Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production - Mount Kenya University | Educartis

4 years
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Course Overview

The BSc degree in Animal Health and Production is a unique programme, tailored to train and equip a Livestock Manager in the tropics with adequate theoretical and practical knowledge in preventive veterinary medicine, herd health and wildlife diseases. The early part of the programme covers anatomy, physiology, biostatistics, computer skills, microbiology and pathology. The final part of the course covers the delivery and management of animal health services. The course aims to provide skills in epidemiology and economics with knowledge in: Arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) livestock health management; Business skills for livestock services; Management of community based Animal Health programmes; Policy analysis for the livestock sector and Biotechnology in Veterinary Medicine which are currently lacking in the professions.
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

  • Develop appropriate skills and knowledge in veterinary epidemiology, biotechnology, and economics of disease control and ethnoveterinary medicine for increased food production under different livestock management systems.
  • Train undergraduates in the field of agricultural production with emphasis on animal health and production.
  • Emphasizing in the above training appreciation for the role of animal diseases in animal production through general disease diagnosis and elaboration of preventive measures.
  • Train undergraduates in basic research techniques.
  • Prepare undergraduates for self-employment in livestock sector, especially in disease prevention and animal production
  • Provide advanced training opportunity for diploma graduates in animal health/livestock officers, dairy science, range management, animal production, farm management, to up-grade their knowledge in animal health management.
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Certification obtained

Bachelor of science in  Animal health and production

What jobs will I qualify for?

  • Veterinary Officer
  • Animal Health Officer

When do I start?

Next available course

Admission Criteria

Minimum Requirements: 
  • KCSE  C+ plus
  • C+ in Biology, Mathematics, Chemistry
Note: No bridging allowed for this course

How do I apply?

Complete and submit the application form and attach copies of previous certificates

Detailed course information

Expected outcome of the programme
  • Describe control measures on important disease of domestic animals as well as participate in other aspects of livestock production and related enterprises.
  • Describe of the role of animal production in the national economy and especially in relation to its importance to human nutrition and in support of both agricultural and non-agricultural industries through supply of the raw material and consumptions/use of finished products.
  • Explain the role of proper livestock management in improving the efficiency of production in view of increasing human population and diminishing resources throughout the world.
  • Demonstrate current and practical knowledge & skills in the major areas of livestock production; nutrition, reproductive physiology, livestock products and routine management.
  • Pursue careers in public and private sectors dealing primarily with the livestock production and processing of livestock products.
Study Mode: Full-time 

Duration of study
The duration of study for Bachelor of Science in animal health and production is four (4) academic years structured as two (2) semesters per academic year with a research project within last semester of 180 hours. The course also incorporates a Field Attachment of 270 hours. This works out to a total of 3039 contact hours.
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Where and When


Mount Kenya University

General Kago Rd, 342 Thika, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya


Mount Kenya University

General Kago Rd, 342 Thika, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya


Mount Kenya University

General Kago Rd, 342 Thika, Kiambu, Thika, Kenya

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