Applied Biology

Diploma program (KNEC)

Diploma 2 years

About Applied Biology programme

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.

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.

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

Applied Biology Course Subjects

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

Colleges offering Applied Biology

Applied Biology

The Eldoret National Polytechnic
Uasin Gishu County

Applied Biology

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Applied Biology

The Kabete National Polytechnic
Nairobi County

Applied Biology

Nairobi Technical Training Institute
Nairobi County

Applied Biology

Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
Mombasa County

Applied Biology

Matric Institute Of Professional Studies
Kiambu County

Applied Biology

Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST)
Nakuru County

Applied Biology

Trident School of Technical and Professional Studies
Nakuru County

Applied Biology

Goshen Medical College
Kiambu County

Applied Biology

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
Kiambu County

Applied Biology

Kenya Institute of Applied Sciences
Uasin Gishu County

Applied Biology

Eldoret Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Applied Biology

Tricent School of Medical and Health Sciences
Nairobi County

Applied Biology

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
Uasin Gishu County

Applied Biology

Machakos Institute of Technology
Machakos County

Applied Biology

Kenya School of Medical Science and Technology
Kiambu County