Before its conversion into a Medical College in 1997, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) had been offering postgraduate courses for MSc degree in Urology for surgeons holding the MMed degree in Surgery. The Medical Centre, too, had been offering training opportunities for MMed candidates from Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences in the form of attachment to various Departments at KCMC, especially in the Departments of Ophthalmology, Surgery, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. With its elevation to an University College status, the Medical College will, in addition to the MSc in Urology, offer postgraduate programmes in other specialties - both biomedical and clinical sciences. The Directorate of Postgraduate Studies co-ordinates all postgraduate studies and related research activities of the Medical College.
The main function of the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies is to coordinate all matters related to provision of higher education beyond the first degree. Specifically, it deals with marketing for post-graduate programmes, processing student admissions, managing examination results and disposal of candidates, facilitation of student research, formulation and processing of new post-graduate programmes, coordination of curriculum reviews and other related functions.
Aim of Postgraduate Studies
Postgraduate training at KCMU College is designed for highly qualified medical practitioners and other allied health personnel who are strongly motivated towards a career in Medical Sciences and academic medicine.
Graduates in these courses are expected to augment the national need for high level man power requirements which will in turn improve the roles expected of consultant hospitals in teaching, service and research.
Postgraduate Studies offers include the following: