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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POULTRY SCIENCE program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Trained skilled manpower is expected to act as a catalyst for enhancing the productivity and human support capacity for pastoral systems in the region. The objectives of this programme offered at the University of Nairobi are to equip trainees with relevant skills to enable them participate in the rehabilitation, rational management and efficient utilization and conservation of arid and semi-arid land resources.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Qualification for admission to Master of Science in Poultry Science in 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, Food Science and Technology.


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 main objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this programme are to:


1.      Equip poultry scientists with knowledge and skills to enhance sustainable utilization of resources to increase poultry productivity.


2.      Train manpower to undertake academic responsibility in research, consultancy and teaching in poultry science.

Course Program

Course Units


Avian physiology


Biochemistry


Instrumentation


Biometry & computer use


Principles of scientific Comm.


Integrated resource Mgt


Energy & Protein Metabolism


Mineral and vitamin Metabolism


Poultry nutrition


Mendelian, population and quantitative genetics


Molecular & conservation genetics in poultry


Poultry breeding plans


Poultry production systems


Poultry Health Mgt


Poultry products, processing and quality control


Thesis

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