Master of Science in Medical Statistics (MSc. Medstat)

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The MSc. in Medical Statistics course aims at training personnel to serve in the elds of national health systems, the pharmaceutical industry, and in research which is important to the development of a country. The course equips such personnel with the relevant knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of statistics and their applications in health research.


Candidates eligible for admission into the MSc. degree in Medical Statistics shall have the following qualications:


1. Holders of Bachelors degrees in Medicine & Surgery, Dental Sciences, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Nursing Sciences from the University of Nairobi.


2. Holders of at least an upper second class Bachelors degree in Science, Engineering, Agriculture and Arts based subjects with strong mathematical background from the University of Nairobi.


3. Holders of a lower second class degree in the disciplines specied in (2) above plus postgraduate diploma or at least two years of relevant research/work experience in their respective fields.


4. Holders of a pass degree in the disciplines specied in (2) plus a post-graduate diploma in the relevant disciplines with at least two years of research/work experience.


5. Holders of a pass degree in the areas specied in (2) plus at least ve years of research/work experience.


6. Any other qualications equivalent to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi.

 

COURSE OUTLINE

Year I

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

NO. OF HOURS

WMS 601

Statistical Methods I

45

WMS 602

Statistical Methods II

45

WMS 603

Epidemiological Methods I

45

WMS 604

Epidemiological Methods II

45

WMS 605

Data Management and Statistical Computing

45

WMS 606

Multivariate Statistical Methods

45

WMS 607

Sample Survey Methods

45

WMS 608

Health Services Survey and Statistics

45

WMS 609

Design & Analysis of Clinical Trials

45

WMS 610

Statistical Genetics I

45

 

Year II

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

NO. OF HOURS

WMS 701

Advanced Statistical Models

45

WMS 703

Statistical Demography

45

WMS 705

Statistical Methods for Survival Data

45

WMS 707

Professional Issues in Medical Statistics

45

WMS 709

Modeling Dynamics of Infectious and Communicable Diseases

45

WMS 717

Spatial Statistical Methods in Health Sciences

45

WMS 750

Research Project

270

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