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Applied Biology Diploma at Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences

Applied Biology Diploma program.

This Applied Biology course offered at Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences, is a 3 years Diploma program accredited by KNEC.

  • Diploma
  • 3 years
  • Biology

Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work from the sub-cellular to the whole organism level.

This Applied Biology Diploma program involves the study of life and living organisms, including their physical and chemical structure, function, development, and evolution. Students are taught how to utilize living organisms (mostly microbes) to produce useful products. The students acquire knowledge that will help them in traditional activities such as brewing and cheese making and modern technological developments such as genetic engineering.

Graduates of this Applied Biology Diploma program may work in various biological laboratories, research institutions, the pharmaceutical sector, food industry, and the agricultural sector or may go into gainful self-employment. Some of the jobs that Applied Biology graduates can apply for include: laboratory manager, research scientist/officer, horticulturalists, academician (lecturer, teacher, tutor), microbiologist, product specialist, sales executive for biotech products, and environmental safety officer.

The Applied Biology Diploma programme also provides a foundation for further training in biological technology, microbiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Entry requirement

  • KCSE Mean Grade C- (Minus) or
  • Pass in relevant Craft Course or
  • Equivalent qualification approved by KNEC.