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MATURE ENTRY INTAKE FOR THE 2019 – 2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

UNIVERSITY OF MALAWI

MATURE ENTRY INTAKE FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC YEAR

The University of Malawi is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for admission into its mature entry programmes for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  1. Minimum Entry Requirements for all applicants

Interested applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. A Malawi School Certificate of Education or any equivalent O-Level qualification with at least 4 subjects passed with credit (6 subjects for some programmes) including ENGLISH LANGUAGE and other subjects specified in the table under point (d) below.

  1. A University of Malawi Diploma or, a relevant Diploma from accredited programmes of the University of Malawi such as those offered at Domasi College of Education, Natural Resources College, Malawi College for Health Sciences, Theological College, St. John of God College or an equivalent Diploma from a recognized Institution of higher learning.

  1. A minimum of 2 years post Diploma relevant work experience in a field related to the programme applied for.

  1. Applicants MUST also meet the additional entry requirements for each programme as outlined in the table below:

College and Programme

Abbrev

Type of Entry

 

Mode of Delivery

Minimum

Year of

Entry

Programme

Duration

Tuition Fee

per

Annum

Additional Entry Requirements to those contained under Section 1 (a – c) above

School of Education – Chancellor College

  1. Bachelor of Education (Language)

UMA-BED-LED

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Education from a recognized institution. 4 subjects passed at MSCE or its equivalent with credit including English and other language subjects.

  1. Bachelor of Education (Social Studies)

UMA-BED-SED

Mature

 

Full- time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Education from a recognized institution. 4 subjects passed at MSCE or its equivalent with credit including English and social science subjects (History, Bible Knowledge, Geography, Social and Development Studies, Life skills education)

Faculty of Humanities-Chancellor College

  1. Bachelor of Arts Humanities (Philosophy)

BAHP

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 Subjects passed with credit at MSCE and a 3-year Certificate or a 2 year recognized Diploma in Philosophy.

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Theology)

BAHT

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Theology with credit or Diploma in Education majoring in Theology. 4 subjects passed at MSCE or its equivalent with credit including English.

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Cultural Studies)

BACCS

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

4 subjects passed with credit including English at MSCE or its equivalent and minimum of Diploma related to Media, and Communication, Journalism and Education.

Faculty of Science – Chancellor College

  1. Bachelor of Science (Geography)

BSCG

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 Subjects passed with credit at MSCE including Geography and Mathematics and a recognized Diploma in cognate disciplines of Physical Planning, Environmental Studies, Land use Management, Transportation, Geographical Information System, Health Geography and Development, Ecotourism, Climate Change, Water Resources or any other Geography related field.

  1. Bachelor of Science (Geology)

BSCGE

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2/3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 Subjects passed with credit at MSCE including Geography and Mathematics and a recognized Diploma in cognate disciplines of Geography, Physical Planning, Environmental Geology, Geology, Hydrogeology, Mining, Mineral, Exploration, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems, Seismology, Climate Change, Geophysics, Geochemistry or any other Geology related field.

  1. Bachelor of Science (Food & Nutrition)

BSCFN

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2/3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 subjects passed with credit at MSCE including 3 Science subjects and English and a recognized Diploma in Home Economics or related programmes such as Community Health, Nutrition, Family Studies, Early Childhood Development and Education.

  1. Bachelor of Science (Family and Consumer Science)

BSCFCS

 

Bachelor of Science (Physics)

BSCPHY

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 subjects passed with credit at MSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, General Science and Chemistry and a Diploma from a recognized institution (with a minimum of a credit) and having Physics as a major.

  1. Bachelor of Science (Electronics)

BSCELE

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 subjects passed with credit at MSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Mathematics, Physical Science, Physics, General Science and Chemistry and a Diploma from a recognized institution (with a minimum of a credit) having Electronics or Electrical Engineering as a major.

  1. Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)

BSCBIO

Mature

 

Full- time

Year 2/3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

6 subjects passed with credit at MSCE (or its equivalent) including English, Biology, Mathematics, Physical Science (or General Science/Chemistry/ Physics) and a biological sciences related Diploma from a recognized institution.

  1. Diploma in Statistics

DPSTA

Mature

 

2-week block release

Year 1

2 years

Malawi- K850,000.00

SADC USD 1, 200

NON-SADC USD 2,000

Holders of any relevant post-secondary school certificate with at least 2 years’ experience in statistical related work and holders of MSCE or O-Level certificate of IGSCE or GCE or its equivalent at least 4 credits including Mathematics and English.

