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Tuition Fees:$172 /year
Applications Begin:October 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
Start Date:November 2021
Academic Unit:School of Medicine
Campus:Muhimbili Campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

This is a competency-based six-semester Diploma programme in Medical Laboratory Sciences (DMLS). It intends to train health personnel capable of managing medical laboratory and diagnostic services focusing on preventive curative and rehabilitative health care.

Students are also trained to carry out research activities relevant to the provision of quality health in laboratory services.

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
Credits in Biology and Chemistry and Physics, and D grade in English and Mathematics at ‘O’ level.

Equivalent Qualifications
Certificate in Medical Laboratory Sciences with three years experience who has passed the selection examination recognized by the University and must have ‘O’ level secondary school certificate.

NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” and they will be able to answer all your questions.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $10

(i) Applicants with A-Level Qualifications (Direct Entry scheme): – Applicants with A-Level qualifications (direct entry scheme) and applicants who hold foreign A – Level Certificates should apply for the degree courses through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal available on the website www.muhas.ac.tz.

(ii) Applicants with Equivalent Qualifications: – Applicants under equivalent qualifications should also apply through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal through the website www.muhas.ac.tz.

For Foreign Students, they must contact NECTA (National Examinations Council of Tanzania) before Application, same for applicants with Diploma certificates, who have to contact NACTE (National Council for Technical Education) to verify their certificates before initiating the application process on the MUHAS website.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for this programme include:
– Health radiation science
– Crime laboratory/forensics
– Epidemiology
– Environmental health
– Administration
– Red Cross

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $172
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,245

Tanzanians students pay TZS 400,000 per year as tuition fees
International Students pay TZS 2,888,000 per year as tuition fees

– 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 program. 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
– All students will have to join or show evidence that they are members of the National Health Insurance Fund or other funds at the time of registration.
– All indicated payments should be deposited in the following bank account: NMB Account No. 20901100002 in favour of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Relevant Contact

 
School Office
For General Enquiries
 
Prof. Mainen J. Moshi
Director of Undergraduate Education