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Applied Biology

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Applied Biology is a 2 years Diploma examined by KNEC.

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About Applied Biology


This Diploma in Applied Biology course is aimed at providing the trainee with knowledge and skills in biological process and their application. The course makes the trainee aware of the interrelationship between organisms in nature and the modern manipulation of micro-organism in the developing industrial world.

The practical work help the trainee develop confidence and skills in the use of biological techniques and tools. In addition the trainee is equipped with entrepreneurial awareness to be able to contribute positively to the society.

This Applied Biology course is aimed at providing the trainee with knowledge and skills in biological skills and their application i.e.

  • Physiological applications on living organisms
  • Understanding the routines of a medical and industrial microbiology laboratory
  • Mastering of parasitological and immunological techniques in a laboratory.
  • Observe safety measures in biological laboratory
  • Prepare accurate laboratory reports as well as supervisory laboratory work.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills in performing various biological techniques including application of drugs in diagnosis and caring of certain diseases. Understanding poisons and their applications in the field of medicine.  How poisoning is controlled/cured.
  • Understanding plants and animals in terms of their breeding, care, diseases infecting them
  • Understanding the general ecological interrelationship of organisms.

Entry requirements for Applied Biology


Trainees wishing to pursue this course should have any of the following minimum requirements.

  • Passed Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with minimum grade of C- and in addition a minimum grade of C- in each of the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology or Biology Science, Chemistry or physical sciences.
  • Passed a relevant craft course
  • Any other equivalent qualifications approved by the Kenya National Examination Council

Institutions offering Applied Biology


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Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Private College Thika Town

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences (TSMHS) is a leading private technical training institution registered by the Ministry of Education, and also registered and licensed by the...

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Eldoret Technical Training Institute

Private College Soy

Eldoret Technical Training Institute (ETTI) is a modern and dynamic educational institution with strong traditions in both higher and vocational education. (ETTI), prepares students for successful careers, responsible...

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Technical University of Kenya

Public University Starehe

The Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) was established through the elevation of The Kenya Polytechnic University College (KPUC) to full university status.TU-K was established as the first Technical...

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The Nyeri National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Nyeri Town

The Nyeri National Polytechnic was a middle-level national Technical Learning Institute established under the Ministry of Science and Technology offering a variety of courses to K.C.S.E graduates at...

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Machakos Institute of Technology

Private College Machakos Town

Machakos Institute of Technology (MIT) is a Community-focused, development-oriented, technical training Institution, without any Governmental, Religious or political affiliation.From the time of inception, the institution has distinguished itself...

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PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

The Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute (PCKTTI) is a public institution of higher learning under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.PCKTTI is situated in a serene...

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Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Mvita

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic, former Mombasa Technical Training Institute, is the only National Polytechnic in Coast region with the most comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities. Kenya...

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The Eldoret National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Soy

The Eldoret National Polytechnic has recorded tremendous growth in the development of middle-level training as an institution since inception. It has continually fulfilled its mandate in training young...

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Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Public College Soy

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute (RVTTI) is committed to providing quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) that is innovative, competency oriented and research based that shall...

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Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology

Public College Nakuru Town East

The Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST) is a giant institution offering a total of over 42 different courses in Higher National Diploma, Diploma, Craft and...

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Nairobi Technical Training Institute

Public College Likoni

Nairobi Technical Training Institute is a public tertiary institution under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training. The Institute receives full support from the...

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The Kabete National Polytechnic

National Polytechnic Dagoretti South

The Kabete National Polytechnic is a national university offering technical training in Kenya.The Kabete technical is located on Waiyaki Way near Uthiru market in Kiambu County.Kabete national polytechnic...

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Objectives of Applied Biology


Diploma in Applied Biology produces all rounded scientists fully competent to work in research institutions, government laboratories, school, colleges and university laboratories, industries etc. Future academic prospects include: Bsc. Medical microbiology, Bsc. Botany, Bsc Zoology, Bsc. Biotechnology, Bsc. Environmental Science.etc

Upon completing this Applied Biology Diploma course you will b able to:

  • Understand the general ecological interrelationship and physiological process of living organism.
  • Understand animals and plant in terms of their breeding, care, diseases affecting them and their economical implication.
  • Use biological tools correctly in biological techniques.
  • Prepare accurate laboratory reports.
  • Supervise laboratory work.
  • Apply the acquired knowledge and skills in performing various biological techniques.

Applied Biology - Programme


The course will be done in 2 years whereby each year has three terms

Course Projection

Stage I

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technical drawing
  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Communication
  • Social Studies

Stage II

  • Entrepreneurship education
  • Computer Application
  • Taxonomy, ecology and soil study
  • Cytology, Histology and Genetics
  • Microbiology, parasitology and immunity
  • Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Museum, herbarium, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Plant husbandry and entomology
  • Laboratory practice and management

Stage III

  • Taxonomy, Ecology and soil study
  • Museum, herbarium, Aquarium and Virarium
  • Microbiology, parasitology and immunity
  • Biochemistry, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal husbandry, Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Plant husbandry and entomology
  • Laboratory practice and management.
  • Project

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