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HUBERT KAIRUKI MEMORIAL
UNIVERSITY (HKMU)
ADMISSIONS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016
Applications for admission are invited from qualified candidates wishing to pursue various
programmes at HKMU, for the academic year 2015/2016. Applications are hereby invited for the
following academic programmes:
A). UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES:
1. DOCTOR OF MEDICINE (MD):
Entry requirements:
i) Applicants must have completed Form VI (Advanced Level of Secondary Education) or its
equivalent, with at least two Principal Level Passes in Biology and Chemistry, one at level B or
higher, and at least a C pass in Physics or Mathematics; Or
ii). Equivalent Applicants who are holders of Diploma in Clinical Medicine (Clinical Officer) or
Dentistry (Dental Assistant) at second class Or Credit Or B average passes, and a minimum of
two years of working experience; PLUS must have principal passes at A-Level in Physics,
Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics at C level or higher with 3 cut-off points.
Duration of the programme: 5 Years (plus one year internship).
2. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BScN)
PRE-SERVICE PROGRAMME:
Entry requirements:
i) Applicants must have completed Form VI or its equivalent, with at least Two Principal level
passes at C or higher in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition, Zoology or Geography. One of
them must be in Biology.
Duration of the programme: 4 Years (plus one year internship), carried out in an approved
teaching hospital.
3. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING (BScN) INSERVICE PROGRAMME:
Entry requirements:
Applicants must have completed form IV (Ordinary Level Certificate of Secondary Education or its
equivalent), with at least five credit passes (5 D’s) or higher. The subject must include science
subjects. The applicants must have a Diploma in Nursing, registered by the Nurses' Councils of
their respective countries with at least a working experience of two years in a recognized hospital.
Duration of the programme: 3 years.
B). POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES:
4. MASTER OF MEDICINE (MMED):
HKMU offers Master of Medicine Degree programme in the following specialties:
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)
Surgery
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Paediatrics and Child Health
Entry requirements: Holder of good MD or MBChB degree or equivalent, normally with at least
B grade in the subject intended specialization. Working experience of one year as a Medical
Officer, after one-year internship.
Duration of the programme: 3 years.
5. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
(MScPH) PROGRAMME:
The programme will have strong components of clinical research, non-communicable Diseases
(NCDs), and International/Global Health, in addition to conventional topics covered by
conventional Master of Public Health (MPH) course. In-depth coverage of approaches to
scientific clinical research, NCDs and international/global health imparts the scientific basis and
takes the course steps higher than the conventional MPH course. Graduates from MScPH will
respond appropriately to the changing epidemiology of communicable and non-communicable
diseases, through the scientific evidence base. In this regards, they will be well-equipped to face
current health challenges and will be highly marketable regionally and globally.
Entry Requirements:
i) Holders of Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent, BSc.Nursing, BSc.Environmental Health,
BSc. Laboratory Technology or equivalent, Doctor of Dental Surgery, and Bachelor of
Pharmacy or equivalent. Nurses and pharmacists must have obtained at least lower second
class.
ii) Graduates of recognized University with at least lower second class in health related
fields of study such as sociology, anthropology, health statistics, health economics,
epidemiology, demography, biology, nutrition, food science and health information
sciences.
iii) Working experience with communities in health related fields at a district or higher level
would be advantageous.
Duration of the programme: 18 months.
6. MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK (MSW) PROGRAMME:
The MSW programme is designed to respond to existing and emerging social work issues, thus
making it the first of its own kind in Tanzania, focusing on but not limited to social aspects of
health (advanced clinical social work) alone but also to general social work issues for improved
wellbeing. Some salient features of the MSW programme are evident in its content, which include
but not limited to HIV&AIDS, substance abuse, GBV, FGM, malnutrition, diseases and other
ailments which occur in our daily life.
The MSW intends to produce quality graduates at postgraduate level in social work who will
contribute to the vision of HKMU whose mission is to educate liberally and broadly qualified men
and women to advance frontiers of knowledge through teaching, policy, research, and provide
consultancy and advisory services to the public. In this regard, HKMU will be among the higher
learning institutions in Tanzania whose MSW programme will contribute substantially to increasing
the number of highly trained social workers and, therefore, enhance the quality of social work
profession in the country.
Entry Requirements:
i) Applicants to the MSW programme are required to have Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or
Advanced Diploma in Social Work (ADSW) from recognized Universities/ Colleges, with an upper
second class score or above.
ii) Applicants to the MSW programme are required to have any Bachelor Degree from any
recognized Universities/ Colleges, with an upper second class score or above.
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In exceptional cases, applicants with Lower Second Class Degree in Social Work may be
considered for admission of the MSW programme, upon submission of a three year working
experience in social care settings.
Duration of the Programme:
i)Firstly, 1 year (full-time - evening programme), for candidates with background studies
in Social Work, who will study the programme for two semesters, whereby the first semester shall
cover course work and the Field Practicum, and the second semester, research/dissertation.
ii) Secondly, 18 months (full-time evening programme), for candidates with their first
degrees in other disciplines other than Social Work (whose first degree is not in Social Work), will
study the MSW programme for 18 months.
C. CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES:
7. WHOLISTIC THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING:
Wholistic Therapeutic Counseling Certificate programme, is conducted by the department of
Behavioural Sciences and Ethics. The programme is tailor made for: Corporate / parastatals
Personnel Officers, Matrons/Patrons from secondary schools, Wardens, School Principals,
Administrators, Students’ Advisers and Health Professionals/Workers.
