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The Faculty Medicine offers both under graduate and post graduate degrees in Medicine. Faculty leadership consisting of Dean, Associate Dean and program coordinators with support from highly qualified teaching faculty are responsible for the competence and integrity of programs offered, the curricula and its relevance to real world, teaching methodologies, implementation and evaluation plans.

M.B.B.S: The program is organized into 10 semesters.

1. Course SchemeThe 10 semester MBBS program shall be organized into phases as follows:

a) Biomedical Basic Science Years

This shall consist of the first 2 Academic Years (Semesters 1-4), during which the student will cover the biomedical basic science subjects comprising

  1. Anatomy
  2. Behavioral Sciences & Biostatistics
  3. Physiology, Biochemistry
  4. Microbiology and Immunology, Parasitology,
  5. Epidemiology and Research Methodology,
  6. Development Studies
  7. Clinical Pharmacology and
  8. Pathology

b) Preclinical Year

There shall be one preclinical year (year 3) during which the students will cover the courses that introduce the clinical courses.
The preclinical courses include

  1. Medical ethics
  2. Forensic medicine
  3. Management of disease and
  4. Introduction to clinical methods.

c) Clinical Training

Clinical training is currently done at IMTU Hospital, Mwananyamala, Temeke and Amana Municipal Hospitals, Muhimbili Orthopedic Institute (MOI), Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH), Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI), Mirembe Hospital, Mnazi Mmoja Health Centre, and some health centers and dispensaries in and around Dar-es-Salaam Region.

The clinical rotations are done in following specialties:

  1. Psychiatry and
  2. Anesthesiology& Critical Care
  3. Otorhinolaryngology
  4. Orthopedic Surgery
  5. Ophthalmology
  6. Oncology, Radiology and Palliative Care)
  7. Internal Medicine
  8. Obstetrics &Gynecology
  9. Pediatrics& Child Health, and
  10. Surgery

Research Project

The research project shall be for a period of 8 weeks and shall be conducted at the end of semester 8 during which a student will guided by a supervisor to prepare a research proposal, conduct field work and write a research report before proceeding to the final semester (semester 10).The research report is assessed out of 100 (100%).