Master of Applied Cell Biology

On successful completion of the degree program, the graduate should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: (i) biological products, such as diagnostics and vaccines; (ii) cell clone systems; (iii) cell biology techniques for increased animal and plant productivity, wildlife conservation, control of diseases, and other commercial applications and (iv) applied research in Cell Biology

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Veterinary Anatomy and Pathology
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of Courses under the Programme and their Notional Hours Distribution.

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

Core courses and their course units/credit in semester 1

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

VM 621

Research Methods

40

20

10

10

20

10

VM 622

Statistics and Data Management

35

15

10

20

20

10

ACB 601

Advanced Cell Biology

30

10

20

10

10

8

ACB 602

Molecular Developmental Biology

35

10

25

10

20

9

OMB 604

Techniques in Molecular Biology

30

5

40

5

10

9

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

170

60

105

55

80

46

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester 1

 

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

MBB 603

Immunobiology

10

5

25

10

10

6

ACB 603

Quality Assurance and  Laboratory Management

15

5

20

5

15

6

VPB 601

Protein biochemistry and biotechnology

30

10

20

20

10

9

ACB 604

Instrumentation

15

5

30

5

5

6

ACB 605

Molecular  Genetics

20

5

20

5

10

6

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

90

30

115

45

50

33

Total for Semester

260

90

220

100

140

79

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

SEMESTER 2
Core courses and their course units/credit in semester 2

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

ACB 606

Advanced  Histotechnology

25

10

40

10

15

9

ACB 607

Endocrine Technologies  and  Applications

20

10

40

10

10

9

ACB 608

Cell and Tissue Culture Technology

25

10

40

10

15

9

ACB 610

Animal Model for Biomedical Research

20

10

40

10

20

10

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

130

40

180

60

80

47

 

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester 2

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

ACB 611

Immunotherapeutic and Vaccine Target Identification

20

5

30

5

20

8

ACB 609

Immunohematology 

20

5

30

5

20

8

MBB 607

Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

30

5

30

5

10

8

VPB 602

Applied enzymology

45

10

20

15

20

11

VPB 606

Forensic Science

40

10

20

10

20

10

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

155

35

130

40

90

45

 

Total for Semester

285

75

310

100

170

92

 

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

Credits for research proposal writing

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Research Proposal Writing

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study
 

Credits for dissertation writing

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

TOTAL

0

50

0

0

400

45

*L= Lectures; T*= Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study
 

EXIT LEVELS OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

There shall be two exit points. Successful completion of all CORE and ELECTIVE courses but without engaging in the research part of the programme will qualify a candidate for award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Cell biology. Successful completion of all CORE and ELECTIVE courses and research part of the programme will qualify candidates for award of MSc. Applied Cell biology. 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Registration for courses shall be as per SUA general regulations and guidelines. To be admitted into this programme, the candidates must have attained at least level 8 of higher education training levels and hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a distinction or credit in Anatomy subjects.

See also: General Minimum Admission Qualifications for Postgraduate Studies

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: postgraduate.students@suanet.ac.tz
Website: http://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/

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