Master of Science in Clinical Pathology

Graduates should be able to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of (i) clinical pathological features of different organs and systems of the   body,
(ii) pathogenesis, biochemical, cytopathological, and molecular pathological features of diseases, (iii) research methods in Clinical pathology and (iv) body fluid changes 

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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 AND THEIR 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

MCP   601

Cytology

10

0

30

5

5

5

MCP   602

Oncology

30

10

60

10

10

12

VPC 601

Clinical Biochemistry I

15

5

30

5

5

6.0

VTT 602

Pathology and Clinical Toxicology

10

10

40

5

5

7

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

140

60

180

55

65

50

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester 1

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

ACB 603

Quality Assurance and  Laboratory Management (replace VPC 605, same name)

15

5

20

5

15

6.0

MAM 614

Advanced Immunology

10

5

25

10

10

6.0

MBB 601

Molecular Biology

20

5

20

10

5

6

VA 604

Histochemical Techniques

10

10

40

5

5

7

ACB 610

Animal Model for Biomedical Research

15

5

20

5

15

6.0

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

70

30

125

35

50

31

Total for Semester

210

90

305

90

115

81

*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

MCP   603

Clinical Hematology

20

0

30

5

5

6.0

VPC 602

Clinical Biochemistry II

20

0

30

5

5

6.0

MVP 602

Diagnostic Pathology

30

10

60

5

15

12

VPB 606

Forensic Science

20

15

40

10

15

8.0

VA 607

Immunofluorescence and Immunohistochemistry 

20

7.5

45

10

7.5

9

VTT 601

Biochemical Toxicology

20

7.5

45

10

7.5

9

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

130

40

250

45

55

50

*L= Lectures; ST*= Seminar/Tutorial; P*= Practical; AS*= Assignment;    IS*= Independent Study

 

 

Elective courses and their units/credit in semester 2

 

Code

 

Course

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

 

L*

T*

P*

AS

IS*

Credits

 

ACB 604

Instrumentation (replaces:VPB 600, same name)

15

5

30

5

5

6.0

 

MAM  601

Advanced Microbiology

15

5

30

5

5

6.0

 

OMB 604

Techniques in Molecular Biology

20

5

40

5

10

7.0

VTT 605

Genotoxicology and Carcinogenicity

10

5

25

10

10

6.0

MAM  602

Virology

10

5

25

10

10

6.0

 

Sub-Total Hours/Credits

70

25

150

35

40

31

 

 

Total for Semester

200

65

400

80

95

81

 

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

 

 

Credits for research proposal

 

Code

 

Module Title

Scheme of study (Hours/Credits)

L*

ST*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VA 700

Research Proposal

0

60

0

0

90

15

 

TOTAL

0

60

0

0

90

15

*L= Lectures; ST*= 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 701

Dissertation

0

50

0

0

400

45

 

TOTAL

0

50

0

0

400

45

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

 

 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Clinical Pathology if he/she has:

  1. University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or above in Pathology related subjects and pass in Physiology and Biochemistry subjects
  2. Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a credit or above in Pathology related subjects and pass in Physiology and Biochemistry subjects
  3. Honours BSc. degree (normally first or upper second class) in other biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution.

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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