Entry Requirements: Ordinary Certificate of Secondary School Education or its equivalent.
Duration of the programme: 3 months.
Starting date: 1st August 2015.
Days and Time: Monday to Friday, from: 03:00pm to 05:00pm
Mode of Application:
1. Applicants for MD and BScN programmes with ‘A’ level qualifications (Direct Entrants)
should apply for admission directly to the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU),
Central Admission System (CAS) on www.tcu.go.tz
2. Equivalent Entrants for MD and BScN programmes, should apply for admission directly to
the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE), Central Admission System (CAS)
on www.nacte.go.tz
3. Applicants who are degree holders or Pre-University/Pre-Medicine Certificates who wants
to join MD or BScN Programmes at HKMU, should apply directly to the University.
4. Applicants for the Master of Medicine (MMED), Master of Science in Public Health (MScPH),
Master of Social Work (MSW) Programmes, should apply directly to HKMU.
5. Applicants for the Certificate in Wholistic Therapeutic Counseling (WTC) Programmes,
should apply direct to HKMU.
6. Eligible applicants should send application letters with a non-refundable fee of
Tshs.30,000/= or USD 30.00, by postal money order or cash payment to the University
Bursar:
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs,
Hubert Kairuki Memorial University,
322 Regent Estate, P. O. Box 65300, Dar Es Salaam.
Tel. 255-22-2700021/4, Fax: 255-22-2775591,
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: www.hkmu.ac.tz
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Please note that the Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Medicine,
Master of Science in Public Health, and the Master of Social Work programmes, will start
in September 2015.
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Application forms can be downloaded from the HKMU website: www.hkmu.ac.tz
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Deadline for receiving applications for MMED, MScPH and MSW is 31st August
2015.
MIKOCHENI SCHOOL OF NURSING (MSN)
Diploma and Certificate in Nursing programmes at HKMU, are offered by the Mikocheni School of
Nursing (MSN), which is affiliated to the faculty of Nursing of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University.
The school is fully registered by the National Council of Technical Education (NACTE). The Ministry
of Health and Social Welfare and NACTE coordinate the running of these programmes. MSN offers
the following programmes:
1. DIPLOMA IN NURSING (NTA LEVEL 4-6) PRESERVICE PROGRAMME:
The Diploma in Nursing (NTA Level 4) Pre-Service, is a programme that is meant to take students
who have never attended nursing training before.
Entry requirements: Applicants, who have completed Form IV (ordinary level certificate of
Secondary Education) or its equivalent with TWO C’s and ONE D passes in Biology, Chemistry
and Physics or Mathematics, pass in English is an added advantage.
Duration of the programme: 3 years
2. DIPLOMA IN NURSING PROGRAMME THROUGH
E-LEARNING:
Mikocheni School of Nursing has been appointed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in
collaboration with AMREF, to be among the nursing schools that will run the Diploma in Nursing
programme through e-learning model.
This method combines electronic learning using computers and face to face sessions. The elearning approach allows nurses to remain at their workplace for most of the study time and
enables them to study at their own pace, with minimal disruption to their work schedules, taking
into consideration the practical oriented nature of nursing and midwifery education. The
programme is meant for the Enrolled Nurses who want to upgrade themselves to
Registered Nurses.
Successful candidates will be taken through two weeks face to face and practicum sessions that
will include basic computer skills at the beginning of each semester at MSN. The course is
accredited by NACTE and approved by the Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC).
Entry Requirements:
i)
ii)
iii)
Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery.
Current license to practice as Enrolled Nurse and Midwife.
Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with a minimum of four ‘D’
level passes, one of which must be in Biology or Chemistry.
Duration of the programme: 2 years.
3. CERTIFICATE IN NURSING PROGRAMME (NTA
LEVEL 4-5):
Entry requirements:
Applicants, who have completed Form IV (Ordinary Level Certificate of Secondary Education), or
its equivalent with 3 passes at D level in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics. Pass in
English as an added advantage.
Duration of the programme: 2 years.
Mode of Application:
1. Applicants for the Diploma in Nursing (Pre-Service NTA level 4-6) and applicants for the
Certificate in Nursing (NTA level 4-5), should apply for admission directly to the National
Council for Technical Education (NACTE), through Central Admission System www.nacte.go.tz
2. Applicants for the Diploma in Nursing through e-learning programme, should apply direct to
Mikocheni School of Nursing, by downloading application forms through www.hkmu.ac.tz or
AMREF website or pay a visit to HKMU office of admissions for more information, or call
0713214955, email: [email protected] Please send your dully filled application
forms to the Principal MSN using the address below.
3. Eligible applicants for the courses mentioned above, should send application letters with a
non-refundable fee of Tshs.30,000/= or USD 30.00, by postal money order or cash payment
to the Bursar.
The Principal,
Mikocheni School of Nursing,
322 Regent Estate, P. O. Box 65300, Dar es Salaam.
Tel. 255-22-2700021/4, Fax: 255-22-2775591,
E-mail: [email protected], or [email protected]
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Please note that the Certificate and Diploma in Nursing programmes mentioned above,
will start in September 2015.
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Application forms can be downloaded from the website: www.hkmu.ac.tz
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