Masters of Science in Parasitology

Graduates should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of (i) ecological factors associated with parasitic diseases of man, domestic and wild animals, (ii) methods for diagnosis and control of parasitic diseases of man, domestic and wild animals and (iii) research methods in parasitology.

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Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Microbiology, Parasitology and Biotechnology
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Summary of courses in MSc Parasitology programme and the distribution of hours.

YEAR 1

SEMESTER 1

CORE COURSES

ANTE

COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VM 621

Research methods

40

10

20

10

20

10

VM 622

Statistics and Data Management

35

10

15

20

20

10

EPI 623

Practical research design, management and presentation

40

20

10

10

20

10

MTP 606

Experimental Parasitology

30

20

40

10

20

12

MBB 603

Immunobiology

30

10

10

5

5

6

 

TOTAL

175

70

95

55

85

48

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

ANTE

COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

 

MTP 601

Helminthology

30

10

60

10

10

12

 

MTP 610

Freshwater Malacology

30

20

40

10

20

12

 

MBB 604

Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology

40

10

20

10

20

10

 

 

TOTAL

100

40

120

30

50

34

 

L*= Lecture, T* =Tutorial, P*= Practical, AS* =assignment, IS*= independent studies

SEMESTER 1

CORE COURSES

ANTE

COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

VM700

Proposal Development

 

60

 

 

90

15

 

TOTAL

 

60

 

 

90

15

L*= Lecture, T* =Tutorial, P*= Practical, AS* =assignment, IS*= independent studies,

SEMESTER 2

ANTE

CORE COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

MTP 604

Applied Parasitology

30

20

40

20

10

12

MTP 605

Parasite ecology and epidemiology

30

20

40

20

10

12

MTP 609

Emerging, re-emerging and neglected parasitic diseases

30

40

20

20

10

12

IPM 600

Research Innovations Management and Commercialization

40

0

20

20

20

10

 

TOTAL

130

80

120

80

50

46

ELECTIVE COURSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANTE

COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits

MTP 602

Protozoology

30

10

50

20

10

12

MTP 603

Entomology

30

10

50

20

10

12

MTP 607

Parasitic zoonoses

30

20

40

20

10

12

MBB 614

Immunology of infectious diseases

40

10

20

10

20

10

 

TOTAL

130

50

160

70

50

46

                 

L*= Lecture, T* =Tutorial, P*= Practical, AS* =Assignment, IS*= independent studies

YEAR 2

CORE COURSES

ANTE

COURSE TITLE

L*

T*

P*

AS*

IS*

Credits*

VM700

Master Dissertation

 

 

300

 

150

45

 

TOTAL

 

 

300

 

150

45

L*= Lecture, T* =Tutorial, P*= Practical, AS* =assignment, IS*= Independent study

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES AND ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

The minimum time for full time student to complete MSc Parasitology shall be four semesters. Assessment criteria for various components of examinations shall be as stipulated in the Sokoine University of Agriculture regulations and guidelines. A candidate who decides to end studies for some reasons but after accumulating a minimum of 120 credits shall be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Parasitology (level 9).
 

ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS
Sokoine University of Agriculture admission criteria for higher degrees shall apply. A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Masters degree in Parasitology if he/she has:

  1. University Degree in Veterinary Medicine or Veterinary Science/Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences from SUA or from a recognized institution with at least a credit in Parasitology;
  2. Degree in Medicine, Dental or Nursing studies from a recognized institution with at least a credit in Parasitology;
  3. Candidates with BSc Wildlife Management or BSc Animal science or BSc Range Management from SUA or from recognized university with Distinction or Credit in Parasitology;  
  4. Candidates with BSc Zoology/ Biology degree with at least a credit in Parasitology and previous substantial work experience in veterinary/medical Parasitology.

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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