The goal of the course is to provide learners with an opportunity to develop confidence and
skills to apply basic and applied principles in medical physiology in the practice of medicine.
This programme aims to encourage the acquisition of general medical physiology skills
relating to basic and applied medical physiology, critical analysis, interpretation and
discussion of factual information and data related to medical physiology. This course aims to
offer a fresh stimulating approach to the major forces instrumental in the shaping of basic and
applied skills in medical physiology. To provide quality education and training and to
embody the aspirations of the Kenyan people and the global community through creation,
preservation, integration, transmission and utilization of knowledge. To promote freedom of
thought and expression and innovativeness and creativity. To instill professionalism and
ethical attitude and behaviour, professional etiquette and integrity. To foster a work
environment characterize by team spirit and teamwork and provide quality services. To
promote a respect for and conservation of the environment, sustainability and stewardship of

The Programme shall run over a minimum of three academic years and a maximum of five years for full time students.

The course has two parts. The first part covers the tuition component of the course. In the second part, students will cover the research (thesis) component of the course.

Applicants with the following minimum qualifications shall be admissible:
(a) Common University regulations for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University
of Nairobi shall apply.
(b) Any candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Medical Physiology must:
(i) Be a holder of a Masters degree in Medical Physiology, Anatomy, Biochemistry,
Pathology, Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Public
Health, Pharmacology, Radiology, Clinical Pharmacy, Psychiatry and other
health related courses offered in the College of Health Sciences from the
University of Nairobi or of any other institution recognized by the Senate of the
University of Nairobi.
(ii) Be a holder of a Master’s degree of the University of Nairobi in any of the
following disciplines: life science, health sciences, physical sciences, social
sciences, law, engineering, humanities, and allied disciplines.
(ii) be holder of a Master’s degree of any other University recognized by the
University of Nairobi as equivalent to the status of the qualifications in (i) above;
iii) be a holder of other qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a
Master’s degree in the disciplines outlined in (i) above.

NB: Regulations for credit transfers

There are no credit transfers or exemptions for this program.

1. Research Scientists in Medical Physiology

2. Lecturer in Medical Physiology

   YEAR 1   YEAR 2   YEAR 3    TOTALS 
TUITION     396,000.00  396,000.00  396,000.00    1,188,000.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)          7,000.00       7,000.00       7,000.00          21,000.00
THESIS EXAMINATION                       -                       -        50,000.00          50,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)          4,500.00       4,500.00       4,500.00          13,500.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)          1,000.00       1,000.00       1,000.00            3,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)          5,000.00                    -                       -               5,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)          6,500.00       6,500.00       6,500.00          19,500.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)          2,000.00       2,000.00       2,000.00            6,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)          5,000.00       5,000.00       5,000.00          15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)          1,000.00       1,000.00       1,000.00            3,000.00
Grand totals     428,000.00  423,000.00  473,000.00    1,324,000.00

NOTE: The above fees is applicable to both local and international students.