Bsc Statistics

INTRODUCTION

Bsc. Statistics
About Bsc. Statistics:
Statistics is a discipline that is fundamental in  decision making  and policy formulation. The program forcuses on  statistical science and its  application to  real problems. Statistical  techniques and methodologies including collecting, comparison  and designing of experiments, analysis of data handled. Graduates may apply the knowledge gained in production industry, Financial ,medical and agriculture.Statistical parkages are used   to reinforce students theretical and practicazl skills.

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES

The program of B.Sc. Statistics is intended to provide students with strong grounding in Biostatistical skills in order to fill the demonstrated need and demand for well-trained biostatisticians. This is based on sound training in modern Biostatistical methodology needed to design and analyze biomedical, epidemiological and agricultural research data. The Biostatistics programme includes a base of theoretical work complemented by practical analysis of real data. This prepares technically proficient biostatisticians to assist investigators with the design and analysis of their research data. In addition, it prepares its graduate for real-life data analysis and statistical inference thereby enabling them to draw appropriate conclusions from biomedical and other data types.

Entry Requirements:
1.1(a) KCSE with mean aggregate of C+ in both Mathematics and English.
1.2 Acredit pass inthe JKUAT bridging certificate may replace KSCE mathematics.
1.3 Have a minimum of 2 principal passes in Science subjects, one of which should be Mathematics, in General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level/ Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE).
or
1.4 Have aminimum of principal passes in Science  subjects , one of which should be Mathematics in General certificate of education (GCE) Advanced Level/Kenya Certificate of Education (KACE)
1.5 Have  a diploma in Mathematics or Statistics and with at least a credit  pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
1.6 Have A diploma in Applied sciences, in which there has been a substantial mathematics conted  with at least credit pass in relevant subjects from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
1.7 Have A diploma in Applied sciences, in which there has been a substantial mathematics conted  with at least credit pass in relevant subjects from an institution recognized by the University Senate.
Students who hold any of the qualifications 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4 above may at the discretion of the Faculty of Science be admitted directly to the second year of the course in which case they may complete their course in a minimum of three academic years.
Students who hold the qualification 1.5 above may at the discretion of the Faculty of Science be admitted directly to the third year of the course in which case they may complete their courses in a minimum of two academic years and a maximum of four academic years.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REGULATIONS

Duration: The program takes a total of eight semesters with two semesters planned per academic year.

Courses: There are six required course units in every semester. In the first academic year, each student is required to take three (3) university and one (1) faculty units. In the fourth academic year each student takes one university unit and one additional elective unit. Each student shall be required to undertake practical attachment for a period of not less than 8 weeks at the end of the 8th semester.

Additional units are also available on consultation during the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. (these do not count towards the classification of the degree but will appear on the transcripts).

One unit is defined as a series of 35 one lecture hours with a three-hour practical period and a two hour tutorial period being equivalent to a three-hour lecture.

Mode of Study: This is a full time program at JKUAT and is conducted during normal semester time.

Regulations: All JKUAT University Regulations and the regulations of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biostatistics apply.

Examinations: Examinations are taken at the end of every semester for the courses taken that semester. The University and Faculty of Science Examinations rules and regulations for the degree programmes apply.

