Forms for Nomination of Examiners
|Degree Code:||Degree Name:||BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (Intercalated) (Honors) IN MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY|
|Degree Description:||Click to View|
The B.Sc. (Intercalated) Program in Medical Physiology was started 1986 with an interim approval of the Senate and has been graduating a small number of students since then. A general curriculum based on the British model has been used, but a detailed curriculum consistent with the 8-4-4 structure has never been prepared. It was therefore determined that the programme is overdue for review.
Inputs into the review process
The review has benefited from: (a) the University of Nairobi Guidelines on curriculum review and (b) the guidelines of the Commission for Higher Education on curriculum development. Stakeholder requirements
The proposed programme takes into account the following stakeholder needs and interests:
Employers: The current increase in the creation of new medical, dental and pharmacy schools and undergraduate nursing programs has revealed a large shortage of physiologists. A number of these institutions have approached the department on how to find qualified physiology teachers.
Students: There is a need to address the increasing demand by students for the one year intercalated Bachelors programme in physiology.
Academic/professional: The graduates will be able to effectively fill junior academic positions in any Department of Medical Physiology before undertaking more advanced training. Moreover, the research training in the programme will be of value to the graduates in whatever activity they pursue after obtaining their professional degrees. This includes those who later choose to specialize in clinical disciplines.
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The BSc Intercalated degree program shall cover one (1) academic year.
There are no extensions to the duration of completion of the program.
The academic year will consist of two (2) semesters of 16 weeks and each course unit will consist of 45 hours.
The degree program shall comprise of lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory exercise, and a research project.
All courses for the degree of BSc Intercalated are compulsory.
A student who does not complete within the prescribed period will be discontinued.
|Credit Transfers & Exemptions||View Details|
There are no credit transfers or exemptions for this program.
|Entry Requirements||View Details|
The applicant must be a registered student in MBChB, BDS or BPharm degree program at the University of Nairobi, or another university recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi and have completed not less than two (2) academic years of full time studies at the University of Nairobi, or equivalent in another university recognized by the Senate of the University of Nairobi, and have passed with at least a credit (B plain) in Medical Physiology and pass (C plain) in Medical Biochemistry, and Human Anatomy, and have had no Supplementary Examination or repeat in any subjects
|Examinations Regulations||View Details|
Candidates will be continuously assessed in all courses (except forthesis research) on the basis of presentations, tests and practical work.
No candidate shall be permitted to sit an examination in a course unless s/he has satisfactorily attended 75% of prescribed lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.
Examinations in all courses (except the thesis) shall be by multiple choice, short answer or essay questions or any combination of the above.
The thesis shall be marked by two internal examiners and an external examiner. The oral defense shall be assessed by the external examinerand not less than two internal examiners.
Thirty percent (30%) of the final marks awarded shall be from to continuous assessment tests.
Thirty five percent (35%) of the final marks shall be from examinations.
Thirty five percent (35%) of the final marks shall be from research thesis.
The pass mark for each course shall be 50%
A candidate who fails to submit the thesis or fails to successfully defend the thesis shall be considered to have failed the degree program.
Marks for letter grades for the courses shall be as follows:
75% -100% A (Distinction)
74% – 65% B (Credit)
64% – 50% C (Pass)
49% and below D (Fail)
The overall examination pass mark will be 50 per cent.
A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the overall performance will not be allowed either to repeat the program or to take Supplementary Examinations. Failure will not, however, preclude the candidate from continuing with the MBChB, BDS or B.Pharm program.
A candidate may, on the recommendation of the School and approval of the Senate be allowed to sit for Special Examinations when next offered.
The classification of the degree shall be based on the weighted mean grade as follows:
75% - 100% First Class Honors
65% -- 74% Second Class Honors (Upper Division)
60% -- 64% Second Class Honors (Lower Division
50% -- 59% Pass
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Lecturers for the program
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|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|HMP403||Special Topics In Physiology||45||View Description|
Special Topics In Physiology Description
Special topics in Physiology
|HMP 404||Seminar||45||View Description|
|HMP 405||Research Methods/biostatistics||45||View Description|
Research Methods/biostatistics Description
|HMP 406||Cell And Molecular Iology||45||View Description|
Cell And Molecular Iology Description
Cell and Molecular iology
|HMP 407||Systems Physiology And Pathophysiology I||45||View Description|
Systems Physiology And Pathophysiology I Description
Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology I
|HMP 408||Advanced Laboratory||45||View Description|
Advanced Laboratory Description
|Course Code||Course Name||Course Hours|
|HMP 409||Systems Physiology And Pathophysiology Ii||45||View Description|
Systems Physiology And Pathophysiology Ii Description
Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology II
|HMP 410||Discovery Process In Physiology And Medicine||45||View Description|
Discovery Process In Physiology And Medicine Description
Discovery Process in Physiology and Medicine
|HMP 411||Research Project||270||View Description|
Research Project Description