumentation


Biometry and computer use


Application of statistics in animal production


Principles of Scientific Comm.


 Principles of Livestock Production Systems


Animal Bioclimatology, Behaviour and Welfare


Livestock Population Dynamics and Modeling


Dairy Cattle Prod. systems


Beef Cattle and Camel Production Systems


Sheep and Goat Production systems


Pig and Poultry Production Dystems


Integrated Resource Mgt


Apiculture & Aquaculture


Thesis


 

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