Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

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Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Chuo Kikuu cha Afya na Sayansi Shirikishi Muhimbili  (Swahili)
Former names
Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences
Motto Elimu. Tiba. Utafiti.  (Swahili)
Motto in English
Education. Treatment. Research.
Type Public
Established 2007 (2007)
Parent institution
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Chairman Mrs. Mariam Mwafisi
Chancellor Ali Hassan Mwinyi
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Ephata Kaaya
Academic staff
306
Administrative staff
342
Students 3,861
Undergraduates 3,172
Postgraduates 662
29
Location Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Coordinates: 6°48′28″S 39°16′24″E / 6.80778°S 39.27333°E / -6.80778; 39.27333
Campus Urban
Colours Blue, Red, White
Website www.muhas.ac.tz

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) is a public university in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.[1]

History[edit]

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences[2] is a successor to the Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), which was a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam. MUCHS was established by an Act of Parliament, Act No. 9 of 1991, when the then Faculty of Medicine was upgraded to a college. The Faculty of Medicine originated from the Dar es Salaam School of Medicine, which was established in 1963 by the Ministry of Health with the primary aim of training clinical health staff. In 1968, the Dar es Salaam School of Medicine was upgraded to a Faculty of Medicine of the Dar es Salaam University College of the University of East Africa. In 1976 the Faculty of Medicine was incorporated into Muhimbili Hospital to form the Muhimbili Medical Centre (MMC).

In 1991, the Faculty of Medicine was upgraded to a constituent college of the University of Dar es Salaam, with the aim of nurturing it to a full-fledged university. In 2000 the Government by Act of Parliament disestablished MMC and created two closely linked but autonomous public institutions: MUCHS and the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). Over the years MUCHS made significant achievements in increased student enrollment and development of several new academic programmes. The Parliament Act No. 9 of 1991 that established MUCHS was repealed in 2005. In 2007, MUHAS was established by Article 1 of the Charter of Incorporation, in line with the recommendations of the Tanzania Commission of Universities.

Campuses[edit]

As of May 2009, the university has a number of campuses, including:

  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences[3] — Main Campus, Upanga, Dar-es-Salaam
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences — Mloganzila Campus, 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Dar es Salaam where a new start-of-art 571-bed teaching hospital is located.
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences — Bagamoyo Campus, Bagamoyo

The smaller facilities — at Bagamoyo and just outside Dar es Salaam — are used for fieldwork during community contact and other academic and research activities. There is a student hostel located along Chole Road, Masaki, Dar es Salaam.

Research[edit]

Research features prominently in the institutional focus of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The university is engaged in over 40 major research endeavours. They range from ‘vitamin trials among the children of HIV-infected women’ to an examination of ‘health insurance in developing countries’ and from a study of the ‘social and contextual predictors of male heterosexual risk behavior in Africa’ to one that looks at ‘the effect of multivitamin supplements on clinical and immunological response in childhood tuberculosis’. Research partners include the European Union and several European and American universities.

Programmes[edit]

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences offers programmes in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Public Health, Traditional Medicine, Laboratory and Allied Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate levels including:-

Undergraduate Programmes[edit]

School of Medicine:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (BMLS)
  • BMLS Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • BMLS Parasitology and Medical Entomology
  • BMLS Clinical Chemistry
  • BMLS Histotechnology
  • Bachelor of Science Radiation Therapy Technology (BSc RTT)

School of Dentistry:

  • Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

School of Pharmacy:

  • Bachelor of Pharmacy

School of Nursing:

  • BSc Nursing Degree Programme
  • BSc Nursing (Management) Degree Programme
  • BSc Midwifery Degree Programme

School of Public Health And Social Sciences:

  • BSc (Environmental Health Science) Degree Programme

Postgraduate Programmes[edit]

School of Medicine:

  • Master of Medicine (MMed)
  • MMed Anaesthesiology
  • MMed Anatomical Pathology
  • MMed Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • MMed Internal Medicine
  • MMed Microbiology
  • MMed Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • MMed Ophthalmology
  • MMed Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • MMed Otorhinolaryngology
  • MMed Paediatrics
  • MMed Psychiatry
  • MMed Radiology
  • MMed Surgery
  • MSc Anatomy
  • MSc Super-specialization
  • MSc Cardiology
  • MSc Nephrology
  • MSc Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • PhD programmes

School of Dentistry:

  • Master of Dentistry (MDent.)
  • MDent Community Dentistry
  • MDent Oral Surgery
  • MDent Oral Pathology
  • MDent Restorative Dentistry

School of Pharmacy:

  • Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm)
  • M.Pharm Industrial Pharmacy
  • M.Pharm Quality control and quality assurance
  • M.Pharm Hospital and Clinical pharmacy
  • M.Pharm Pharmacognosy
  • M.Pharm Medicinal Chemistry

School of Nursing:

  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSc Nursing Mental Health)
  • MSc Nursing (Mental Health)
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSc Nursing Critical Care and Trauma)

School of Public Health And Social Sciences:

  • Master of Arts (MA) in Health Policy and Management
  • Master of Medicine in Community Health (MMed Community Health)
  • Master of Science in Tropical Diseases Control (MSc TDC)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Notable faculty members[edit]

References[edit]

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muhimbili-University-of-Health-and-Allied-Sciences-MUHAS/602450783127055

External links[edit]