Muhimbili University

College of Health Sciences
P.O.Box 65001
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania

Tel: +255 (0)51-151 596
Fax: +255 (0)51-151 596
Email: registrar@muchs.ac.tz
Internet: http://www.muchs.ac.tz


Courses on this page:    Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme
Research Methodology Training Course (RMTC)
Data Management Training Course
Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes
HIV and most-at-risk populations (MARPs)

Course Title Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme
Institution Dar es Salaam: Muhimbili Univ. College of Health Sciences
Country Tanzania
Type Master
Topics Public/Global Health: Community, Rural and Urban Health
Public/Global Health: Epidemiology and Disease Control
Public/Global Health: Health Policy and Planning
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Healthcare areas: Reproductive Health
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content
Course Content
Module 1: Introduction to Public Health and Orientation to the programme
• Health and development
• Concepts of health and disease
• Social and cultural basis of health and disease
• Community Health and Primary Health Care
• Cost of Health and Disease at community level Module
Module 2: Assessing community health needs.
· Quantitative & Qualitative research methods
· Biostatistics and
· Data handling.
Module 3: Implementing change
· Communication for health and behavioral change
· Individual and community participation
· Intersectorial collaboration.
Module 4: Health policy, planning and management, health service organization
• Planning, Management and Health Management Information System
• Health economics and health financing
• Health Sector Reforms
• Organization of Health Services/District Management team History, structure, function and organization of health services in Tanzania
• Community Health and Primary Health Care as a concept.
Module 5: Special Public Health Issues
· Reproductive & family health
• Health of school age and adolescence
• Environment and environmental degradation
• Water and Sanitation
• Intervention programmes
Next Beginning September 2010
Appl. Deadline 30th March 2010
Duration 1 year, full-time programme and everyday attendance.
Requirements The programme is open to applicants with or without a medical degree. The former category must have passed with a least a 'B' grade in public Health/ Community Health. Candidates without a medical degree must have passed and obtained at least a lower second class degree in the final University Examinations in Nursing, Pharmacy Environmental Health Science. Other graduates of the University of Dar es Salaam or any other recognized University with at least an upper second class in their final examination in a health related fields such as Sociology, Anthropology, Health, Statistics Demography, Biology, Food Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Epidemiology and Health Information Sciences. Applicants are required to have at least three years working experience in a health related field after their first degree.
Cooperation Department of Tropical Hygiene and Public Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Course fee 10 000.- USD
For further
information
Tel: +255 (0)22 215 33 71
Fax: +255 (0)22 215 12 38
Email: diph@muchs.ac.tz or mphadmin@muchs.ac.tz
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Course Title Research Methodology Training Course (RMTC)
Institution Dar es Salaam: Muhimbili Univ. College of Health Sciences
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Research and Methods
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content
The Centre for Social Science and Medicine in collaboration with the School of Public Health and Social Sciences University of Dar es Salaam is offering a three-week Research Methodology training course for people involved in health research and health related activities. The objective of this course is to equip / strengthen the research capacity of participants in order to facilitate development of a holistic approach to health related problems in developing countries.
Next Beginning has to be announced
Participants'
Profile
The course is open to persons involved in health related activities. These include but is not limited to: Members of the regional or district health management teams, health planners, medical and dental officers, assistant medical officers, district planning personnel, health officers, medical social welfare workers, DMOs, health project coordinators' or other personnel working in health related interventions.
* Academic and non-academic staff of the University of Dar es Salaam / MUCHS and other institutions of higher learning involved in health related research or who intend to carry out research in health related fields.
Course fee The total cost of the course including full board accommodation and tuition but excluding travel is USD 1,500 which include Tuition fee USD 1070 and Accommodation for 21 days USD 430.
For further
information

P O Box 65015,
Dar es Salaam.
Tel:+ 255 (22) 215 33 71
Fax: +255 (22) 215 12 38
Email: mphadmin@muchs.ac.tz

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Course Title Data Management Training Course
Institution Dar es Salaam: Muhimbili Univ. College of Health Sciences
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Health Technology: Management Information Systems
Health Research and Methods
Health Research and Methods: Statistics
Health Research and Methods: Study Design and Data Analysis
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Muhimbili College of Health Science , Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

The goal of this 2-week course are to provide participants with knowledge on the principles of data collection, management and analysis. Sessions will start with how to translate research objectives into data collection instruments. Students will learn how to design data entry screens and databases, how to manipulate and analyze data including descriptive statistics, estimation and hypothesis testing, how to navigate the web for data and literature resources, and how to ensure high quality data. Case studies and example datasets will be used for practical sessions. Sessions will conclude with how to disseminate research findings.

