Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) is health communication that is behaviorally focused as well as environmentally contextualized. It seeks to empower people to change the behaviour that puts their health in jeopardy, by effecting social change, which in turn makes it possible for behaviour change to take place. It proceeds from a correct understanding of obstacles to behavior change through formative research, and proceeds to modify them through appropriate communication interventions. This makes it easier for individuals and communities to make and to sustain behaviour change for the enhancement of their health. BCC avoids blaming the people for not changing their behaviour by making it unethical to persuade people without removing the barriers, which prevent them from changing their behaviour.
The aim of this program is to produce behavior change agents who have the tools, skills, and in-depth knowledge needed to manage the entire process of behavioral change intervention from conceptualization, design, implementation, management, and evaluation.
The aim of this program is to prepare a Health Management Officer with the community as the main focus, who will be a member of health planning and management committees within government as well as non-governmental organizations, a professional in public health matters, and also a chief liaison officer of the ministry responsible for health. The graduate will also be trained to acquire knowledge and skills for managing health teams and for planning, initiating, monitoring and evaluating public programs or interventions.
This is a four-semester programme whose overall aim is to train and produce graduates with relevant competencies and skills in applied epidemiology and laboratory management, which will enable them to contribute towards strengthening of the public health system of Tanzania.
This is a four-semester (two years) degree programme
(i) Basic degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing and Veterinary medicine with a minimum GPA of 2.7 at undergraduate level.
(ii) Graduates with at least lower second degree in Zoology and Biology-related fields of study.
The four-semester M.Sc in Tropical Diseases Control (TDC) is a competence-based training programme for public health specialists on the control of tropical diseases, especially parasitic diseases. These specialists will be professionals that can provide leadership on programmes for the control and management of these diseases. Parasitic diseases are a major contributor to the burden of communicable diseases in the tropics and sub-tropics.
This is a four semester collaborative program between the Centre for International Health in Bergen University and theSchool of Public Health and Social Sciences at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. The main objective of the programme is to improve quality and equity in health and healthcare for disadvantaged population groups in poor countries through a training programme that focuses on improving policies, health systems organization, funding and management for increasing the effectiveness of health systems and fairness in resource distribution.
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
P.O. Box 65015
Dar es Salaam
Tel: Direct: +255 22 2153371, Tel : +255 22 2150302-6 (Ext. 1281 Dean, 1282 OMS)