DEPARTMENT: Microbiology and Immunology, School Of Medical Sciences, College Of Health and Allied Sciences
PROGRAMME TITLE: Infection and Immunity (IAI)
LEVEL OF PROGRAMME: MPhil, Regular
DURATION: Two years
The main goal of the Infection and Immunity programme is to provide students with the knowledge and technical skills needed for a successful career in infectious diseases research.
The specific objectives are to:
- Provide students with sound theoretical, conceptual and technical knowledge base in medical microbiology and immunology.
- Stimulate student to leverage their knowledge and skills to better understand and/or address the challenges of infectious diseases.
- Provide students with a sound basis for a prospective terminal degree (PhD) in infection and immunity.
At the end of this program the students would have acquired post graduate level knowledge in Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Mycology and Immunology as it pertains to humans. This knowledge will cover the areas of epidemiology, clinical significant, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. Additionally they would have acquired skills to enable them carry out diagnostic procedures and research in the field of microbiology and also immunology. They will be equipped to write research proposals, apply for research grants and also analysis of results using statistical tools.
- Medical doctors
- Biomedical scientists
- Laboratory technologists
- Biological Scientists
- Physician assistants
To be admitted into the programme for the degree of M.Phil in Infection and Immunity the applicant must have a good first degree (at least 2nd Class Lower Division) or its equivalent in biological sciences or related fields from a recognized university. Applicants who hold Bachelor of medicine and surgery (MB ChB) degrees, MSc and other post graduate degrees in relevant fields may also apply. Holders of diploma and Higher National Diploma (HND) with considerable work experience in related fields will also be considered on case by case basis.
Students who complete this program can be employed in the following sectors:
- Academic institutions( lecturers/ faculty members)
- Research institutions ( research fellows)
- Health institutions (laboratory technologists/ infectious disease experts)
- Pharmaceutical, biomedical industries ( laboratory technologists/scientists)
- Diagnostic centres (laboratory technologies)
FIRST YEAR STUDENTS
|IAI 801||Introduction to Infection and Immunity||3||0||3||Core|
|IAI 803||Advanced Medical Bacteriology||2||1||3||Core|
|IAI 805||Advanced Parasitology & Mycology||2||1||3||Core|
|IAI 807||Research Methods and Bio-statistics||2||1||3||Core|
|IAI 809||Grantsmanship and Research Leadership||2||1||3||Core|
|IAI 802||Advanced Virology||2||1||3||Core|
|IAI 804||Advanced Immunology||2||1||3||Core|
ELECTIVE ONE MODULES FOR FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER
|IAI 808||Advanced Topics in Tuberculosis||3||0||3|
|IAI 810||Advanced Topics in Malaria||2||1||3|
|IAI 812||Advanced Antimicrobial, Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Vaccinology||3||0||3|
|ELECTIVE TWO MODULES FOR FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER|
|IAI 814||Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)||3||0||3|
|IAI 816||Advanced Infection Control and Public Health||3||0||3|
|IAI 818||Advanced Topics in HIV||3||0||3|
|IAI 820||Nutrition, Infection and Immunity||3||0||3|