The Directorate of Postgraduate Studies is one of the university-wide schools and directorates. It is tasked to plan, direct and coordinate the implementation of graduate academic programmes, and to assist the CUHAS management in the administration of the institution. The Directorate of Postgraduate Studies is currently offering Master of Medicine (M.MED) programmes in the clinical disciplines such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and Paediatrics and Child Health. The Directorate also offers Masters of Public Health (MPH), Masters in Paediatric Nursing (Msc.PN), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programmes in medical and other health related specialities.
These programmes are aimed at producing highly skilled and competent medical/health specialists specifically prepared to face and solve various health related challenges within Tanzania and beyond. The programmes are responsive to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania’s call to reduce shortage of human resources for health, and ultimately create health and productive communities. Our graduate programmes adhere to the fundamental moral ethical values, integrity, and professionalism.
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We provide graduate training through participatory and student-centered theoretical, practical training/clinical apprenticeship and health problem-driven interventional research activities. Our training programmes are all accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU), and other local and international higher learning institutions’ governing bodies.
We cherish the presence of credible training environment in the hospitals (tertiary, regional-referral and district hospitals), collaborating institutions in the Lake Victoria Zone, North-western part of Tanzania and our global collaborators. Various stakeholders, current and prospective students are requested to read two documents namely “CUHAS Guidelines for Higher Degrees (Masters and Ph.D) School of Graduate Studies, 2016” and the “CUHAS 2017/2018 Prospectus” for details pertaining to the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies.
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Dr. Jeremiah Seni Profile
Dr. Jeremiah Seni is a medical doctor, senior lecturer and consultant medical microbiologist at Catholic Universityof Health and Allied Sciences and Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania. He holds Doctor of Medicine (MUHAS, Tanzania: 2002-2007), Master of Medicine -Microbiology (Makerere University, Uganda: 2009 – 2012) and Doctor of Philosophy - Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (University of Calgary, AB, Canada: 2015 to 2018).
Dr.Seni’sresearch interests are on diagnostic microbiology & molecular epidemiology of pathogens in the context of infectious diseases’ treatment, control and prevention using One Health genomic approach. He is focusedto delineate dynamics of multi-drug resistant infections, cost-effective diagnostics, therapeutics and preventive measures. He has supervised over 60 research projects/dissertations and has over 45 research publications. Dr.Seni is a Feasby Global Health Scholar who has worked in various capacities in Tanzania, Uganda and Canada. He continues to mentor undergraduate and graduate students involved in the CUHAS-University of Calgary Global Health Field School Programs and form a pivotal link between the two institutions in research, clinical and community engagement collaborative activities.He has also served as external examiner to graduate students in various university across East African countries; and a reviewer in various peer reviewed international journals.
Dr.Seni is a member of National Antimicrobial Resistance Technical Working Group (Research & Surveillance). He has provided consultancy services to local and international bodies like Ministry of Health Community Development Gender Elderly and Children - Tanzania, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), Catholic Relief Services (CRS), World Health Organization (WHO),Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.
Dr.Seni has served as the Head of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (2014 -2017), the Associated Dean - Weill Bugando School of Medicine (2018), and is currently the Director of Postgraduate Studies.
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Dr. Dismas Matovelo is a medical doctor, senior lecturer and obstetrician & Gynaecologist atCatholic Universityof Health and Allied Sciences and Bugando Medical Centre respectively in Mwanza, Tanzania. He holds Doctor of Medicine (MUHAS, Tanzania: 2000-2005), Master of Medicine -Obstetrics & Gynecology (Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT): 2008 – 2011).
Dr. Matoveloresearch interests are on clinical and operational research with emphasis on maternal and child health. He is focusedmainly on issues related to access, utilization of healthcare facilities, and gender & equity issues affecting maternal and child health. He has supervised several research projects/dissertations and research publications in peer reviewed journals. He also mentors both undergraduate and graduate trainee and provide technical support in various maternity intervention programs.
Dr. Matovelo is a member of Association of Gynecologists & Obstetricians in Tanzania (AGOTA). He is currently overseeing two projects namely the Innovative for Maternal and Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) and Synergy grant on Gender and Equity issues affecting maternal and child care and sustainability, funded by International Development Research Centre (IDRC- Canada).
Dr.Matovelo is currently saving at CUHAS as the AssociateDirector of Postgraduate Studies.
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