Next Beginning Has to be announced
Participants'
Profile
All those working in public health surveillance, or those involved in conducting surveys of various kinds or operations research studies or researching on health care provision will benefit from the course. Program managers and research investigators or academic staff of institutions of higher learning (Universities) will find the course invaluable in accomplishing their objectives.
Requirements The course is open to health or public health related researchers from Tanzania and other countries with health informatics capacity needs. Applicants should be familiar with operating a computer in a windows environment and should have some research experience including having been involved in health-related studies. Previous involvement in data analysis will be an added advantage. Priority will be given to candidates from universities, research institutions, ministry of health departments, and health-related NGOs as well as private health
institutions.
Course fee US$670
Course meals (Tea-breaks & Lunches) US$ 100
For further
information

Informatics Training Project Coordinator,
MUCHS-Harvard Informatics Training Project
P.O.Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: +255 (0)22 215 29 57
Mobile: 0754-299675
Fax: +255 (0)22 215 29 57
Email: informatics@muchs.ac.tz

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Course Title Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS programmes
Institution Dar es Salaam: Muhimbili Univ. College of Health Sciences
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Management: Quality Management
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Muhimbili College of Health Science , Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

Purpose of the course: To equip key health professionals who are directly involved with national HIV/AIDS programs and projects at various levels of operation with the concepts and practical skills required to design and manage effective monitoring and evaluation plans in their respective programs, be they government or non-government intervention initiatives.

Specific Course Objectives: At the end of this two-week training, participants will be able to:
. Understand the principles and procedures of effective monitoring and evaluation of programs.
. Translate the principles of monitoring and evaluation into five key areas of focus in HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care such as PMTCT, HIV/TB, VCT, NUTRITION, HOME BASED CARE, HAART and CLINICAL SUPPORT and select indicators for monitoring and evaluation that are relevant and realistic at the provider's level of operation.
. Improve their team's ability to gather, manage, interpret and communicate monitoring and evaluation information, strategically and in a standardized manner.
. Understand information systems and the flow of data . Understand how to implement Monitoring and Evaluation information.

Next Beginning 16th to 27th March, 2009
Appl. Deadline October 2008
Duration 2 weeks
Participants'
Profile
The course is open to health professionals who are directly involved with the operation or coordination of HIV/AIDS related programs in Tanzania.
However health professionals working in similar areas in other countries are also invited to apply. This training attracts participants from both public as well as private programs across the country. Applicants should be able to demonstrate current responsibilities for developing and employing M&E plans in their respective programs, be proficient in English, and posses Some computer analytical skills. Computer literacy is desirable. Special priority will be given to applicants from the district health management teams directly involved with HIV/AIDS monitoring and evaluation programmes, project monitors and leaders and other key health professionals.
Course fee Tuition US$ 670
Costs of meals and Refreshments US$100
For further
information

Informatics Training Project Coordinator,
MUCHS-Harvard Informatics Training Project
P.O.Box 65015, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Tel: 073-299 08 10
Mobile: 0754-299675
Email: informatics@muchs.ac.tz
Internet: Click here

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Course Title HIV and most-at-risk populations (MARPs)
Institution Dar es Salaam: Muhimbili Univ. College of Health Sciences
Country Tanzania
Type Certificate / Short Course (up to 3 months)
Topics Healthcare areas: HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections
Language English
Degree, Credits  
Location Muhimbili College of Health Science , Dar es Salaam
Objectives/
Content

The course will focus on most-at-risk populations (MARPs), such as MSM and IDU, and the challenges posed by HIV in these groups across African settings.

Vulnerability for HIV is substantially higher in some specific population groups than in the general population. There is limited information available about some of these groups and the circumstances that put them at risk, and appropriate prevention interventions are often lacking. This represents important challenges within these groups, and it also represents challenges to the society in general. While injecting drug users (IDU), for example, may be at increased risk for HIV due to their injection practices, their sexual networks may extend well beyond drug users. Men who have sex with men (MSM) may be at increased risk for HIV, and many MSM may also have sexual relations with women.

The course will include the following topics:
- Majorities, minorities and diversities
- Stigma and discrimination
- Injecting drug use circumstances, practices, risks and vulnerabilities
- Sex, sexualities and cultures
- Same sex attractions, practices, risks and vulnerabilities
- Existing knowledge about MSM, IDU, and their HIV-related challenges in Africa
- Research on MSM, IDU, and their HIV-related challenges in Africa
- Approaches to HIV programming that includes and involves MSM and IDU

Next Beginning October 19 - 30, 2009
Appl. Deadline 1 September 2009
Duration 2 weeks
Participants'
Profile
The course is designed for those working on HIV-related issues, and for students in relevant programs, such as public health, medicine, nursing, anthropology, sociology, etc. Persons with an interest for research or interventions in HIV vulnerable population groups are particularly encouraged to apply.
Requirements The course is open to applicants from throughout Africa. A bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field is a prerequisite, but persons with a diploma may be considered in cases where they have particularly relevant experience or work tasks.
Cooperation University of Oslo
Course fee USD 1250. The course fee includes tuition, learning materials, break time refreshments and lunches. Simple accommodation can be arranged in Dar es Salaam, but participants are free to arrange alternative accommodation at their own expense. The course fee does not include travel costs to and from Dar es Salaam.
Scholarship Participants are expected to support themselves either directly or through sponsorship by their own institutions or funding agencies. However, partial or full sponsorship may be provided for a limited number of applicants who are not in a position to support themselves. Those who want to be considered for sponsorship should indicate so when applying for participation
For further
information

In order to obtain additional information on this short course, please don't hesitate to contact:
Professor M.T. Leshabari:
Email: mleshabari@muhas.ac.tz
Dr. Kåre Moen:
Email: kare.moen@medisin.uio.no

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