Faculty of Social Science – Chancellor College

  1. Bachelor of Arts (Human Resource Management)

HRM

Mature

 

Weekend

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -850,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

4 credits including English at MSCE or its equivalent and recognised Diploma in Management, Administration or Human Resource fields. Those with a recognised Bachelor’s degree will also be considered.

Faculty of Built Environment – Polytechnic

  1. Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies

BARC

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,

000

Diploma in Architectural Studies and be a member of the Malawi Institute of Architects and MSCE with additional credits in Mathematics and Physical Science.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Land Economy

BLE

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Land Economy, Valuation Surveying or any other related programme plus MSCE with additional credits in Mathematics and Physical Science.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Land Surveying

BLS

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Higher National Diploma (HND) or Diploma in Land Surveying, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Hydrographic Surveying or Civil Engineering and be a member of the Surveyors Institute of Malawi plus MSCE with additional credits in Mathematics, Physical Science and Geography.

  1. Bachelor of Science in .Quantity Surveying

BQS

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Quantity Surveying or Quantity Surveying Technician Certificate Part 1 and 2 from a recognized institution or City and Guilds Advanced Diploma in Construction and be a member of the Architects and Quantity Surveying Board plus MSCE with additional credits in Mathematics and Physical Science.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Physical Planning

BPP

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Physical Planning/City & Guilds Advanced Diploma in related fields & be a member of Malawi Institute of Physical Planners. MSCE with additional credits in Mathematics, Physical Science and Geography.

  1. Bachelor of Architecture (Hon)

BArch (Hons)

Mature

 

Full- time

Year 6

7 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Studies

Candidates must also submit the following in addition to other requirements:

  1. 1 Year Practical Experience Report

  2. Design Technology Case Study Report (outline to be collected from the Polytechnic)

  3. Letter of Recommendation from a Registered Architect or other allied Registered professionals (Engineers and Quantity Surveyors) proving that they have worked for not less than one year.

Faculty of Commerce – Polytechnic

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration (Generic)

BBA

Mature

 

weekend classes

Year 2/3

4 years

Malawi –900,000

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into year 3: Diploma in Business Studies from University of Malawi or an Advanced Diploma (Level 6) in Business Studies/Administration from a recognized institution or examining body plus MSCE with an additional credit in Mathematics.

For entry into year 2: Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies/ Administration from a recognised institution or examining body plus MSCE with an additional credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Accountancy

BAC

Mature

 

weekend classes

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Accounting (ACCA) and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management

BPLM

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management or Diploma in Business Studies from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Commerce (Internal Auditing)

BCOMIA

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in commerce related fields or Diploma in Business Studies from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Finance

BAF

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 3/2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into year 3: Advanced Diploma/Diploma in Banking and Finance from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

For entry into year 2: Diploma in Banking and Finance or a Diploma in a related field from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism Management)

BTM

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 3/2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into year 3: Advanced Diploma/Diploma in Tourism and/or Hospitality Management or a Diploma in a related field from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

For entry into year 2: Diploma in Tourism and/or Hospitality Management or a Diploma in a related field from a recognized examining body and an additional MSCE/O-Level credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship)

BCOME

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 3/2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into Year 3: Diploma in Business Studies from University of Malawi or an Advanced Diploma in Business Studies/Administration (Level 6)

For entry into year 2 Diploma in a related field from a recognized institution or examining body or plus MSCE with an additional credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration (Marketing)

BBAM

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 3/2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into year 3: Diploma in Business Studies from University of Malawi or an Advanced Diploma (Level 6) in Business Studies/Administration from a recognized institution or examining body plus MSCE with an additional credit in Mathematics.

For entry into year 2: Level 5 Diploma in Business Studies/ Administration from a recognised institution or examining body plus MSCE with an additional credit in Mathematics.

Faculty of Applied Sciences – Polytechnic

  1. Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

BIT

Mature

 

Evening Classes

Year 2

4years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

University of Malawi Diploma in Information Technology or Information Systems, City and Guilds Advanced Diploma or any Diploma in ICT related programmes and additional MSCE credits in Mathematics and Physical Science (BIT); and

University of Malawi Diploma in Information Technology or Information Systems, City and Guilds Advanced Diploma or any Diploma in ICT related programmes and additional MSCE credits in Mathematics (BMLS)

  1. Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems

BMLS

 

Year 2

4years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

  1. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Laboratory Technology

BILT

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2/3

4 years

Malawians – K900,000.00

SADC USD 2,400

NON-SADC USD4,000

For entry into year 3: University Diploma in Industrial Laboratory Technology (DILT) or any related qualification obtained from an accredited institution and MSCE/ O Levels with credits in Mathematics, Physical Science, General Science/Biology and English. At least two years’ work experience for those who obtained Diploma with pass.

