The course shall be offered either by open-learning, distance-learning and face-to-face learning and shall be conducted through blended learning approach comprising lectures, practicums/field visits, tutorials, e-learning, seminars, and experiential attachment in selected practice sites.

The duration of the full time program shall be a minimum of four (4) semesters

equivalent   to two academic years and a maximum of eight (8) semesters

equivalent to four  academic years.

     The duration of the part time program shall be a minimum of six (6) semesters

equivalent   to three academic years and a maximum of twelve (12) semesters

equivalent to six  academic years.

                An academic year shall consist of two semesters   of 15 weeks each.

                The course shall be divided into two parts: Part I consisting of course work and Part II devoted to research leading to a thesis.

                In Part I, students shall be required to take all the prescribed courses.

                The course shall be conducted through lectures, practicum/field visits, tutorials and seminars and assessed by continuous assessments and end of semester examinations. A student shall only proceed to the next year of study after successful completion of the first year.

                The University examinations shall be held at the end of each semester for the course taught in that semester

                In preparation for Part II the student shall be required to develop a research proposal whose theme shall be within the identified area of interest.

                The proposal shall be developed in consultation with the supervisor(s) and submitted for consideration by the Departmental and School Postgraduate Studies Committees and appropriate Ethical Institutional Review Board as may be required.

                In addition to the formal courses, all candidates will be expected to participate in the School’s Colloquia and appropriate Journal/Research club meetings. 

  • The common regulations for Masters Degrees of the University of Nairobi shall apply.
  • The following shall be eligible for admission into the programme:
  • Holders of Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification from an institution recognized by Senate.
  • Registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board or with the relevant regulatory body for international applicants.
  • Applicants from non-English speaking countries shall provide evidence of proficiency English.

The goal of this course is to train a pool of professional specialists qualified in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance who shall offer services in academia, research institutions, drug regulatory agencies, health related non-governmental institutions, consumer agencies, national, regional and international health organizations and pharmaceutical industries as Drug Safety and Quality Improvement Experts.  They shall be involved in: Identification of the patterns and determinants of drug use in a community; pharmaceutical policy and formulary development; post-marketing surveillance and risk management.

   Year 1   Year 2   TOTALS 
TUITION              348,000.00             348,000.00             696,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                   6,500.00                  6,500.00               13,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                   5,000.00                               -                     5,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                   7,000.00                  7,000.00               14,000.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                10,000.00                               -                  10,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                   2,000.00                  2,000.00                  4,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                   5,000.00                  5,000.00               10,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                   1,000.00                  1,000.00                  2,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                   4,500.00                  4,500.00                  9,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                   1,000.00                  1,000.00                  2,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                                -                  30,000.00               30,000.00
Grand totals   390,000.00   405,000.00   795,000.00