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Department Of Life Sciences

The Department of Life Sciences is one of the five departments in the Faculty of Science Technology and Environmental studies (FSTES) of the Open University of Tanzania. The impact of life sciences cannot be overestimated. Rapid developments in the disciplines of Molecular Biology (particularly Genomics and Proteomics) and organism Biology (especially related to invasive species and eco-system level changes) make compelling cases for the need to understand life sciences and its potential societal impacts. At the Open University of Tanzania, the Life Science Department aims to educated informed citizens, biologists, future teachers, and the next generation of biomedical researchers and practitioners. The department offers the following programmes: Bachelor of Science General (B.Sc. Gen), Bachelor of Science with education (B.Sc. Ed.), Postgraduate programmes and Non degrees courses (certificate and diploma courses in poultry production and health). For further details on the programmes and how to join us please read the University prospectus and/or visit us at the Open University of Tanzania HQ in Dar es Salaam.



Head of Department

Name:Dr. Hassan A. Mateka
Mobile: N/A
Email:

hassan.mateka@out.ac.tz

Staff and Programmes In The Department

Name

Title

Contact

M.D. Varisanga

Professor

Email:modest.varisanga@out.ac.tz

E.S.P. Kigadye

Professor

Email:emmanuel.kigadye@out.ac.tz

A.E.Makundi

Senior Lecturer

Email:asanteli.makundi@out.ac.tz

J. Kisoza

Senior Lecturer

Email:james.kisoza@out.ac.tz

S.M.S. Massomo

Lecturer

Email:said.massomo@out.ac.tz

A.A. Gimbi

Senior Lecturer

Email:angaza.gimbi@out.ac.tz

S.G. Noah

Lecturer

Email:stanoah@yahoo.com

V.W. Makene

Lecturer

Email:vedastus.makene@out.ac.tz

H. Mateka

Lecturer

Email:hassan.mateka@out.ac.tz

M. Maryange

Lecturer

Email:maryanna.mayomba@out.ac.tz

N. Magambo

Assistant Lecturer

Email:neema.magambo@out.ac.tz

F. Christopher

Assistant Lecturer

Email:faustine.christopher@out.ac.tz

D. Mteremko

Assistant Lecturer

Email:denis.mteremko@out.ac.tz

P. Wilfred

Senior Lecturer, Head of Department

Email:paulo.wilfred@out.ac.tz

 
The Department of Life Sciences offers its Postgraduate Programmes by thesis in which the candidates undertake independent research under supervision.

Objectives

The Objectives of these Programmes are to:

  1. Train scientists to higher level of scientific leadership in research, management and administration
  2. Stimulate and encourage research to generate new knowledge in all areas
  • Train graduate scientists to more advanced levels in some of the courses covered in their undergraduate studies
  1. Advance secondary school teachers/laboratory technologists and also to provide better grounding for prospective research workers preparing for independent research
M.Sc. Degree Programmes
 

Ph.D. DEGREE PROGRAMME