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Master Degree Of Pharmacy In Pharmacoepidemiology And Pharmacovigilance

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Pharmacoepidemiology is the study of the patterns and determinants of drug use in human populations. It entails comparison of pharmaceutical interventions for their cost-effectiveness with the aim of optimizing allocation of resources to the most effective and least costly interventions. It involves the application of epidemiological approaches to study drug utilization, effectiveness, value and safety in human populations. It borrows from both clinical pharmacology and epidemiology. Pharmacovigilance, on the other hand, is the science of post-marketing surveillance, quality assurance and total quality management of pharmaceutical health delivery. Health delivery in third world countries is hampered by inadequate financial resources and planning. In many health care systems financial resources are wasted on irrational and inappropriate use of drugs. This problem therefore emphasizes the need to train professionals in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance so as to promote rational use of medicines, improve therapeutic interventions and to promote effective utilization of limited financial resources. Specialists qualified in pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance find employment in academia, research institutions, drug regulatory agencies, health related non-governmental institutions, consumer agencies, national, regional and international health organizations and pharmaceutical industries. They are involved in:- Identification of the patterns and determinants of drug use in a community. Providing information to regional, national and hospital Formulary and Therapeutic committees for the purposes of drug selection and development of therapeutic guidelines. Improving therapeutic interventions and rational drug use. Strategic planning for the management of disease. Provision of technical support and leadership in pharmacovigilance and consumer protection issues. Provision of technical support in therapeutic risk management YEAR 1 YEAR 2 TOTAL(KSHS) Tuition Fees 120,000 120,000 240,000 Examination Fees 10,000 10,000 Laboratory Fess 47,500 47,500 Project/Laboratory Fees 112,500 - 112,500 Library 5,000 5,000 10,000 Activity 2,000 2,000 4,000 Computer 5,000 5,000 10,000 ID Card 500 500 1,000 Medical 5,000 5,000 10,000 Caution(refundable) 5,000 - 5,000 TOTAL 200,000 250,000 450,00 Research Money* Science Based Diploma 50,000 Masters 100,000 Book Allowance 40,000 40,000 Additional Charges Extension of Registration period 3,000/= per extension Extension of Correction period 1,000/= per three months Extension of Revision period 3,000/= Extension of Supervision period Masters 6,000/= for Diploma and Masters Examination for Revised Thesis/ project REport 9,000/=

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The Common Rules and Regulations for Masters Degrees of the University of Nairobi shall apply. Applicants eligible for admission into the programme shall have the following minimum qualifications. Holders of Bachelor of Pharmacy degree of the University of Nairobi. Registered with the Pharmacy and Poisons Board or with the relevant regulatory body. Holders of any equivalent qualification from institutions recognized by Senate of the University of Nairobi.

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