WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$1,725 /year
Applications Begin:June 2021
Final Award:Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Start Date:October 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Medicine
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

This course is designed to cover the basic and advanced concepts of epidemiology and many advanced techniques in biostatistics and therefore to train personnel who are able to and competent in analyzing and interpreting data.

The course aims to equip graduates with knowledge in epidemiology and biostatistics and that have latest skills in analytical epidemiology and biostatistics.

At the end of the course students will be able to:
– Communicate with other epidemiologists and biostatisticians about technical issues and problems and be able to work within a health team to analyse data.
– Apply the skills to the current major health-related problems.
– Understand current medical literature and enhance critical analysis of research findings in order to make appropriate decisions.
– Design and carry out different types of epidemiological studies independently or in collaboration.
– Advance to higher education, especially PhD and later postdoctoral studies.


First semester
– Epidemiology (EBP 001)*
– Biostatistics (EBP 002)*
– Research methodology (EBP 003)*
– Introduction to computer packages (EBP 004)
– Data collection tools (EBP 005)
– Database design (EBP 006)
– Data entry and management (EBP 007)
– Design surveillance system (EBP 008)
– Problem-solving (EBP 009)
– Confounding/bias (EBP 010)
– Monitoring and evaluation (EBP 011)
– Non communicable disease (EBP 012)
– Communicable disease control (EBP 013)
– Linear regression (EBP 014)
– Foundation course, common to all master programmes

Second semester
– Linear regression technique (EBP 014)
– Logistic regression I technique (EBP 015)
– Logistic regression II technique (EBP 016)
– Poisson regression technique (EBP 017)
– Research project proposal-I (RPP-I = EBP 018)

First semester
– Field rotation placement module (EBP 019)
– Survey data (EBP 020)
– Survival data (EBP 021)
– Multilevel modals (EBP 022)
– R package (EBP 023)
– Research project proposal-2 (EBP 024)

Second semester
– Research project proposal – III (EBP 025)

Admission Requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
a. A Bachelors degree in medicine, dentistry, statistics, demography or biological sciences with a Minimum GPA > 3.0 for classified degrees or a minimum of B+ grade for unclassified degrees
b. Applicant with a bachelors degree in biological sciences, MUST, in addition, have studied basic or advanced mathematics in high school and have passed with a credit.
c. Applicant with a bachelors degree in statistics or demography MUST in addition have studied biology subject during ordinary or advanced level of secondary school and passed with credit
d. Applicant with a bachelors degree in Medicine and dentist MUST, in addition, have studied Epidemiology & Biostatistics subjects and passed with a B credit
e. All applicants should have at least one year of work experience after completion of their undergraduate training.
f. All certificates must be from an approved and recognized institution by TCU or NACTE

Foreign students
All applicants holding foreign qualifications must have their qualifications validated and equated by the respective regulatory bodies before submitting their applications for admission as follows
I. The National Examination Council of Tanzania in respect of certificates secondary education and teaching education; and
II. The National Council for Technical Education with respect to NTA level 6 qualification.

Application Process
Application Fees for Tanzanian Students: $22
Application Fees for International Students: $50

How to Apply
Application forms can be obtained from KCMUCo website( Completed application forms and all necessary supporting documents should be submitted to the admissions office before the end of June of the year for which admission is being sought.

Applications with relevant attachments, as shown below, should be addressed to the address above.
– A copy of financial receipt in respect of application fees paid.
– Completed application forms with copies of certified certificates
– Completed medical examination forms

The academic year begins in the month of October each year (unless otherwise stated). This is preceded by the orientation week for first-year students.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
Community Health Worker
Those in community health work with the general public in order to teach healthy behaviors and implement public health strategies. Duties often include collection and analysis of health related data as well as implementation of community wellness programs.

A statistician collects, studies, analyzes and presents data, usually to help understand a concept or dilemma. Areas of data collection can include anything, including medical research, politics and business.

Survey Researcher
Survey researchers design surveys and analyze data from those surveys. Topics of surveys can range from public opinion and education to medical and scientific surveys. Survey researchers must also be able to effectively convey their findings.

Veterinary Epidemiologist
Veterinary epidemiologists study the cause and spread of diseases within groups of animals other than humans. This is a critical job in today’s age, given the prevalence of animal-to-human transmission of infectious diseases, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease), avian influenza and swine influenza. Additionally, private enterprises such as those involved in the meat production industry rely on the expertise of veterinary epidemiologists to prevent diseases from harming the animals and monitoring their overall health.

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Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students: $1,725
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,984

Tuition Fees for Tanzanian Students = 4,000,000 TZS
Tuition Fees for International Students = 9,238,800 TZS

– Fees paid will not be refunded if the student leaves or withdraws or leaves the college without permission
– Actual costs will vary depending upon the specific year and needs of the student.
– Foreign students shall be required to pay for resident permit, and must check the prevailing amount as may be determined by the Government from time to time.
– The University College reserves the right to change any fees, deposits, and other charges or any other provisions of this section at any time and without prior notification to the student or their sponsor and any such changes shall have immediate effect.

Relevant Contact

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