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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$543 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Science
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The main aim of the program is to produce graduates who will be capable of supervising and managing biological research laboratories.The main objective of the programme is to produce a cadre of laboratory technologists who will be capable to supervise and manage diagnostic laboratories, manage research laboratories, and manage training laboratories.

Expected Learning Outcomes:
– Graduates will be able to meet the demand of the public and private sectors involved in biomedical and biotechnology research and development.
– Such graduates will be resourceful in diverse research and Development institutions and industries dealing with basic science and applicants in fields such as health, agriculture, forensics, pharmaceuticals, environment management and food industries.

Curriculum

SEMESTER 1
CORE COURSES
BLS 101    Laboratory Instrumentation
BLS 102    Biochemistry
BLS 103    Principles of  Laboratory Sciences
BLS 104    Concepts and Issues in Biotechnology
BLS 105    Cell Biology
AS 102    Introductory Animal Genetics
CHE 101    Basic Analytical Chemistry

ELECTIVE COURSES
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics
ENV 110    General Chemistry
CS 103    Plant Physiology
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
CORE COURSES
BLS 106    Molecular Biology
BLS 107    Microbiology and Microbial Genetics
BLS 108    Virology
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics
SC 101    Communication Skills II
CIT 100    Computer Applications

ELECTIVE COURSES
ENV 102    Botany
BLS 109    Animal Physiology
BLS 110    Haematology

SEMESTER 3
CORE COURSES
BLS 201    Cell and Tissue Culture Techniques
BLS 202    Advanced Nucleic Acids Techniques
BLS 203    Analytical Biochemistry
MTH 201    Biometry
BLS 204    General Parasitology and Entomology

ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and Development
ENV 210    Environmental Microbiology
VM 119    General Histology
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 4
CORE COURSES
BLS 206    Diagnostic Microbiology
BLS 207    Immunobiology and Immunodiagnostics
BLS 208    Diagnostic Parasitology
BLS 209    Genetic Engineering
BLS 210    Forensic Science

ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 106    Food Storage and Handling
BLS 211    Laboratory Animal Science
CS 203    Plant Pathology
BLS 213    General Pathology
BLS 212    Introduction to Pharmacology
BLS 205    Epidemiology

SEMESTER 5
CORE COURSES
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology
BLS 302    Research Methodology
BLS 303    Principles of Computational Biology
BLS 304    Occupational Safety and Good Laboratory Practice
WLM 305    Biodiversity Conservation and Monitoring

ELECTIVE COURSES
CS 311    Plant Biotechnology
FT 301    Applied Food Biotechnology
FT 303    Food Quality Assurance and Legislation
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition
*SC 100    Communication Skills I
BLS 312    Public Health and Risk Assessment
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 6
CORE COURSES
BLS 306    Genomics and Bioinformatics
BLS 307    Biosafety and Ethics in Biotechnology
BLS 308    Biomedical Technology
BLS 309    Research Project

ELECTIVE COURSES
FT 308    Technology of Spices and Non- alcoholic Beverages
BLS 310    Biocontrol of Plant Diseases
BLS 311    Animal Biotechnology
BLS 314    Toxicology
BLS 313    Diagnostic Pathology

Admission Requirements

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Sciences  requires Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/Zoology/Botany and a pass in Physics/ Mathematics/ Geography/ Science and Practice in Agriculture OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Medical Laboratory Technology, Veterinary Laboratory Technology, Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, Animal Health, Animal Production, Wildlife, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry or Bee-keeping and O-level certificate or its equivalent with THREE credits or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $30

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using online admission system  which can be accessed at http://www.suasis.sua.ac.tz/index.php/registration

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Laboratory Science include:
– Research Internship Researcher Consultant
– Medical Technologist Laboratory Supervisor
– Manufacturing Technician Engineering Technician Project Engineer
– Research Technician Laboratory Technician Chemist
– Laboratory Assistant Laboratory Technician Technician

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $543
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,087

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 1,263,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 7,174,950 TZS

International Students pay more than the local students. Their fees are displayed in US Dollars (3,100 USD)

Relevant Contact

 
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Office
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Admissions Office
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