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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL TECHNOLOGY program

University of Nairobi

Bachelors Degree Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

Biomedical Technology is a course that is designed to provide a scientific avenue for training skilled personnel in laboratory science based techniques. Members of this profession are considered to be important catalysts for industrialization. They are responsible for provision of valid and reliable laboratory information on which important decisions that affect the public are based e.g. monitoring, diagnoses, therapy, and food quality and policy issues. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, in line with University of Nairobi’s mission of producing high level manpower, has developed this programme to continue producing graduates with intellectual and practical skills for the needs of the country

and regions beyond our border.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Candidates eligible for admission to the above degree programme in the University of Nairobi are:


1. A minimum of a C+ in KCSE with at least C (plain) in Biology or Biological Science and/any one of the following: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences, Geography.


2. Two principals and one subsidiary pass at KACE level or equivalent, one of which must be in Biology and the other in any science subject.


3. A minimum of a C– (minus) in KCSE with an ordinary diploma in Animal Health/Agriculture/Medical Laboratory Technology from a recognized institution.


4. Holders of a degree in a biological science from a recognized institution.


5. Any other qualification equivalent to any of the above, subject to approval by the Senate.

Course Objectives

The Objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this course are


1. To diversify training opportunities available to Laboratory Science Biomedical Technologists.


2. To enhance the absorption capacities of tertiary institutions in accommodating qualified candidates in an area relevant to national development.


3. To provide diploma and relevant certificate holders in other fields of study with an opportunity to further their education.

Course Program

Year 1


Semester 1


Mammalian Anatomy and Histology


 Biochemistry


 Mammalian Physiology



Semester 2


 Mammalian Anatomy and Histology


 Mammalian Physiology


Pathophysiology


 Haematology


Year 2


Semester 1


Molecular Biology


 Biomedical Instrumentation


Laboratory Mgt, Entrepreneurship & Practice



Semester 2


 Histopathology & Necropsy


 Clinical Chemistry


Computer Applications


Biostatistics


Laboratory Animal Care


Year 3


Semester 1


Immunology


Microbiology


 Parasitology



Semester 2


Nutritional Analytical Techniques


 Medical Imaging


 Pharmacology & Chemotherapeutics


 Toxicology


Year 4


Semester 1


Public Health & Epidemiology


 Forensic Science and Law


Principles of Scientific Communication


Laboratory/Industrial Attachment


Semester 2


 Laboratory/Industrial Attachment

 Research Project

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