Snapshot of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

Snapshot of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, also known as MUHAS, is a government institution situated in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The institution has accreditation from Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). 

Address

By June 2018, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences had a presence in two locations:

  • The main campus is on United Nations Road, Upanga West in Dar es Salaam city. Its coordinates are 06°48’28.0 “South, 39°16’24.0” East ( Longitude:39.273333, Latitude:-6.807778).
  • Mloganzila Campus, about 31km (19 mi) on the western side of Muhimbili Hospital, along Highway A-7. The campus has 571-beds in the modern teaching hospital.
  • The university has a teaching centre in Bagamoyo town, approximately 66 km (41 mi), northwest of Dar es Salaam by road.
  • MUHAS also has a hostel for students situated on Chole Road in Masaki, Dar es Salaam. 

Background of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences’ origin dates back to 1963, after its opening as Dar es Salaam Medical School. In 1968, it evolved into Dar es Salaam University’s faculty of medicine. The faculty of medicine later became Muhimbili Hospital in 1976 and was later renamed Muhimbili Medical Centre (MMC).

The faculty was upgraded into a college of Dar es Salaam, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS) by an act of parliament, Number. 9, 1991. By 2000, the same act of parliament was to dissolve MMC to create two closely related but independent public institutions: Muhimbili National Hospital and MUCHS. The university has realized significant achievements with more student admission and various new academic courses through the years. The act of parliament that created MUCHS was corrected by 2005. MUHAS was created by the Charter of Incorporation, Article 1, 2007 to comply with TCU recommendations. 

Research at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Research is prominent among Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences’ goals. The university has engaged in more than 40 significant research projects. These include ‘vitamin trials in children born to HIV– positive women’ to examining health insurance in third world nations, research on the ‘social and contextual predictors of male heterosexual risk behaviour in Africa’, research on ‘the effect of multivitamin supplements on clinical and immunological response in childhood tuberculosis’. European Union members, various American and European universities are some of MUHAS’s research partners. 

Courses at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences offers dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, traditional medicine, nursing, public health, laboratory sciences at undergraduate, including allied sciences at postgraduate levels. 

Undergraduate Programmes

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences has the following degree programs for undergraduates leading to degrees in 14 academic disciplines, including; 

School of Medicine (BMLS)

  • MD – Doctor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Parasitology and Medical Entomology
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Histotechnology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • BSc RTT – Radiation Therapy Technology

 

School of Dentistry

  • DDS – Doctor of Dental Surgery

 

School of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy

 

School of Nursing (BSc.)

  • Midwifery
  • Nursing (Management)
  • Nursing

 

School of Public Health

  • BBMEng – Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • BSc – Environmental Health Science

 

Postgraduate Courses

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences offers master’s programs leading to degrees in  37 academic disciplines below;

 

School of Medicine (MMed)

  • Anatomical Pathology
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Microbiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Psychiatry
  • Paediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • MSc – Cardiology
  • MSc – Anatomy
  • MSc – Haematology
  • MSc – Nephrology
  • PhD programmes

 

School of Dentistry (MDent)

  • Community Dentistry
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dentistry

 

School of Pharmacy (M.Pharm.)

  • Industrial Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Quality Control
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Pharmacognosy

 

School of Nursing (MSc)

  • Mental Health
  • Nursing
  • Critical Care and Trauma

 

School of Public Health

  • MMed – Community Health
  • MA – Health Policy and Management
  • Master in Public Health
  • MSc – Tropical Diseases Control
  • MSc – Environmental and Occupational Health

Recognized Faculty Members

Haematologist – Julie Makani

Haematologist – Dr Julie Makani
Haematologist – Dr Julie Makani

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