Electives

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences offer elective periods of study to Medical, Nursing, and Dental students in their clinical years for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs. Electives are offered in the following departments:-
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Orthopaedics and Trauma
  • Community Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Nursing
  • Oral Surgery
  • Restorative Dentistry
Students are allowed to do either clerkship or Community Health rotation or a Research project, for a minimum of 2 weeks (10 working days). This depends on the individual’s choice.

The following is the application procedure:-

All applications should be sent to the
Vice Chancellor,
Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences,
P.O. Box 65001,
Dar es Salaam
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All applications should be sent 6 months before the intended date to start elective.
  • All applications will consist of a duly filled, signed and stamped MUHAS application form; must be accompanied with a reference letter from the Dean/Principal stating that the student is scientifically and socially capable of following the elective successfully; a CV and transcript of academic results.
  • For undergraduate students, they should be in their 4th or 5th year of the course (Clinical years).
  • Students should indicate the school/department of their choice and the duration of their intended stay as per the application form.
  • Students have to stay for the whole period of elective studies.
  • No remuneration or financial aid for students is available except for those coming under an exchange programme with such provision.
An occasional student will be discontinued on the following grounds: Any serious breach of University regulations, abscondment or irregular attendance.
  • Occasional students may be allowed to audit by permission.
  • Occasional students will pay same fees as with the other students.
  • Non-Tanzania students will pay fees in Foreign currency (US $)
 
The costs for the elective include:
Undergraduate students:
 
Application fee: 20 US $
Registration fee: 100 US$
Tuition fee: 90 US $ / week (Non- Tanzania citizens)
                     45 US $ / week (Tanzanian citizens studying outside Tanzania)  
Supervisionfee: 35 US $ / week (for research oriented elective period)
Identity Card US $ 2
Ethical clearance fees US$100 (for research proposal)
 
Postgraduate students
Application fee: 20 US $
Registration fee: 100 US $
Tuition fee: 120 US $ / week
Supervision fee: 70 US $ / week (for research oriented elective period)
Identity Card US$ 2
Ethical clearance fees US$100 (for research proposal)
Students coming to the Muhimbili Teaching Hospital are supposed to join the existing group of 3rd year Medical Students in that particular department or 4th or 5th year if they have completed junior rotation in their home country university. They are supposed to do ward rounds, go to the clinics, theatre and attend lectures and seminars with our Medical students.
They are supposed to take history from the patients, examine them and present their findings and discuss during ward rounds.
Students must show the number of cases seen and examined, procedures assisted and procedures performed in the log-book which must be countersigned by the supervisor.
At the end of clerkship, the student has to produce a short report about his/her visit. The report must be copied to the Dean of the Faculty from which the student come from and also the Dean of the Faculty where the student has visited i.e. Muhimbili.
Ideally, students coming for clerkships should have brought with them a minimum set of equipments for clinical e.g. blood pressure machine, white coat, tendon hammer, stethoscope etc.
Students coming to other consultant hospitals are supposed to have the same obligations except that since these are not teaching hospitals, clerkships would be organized by the supervisor accordingly.
RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Students coming for research projects should submit their research proposals to the Vice Chancellor 6 months before the intended date to start the research for scrutiny and institutional ethical clearance. The University will identify a supervisor while a student is in Tanzania.
It is advised that hospital based studies should be done at the Muhimbili Teaching Hospital. Community based studies have to be done at any upcountry hospital.
Occasional Students
The University accepts students for occasional periods of study.
 

Fee Structure for Undergraduate Degree Programmes

Selected candidates will be required to pay tuition and other University fees by the beginning of the first semester before they can be permitted to use the University facilities.  The tuition fees for the various programmes for Tanzanian students are indicated in the table below.  Foreign students’ fees are under review and are subject to change at any time but they are currently at a further surcharge of 50% of the tuition fees for Tanzanian students.

 FEE STRUCTURE AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

FEE STRUCTURE FOR UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES

Clusters

Tuition Fee per Year (Tanzanian students) (TShs)

Tuition Fee per Year  (Foreign students) (US$)

Discipline/Programmes Cluster

1

1,400,000/=

3,612

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Midwifery and Bachelor of Science in Nursing Management.

2

1,500,000/=

4,408

Bachelor of Environmental Health Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences in: - Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Parasitology and Medical Entomology,  Histotechnology

Bachelor of Science in Radiotherapy and Bachelor of Science in RTT

3

1,600,000/=

4,408

Bachelor of Pharmacy.

4

1,700,000/=

5,672

Doctor of Dental Surgery, BMLS in Microbiology and Immunology.

5

1,800,000/=

5,672

Doctor of Medicine.

 

Note:

Students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for Special Programme Requirements. Such requirements may be in the form of boots, overalls, scientific calculators, drawing board, gloves, masks etc. as well as funds for practical training depending on the programme. Applicants are urged to consult the University prospectus for specific requirements by their Schools or consult the Schools that they intend to apply for more details, including indicative cost implication.

 

DIRECT UNIVERSITY COSTS (PAYABLE TO THE UNIVERSITY)

Item

(Tanzanian students) TShs

(Foreign students)

Tuition Fee

Arranged in Clusters in the table above

Arranged in Clusters in the table above

*Application Fee (Once)

(5,000.00)

10 US$

Registration

5,000.00

10US$

Examination Fee

12,000.00

12,000.00 TShs

Graduation Fee (Once)

(5,000.00)

(5,000.00) TShs

Identity Card

5,000.00

5,000.00 TShs

 

Note:   All students will have to join or show evidence that they are members of National Health Insurance Fund or other similar fund at the time of registration

 DIRECT STUDENT COSTS (PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO STUDENTS)

Item

TShs

Caution Money

10,000.00

Book and Stationery Allowance

200,000

Meal Allowance and accommodation

7,500.00 per day

 
RESEARCH PROJECT COST FOR BACHELOR OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES DEGREE COURSE (BMLS) AND BSC RADIOTHERAPY TECHNOLOGY

S/N

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

COST

1

Clinical Chemistry

400,000.00

2

Haemotology / Blood transfussion

400,000.00

3

Histotecnology

400,000.00

4

Microbiology/Immunology

400,000.00

5

Parasitology/Medical Entomology

400,000.00

6

BSc Radiotherapy Technology

400,000.00

For more information, please see the MUHAS Prospectus

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