Development of Curriculum for MSc in Monitoring and Evaluation of health Programs (MEHP)
Establishment of the program is part of implementing prioritized activities and targets in the College Corporate Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025. Feedback from stakeholders contacted shows that the program is demand driven. Also, the program is to be administered under well-established Institute of Public Health (IPH).
Development process of the program was initially discussed in the hosting department (IPH). The concept was then presented to the Directorate of Postgraduate Studies (DPS) which formed Curriculum committee to review the program. The Concept was accepted and recommended for consideration by the College Academic Board then TUMA Senate for Approval. The program was Benchmarked with Mzumbe and Muhimbili Universities.
The development process of the curriculum involved internal and external stakeholders. The internal stakeholders meeting were held on 9th October 2019 and the curriculum committee was held on 16th February 2021. Interviews conducted withexternal stakeholders from higher learning, research institutions and private consultants experienced in M&E included Medical education specialists and health professionals form local and international higher learning institutions, Ministry of health, Regional and Local authorities, College alumnae, on going students, NGOs and representatives from the general public. Experts from Aalborg University Denmark, LSHTM, Mzumbe University and Sokoine University reviewed the curriculum draft and made recommendations which improved the curriculum
The process also involved accrediting experts from Tanzania Commission for Universities, curriculum experts from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, State University of Zanzibar and Aalborg University, Denmark. This meeting was held on 2nd December 2021 at National Institute of Medical Research, Dar es salaam. Another meeting with the Project Coordinator, the Student-Centred Learning expert and the Tanzanian Quality Advisor was held on 3rd December 2021. Comments from these meetings were incorporated in the curriculum.
Senate approved the revised curriculum subject to minor corrections on 26th March 2022. After the corrections the curriculum will be uploaded to TUC website first week of April 2022 for accreditation.