Elective Programme Overview

The Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences offers elective periods of study to Medical, Nursing, and Dental students in their clinical years for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs.

List of offered Specialities:
Electives are offered in the following departments:-
  •     Internal Medicine
  •     Surgery
  •     Paediatrics and Child Health
  •     Orthopaedics and Trauma
  •     Community Health
  •     Psychiatry and Mental health
  •     Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  •     Emergency Medicine
  •     Clinical Nursing
  •     Oral Surgery
  •     Restorative Dentistry
Students are allowed to do either clerkship or Community Health rotation or a Research project, for a minimum of 2 weeks (10 working days). This depends on the individual’s choice.

Students coming to the Muhimbili Teaching Hospital are supposed to join the existing group of 3rd year Medical Students in that particular department or 4th or 5th year if they have completed junior rotation in their home country university. They are supposed to do ward rounds, go to the clinics, theatre and attend lectures and seminars with our Medical students.
They are supposed to take history from the patients, examine them and present their findings and discuss during ward rounds.

Students must show the number of cases seen and examined, procedures assisted and procedures performed in the log-book which must be countersigned by the supervisor.
At the end of clerkship, the student has to produce a short report about his/her visit. The report must be copied to the Dean of the Faculty from which the student come from and also the Dean of the Faculty where the student has visited i.e. Muhimbili.
Ideally, students coming for clerkships should have brought with them a minimum set of equipments for clinical e.g. blood pressure machine, white coat, tendon hammer, stethoscope etc.
Students coming to other consultant hospitals are supposed to have the same obligations except that since these are not teaching hospitals, clerkships would be organized by the supervisor accordingly

Research Projects:
Students coming for research projects should submit their research proposals to the Vice Chancellor 6 months before the intended date to start the research for scrutiny and institutional ethical clearance. The University will identify a supervisor while a student is in Tanzania.
It is advised that hospital based studies should be done at the Muhimbili Teaching Hospital. Community based studies have to be done at any upcountry hospital.

Occasional Students:
The University accepts students for occasional periods of study.


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