MSc Urology

Graduate in MSc Urology will be expected to augment the national need for specialists in urology, which will improve the roles expected of Tanzanian Consultant Hospitals in teaching, service and research.

Objectives

To train  an urologist who should be competent enough to work  independently in a Regional or District Hospital.

To organize urological programmes for a Region,supervise and teach AMO’s (urology) and conduct      independent field surveys.

To acquire knowledge, skills, attitude and ethics associated with the profession of a urologist.

Duration of training

 The length of training is two academic years.

Educational programme

 MSc training programmes shall be organised to provide a stable, well coordinated and progressive educational experience for the trainee, rather than simply provide health care to patients.  The programme includes

  • Basic and clinical sciences
  • Research
  • Clinical experience
  • Clinical conferences
  • Case presentations
  • Dissertation
  • Pathology

Where appropriate and desirable, clinical and teaching activities may be undertaken partly in institutions other than KCMU-College.

Curriculum for Msc in Urology

The trainee will gain a holistic approach to the patient, recognizing him as deserving health and life preserving medical treatment that constitutes excellence in urological care. Knowledge and technical skill to assure competent urological diagnosis and management will be met by the following methods:

  • Bedside  teaching grounds daily with attending staff, intern, and  nursing staff.
  • Supervised operating theater experience  providing opportunity to develop technical skills through:
  • didactic presentations
  • Lectures on specific subjects
  • Case studies
  • Video  presentations
  • Morbidity/mortality conferences
  • Computer based learning

Part I Examination

  • Candidates shall before admission to Part l examination, have completed a year of study in the      prescribed subjects.  At the end of Year 1 there will be University examinations, consisting of a written and an oral/practical part, which the student must pass in order to proceed further with the course.  Candidates must attain an aggregate mark of at least 50% to pass the Part 1  examination.
  • Continuous assessment marks shall be included in the final assessment.  Equal weighting will be given to course work and the final examination.
  • A candidate who fails some subjects of the Part 1 examination shall be allowed to proceed to the second year but will have to sit a supplementary examination in six months’ time.  Failing the supplementary examination will lead to discontinuation from the course.

 Part II Examination

  • Candidates shall, before admission to the Part ll (Final) Examination, have submitted an accepted dissertation.
  • Part II examinations shall be held at the end of the second year, and shall consist of written papers, clinicals/practicals and orals. The written examination shall carry 40% of the marks and the clinical/practical/oral examination shall carry 60%. Candidates must pass both components.
  • A candidate who fails the Part II Examination shall be allowed to appear for a supplementary examination after six months or one year as the Faculty Board may determine.  A further supplementary examination may be allowed, provided the candidate’s period of MSc registration does not exceed three years.
  • Dissertation assessment

Degree award

A  candidate who fulfils the above conditions shall be awarded the degree of Master of Science (Urology) of Tumaini University Makumira, KCMU College.