WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$1,527 /year
Applications Begin:July 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

At the end of the degree programme, students will:
(i) understand the medical, scientific and technological principles of Clinical Chemistry and its interrelationship with other disciplines
(ii) have a sound knowledge of the applications of Clinical Biochemistry in diagnosis and monitoring of disease and its contribution to biomedical research
(iii) be able to assess the effectiveness of individual clinical laboratory tests, strategies and protocols for the investigation of disease
(iv) acquire a detailed knowledge of laboratory techniques, instrumentation and informatics
(v) understand the principles of laboratory management
(vi) appreciate new trends including molecular diagnostics, robotics, point of  care and self testing and
(vii) develop their clinical, scientific and research skills.


VM 621    Research Methods
VM 622    Statistics and Data Management
VP 600    Instrumentation
PC 601    Clinical Biochemistry I
VPC 602    Clinical Biochemistry II
VPC 603    Clinical endocrinology and Metabolism I
VPC 604    Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism II
VPC 605    Quality Assurance and Laboratory Management
VM 700    Dissertation

VPB 605    Biochemistry overview
MCP 603    Clinical Hematology
VPB 607    Forensic Science
MAM 615    Medical Microbiology and Virology
MTP 611    Medical Parasitology

Admission Requirements

Minimum admission qualifications
A candidate shall be eligible for registration for the Masters degree in Clinical Chemistry if he/she has
(i)    University Degree in Veterinary Medicine from SUA or from a recognized institution with a credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(ii)    Medicine, Dental or Nursing degree from a recognized institution with a Credit or distinction in at least 4 subjects related to clinical chemistry OR
(iii)    Honors degree (normally first or upper second class) or Advanced diploma (2nd Upper Class) in Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, or other qualifications in health sciences or biomedical discipline, from a recognized institution OR
(iv)    Candidates with a Pass degree will also be considered for admission if they have  satisfied the department/faculty that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $20

How to Apply for Admission:
(a) Application forms can be downloaded from the school website: Application forms can also be requested from the Director’s Office through or 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 Make sure that all relevant academic and financial documents are attached before final submission is made.

Career Opportunities

Jobs in clinical chemistry are vital positions that can be found in a number of organizations including:
– Hospitals
– Clinics
– Research laboratories
– Pharmaceutical companies and universities.
Government agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Drug Administration also fill clinical chemistry positions for research.
Traditionally, most clinical chemists have worked in laboratories, but they also work in academia as educators and research positions. They also hold positions at local and state levels.

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,527
Tuition Fees for International Students: $4,155

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 3,550,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 9,658,862 TZS

NB: The Tuition fees per year for all Students is an addition of the First Semester Fees: 3,700,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,325 USD (International Students) PLUS the Second Semester Fees: 3,400,000 TZS (Tanzanian Students), 4,025 (International Students), then Divided by TWO.

Relevant Contact

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Office
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