First Year
First Semester
University Units
HRD2101       Communication Skills
SZL2111         HIV & AIDS
Faculty Unit
SMA2104        Mathematics for Sciences
Core Units
ICS 2107         Introduction to Information Technology
SBT 2172        Cell Biology
SMA 2100       Discrete Mathematics
STA2104         Calculus for Statistics I
STA2130         Fundamentals of Biostatistics
Second Semester
University Unit
HRD2102       Development Studies
Core Units
ICS 2108       Programming Methodology
SBH 2150      Introduction to Biochemistry
SMA2201      Linear Algebra I
STA 2100      Probability & Statistics I
STA2101      Introduction to business and social statistics
STA2105       Calculus for Statistics II
SZL2102        Introduction to Animal Physiology
Second Year
First Semester
Core Units
SBT 2201     Cell Biology and Genetics
SMA2306     Linear Algebra II
STA2200      Probability & Statistics II
STA2202  Introduction to Computer Interactive Statistics
STA2204      Calculus for Statistics III
STA2230      Introduction to epidemiological methods
Elective
SZL2204       Environmental Biology and Conservation
Second Semester
Core Units
SMA 2231     Differential Equations
STA 2102      Exploratory Data Analysis
STA 2201      Probability & Statistics III
STA 2205      Research Data Management
STA 2305      Statistical Programming I
SZL 2422       Bioethics and Biosafety
Elective
SMA 2321      Numerical Analysis I
Third Year
First Semester
Core Units
STA 2300        Theory of Estimation
STA 2302        Probability and statistics IV
STA 2308        Design and Analysis of Experiments I
STA 2311        Statistical Programming II
STA 2313        Research Methodology for Statistics
STA 2402        Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys
Elective
STA 2340        Econometrics
Second Semester
Core Units
STA 2301     Tests of Hypotheses
STA 2312      Regression Modelling I
STA 2330      Statistical Computing I
STA 2332      Ecological Sampling Techniques
STA 2337      Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
STA 2404      Non-Parametric Methods
Elective
STA 2411    Design & Analysis of Experiments II
Fourth Year
First Semester
University Unit
HRD 2401   Entrepreneurship Skills
Core Units
STA 2406     Stochastic Processes
STA 2407     Multivariate Methods
STA 2431     Modelling Drug Kinetics and Dynamics
STA 2432     Bayesian Data Analysis
STA 2443     Statistical Computing II
STA2439   Project in Biostatistics (2 units for Semesters I and II)
Compulsory Additional
STA 2490    Demographic Techniques
Second Semester
Core Units
STA 2430     Categorical Data Analysis
STA 2433     Survival Data Analysis
STA 2434     Statistical Genetics
STA 2435     Longitudinal Data Analysis
STA 2436     Modelling Infectious Diseases
STA 2437     Spatial Statistics and Disease Mapping
Electives
STA 2438     Computational Biology
Third Semester
Core Unit
STA 2441     Practical Attachment
REQUIREMENTS
A student to be admitted must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements; the applicants should note that this is a MINIMUM requirement and this does NOT guarantee any applicant automatic admission to the degree programme.
1.1. (a) In addition each student who is registered in the Faculty of Science must have satisfied the MINIMUM requirement for admission to the Faculty, which is an average of C+ in any one of the following combinations of three subjects taken in KCSE (or equivalent examination). Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology OR Mathematics, Physical Science, Biological Sciences. Must have passed Mathematics in the KCSE at a minimum grade of C+, or in the JKUAT Bridging Certificate in Mathematics with a minimum grade of credit.
(i)  Must have passed English in the KCSE with a minimum grade of C+.
(ii)  Must have passed Biology at a minimum grade of C- or Biological Sciences at a minimum grade of C.
1.2(b) Holders of KACE/GCE (“A” level) or Diploma qualifications in appropriate science subjects or another qualification deemed to be equivalent by the Senate may be considered.
Requirements are as given below:
EITHER
(i)  A minimum of 2 principal passes, one of which should be Mathematics, in science subjects in “A” level/Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE)/ general Certificate of Education (GCE). OR   Diploma in relevant subjects and with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the senate.
OR
(ii) A Diploma in applied sciences with at least a credit pass in relevant sciences subjects from an institution recognized by the senate.
OR
(iii) Any other qualification equivalent to (i) to (iii) above.
1.3 (c) Students who have successfully completed one or two years of study in any institution recognized by the senate and who have one of the qualification in

1.4(b) (ii) or (iii) above may be admitted directly into the second year of course in which case they may complete their courses in a minimum of three academic years and a maximum of five academic years.
1.5 (d) Students who have successfully completed one or two years of study in any institution recognized by the senate may be allowed to transfer to B.Sc. in Biostatistics Programme, and shall be considered for appropriate credits based on the years of study in the institution(s) they are transferring from.
STAFF AND FACILITIES
The course is taught and examined by the staff of JKUAT together with the Senate approved specialist lecturers in the relevant subject areas.  There are sufficient computer resources to support the programme.  The University main library stocks a range of textbooks and journals in the areas of Statistics, Biology and Economics, among others, relevant to the program.
HOW TO APPLY
Advertisement of course is through the press.  The application forms are then obtainable from JKUAT upon payment of a non-refundable fee of Kshs. 1,500.00 for Kenyan Citizens and Kshs. 1,950.00 for Non-Citizens.
TUITION FEES
For Kenyan citizens, tuition fees is Kshs. 76,403.00 per semester in the first year, and ranges from 57,303.00  to 62,078.00 for all other semesters. For non-citizens, add an extra 20% to the amount in every semester.
OTHER FEES
Other charges, including registration, examinations, medical subscription, etc, are available upon requests.
ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation may not be available and students are expected to make their own arrangements. The office of the Dean of Students may recommend suitable hostels for accommodation.
For more information, contact
The Director,
JKUAT ADP,
P.O Box 62000-00200 NAIROBI
Tel: (067) 52181-4, 52711 Ext 6119
Fax: (067) 52164/52030
Email: adp@fsc.jkuat.ac.ke
Or
The Chairman,
Dept. of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
P.O Box 62000- 00200
NAIROB1

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