THE INSTITUTE OF ALLIED AND HEALTH SCIENCES
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BACKGROUND HISTORY -SCHOOL PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES


    The school of Pharmaceutical Sciences started in the late 1970’s with one year program of Pharmaceutical Auxiliary. The School was running under the collaboration between The Ministry of Health and Bugando Hospital. The program of Pharmaceutical Auxiliary was tailored to provide basic elementary knowledge and skills needed for provision of pharmaceutical services particularly in Primary Health settings i.e dispensaries, Health centres and District Hospitals. The focus of training was on dispensing and store keeping of pharmaceutical products. In 1989,

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences achieved one of its major milestones by being able to upgrade the program of Pharmaceutical Auxiliary to two years program of certificate of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The upgraded program, in addition to train on dispensing and store keeping of pharmaceutical products, it had much emphasis on developing and instill hands-on skills on extemporaneous preparation of various pharmaceutical products. In 2003, the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences achieved yet another two major milestones of its existence. Firstly, its integration into Bugando-Well College of Health Sciences, BUCHS (later on, in 2007, BUCHS attained a status of full-fledged university and named Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, CUHAS).

The second was the upgrading of two years certificate program of Pharmaceutical Assistants to three (3) years program of Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPS). Diploma of Pharmaceutical Science (DPS) is an upgrade of its predecessor program (Certificate of Pharmaceutical Sciences) with expanded contents that were tailored to meet the current needs in the provision of Pharmaceutical services in various areas from Dispensary levels, Health centres, District Hospitals, Regional Hospitals, Referral hospitals, Accredited Drugs Dispensing Outlets (ADDOs), Pharmacies, Pharmaceutical industries and related areas. This program has remain the focus of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is recognized by Tanzania Commission of University (TCU) and Pharmacy Council of Tanzania (PC). Students who successfully complete the program of Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences are conferred the Diploma of Pharmaceutical Sciences by Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences and later on being enrolled as Pharmaceutical Technician by Pharmacy of Council of Tanzania.

pharmaceutical Staff

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J.M.Bitoro

Dip.Pharmaceutical Sciences (UDSM),Dip.Health Personnel Education (CEDHA-Arusha)
Tutor And Ag.Head

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O.Mejja

B.Pharm.(UDSM,Executive MBA(Maanstrich-ESAMI).Diploma In Materials Management (NBMM),Diploma In Pharmaceutical Sciences- UDSM
Tutor

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R.Tibaijuka

B.pharm.Zaparozye Medical Institute, USSR
Tutor