MSc Medical Microbiology, Immunology with Molecular Biology

This programme is intended to provide knowledge, attitudes and skills in understanding the interaction between the human body and the various disease aetiological agents and the application of techniques used in microbiology and immunology, in investigating the functioning of the human body in health and disease.  This highly specialized degree is intended to create competencies in highly specialized medical and biomedical fields and scientific attitudes relating to both public and individual health.


To provide a strong postgraduate scientific knowledge and research techniques to enable the graduates to effectively take up careers in medical diagnostics, research, teaching and industry.


To produce skilled graduates capable of  developing and executing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for quality control and assurance (QC&QA) in medical, research, academic and industrial laboratories.

To produce graduates capable of integrating acquired knowledge and skills in solving community health problems.

To produce graduates capable of soliciting successfully for international research grants as Principal Investigators (PIs) or co-PIs

To produce graduates who can pursue further profession

Module MSc Medical Microbiology, Immunology with Molecular Biology

Course Work Semester I

MIM601 Basics of GCLP

CHN102 Epidemiology

CHN103 Biostatistics

CHN104 Research Methodology

MIM605 Introductory Microbiology,  Immunology and Molecular Biology

MIM606 Cellular and Molecular  Immunology

MIM607 Functional Immunity

MIM608 Autoimmune and Immunodeficiency Disorders

MIM609 Immunogenetics

MIM610 Techniques in Immunology

Course Work Semester II

MIM611a Systematic Medical  Bacteriology

MIM611b Parasites and parasitic infections

MIM612 Microbial Genetics

MIM613 Advanced Medical Virology

MIM614 Advanced Medical Mycology

MIM615 Techniques in Medical  Microbiology

MIM616 Molecular Biology

MIM617 Molecular Biology  Techniques

MIM618 Introduction to  Bioinformatics


The dissertation will involve a relevant research project conducted by the candidate and should be written and bound accordingly to the KCMU College MSc dissertation regulations.

A  candidate who fulfils the above conditions shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Medical Microbiology, Immunology with Molecular Biology (MSc. MMIM) of Tumaini University Makumira, KCMU career development opportunities at PhD level