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Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology - Jomo Kenyatta University

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) helps to find effective and logically relevant solutions to problems of health, food security, industrial development and environmental protection.

 Bachelors Degree  4years  Fulltime Fee: on application
JKUAT
Public University Juja - Constituency, Kiambu - County

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) covers areas of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Medical Biochemistry, Industrial and Nutritional Biochemistry, Biochemical Pharmacology and Immunochemistry. Courses addressing the said areas are contained in this programme ,Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) making it unique among other similar programmes in the country.

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology - objectives

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) helps to find effective and logically relevant solutions to problems of health, food security, industrial development and environmental protection. Students graduating from this programme have been absorbed in local and international research institutions involved in multi-disciplinary life sciences research. Others are developing careers in production, quality assurance and technical sales in food, beverages and pharmaceutical sectors, cosmetics industries, hospital diagnostics and environmental health protection.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
Students wishing to study Bachelor of science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) must satisfy the minimum University requirements and Faculty of Science entry requirements. A student to be admitted must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements;

Either

1.1 must have passed Biology or Biological Sciences and chemistry in KCSE at a minimum grade of C+. In addition a student must have passed maths or physics / Physical Science with a minimum grade of C.
or
1.2 have a minimum of 2 principal passes in science subjects in Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE),
or
1.3 have a diploma in relevant science subjects and with at least a credit pass from an Institution recognized by the University Senate,
or
1.4 have a diploma in Applied Sciences with at least a credit pass in relevant science subjects from an Institution recognized by the University Senate,
or
1.5 have any other qualifications accepted by the University Senate as equivalent to 1.1 to 1.4.

Students who hold any of the qualifications 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 above may at the discretion of the Faculty of Science be admitted directly to the second year of the course in which case they may complete their course in a minimum of three academic years and a maximum of five academic years.

1.6 Student who joins first year of study in the Bachelor of Science general programme must take Chemistry, Zoology and Botany courses to be eligible for Biochemistry in second year. The students must obtain an average of B in the relevant first year units and admission is subject to availability of facilities.

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology - course content

Bachelor of science biochemistry and molecular Biology at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following units;
Year 1

HRD 2101 Communication Skills
HRD 2102 Development Studies and Social Ethics
SMA 2104 Mathematics for Science
SBH 2201 Proteins and Enzymes I
SBH 2200 Structure of Biomolecules
SBH 2203 Basic Metabolism I
SBH 2204 The Cell and its External Environment
SCH 2100 Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding and Structure
SCH 2101 Chemical Bonding & Structure
SCH 2102 Physical Chemistry I
SCH 2103 Organic Chemistry I
SBH 2102 Plant Biochemistry I
SBH 2103 Biochemistry of Microorganisms I
SBH2102 Medical Physiology
SBH 2207 Biomembranes and Organelles
SZL 2111 HIV/AIDS

Year 2
SBH 2202 Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation I
SBH 2300 Basic Metabolism II
SBH 2320 Plant Biochemistry II
SBH 2205 Cell and Molecular Biology
SBH 2208 Biochemistry of Microorganisms II
SCH 2200 Comparative Study of S and P Block Elements
SCH 2201 Physical Chemistry II
SCH 2202 Organic Chemistry II
SCH 2203 Nuclear Chemistry and Radiochemistry
SMA 2250 Maths for Biologists
ICS 2240 Introduction to Computer and Data Processing
ICS 2241 Introduction to Programming

Year 3

Core units

SBH 2301 Basic Metabolism III
SBH 2302 Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation II
SBH 2304 Protein and Enzymes II
SBH 2323 Genetic Engineering I
SBH 2417 Biotechnology I
SBH 2307 Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Electives

SBH 2331 Biosafety and Bioethics in Biotechnology
SBH 2303 Biochemical Endocrinology
SBH 2306 Immunochemistry I
SBH 2321 Plant Biochemistry III
SBH 2322 Biochemical Pharmacology I
SBH 2324 Medical Parasitology I
SBH 2326 Biochemistry of Special Organs
SBH 2327 Pharmacognosy
SBH 2403 Medical Biochemistry I

Year 4

Core units

HRD 2401 Enterpreneurship Skills
SBH 2400 Metabolic Regulation and Integrated Metabolism in Mammalian Tissues
SBH 2401 Biochemical Techniques and Instrumentation III
SBH 2404 Comparative Animal Biochemistry
SBH 2420 Genetic Engineering II
SBH 2429 Bioinformatics
SBH 2428 Environmental Biochemistry

Elective

SBH 2406 Research Project (2 Units)
SBH 2407 Nutritional Biochemistry
SBH 2422 Biotechnology II
SBH 2423 Biochemical Pharmacology II
SBH 2424 Medical Biochemistry II
SBH 2425 Immunochemistry II
SBH 2427 Biochemistry of Tumours
SBH 2430 Insect Biochemistry
SBH 2431 Medical Parasitology II
SBH 2432 Industrial Biochemistry