| MASTER OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH

MASTER OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH - University of Nairobi

Objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this  Program are: 1.

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

Veterinary Public Health (VPH) offered at the University of Nairobi is a component of public health activities devoted to the application of professional veterinary skills, knowledge and resources to the protection and improvement of human health. The role of public health in the global health agenda is to promote activities that contribute to the improvement of health for all and help realize its objectives. Increasing population and urbanization calls for new methods of food production, food quality and safety assurance to reduce food related infections. Training in VPH will meet the demands for straight forward and clear answers regarding emerging disease problems. This course at the University of Nairobi is designed to cater for veterinarians and other public health personnel.

MASTER OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH - objectives

Objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this  Program are:


1. To provide graduates with up-to date knowledge and expertise needed to provide adequate response to the global changes that are putting great demand on VPH activities.


2. To produce graduates with strong scientific and technical competence in the prevention and control of zoonotic and food borne diseases.


3. To provide graduates with the latest methods and concepts to improve the delivery of animal and human health services.

Entry requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission to the University of Nairobi:-


a) Holders of the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, or Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi.


b) Holders of Bachelor of Biomedical Technology, Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management, Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology, or Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Nairobi


c) Holders of equivalent degrees from other universities recognized by Senate

MASTER OF VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH - course content

First Year


Semester One


Veterinary Public Health Administrations and practice


Food hygiene & quality control


Biostatistics & computer use Epidemiology


 Principles of Scientific Comm.


Semester Two


Food & Environ. Toxicology


 Zoonoses


Planning, Monitoring & evaluation of animal health projects


Applied Immunology and Molecular Biology


Second Year


Thesis


 Veterinary Public Health Administration and Practice


Food hygiene and quality control


Food and Environmental Toxicology


 Biostatistics and computer use


Zoonoses


Epidemiology


Principles of scientific communication


Applied Immunology and Molecular Biology


Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of Animal Health Projects