A student wishing to pursue Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Health must satisfy the
minimum University entry requirements and School of Pure and Applied Sciences regulations. A student must also have passed Biology or Biological Sciences in the K.S. C. E. at the minimum grade of B-. In addition the student must satisfy any of the following minimum requirements:-
i. Either: Must have passed any two subjects from the following alternatives at the grades shown:
Alternative A: Biology C, Chemistry C+, Physics C, Mathematics C, Geography C, English C+.
Alternative B: Biology C, Physical Science B-, Mathematics C, Geography C, English C+, Agriculture C;
ii. Or: Have a minimum of 2 principle passes in Biology and Chemistry in the Kenya
Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or equivalent,
iii. Or: Have a minimum of C plain at KCSE (Biology, Agriculture), Applied Biology, and with at least a credit pass from an institution recognized by the University Senate,
iv. Or: Mean grade of C- at KCSE and progressed from certificate to Diploma Animal Health/Agricultural/Medical Laboratory Technology from an Institution approved by Senate.
v. Or: Have any other qualification accepted by the University Senate.

The general university regulations and guidelines on retakes, special exams, semester off and discontinuation shall apply. Examination shall include main exam constituting 70% and continuous assessment tests constituting 30%.Each course shall be graded out of 100 marks and the pass mark shall be 40. The marks shall be translated into letter grades as per University regulations. However there shall be no classification for this degree.

Course Structure
The total number units that will enable a student graduate with a B.Sc (Animal Health and Production) degree will be 52 prescribed departmental courses and three university common units. The students will also be required to undertake eight weeks practicum / attachment during each of the 2nd and 3rd years of training.

Graduates of this program will be awarded a Bachelor of Science Degree in BSc Animal Health
and Production

Bachelor of Science (Animal Health and Production) will not be classified; students will be awarded either a Pass or a Fail.

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Unit Code and Title

Level 100
UCU 100: Communication Skills
UCU 103: Introduction to Critical and Creative Thinking
UCU 104: Development Studies
KCU 100: History and Development of Agriculture in East Africa
KST 112: Agricultural Botany
SZL 100: General Zoology
SZH 106: Fundamentals of Animal Ecology
SZH 101: Comparative Anatomy
SZH 104: Embryology
SZH 100: Cell Biology & Systemic histology
SZH 103: Animal Physiology
SZH 105: Introduction to Genetics
SZH 206: Basic Microbiology
SBC 229: Basic Biochemistry

Level 200
KAP 203: Reproductive Physiology
KAP 208: Environmental Physiology and Adaptation
KAP 204: Animal Nutrition and Feeding
SZH 219: General Pathology KAP 202: Farm Structures SZL 300: Biostatistics
SZH 309: Clinical Pathology
KAP 201: Quantitative Genetics and Animal Breeding
SZH 301: Veterinary and Medical Helminthology SZH 308: Veterinary and Wildlife Disease Vectors KRM 201: Agricultural Field Engineering
SZH 300: Veterinary and Medical Protozology
SZH 304: Virology and Mycology
SZL 316: Veterinary and Medical Bactteriology

SZH 304: Clinical Immunology

Level 300
KAP 301: Bacterial and Fungal Diseases
KRM 306: Pastures and Fodder Production and Conservation
KAP 311: Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
KAP 305: Parasitic Diseases
KAP 307: Beef and Camel Production
KAP 306: Dairy Production
KAP 308: Sheep and Goat Production
KAP 310: Pig Production
KAP 304: Routine Livestock Practices
SZH 302: Pharmacology
ASC 205: Rural Sociology
ENS 349: Rangeland Resources
KCU 300: Field Attachment

Level 400
KST 408: Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
SZH 408: Biometrics and Research
BBA 310: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development
KBT 208: Farm Management
KAP 409: Animal Welfare, Ethics and Laws
KAP 404: Apiculture Aquaculture and Emerging Livestock
KAP 408: Zoonosis and one health concepts
SZH 412: Ambulatory
KAP 411: Metabolic, Nutritional and Reproductive Diseases
SZH 407: Public Health and Epidemiology
KAP 401: Poultry Production KCU 400: Research Project KAP 410: Herd Health
SZH 404: Clinical Medicine

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