This is a 2 years course covering the general field of clinical research, including clinical trials particularly in poverty related diseases: malaria, HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis. It consists of coursework and dissertation with a strong component of laboratory hands on skills.
Aim and objectives
To produce qualified scientists in the field of Clinical Research, with adequate scientific knowledge and skills to conduct independent or collaborative research in the interrelated disciplines of clinical research, in particular in carrying out Clinical Trials.
To produce competent candidates who can pursue advanced studies leading to higher education, especially PhD.
To prepare graduates in clinical and biomedical sciences for advanced teaching positions in the relevant subjects.
To provide opportunity and an enabling environment for clinicians and scientists to initiate and implement clinical research, as well as to share their knowledge and skills with other scientists, both nationally and internationally.
Part II Research Project, Dissertation Writing, Assessment and Oral Defence
Full Proposal Development
Total hours for first year 7
Dissertation (44 weeks)
Grand Total (Course work and Dissertation)
A candidate who fulfils the above conditions shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc Clin Res) of Tumaini University Makumira, KCMU College