MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TROPICAL & INFECTIOUS DISEASES (MSC. TID)

Overview

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, non-governmental and international organizations to combat and control diseases.

The MSc. TID covers a minimum of four (4) semesters and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters of fifteen (15) weeks each.

A candidate is required to take minimum of three (3) course units and a maximum of five (5) course units in a semester.

FIRST YEAR                                                                            

Semester 1

WID 601 – Medical Parasitology                                               

WID 603 – Medical Entomology                                                

WID 605 – Medical Microbiology                                               

WID 607 – Virology and Prion Infections                                   

WID 609 – Immunology                                                             

 

Semester 2

WID 602 – Molecular Biology                                                    

WID 604 –Pharmacology and Therapeutics                             

WID 606 – Clinical Microbiology                                                

WID 608 – Non-Infectious Tropical Conditions                         

WID 610 - Research Methods                                                  

 

SECOND YEAR

Semester 1

WID 701 – Tropical Paediatrics and Maternal Health                 

WID 703 – Social Science and Health                                        

WID 705 - Epidemiology and Biostatistics                                 

WID 707 – Health Systems Management                                    

WID 709 – Tropical and Travel Medicine                                     

 

Semester 2

WID 750 – Research Project                                                      

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

 

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

 

  1. Holders of lower second class honours degree in biomedical sciences with at least ve years working experience in medical research or in disease control programmes.

 

  1. Any other equivalent qualifications to the above from institutions recognized by the Senate.

1st year:

Kenyans

Kshs. 312,500

Non-Kenyans

USD    3,865

 

2nd year

Kenyans

Kshs. 317,500

Non-Kenyans

USD    3,926