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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN WILDLIFE HEALTH AND MANAGEMENT program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 2 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

A number of trends and changes in the status of wildlife health research and management have developed in the last several years which necessitate a re-examination of the national and regional needs for postgraduate wildlife health training; there has been an escalation in the conflict between wildlife

species and human activities as urban/agricultural areas expand. This conflict has resulted in injury and loss of life in both human and wildlife populations. Because of this, in past years Kenya has had to spend time and expense on travel and dealing with problem animals. The Department of Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in the University of Nairobi has developed a postgraduate program in wildlife health and management to curb the crisis facing wildlife.

Minimum Entry Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission to the University of Nairobi Masters of science in wildlife health and management :


a) Holders of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree of the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by senate.


b) Holders of Bachelor of Science (Zoology) or Bachelor of Science (Biology) degree at upper second class honours or lower second class honours with at least two years relevant experience from the University of Nairobi or other institution recognized by senate.


c) Holders of Postgraduate Diploma in wildlife Health and Management of the University of Nairobi or other institution recognized by Senate.


d) First degree at upper second class honours or lower second class honours with at least two years relevant experience in any discipline related to animal health from the University of Nairobi or other institution recognized by senate.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this program are:-


i) To produce personnel capable of undertaking research and management in wildlife health issues at the academic, government, regulatory/policy, or commercial level.


ii) To develop a core of faculty and collaborators active in wildlife health research.


iii) To provide practical training for those interested in medicine, surgery and disease surveillance of wildlife species.

Course Program

Entry Requirements


Course outline


Level 1


Wildlife Population &Ecosystem Health


Wildlife Immobilization, Capture, Handling and Anesthesia


Biostatistics & Research Methodology


Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Wildlife Health Projects


Level 2


 Wildlife Utilization


Wildlife Disease and Husbandry


Wildlife Pathology


Epidemiology of Wildlife diseases


Level 3


Research Project

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