With increased awareness and the need for evidence-based clinical care, clinicians have increasingly become interested in conducting research in line with routine medical practice.
In Tanzania however, there is a gap between clinical care and research. Most clinicians are not research oriented and those who are, lack basic skills on specimen collection, storage and processing which hinders their research initiatives. A research-knowledgeable clinician stands a better chance to identify emerging problems or trends as they see cases on daily basis. Some cases require immediate and appropriate sample collection for instance in emergencies in which case there is no sufficient time to call for a lab technician.
OBJECTIVE OF THE COURSE:
To equip the trainees with laboratory hands on skills in designing, collecting, processing samples and interpret results for serology and molecular biology techniques.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Targeted trainees include clinicians and researchers who wish to understand the laboratory techniques for diagnosis and clinical research.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should send a short CV (maximum 2 pages) and a motivation letter explaining their interest for the course to the BSU-III administrator Ms. Beatrice Temba (firstname.lastname@example.org).