MSc in Clinical Research

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.

Module MSc Clinical Research

Part I Course work Semester I

CR601  Basics of ICT/Computer  skills and practice

CHN102 Epidemiology

CHN103 Biostatistics

CHN104 Research Methodology

CR605 Basic Microbiology

CR606 Bioethics and Data  Management

CR607 Molecular Biology

CR608 Molecular Biology Techniques

CR609 Cellular and Molecular Immunology

CR610 Functional Immunity

Part 1 Course work Semester II

CR611 Clinical Research Management and Administration

CR612  Health Information Systems and Health Systems Research

CR613 Techniques in Immunology

CR614  Clinical Pharmacology

CR615 Communicable and non-  communicable diseases

CR616 Field Attachment and Proposal Development

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.