This course is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them in research laboratories performing various biological technologies and correctly handle the laboratory equipments.
This course is aimed at providing the trainees with knowledge and skills in biological process and their application i.e. inter-relationship between organisms in nature and the modern manipulation of microorganisms in the developing industrial look.
The practical work will help the trainees develop confidence and skills in the use of biological techniques and tool. As a result, it will help the trainee to impart general knowledge and entrepreneurship awareness to enable trainees to contribute positively in the society.
At the end of this course, the trainee should be able to:
Candidates for the examinations must at the time of entry to the examinations have completed the course at KIAS and should have obtained 75% of attendance time.
Internal examinations will be prepared and marked by the KIAS. The Kenya National Examinations Council will not issue certificates for the internal examinations but the KIAS will issue statements of results for internal examinations to the trainees.
The Kenya National Examinations Council will offer External examinations for the Diploma in Applied Biology.
The course duration is 2970 hours and is organized into 3 stages (3years) each stage has 990hours or 1 year equal to 3 terms.
A project in this context means a piece of work carried out by an individual trainee or by a group of trainees. It may be practical, mathematical, evaluative, and descriptive or research based project. The project will have well defined objectives so that trainee/trainees will have something definitive to aim at, without inhibiting their initiative
For external examinations the trainees will carry out at least two projects, one of which will be related to the trade and will be assessed by the Kenya National Examinations Council, while the other one will be an entrepreneurship project which will be submitted to the Kenya National Examinations Council for validation.
The programme is continuously assessed with the institute’s final examination (internal examination at the end of the stage) while the KNEC will offer external examinations at the end of the 3year course.
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