BSc. Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology | Educartis

4 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This four year BSc will introduce students to the disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics, teaching them how to design studies to answer research questions and use basic statistical concepts and methods to collect and analyse quantitative data. Taken on-campus at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, this programme will allow students to develop the practical skills needed to apply relevant concepts in the workplace and evaluate research findings relevant to their professional area. 

The knowledge and skills of epidemiology and biostatistics are crucial for many careers in public health research including disease control and prevention, health care delivery, and health management. If you're looking for a job that is exciting, uniquely challenging and truly meaningful, allowing you to make a significant impact on your community, then this course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you require to enter the sector with confidence
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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Use relevant knowledge to respond to a variety of practical solutions that impact public health. 
  • Conduct basic life science research. 
  • Interpret research results of statistical analyses. 
  • Use relevant statistical software to organise, analyse, and report their research data. 
  • Work successfully within a team as well as independently.

Certification obtained

BSc. Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

What jobs will I qualify for?

This course will provide a stepping stone towards careers such as: 

  • Public Health Specialist 
  • Research Scientist 
  • Research Project Coordinator 
  • Statistical Data Analyst 


When do I start?

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students require: 
  • A KCSE mean grade of C plain or equivalent.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out and submit a completed application form. 
  • Attach copies of their results slips/certificates, National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate
  • Submit a non-refundable application fee of 1,000 KES payable to KCB Bank A/C 11011922109 or Equity Bank A/C 0500294636103 Kakamega Branch. (Attach Copies of fee Payment slip.)

Payment options

Students can pay their school fees through the following banks: 

  • National Bank of Kenya - Acc No.  0100370554000 (Kakamega) 
  • Family Bank - Acc No. 078000012655 (Kakamega) 
  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya - Acc No.  01129033999900 (Kakamega) 
  • Kenya Commercial Bank - Acc. No. 1101922109 (Kakamega) 

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at the Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology over the course of four years and incorporates theoretical learning together with practical work to ensure students are job-ready upon graduation. 

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