POSTGRADUATE

Postgraduate Diploma in PalliativeMedicine

Introduction

The Distance Learning Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (PGDPM) is a one year program organized into two semesters of 20 weeks each. The total number of hours for the program is 1600. This includes the examinations.

Objectives:

The objectives of the program is to achieve the following goals

ORGANIZATION OF THE PROGRAM

-Theory classes
-Course Work by Distance Learning
-Personal Tutor and Supervisor
-Field research
-Examinations
-Vacation
Field research

Field research will be for 3 weeks (120 hours).During this period the student will spend a week in each of 3 selected sites for clinical placement for palliative care (CPC), Community home based Palliative care (CHBPC) and at Oncology unit respectively.

AWARD

For a student to qualify for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine (PGDPM), he/she must pass all prescribed end of semester University examinations and submit an error-free dissertation after examination.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine shall not be classified.

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANATOMY (M.Sc. ANATOMY)

Introduction

This is a two year(4semester) program intended to train anatomists in order tosustain the human resource requirements for training institutions in Tanzania, Africa and the World in general.The course shall include course work and dissertation.



Objectives



General Objectives
  • To train and produce competent men and women who can teach and conduct research in anatomy at University level.
  • Specific Objectives
  •  To enable the graduate to have a good understanding of cell biology; gross anatomy, developmental biology, histology and neurobiology of the human body.
  •  To enable the graduate to relate the knowledge in anatomy to functions of bodysystems and trends in evolution.
  •  To enable the graduate to teach anatomy to the undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  •  To produce anatomists, who will make correct observations, prepare and interpret microscopic specimens of normal structures of the human body, give presentation and discuss research findings at scientific forums.
  •  To enable the graduate to design and conduct independent research and publish results in peer reviewed journals.
  •  To enable the graduate to design and submit research proposals for possible funding from donor agencies.
  •  At the end of the course, the student should be able to prepare the similarities and differences in primates and how this may be related to functional adaptations compared to the human beings.
AWARD

For a student to qualify for the award of Master of Science in Anatomy degree, he/she must pass all prescribed end of semester University examinations and submit an error-free dissertation after examination.

The Master of Science in Anatomy degree shall not be classified.

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH)

Introduction

The course addresses the dire and increasing need for public health specialists to manage health facilities, services and programs at national, regional, and district levels in Tanzania and other developing countries.

Objectives

The aim of the course is to train public health specialists with emphasis on management skills for public health promotion and disease prevention.

Specific Objectives

The course specific objectives are to train and produce graduates with a wide range of knowledge and skills for:

  •  Leadership career development for public health services and programs at district, regional and national levels.
  •  Sourcing finances for health services and programs from the government and development partners.
  •  Supervising the expenditure of the sourced finances.
  •  Supervising the management of health and disease surveillance data.
  •  Identifying and investigating disease outbreaks.
  •  Coordinating multi-sectorial collaboration to:
  • • Conduct scientific research to identify and prioritize public health problems,
  • • Develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs;
  •  Academic career development for university teaching in public health.
AWARD

For a student to qualify for the award of Master of Public Health degree he/she must pass all prescribed end of semester University examinations and submit an error-free dissertation after examination.

The Master of Public Health degree shall not be classified.

MASTER OF MEDICINE (M.MED)

Objectives
  •  These are six semesters (three years) Programs intended to train proficient and skilled human resource to improve the delivery of specialist health care services including research and training of other health professionals in the country.
  •  Trainees can specialize in any of the following disciplines: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Child Health and Surgery.
  •  For each of these M.MedPrograms, the first semester is devoted to biomedical basic science core courses which should be a minimum of five and a maximum of six.
  •  During semester 2-6, trainees receive in-depth various studies of discipline-specific courses and pursue a comprehensive apprenticeship in the patient care setting on the subject of specialization.
  •  During semesters 3-6, trainees design, conduct and report research work which forms the dissertation, in partial fulfillment for the award of the respective M.Med degree.
AWARD

A student shall be awarded the M.Med degree after passing all prescribed end of semester University examinations of the M.Med program concerned and submitting an error-free dissertation.

The M.Med degree shall not be classified.