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Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development (BA PD)

Population is the ultimate resource which mobilizes other resources for development. Development improves the quality of life of human beings. The extent to which the exploitation of resources leads to development is governed by the quality of population in terms of the technology used. Where the human capital is poor, the exploitation of resources is haphazard and wasteful leading to their degradation and depletion. Therefore, in order for the human population to attain sustainable development on earth, there is a need to manage well both the population and natural resources.  This requires a highly educated manpower specialised in issues of population and development so as to plan how best to manage population growth and at the same time exploit natural resources in a sustainable way. Since the government of Tanzania has a shortage of qualified manpower in population and development, offering the B.A. in Population and Development programme will help to solve this problem.

The B.A. Population and Development Programme aims at equipping learners with knowledge and skills for meeting challenges of sustainable development at various levels.  The programme will focus on family life education, reproductive health, family resources management, gender and development and relate poverty reduction to proper resources management.  The ultimate goal is to produce competent professionals who can plan for sustainable use of environmental resources for human centred development.  Additionally, it aims at producing undergraduates who are competent in population research.



Programme Summary

Course Name:BA PD
Course Initials:  BA PD
Duration: 
Total Units:  40
Mode of Deliverence:
 
 

Programme Informations

Option (I):  Direct Entry Scheme (Form VI) Qualifications

  1. Possession of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) or equivalent, with credit passes in five approved subjects, obtained prior to sitting for the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE) or equivalent; and
  2. He/she has obtained at least two principal level passes in approved subjects in the Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE); and

Option (II) Equivalent Qualifications

Candidate with one of the following diplomas can be admitted for BA in Population and Development: Diploma in Population and Development, Diploma in Law, Diploma in Education, Diploma in Community Developments, Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Statistics, Diploma in Accounting, Diploma in Youth Work Development (CYP) Foundation Programme and any relevance social and Science related Diploma recognized by OUT Senate with an average of ‘B’ or GPA of 3.0 with not less than four passes at O’ Level.

OR

OPTION III

Recognition of Prior Learning certificate (RPL) with average of B+ Grade approved by TCU shall be eligible for BA PD program.

OPTION IV

Candidates who do not qualify under options I and II may register for Foundation Courses (OFC) offered by The Open University of Tanzania. Those who pass examinations set at the end of the course will be eligible for registration of BA in Population and Development programme listed above, depending on the subject studied.

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Code

Course Name

Units

1

OPD 101

Introduction to Population Studies

2

2

OPD 102

Introduction to Family Life Education

2

3

OPD 103

Introduction to Reproductive  and Sexual Health

2

4

OPD 104

Medical Geography

2

5

OPD 201

Dynamic of Population Structure

2

6

OPD 202

Gender and Development

2

7

OPD 203

Basic Demographic Methods

2

8

OPD 209

Field Practical

2

9

OPD 301

Gender, Health and Family Planning

2

10

OPD 302

GIS and Population Studies

2

11

OPD 303

Population, Policy and Development

2

12

OPD 304

Population, Migration and Development

2

13

OPD 305

Family Resources Management

2

14

OPD 306

Urban Systems, Planning and Management

2

15

OPD 307

Population, Environment and Development

2

16

OPD 308

Nutrition for Health

2

17

OPD 309

The African Environment and Development

2

18

OPD 310

Rural Settlement and Development

2

NAMECONTACTS
Dr. EliezaYusuf Musana

Mob:+255755 756 096

Mail:yusuf.musana@out.ac.tz

 

The aim of this programme is to produce undergraduates with ample knowledge and skills in family life and population management, capable of identifying, studying, and analysing population issues, applying knowledge and planning for the improvement of human life.

All Bachelor of Arts in Population and Development courses shall be examined during the academic year in which they are studied.

The assessment will comprise course work and annual examinations. Course work assessment shall consist of an online coursework assessment and a two hour written test.

The coursework assessment will contribute 30% of the total marks for each course. Annual examinations; each student shall be required to sit for a three-hour annual examination, at the end of the academic year. The annual examination will contribute 70% to the total mark of each course.

The combination of both coursework and annual examination shall be100%. Each candidate shall be required to register for the examinations in specific subjects at least one month at latest, before the commencement of annual examinations period.

The annual University examinations shall be conducted under the control of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) with the Director of the Examinations Syndicate