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University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The establishment of a Master of Science Degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology in the University of Nairobi is designed for veterinary and medical graduates involved in the protection and improvement of animals and human health and environment. The postgraduate programmes is intended to prepare veterinary and/ or medical graduates for research, teaching in academic institutions and other related duties in government service and private sector. Graduates will be exposed to a broad study of drugs, poisonous compound, environmental pollutants, analytical techniques, recent advances and research

in pharmacology and toxicology.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Admission into the Master of Science Degrees in Pharmacology and Toxicology offered at the University of Nairobi shall be open to the following:-

i) Holders of the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine or Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Nairobi with a minimum of credit in pharmacology or pharmacology and toxicology at undergraduate level.

ii) Holders of the degree of Bachelor of Pharmacy of the University of Nairobi with a minimum of credit in pharmacology or pharmacognosy at undergraduate level.

iii) Holders of equivalent of Bachelorís degree from other universities recognized and approved by University of Nairobi Senate.

Course Program

Principles and Methods in Pharmacology & Toxicology

Analytical techniques and Drug Regulations

 Advanced Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Advanced Toxicology

Biostatistics and Computer use

Principles of Scientific Comm.

Second Year

Semester I

This will be devoted to conducting an approved research Project in the disciplines of pharmacology and/or toxicology.

Semester II

This will be devoted to completing of any laboratory research work, writing of the thesis and submission of the thesis for examination.


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