| MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POULTRY SCIENCE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POULTRY SCIENCE - University of Nairobi

 

 Masters  2 YEARS  Part-Time Fee: on application
UoN
Public University Starehe - Constituency, Nairobi - County

Several very significant factors are affecting animal production today. There is a consistent increasing demand for animal products as populations increase and their standard of living improves. These population increases are imposing proportionally greater demands on the resources of the semiarid and arid-lands, where livestock are the main means of utilizing the resources; it is also becoming apparent that the interaction between livestock and crop plays a key role in improving crop productivity. For these reasons, there is an increasing demand for professionally competent staff, in government services, Research and teaching institutions. Due to this the University of Nairobi has developed these Master of Science programme and others to help deal with the crisis.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POULTRY SCIENCE - objectives

 

Entry requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission to the University of Nairobi for a maters in Livestock Production System:


1. Holders of the following degree awards of the University of Nairobi or equivalent qualifications from universities or institutions recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi;


g) Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


h) Bachelor of Science with at least Upper Second-Class Honours in Agriculture, Range Management,


Food Science and Technology.


2. Holders of Lower Second-class Honours degree with at least two years relevant experience;


3. Holders of Pass degree or equivalent qualifications as listed above with either a relevant post-graduate diploma or five years experience.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN POULTRY SCIENCE - course content

Avian Physiology


Biochemistry


 Instrumentation


 Biometry and Computer use


 Principles of Scientific Comm.


 Integrated Resource Management  


Energy and Protein Metabolism


Mineral and Vitamin Metabolism


Poultry Nutrition


Mendelian, Population and Quantitative Genetics


Molecular and Conservation genetics in Poultry


Poultry Breeding Plans


Poultry Production Systems


Poultry Health Management


Poultry Products, Processing and Quality Control


Thesis