Genomic Science

The Genomic Science Option essentially comprises of genetics and molecular biology and application of these to studying genetic materials of organisms. Advances in genomics are fundamental to solving societal functions, including health and medicine, food and agriculture, nanotechnology and manufacturing. Genetics is used in Forensic Science in identification of criminals through DNA

Target group
High school graduates, diploma holders & technicians. Professionals such as technologists, nurses & those working in forensic laboratories, pharmaceutical, research institutes which require genomic science.

Job Prospects
Teaching & research institutions such as universities KEMRI, ILRI, KARI, National Public Health Laboratory, Welcome Trust Research, ICIPE, Health &Pharmaceutical industries /forensic laboratories, Criminal Investigation Department Laboratories (CID), Medico-Legal practitioners etc

COURSE UNITS FOR GENOMIC SCIENCE OPTION:

THIRD YEAR OF STUDY
SZL 2300: Biostatistics
SZL 2305: Medical Genetics
SZL 2314: Basic Immunology
SZL 2308: Fundamentals of Medical Mien
SZL 2320: Molecular Genetics
SZL 2335: Virology 1.
SZL 2312: Experimental Animal Science
SZL 2301: Research Methodology
SZL 2319: Genomic Structure & Expression
SZL 2315: Advanced Immunology
SZL 2321: Techniques in Molecular Biology I
SZL 2309: Population Genetics
SZL 2336: Virology II

FOURTH YEAR OF STUDY
SZL2400: Research Projects (for dissertation) 2 units
SZL 2401: Parasitology I
SZL 2422: Bioethics & Biosafety
SZL 2423: Techniques in Molecular Biology II
SZL 2427: Microbial Genetics
SZL 2406: Parasitology II
SZL 2411: Epidemiology
SZL 2412: Animal Biotechnology
SZL 2424: Applied Genetics and Forensic Science
SZL 2425: Applied Population Genetics

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL  UNIT
SZL 2428: Bioinformatics
SZL 2426: Regulations of gene expression

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