MSc Medical Parasitology and Entomology

The course covers the general field of parasitology and entomology within the context of public health.

To produce qualified   scientists in the field of Medical Entomology   and Clinical Parasitology, with adequate scientific knowledge and skills to conduct independent or collaborative research in any biological field particularly in public health problems related to vector borne diseases.

To prepare graduates   in clinical or biological sciences for advanced teaching positions in the relevant subjects.

Course Module MSc Medical Parasitology and Entomology

Module A Core Subjects         

PE701             Immunology

PE702             Molecular Biology &  Insect Genetics

PE703             Environmental Health

PE704             Research Methodology

PE705             Epidemiology &  Biostatistics

Module B Medical Parasitology      

PE706              Introduction

PE707              Blood Protozoa

PE708              Non – Blood Protozoa

PE709              Cestodes

PE710              Trematodes

PE711              Nematodes

Module C Medical Entemology       

PE712              Introduction

PE713              External Morphology

PE714              Internal Morphology

PE715              Insect Physiology

PE716              Dipterans

PE717              Non – Dipterans

PE718              Field & Lab Techniques


The dissertation will involve a relevant research project conducted by the candidate and supervised by one or more senior academicians. Whenever possible, students will be attached to an ongoing funded project at the College or in other collaborating institutions.

Degree award

A  candidate who fulfill the above conditions shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Parasitology and Entomology of Tumaini University Makumira, KCMU College