WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$172 /year
Applications Begin:October 2021
Final Award:Advanced Diploma in Dermatovenereology
Start Date:November 2021
Academic Unit:Institute of Allied Health Science
Campus:Muhimbili campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

This is a four Semester Advanced Diploma in Dermatovenereology (ADDV) Programme. Students are trained to diagnose and competently manage most dermatological conditions, Leprosy, HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted diseases (STDs) in the context of Primary Health Care (PHC).

The programme equally intends to impart knowledge on how to plan and carry out appropriate measures for prevention of Skin diseases and STDs.

Students are also trained to conduct operational research of both clinical and epidemiological nature and apply the findings in the improvement of health services in the community.


Year 1
(First Semester)
– Fundamentals of Dermatology
– Sexually Transmitted Diseases
– Leprosy Epidemiology and Management
– Pharmacology and Therapeutics

(Second Semester)
– Fundamentals of Dermatology
– Sexually Transmitted Diseases
– Pharmacology and Therapeutics
– Public Health Dermatology

Year 2
(First Semester)
– Applied Dermatology
– Sexually Transmitted diseases
– Health system research and management

(Second Semester)
– Applied Dermatology
– Sexually Transmitted diseases
– LR 200 Leprosy Rehabilitation

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
N/A Equivalent Qualification Should have successfully completed any one of the following courses with an overall good performance grade(s)Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) in Tanzania;

In Other countries
(a) Medical Assistant
(b) Clinical Officer
(c) Nurse Clinician
(d) Family Nurse Practitioner

NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” and they will be able to answer all your questions

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $4
Application Fees for International Students: $10

(i) Applicants with A-Level Qualifications (Direct Entry scheme): – Applicants with A-Level qualifications (direct entry scheme) and applicants who hold foreign A – Level Certificates should apply for the degree courses through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal available on the website

(ii) Applicants with Equivalent Qualifications: – Applicants under equivalent qualifications should also apply through the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) online Application Portal through the website

For Foreign Students, they must contact NECTA (National Examinations Council of Tanzania) before Application, same for applicants with Diploma certificates, who have to contact NACTE (National Council for Technical Education) to verify their certificates before initiating the application process on the MUHAS website.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the programme have the opportunity to work in:
– Public hospitals
– Private clinics
– Medical secondary schools
– Higher educational institutions of medical specialization
– Scientific organizations
– Polyclinics
– Consultative-diagnostic centres

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $172
Tuition Fees for International Students: $1,245

Tuition Fees per year for Tanzanian Students = 400,000 TZS
Tuition Fees per year for International Students = 2,888,000 TZS
All indicated payments should be deposited in the following bank account: NMB Account No. 20901100002 in favour of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS).

Relevant Contact

Institute of Allied Health Sciences Office
For General Enquiries
Prof. Mainen J. Moshi
Director of Undergraduate Education