COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
DAR ES SALAAM ; TANZANIA
The college of medicine was inaugurated by the
then Prime Minister of India, Honourable Mr. I.K. Gujral on 17th
September, 1997. Already seventy doctors have passed out of the
College and doing well in their profession. Presently the College
offers only M.B.B.S. Course equivalent to the M.D. Course of Tanzania.
Short courses for Laboratory Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians and
Premedical Courses will commence from Feb 2005. It is contemplated
to start the post graduate courses in Internal Medicine, Anatomy,
Physiology, Surgery, Ophthalmology and Paediatrics from Sep 2005.
Fellowship courses in certain super specialties are likely to commence
from Sep 2006. The admissions are held in Feb and Sep every year.
- To prepare students through regular professional
courses in the fields of medical and allied sciences for the degree
of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).
- To be an additional supplier from the private
sector of medical service providers; key policy makers in medical
services and experts/specialists (with additional training) of
medical services in industries, public institutions and private
- To be a catalyst in,
- Ensuring that research priorities are responsive
to the felt needs of the community.
- Spearheading prioritization of primary medical
and health care for the majority of the people.
- Creation of demand for better medical
services to the majority of the rural and urban population, especially
to the poorest communities.
The College of Medicine is envisaged to
be the centre of excellence of medical and health knowledge advancement,
expansion, transmission and enhancement through training, research,
outreach and public service.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM, M.B.B.S. COURSE:
training is organized into 9 semesters. Each semester has 23 teaching
weeks with two-week breather at the end of the semester in Feb and
4 weeks vacation at the end of semester in Aug.
teaching week shall comprise of five days of eight working hours
each from Monday to Friday and four hours on Saturdays. The contact
hours for each week shall be 44 hours. This translates into 44 x
23 =1012 contact hours per semester.
teaching shall be organized into modules and units for each semester.
Each unit shall comprise of 20 contact hours in the form of didatic
lectures and 20 hours of practical/clinical or seminar classes.
There shall be a continuous assessment examination at the end of
each module. A university examination shall be held at the end of
the semester when the teaching in a subject has been completed.
one-year of internship shall be done after graduation. This will
be conducted in prescribed hospitals for such training by the Ministry
The proposed scheme of training during the 9
semesters of the MBBS training is organized into phases as follows;
shall consist of semesters 1 - 5 during which the pre-clinical subjects
of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology including parasitology,
development studies, pharmacology and pathology shall be taught
and examined. In addition community medicine, research training
in the form of epidemiology and biostatistics. A course in clinical
methods shall be carried out in order to prepare the students for
their clinical training.
training comprises of semesters 6 through 9. Clinical training shall
be conducted during semester 6 and 7 comprising of 8 week rotations
in medicine, surgery, paediatrics and obstetrics and gynaecology.
Joint lectures in these subjects shall be given for 4 hours daily
before the students break to join their respective clinical assignment.
A senior rotation of 4 weeks in each of these subjects shall be
held during semester 9.
8 shall be devoted to public health and the medical and surgical
specialties of radiology, orthopaedics, anaesthesia, psychiatry,
dermatology and venereology, ophthalmology and ENT. There will be
2-hour lectures daily in these subjects except ophthalmology and
orthopedics. There will be 4 weeks rotations in psychiatry, orthopedics
and public health, 3 weeks rotation in ophthalmology, 2 weeks rotation
in dermato-venereology and radiology and one-week rotations in ENT
and anaesthetics. In addition an elective period of 8 weeks shall
be held at the end of semester 8 during which the candidate will
conduct field work and shall write a research report before proceeding
to the last semester.