Facts & Figures

The School has been able to maintain its undergraduate student enrolment target for particularly the MD (Doctor of Medicine) course at between 94% to104% in the 2011-13 academic years (i.e. 187- just over 200 enrolled), and in the Bachelor of Science in Radiotherapy Technology and Treatment (BScRTT) enrolment was at 50-70% (n=5-7) of target while in the Bachelors of Medical Laboratory Sciences courses (BMTL) at 64% (about 32 students) in the 2011-2012 to 2013-14 academic years.  There has been a substantial increase in enrolment of postgraduate students with a total of 613 registered post graduate students by the middle of 2012. About 25% and 36% of undergraduates and post-graduates are females, rates that are steadily improving but remain short of targets of 36% and  40% females respectively, largely due to low numbers of female applicants to courses.

The school has a diverse staff base with an over 10% increase in staff between 2009 to 2014 to a current total of 140; 27% trained at doctorate level, 68% at Master’s levels, some of whom have attained clinical super specialty training post-Master of Medicine training. The remaining, hold a single degree and may enroll for training at MUHAS particularly in the clinical Masters of Medicine and basic science Masters of Science Programmes, many of which are offered at MUHAS.  

Academic Programs
The School of Medicine currently hosts eight undergraduate and thirty postgraduate degree programmes.  A more recent development has been the initiation of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes, a welcome product of the diverse research collaborations within the School.  The current programmes of the School are as listed below:
Undergraduate degree programmes:

  • Doctor of Medicine (five year programme with an additional one year internship)
  • Six Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS) degree programmes including general (BMLS general) and specialized programmes, all conducted over three years.  The specialized degree programmes include:
  • Clinical Chemistry (BMLS Clin. Chem)
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion (BMLS Haem. BT)
  • Histo-technology (BMLS Histotech.)
  • Microbiology and Immunology (BMLS Micro. Immunol.)
  • Parasitology and Entomology (BMLS Para. Entomol.) with School of Public Health and Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy Technology (BSc RTT)

Postgraduate degree programmes:
Six M.Sc. Graduate programmes in: Anatomy; Biochemistry; Clinical Pharmacology; Clinical Psychology; Microbiology and Immunology & Physiology

Sixteen Master of Medicine Programmes in: Anesthesiology; Anatomical Pathology; Clinical Oncology; Emergency Medicine; Haematology and Blood Transfusion; Internal Medicine; Microbiology and Immunology; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedics and Traumatology; Otorhinolaryngology; Paediatrics and Child Health; Psychiatry; Radiology; Surgery & Urology

Eight Master of Science in Super-specialty Programmes including: Cardiology; Hematology and Blood Transfusion; Medical Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Nephrology; Neurology; Neurosurgery; Respiratory Medicine & Surgical Gastroenterology and Hepatology

In addition to formal degree programmes, the school offers a rich clinical teaching experience to elective (less than one audit year attachment) or occasional (one audit year attachment) undergraduate and postgraduate students. Elective students can apply for an elective placement using the following link http://www.muhas.ac.tz/index.php/application-forms/file/5-application-forms-for-electives can be downloaded and submitted through the university links office as described in forms; as well as through the Global Health Learning Opportunities programme for clinical undergraduate electives at www.aamc.org/ghlo




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Tel: Direct: +255-22-2151680, Tel: +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1008 Dean, 1276 OMS)
Fax: +255-022-2150465
E-Mail dsmed@muhas.ac.tz