The role of research in the development of new and innovative techniques to deal with emerging biomedical and social science problems has increasingly become important now than ever before especially at this time of environmental degradation and pollution, scarcity of natural resources and the quest for economic development; all of which impart negatively on health leading to disease epidemics.
Good and quality research outcomes require building capacity by increasing the number of researchers through appropriate training. The Research Methodology course at the University of Nairobi will meet the training needs of those involved or interested in quality biomedical and operational research. It builds on principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and social sciences.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Research Methodology course at the University of Nairobi targets graduates in biological disciplines, veterinary science, medicine and social sciences who intend to pursue research activities at various levels including higher degree programmes (MSc. and PhD.) in tertiary institutions.