The goal of the programme is to train a pool of competent, independent scientists, researchers and practitioners in pharmacology who shall apply their practical knowledge and research skills in academia, independent research laboratories and scientific, health or industrial enterprises in both the public and private sectors.
The 20th and 21st centuries have witnessed a tremendous growth in the number and complexity of new drugs and therapeutic technologies that continue to immensely impact the preventive, promotive and curative aspects of health. However, most of these developments and discoveries are driven by the developed world and the low- and middle-income countries are largely consumers of these products. A bold and positive step to progressively and constructively engage in international cutting-edge collaborative research is to build human capacity and expertise in pharmacology at the highest level. Due to the broad nature of the discipline of pharmacology, this calls for learners to pursue lines of specializations within the discipline.
The philosophy of the programme is to empower the learner as a capable, independent scientist /practitioner advancing the frontiers of knowledge in the study of the effects and application of drugs and chemicals on biological systems, guided by their chosen areas of specialization. Pharmacology is the branch of biomedical science concerned with the modes of action, uses and effects of drugs and chemicals on biological systems. It is a core science upon which medical training and practice is based. Pharmacological investigations and research play a pivotal role in the drug development process, providing crucial data to support the progression of compounds along the drug development value chain. In the clinical setting, clinical pharmacology data helps to understand drug responses observed in patients, as well as identify and appraise the impact of toxic materials on humans and other biosystems hence shaping and influencing practice and policy
CONTACTS OF SUPPORT PERSONS
For enquiries, kindly contact the Chairman’s Office via:
Tel: +254 020 491 5007
MODE OF DELIVERY OF THE PROGRAMME
The course shall be offered by blended learning comprising of didactic lectures, seminars, class discussions and presentations, and mentored research.
SCHEDULE OF INTAKES
Intakes are on a rolling basis. For more information on Registration & Admission please click here.
The Department is committed, whenever possible, to providing the students with opportunities to acquire, sharpen their knowledge and gain technical/practical skills to complement their studies in order to enhance their employability in line with the Kenya vision 2030. Attachment is provided to students from recognized learning institutions during their final two years of study.
Only attachés from Government recognized Training Institutions shall be eligible for intake.
Students are required to make queries on availability of attachment slots by sending an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
The following shall be eligible for admission into the programme:
- A holder of a Master of Pharmacy, Master of Medicine, Master of Dental Surgery, Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, OR;
- A holder of a Master of Science in Pharmacology, Molecular Pharmacology, or Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, OR;
- A holder of a Master of Science in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Medical Physiology from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate, who is a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in any of disciplines listed above, OR;
- A holder of a Masters degree from the University of Nairobi or any other institution recognized by the University of Nairobi Senate deemed to be equivalent to any of the degrees specified above, and who provides evidence of an adequate background of study and capacity to carry out original research in the selected area of pharmacology.
- Applicants from non-English speaking countries shall provide evidence of proficiency English.
When To Apply - applications for admission are received on a rolling basis, and you should try to apply as soon as possible after you meet the admission requirements stipulated above. Module II applications may be submitted directly here.
Application Fees - an application fee of Ksh 3000.00 for Module II applications must be paid for every application.
Required documentation – copies of your KCSE (or GCSE/GCE) certificate, Bachelor’s degree certificate plus transcripts, Masters degree plus transcripts. You must also submit a certified copy of a picture ID (national identity card, passport biodata page). All uploaded documents must be certified, clear and legible.
The objectives of the program are to produce experts in Molecular Pharmacology with appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills who can contribute to:
- Research institutions
- Hospital Pharmacy Practice
- Governmental Agencies
- Pharmacy Education
Dr Ermias Mergia Terefe - Chair of Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy at United States International University-Africa
Fees and Funding
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A candidate who satisfies the examiners in the thesis examinations shall, on the recommendation of the Committee of Examiners and approval of Senate, be awarded the degree of PhD in Molecular Pharmacology of the University of Nairobi.
A candidate who fails the thesis examination may on the recommendation of the Committee of Examiners and approval of Senate, be allowed to resubmit the thesis after three months. A candidate who fails in the second resubmission of the thesis, shall on the recommendation of the Committee of Examiners and approval of Senate, be discontinued