UoN

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE

University of Nairobi (UoN)

Bachelors Degree 4 YEARS Fulltime Fee: on application

Overview

The Bachelors of Veterinary Medicine degree programme at the University of Nairobi is designed to train personnel with the requisite knowledge and skills to work as Veterinary Surgeons, animal scientists and nutritionists, Veterinary Pharmacists, Public Health Officers as well as epidemiologists among many other skills. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has endeavored to review the curriculum regularly in line with the University of Nairobi’s mission of producing high-level manpower. The revised programme has responded to the emerging needs by addressing animals in ASAL regions, emphasizing acquisition of practical skills including business and establishment of mentorship. This ensures that, the graduates are well equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the profession.

Objectives

The objectives of the University of Nairobi in offering this course are to:


1.      To train graduates equipped with skills to diagnose, treat and prevent livestock and wildlife diseases


2.      To train graduates with skills to deal with all Public Health issues as relates to animals and their products


3.      To equip graduates with skills and potential to serve in relevant tertiary educational and research institutions in Kenya, regionally and internationally.


4.      To enhance adequately entrepreneurial skills among graduates to make them competitive in the world economy.

Entry requirements

 


Qualification for admission to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelors degree in Veterinary medicine;


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


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 an institution recognized by University of Nairobi Senate.


 

Course content

Course units


Year 1 Semester I


Gross Anatomy


Histology and Embryology


Physiology


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


Semester II


Gross Anatomy


Histology and Embryology


Physiology


Biochemistry and Molecular Biology


HIV/AIDS


Semester III


Farm Practice and Field Attachment


Year 2 Semester I


Animal Genetics, Breeding &Conserv.


 Biostatistics and Infor. Technology


Animal Nutrition and Feed Resources


Livestock Production Systems


Parasitology


Microbiology and Immunology


Semester II


Animal Genetics, Breeding & Conserv.


 Animal Nutrition and Feed Resources


Livestock Production Systems


Parasitology


General Pathology


Microbiology and Immunology


Semester III


Field, Laboratory, Clinical Attachment


Year 3


Semester I


Pharmacology & Toxicology


Medicine


Surgery


Theriogenology


Systemic Pathology


Clinical Pathology


Semester II


Pharmacology & Toxicology


Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine


Medicine


Surgery


Theriogenology


Special Pathology


Semester III


Field, Lab., Clinical Attach


Year 4 Semester I


Veterinary Public Health


Veterinary Economics and Business Management


Medicine


Surgery


Theriogenology


Case Presentation


Pathology Group Work & Postmortem Demonstrations


Semester II


Veterinary Public Health


Veterinary Economics and Business Management


Medicine


Surgery


Theriogenology


Case Presentation


Pathology Group Work and PM Demonstrations


Semester III


Field, Lab., Clinical Attach.


Year 5 Semester I


Medicine Clinics


Surgery Clinics


Theriogenology Clinics


Diagnostics Pathology


Research Project


Case Presentation


Pathology Case Present.


Semester II


Medicine Clinics


Surgery Clinics


Theriogenology Clinics


Diagnostic Pathology


Research Project


Case Presentation


Pathology Case Presentations


 

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Entry requirements

 


Qualification for admission to the University of Nairobi for a Bachelors degree in Veterinary medicine;


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


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 an institution recognized by University of Nairobi Senate.


 


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