WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$172 /year
Applications Begin:October 2021
Final Award:Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology
Start Date:November 2020
Academic Unit:Institute of Allied Health Science
Campus:Muhimbili campus
Application Deadline: November 2021
Programme Overview

This is a Six-Semester Diploma in Orthopaedic Technology (DOT) Programme.

The programme is intended to impart knowledge and skills to students on the evaluations, design, and fitting of different orthopaedic appliances, equipment and materials. It also aims to impart the correct attitude in students towards patient care

Admission Requirements

Direct Entry
Three credits passes out of Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics at ‘O’level. Credit pass in engineering subjects is also acceptable as the third credit pass.

Equivalent Qualifications
Candidates must have certificate in lower limb Prosthetics or Orthotics and must have two credit passes in science subjects at “O” level.

NOTE: If the certificate you obtained in your country is not mentioned above, please message the “Course Contacts” above 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

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Anesthesiologist Assistant
– Chiropractic Technician
– Clinical Laboratory Assistant
– EMT Ambulance
– Health Aide
– Home Health Aide
– Medical or Clinical Assistant
– Medication Aide.

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

Tanzanians students pay TZS 400,000 per year as tuition fees
International Students pay TZS 2,887,375 per year as tuition fees

– Students are required to have sufficient funds to cater for special programme requirements.  Such requirements may be in the form of boots,  overalls,  scientific calculators,  drawing board,  gloves,  masks etc as well as funds for practical training depending on the program. Applicants are urged to consult the University prospectus for specific requirements by their schools or consult the schools that they intend to apply for more details, including indicative cost implication
– All students will have to join or show evidence that they are members of the National Health Insurance Fund or other funds at the time of registration.
– 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
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