MSc. Public Health Pest Management

The Sokoine University of Agriculture through its African Centre of Excellence for Innovative Rodent Pest Management and Biosensor Technology Development (IRPM-BTD) is pleased to invite interested and qualified candidates to apply for its new MSc programme in Public Health Pest Management. The programme is aimed at producing highly qualified professionals with skills and capability to effectively manage vertebrate and invertebrate pests of public health importance.
 

  • ABOUT PROGRAMME
  • LEARNING OUTCOME
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • HOW TO APPLY
  • CONTACT
Programme Availability
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Host Department
Department of Veterinary Medicine and Public Health
Level of Study
Masters Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
2 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Core courses for semester I
VM621: Research methods
VM622: Statistics and data management
PHP601: Applied medical entomology
PHP602: Medical microbiology and Immunology
PHP603: Applied ecology and population dynamics of arthropod pests
PHP604: Technologies and methods of pest management
PHP605: Mammals as pests

Core courses for semester II
PHP606: Vector-borne microbial diseases
IPM600: Research innovations management and commercialization
PHP607: Vector-borne parasites
PHP609: Integrated pest management in public health
 

By the end of this program the graduate is expected to be able to: -

  • Evaluate potential pest threat situations and design effective management strategies
  • Carry out surveillance for prediction of pest outbreaks and prepare for interventions
  • Design and implement research programs on pests of public health significance
  • Conduct risk analysis in relation to pests of animals and humans
  • Conduct laboratory analysis and certification of public health pesticides
  • Minimize and/or mitigate hazardous effects of pesticides on the environment and non-targeted organisms
  • Apply appropriate integrated pest management strategies.

Sokoine University of Agriculture admission criteria for higher degrees shall apply. A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the Master’s degree in Public Health Pest Management if he/she has either: -
A Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) degree from SUA or equivalent qualification from a recognized university/institution with Distinction or Credit in relevant undergraduate courses;
OR
Doctor of Medicine (MD); Doctor of Dentistry (DD); BSc (Nursing); BSc (Pharmacy); honours degree in BSc (Public Health); BSc Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences (BLS); BSc Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) from a recognized university/institution with Distinction or Credit in relevant undergraduate courses;
OR
Honours degree in Bachelor of Science (Wildlife management); BSc (Animal Science); BSc (Zoology) from SUA or any recognized university/institution with Distinction or Credit in relevant undergraduate courses

Apply for this Programme

(a) Application forms can be downloaded from our website:
http://www.sua.ac.tz/postgraduate-application-forms or requested from the Director’s Office through drpgs@sua.ac.tz or postgraduate.students@sua.ac.tz. Such dully-filled forms can be returned physically or mailed to the undersigned together with evidence of payment of Tanzanian Shillings TZS 50,000/= or US$ 20 for international students as application fee (normal application ) or TZS 80,000/= or US$50 for international students (for all late applications ). Payments should be made through A/C NO. 0150076769860 CRDB Bank: Swift Code No. CORUTZTZXXX.

(b) Online application through http://suasis.sua.ac.tz:9092/index.php/welcome. Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made. 
 

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: https://www.dprtc.sua.ac.tz/
 

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