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List of programmes - Human Nutrition and Dietetics

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Master of Science in Community Nutrition
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Second Class Honours (Upper Division) from a recognised university or
  • Second Class honors degree (Lower division) from a recognised university and at least two years working experience or
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, Biology, Public Health, Health Science, Nursing, Pharmacy, Food Science or a related discipline from an accredited national or international academic institution.
6 semesters
Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects
11 semesters
Bachelor of Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years working experience
5 semesters
Diploma in Technology (Nutrition and Dietetics)
  • KCSE Mean C (plain), with C- in English and cluster subjects
8 semesters
Certificate in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • KCSE Mean D+(PLUS)
3 semesters

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Graduate Nutritionists, Dieticians and Dietetic technicians find careers in skilled Community based programs, Nursing facilities, Schools, Hospitals and medical centres, Public health agencies, Research Institutions, Faith based organisations and Chemists. Nutritionists and Dieticians specialize in five main thematic areas namely, 1) Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Practice: planning and supervision of meals prepared and served to patients to confer with physicians and other medical professionals about each patient’s nutritional needs and preferences, 2) Nutrition and Dietetics Management: plan, coordinate and supervise the planning, purchase and preparation of food for institutions like hospitals, health centres and schools. 3) Nutrition and Dietetics Research: study nutrition, food science and research on alternative foods as they relate to human health outcomes. 4) Community Nutrition and Dietetics: work in government Health centres to provide advice to the community on optimal nutrition practices and improve eating behaviour. 5) Consultancy in nutrition and dietetics: counsel patients and perform nutritional screening and assessments on their own patients or those referred by physician. Additionally consultants in nutrition and dietetics support organisations involved in operational research to design, implement and evaluate their programmes.

 

List of Programmes - Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Diploma in Pharmaceutical Technology
  • C (plain) Minimum and C (plain) in Mathematics, Physics, biology, chemistry, English or Swahili
3 years

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Health Care, Pharmaceutical Companies, drug regulatory agencies, academia and Pharmaceutical Research institutions.

 

List of programmes - Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
B. Phil (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  • Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology or equivalent
4 semesters
Bachelor of Science (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects
8 semesters
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
9 Terms

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Our graduates find careers in Hospitals, Research institutions, health centres and as entrepreneurs.

List of programmes - Community and Public Health

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
DURATION
Bachelor of Technology in Community and Public Health
  • Credit Pass in a relevant Diploma or
  • Pass in a relevant Diploma with two years
    working experience
6 semesters
Bachelor of Technology in Community and Public Health
  • KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus), including C+ (Plus) in relevant subjects
12 semesters
Diploma in Technology – Community and Public Health
  • KCSE Mean C (plain), with C- in English and cluster subjects
8 semesters (Full
time studies)
Diploma in Technology – Health Records and Information Technology
  • KCSE C- (Minus) with C- in cluster subjects
3 years
Certificate in Health Records and Information Technology
  • KCSE Mean D+ (PLUS)
1 year

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of Community and Public Health, find exciting opportunities in both public and private sectors in local health departments. The jobs available at health departments range from health Inspectors to Health Educators. Other find work in university systems as researchers. Others find careers in non-profit organisations in areas such as health advocacy, policy, or research for organisations such as the Red
Cross, or a local non-profit that focuses on specific health issues.

 

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