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

Aim:

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.

Objectives

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.

The target/eligible students:

  • Medical doctors
  • Biomedical scientists
  • Pharmacists
  • Nurses
  • Laboratory technologists
  • Biological Scientists
  • Physician assistants

 

Admissions requirement

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

 FIRST SEMESTER

Code Title Credits Remarks
    Theory Practical Total  
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
Total Credits              15  

 

 

Code Title Credits     Remarks
    Theory Practical Total  
IAI  802 Advanced Virology 2 1 3 Core
IAI  804 Advanced  Immunology 2 1 3 Core
IAI  806 Bioinformatics 2 1 3 Core
  Elective 1 2 1 3 Elective
  Elective 2 2 1 3 Elective
Total Credits       15  

SECOND SEMESTER

 

 

ELECTIVE ONE MODULES FOR FIRST YEAR SECOND SEMESTER

 

Code Title Credits Remarks
    Theory Practical  
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

 

Code Title Credit  
    Theory Practical Credit
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