Bachelor Of Science Degree In Microbiology And Biotechnology, Bachelors Degree Program.

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Course Type: Bachelors Degree

Duration: 4 YEARS

Study Method: Fulltime

Fee: Kshs on application

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Overview:

The first two years of study in this programme at the University of Nairobi are designed to give the students a broad but well detailed coverage of biology including introductory courses in Microbiology. During this time the students will also take foundation courses in chemistry and biochemistry. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of how microorganisms function and to appreciate the diversity of their roles in nature during the later part of the course.


In the last two years of study, the Microbiology/Biotechnology Programme will endeavor to expose the students to the immense biotechnological potential that microorganisms have


and how it is exploited for economic benefit in the modern age. Students who have successfully gone through the programme should be able to find employment opportunities in food and pharmaceutical industries; medical; agricultural and other research institutions; quality control and even diagnostic laboratories among others.

Course Details:

The first two years of study in this programme at the University of Nairobi are designed to give the students a broad but well detailed coverage of biology including introductory courses in Microbiology. During this time the students will also take foundation courses in chemistry and biochemistry. This will enable them to gain a better understanding of how microorganisms function and to appreciate the diversity of their roles in nature during the later part of the course.


In the last two years of study, the Microbiology/Biotechnology Programme will endeavor to expose the students to the immense biotechnological potential that microorganisms have


and how it is exploited for economic benefit in the modern age. Students who have successfully gone through the programme should be able to find employment opportunities in food and pharmaceutical industries; medical; agricultural and other research institutions; quality control and even diagnostic laboratories among others.

Course Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements to the University of Nairobi for a bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology


1.      A minimum grade C+ in Biology/Biological Sciences and C (plain) in Chemistry in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or its equivalent.


2.      KACE with 2 principals in Biology/Biological Sciences and Chemistry.


3.      Ordinary or Higher National Diploma in Biology/Biological Sciences or its equivalent.

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Course Programme

First Year Units


Survey of the Plant Kingdom


Introductory Biochemistry & Genetics


Introductory Microbiology


Invertebrate Zoology


Vertebrate Zoology


Fundamentals of Ecology


Mathematics for Biologists


Inorganic Chemistry I


Organic Chemistry I


Communication Skills


Law in Society


Elements of Economics


Second Year


Gymnosperm & Angiosperm Taxonomy


Principles of Bacteriology


Plant Ecology


Plant Structure & Function


Cell Biology


Histology


Basic Immunology


Animal Ecology and Behaviour


Biomolecules


Laboratory Techniques


Proteins and Enzymes


Basic Metabolism


Third Year


General Mycology


General Genetics


 Microbial Metabolism


Food Microbiology


Laboratory Methods in Microbiology


Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenicity


Biostatistics


Applied Immunology


Molecular Biology I


Virology


Introduction to parasitology


Environmental Health and Ecotoxicology


Fourth Year


Microbial Ecology


Applied Mycology


Applied Microbiology & Biotechnology


Research Project


Molecular Biology II


Micro-organisms as Bio.


Control Agents 1


Environmental Microbiology


Marine Microbiology


Medical Protozoology


Vector Biology


Medical Helminthology


Conservation in International


Trade and Development