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Training Programmes

PROGRAMMES OFFERED AT THE INSTITUTE

 

In 2009/2010 the Institute engaged in yet another milestone through conducting a Postgraduate programmes aimed at producing graduates who will further strengthen development of Traditional medicine for the health of Tanzanians.

 

Currently, the institute offers three types of programmes; Master of Science in Traditional Medicines Development (Msc. Trad Meds Dev), PhD programme and CEPD short courses.

 

i.Master of Science in Traditional Medicines Development (Msc. Trad Meds Dev)

 

This is a four-semester programme, constituting 24 weeks each. Lectures, seminars and practical classes is covered in semesters one to two, whereas dissertation work is done in semesters three and four. All candidates shall have to study and pass examinations in the following courses offered by various departments within the University.

 

The following are the courses under MSc. Trad Meds Dev;

 

Table 1: Organization of the Programme [MSc (Trad Med Dev)]

Codes

Courses

Seminars

Practicals

Total

Hrs

Credits

Hrs

Credits

Hrs

Credits

SEMESTER 1

TM 601

Traditional and Alternative Health Care Systems

54

3.6

220

4.8

274

8.4

TM 602

Medical Botany, Biosystematics,Plant Breeding

98

6.5

250

5.6

348

12.1

ER 600

Epidemiology, biostatistics and research methodology

62

4.1

24

0.5

86

4.6

EE 600

Bioethics

42

2.8

18

0.6

60

3.4

TOTAL

256

17

512

11.5

768

28.5

SEMESTER 2

TM 603

Phytochemical Processes in Herbal Drugs Development

132

 

8.8

236

 

5.2

 

368

 

14.0

TM 604

Biological Testing and Pre-clinical Studies

120

8.0

180

4.0

300

12.0

HE 600

Educational Principles and Practices for the Health Professionals

40

2.7

60

2.0

100

4.7

TOTAL

292

19.5

476

11.2

768

30.7

SEMESTER 3

TM 699

Dissertation I

-

-

768

17.0

768

17.0

TOTAL

-

-

768

17.0

768

17.0

SEMESTER 4

TM 699

Dissertation II

-

-

768

17.0

768

17.0

TOTAL

-

-

768

17.0

768

17.0

 

ii.Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD)

 

The PhD by research and publication is offered for 3 to 4 years at the institute in the areas of traditional medicine development

Admission of a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy degree of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences shall study for 3-4 years period .The candidate must hold the following qualifications:

 

Masters degree of this University or its predecessor or an equivalent Masters degree from a recognized University.Certificates obtained from unlisted Universities and institutions of higher learning shall be subject to approval by the Tanzania Commission for Universities.

 

CEPD courses

The Institute offers short curses training on Traditional Medicine Development Level I and Level II. The courses are aimedto facilitate improvement of knowledge, skills and practice of various stakeholders involved in traditional medicine development and drug discovery.

Traditional Medicine Development Level I covers the following courses

  • Elementary human anatomy andphysiology
  • Diseases and ill-healthconditions
  • Public health and hygiene and first AID
  • Ethics in traditionalmedicine
  • Herbal remedies preparation (mixing, preservation, packaging, and storage of herbalmedicines)
  • Nutrition
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Medicinal plants and good agricultural practices
  • Formulation of Traditional medicine

Traditional Medicine Development Level II covers the following courses

  • Regulatory aspects of herbal medicinal products with special reference to Africa countries.
  • Standardization and quality control of herbal products
  • Documentation and maintenance of a repository of medicinal plants and herbal products
  • Intellectual Property Rights Aspects in Traditional medicine
  • Good agricultural and processing practices of Traditional Medicine Materiamedica

Contact US

INSTITUTE OF TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
P.O. Box 65001, Dar es Salaam,
E-mail: ditm@muhas.ac.tz
Direct Line: 21500096, 2150302-6 Ext 216, 2150302-6 Ext. 262