Master of Science in Tropical & Infectious Diseases (MSc. TID)

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Study Mode: Full-Time (8:00am - 5:00pm) Mondays - Fridays

The Masters in Tropical and Infectious Diseases is designed to build core Infectious Disease Control teams consisting of physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists and biologists; capable of predicting disease outbreak, carrying out disease surveillance and controlling disease epidemics. The established core teams will be expected to work closely with the relevant ministries to combat and control diseases.

They will also be expected to work with nongovernmental and international organizations to achieve the same goals.


Candidates eligible for admission into the MSc. TID must have any of the following minimum qualications from the University of Nairobi or any other universities recognized by the senate of the University of Nairobi:


1. Holders of Bachelors degree in Medicine & Surgery, Dental Surgery, Pharmacy, Nursing Sciences and Veterinary Medicine;


2. Holders of upper second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least three (3) years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes.


3. Holders of lower second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least five (5) years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes.


4. Any other equivalent qualications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate.

 

COURSE OUTLINE:

Year 1

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

NO. OF HOURS

WID 601

Medical Parasitology

90

WID 602

Molecular Biology

90

WID 603

Medical Entomology

90

WID 604

Pharmacology and Therapeutics

90

WID 605

Medical Microbiology

90

WID 606

Clinical Microbiology

90

WID 607

Virology and Prion Infections

90

WID 608

Non-Infectious Tropical Conditions

90

WID 609

Immunology

90

WID 610

Research Methods

120

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year II

UNIT CODE

UNIT TITLE

NO. OF HOURS

WID 701

Tropical Paediatrics and Maternal Health

90

WID 703

Social Science and Health

60

WID 705

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

190

WID 707

Health Systems Management

90

WID 709

Tropical and Travel Medicine

90

WID 750

Research Project

320

 

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