Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry

At the end of the degree programme, students will (i) understand the medical, scientific and technological principles of Clinical Chemistry and its interrelationship with other disciplines, (ii) have a sound knowledge of the applications of Clinical Biochemistry in diagnosis and monitoring of disease and its contribution to biomedical research, (iii) be able to assess the effectiveness of individual clinical laboratory tests, strategies and protocols for the investigation of disease, (iv) acquire a detailed knowledge of laboratory techniques, instrumentation and informatics (v) understand the principles of laboratory management, (vi) appreciate new trends including molecular diagnostics, robotics, point of  care and self testing and (vii) develop their clinical, scientific and research skills.

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE 

COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSE
VM 621    Research Methods                
VM 622    Statistics and Data Management                
VP 600    Instrumentation                
PC 601    Clinical Biochemistry I                
VPC 602    Clinical Biochemistry II                
VPC 603    Clinical endocrinology and Metabolism I                
VPC 604    Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism II                
VPC 605    Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management                
VM 700    Dissertation                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
VPB 605    Biochemistry overview                
MCP 603    Clinical Hematology                
VPB 607    Forensic Science                
MAM 615    Medical Microbiology and Virology                
MTP 611    Medical Parasitology                
                

Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Clinical Chemistry if he/she has
(i)    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(iii)    Honors degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have  satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

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Application forms can be requested from the undersigned or downloaded from our website:
http://www.suanet.ac.tz/phocadownload/postgraduate_application_forms201…. Such dully-filled
forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned not later than 31st May, 2017 together with
evidence of payment of Shs. 50,000/= or 20$ for foreigners, as application fee. Payments should be made
through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
THE DIRECTOR,
DIRECTORATE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES,RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND CONSULTANCY,
SOKOINE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE,
P.O. BOX 3151, CHUO KIKUU,
MOROGORO, TANZANIA.
Telephone:+255 023-2640013, Fax: +255 023 2640013
E-mail: drpgs@suanet.ac.tz,
Website: http://www.drpgs.suanet.ac.tz/

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