For entry into year 2: Diploma in Laboratory Technology or any related qualification obtained from an accredited institution and MSCE/ O Levels with credits in Mathematics, Physical Science, General Science/Biology and English.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health

EH

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

4 years

Malawians – K900,000.00

SADC USD 2,400

NON-SADC USD4,000

Diploma in Environmental Health from Malawi College of Health Sciences or Diploma in Public Health from University of Malawi

MSCE/ O level with at least credits passes in English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science

At least 2 years working experience.

  1. Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences Education

BMSE

Mature

 

Full time

Year 3

4 years

Malawians – K900,000.00

SADC USD 2,400

NON-SADC USD4,000

Recognized Diploma in Education majoring in Statistics and/or Mathematics or Diploma in a Mathematics education or any related qualification obtained from an accredited institution and MSCE/ O Levels with credits in Mathematics, Physical Science, General Science/Biology and English. At least two years’ work experience for those who obtained Diploma with pass

Faculty of Engineering – Polytechnic

  1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering Structures

(Hons)

BCES

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Civil Engineering or relevant engineering field and science and additional MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Transport) (Hons)

BCET

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Civil Engineering or relevant engineering field and science and additional MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Water) (Hons) –

BCEW

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Civil Engineering or relevant engineering field and science and additional MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Hons)

BEEE

Mature

 

Evening Classes

Year 2

5years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Electrical Engineering or advanced City and Guilds Diploma in Electrical Engineering plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Electronics and Computer Engineering (Hons)

BECE

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in computer Engineering, relevant city and guilds diploma plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with six credits including in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering (Hons)

BBME

Mature

 

Evening

Classes

Year 2

5years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Biomedical Engineering Engineering, relevant city and guilds diploma plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with four credits including in Mathemetics, Biology and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons)

BMEN

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2/3

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry into year 2 ; candidates must have a Diploma in Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or other science-related field.

For entry into year 3 ; candidates must have BSc in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Mining Engineering

  1. Bachelor of Geological Engineering (Hons)

BGEN

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2/3

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For Entry in year 2, candidates must have BSc and Diploma in engineering fields other than Geological, Civil and Mechanical Engineering and any other science-related fields but must attend and pass Drawing 1 and 2, and Computer Programming

For Entry in year three ; candidates must have BSc in Civil or Mechanical Engineering and Diploma in Geological Engineering.

  1. Bachelor of Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Engineering (Hons)

BMMP

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2/3

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

For entry in year two ; candidates must have City and Guilds advanced Diploma in Mechanical related fields or its equivalent with two years post qualification experience in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing engineering field.

For Entry in year 3, candidates must have Diploma in Metallurgy and Mineral Processing Engineering with two years post qualification experience for entry in year three

  1. Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons)

BME

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Mechanical Enginering or Advanced City and Guilds Diploma in Mechanical Engineering plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Automobile Engineering (Hons)

BAE

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Automobile Enginering or Advanced City and Guilds Diploma in Automobile Engineering plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (Hons)

BIE

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Production, Mechanical or Manufacturing Systems Engineering; or Advanced City and Guilds Diploma in Production, Mechanical or manufacturing Systems Engineering plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

  1. Bachelor of Energy Engineering (Hons)

BEE

Mature

 

Full time

Year 2

5 Years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Plant Engineering or its equivalent, plus two years experience and in addition MSCE with credits in Mathemetics and Physical Science or general science

Faculty of Education and Media Studies – Polytechnic

  1. Bachelor of Education (Business Studies)

EBS

Mature

 

Full-time

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Education or Diploma in a business / management field or equivalent plus an additional MSCE credit in Mathematics.

 

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Education and Diploma in a business / management field or equivalent plus an additional MSCE credit in Mathematics.

  1. Bachelor of Technical Education (Science)

BTED

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in any technical related field or equivalent obtained plus an additional MSCE credit Mathematics and Physical Science/Biology/Gen Science.

 

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Education and Diploma in any Technical field or equivalent plus an additional MSCE credit in Mathematics and Physical Science/Biology/Gen Science.

  1. Bachelor of Technical Education (Technology)

BTED-TECH

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in any technical related field or equivalent obtained plus an additional MSCE credit Mathematics and Physical Science.

 

Year 3

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Education and Diploma in any Technical field or equivalent plus an additional MSCE credit in Mathematics and Physical Science.

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication

BBC

Mature

 

Week-end classes

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Recognized Diploma in Journalism, Communication Studies, Marketing and Public Relations. 4 MSCE/O-Level credits in social science subjects including English language.

  1. Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

JOU-P

Mature

 

Weekend classes

Year 2

4 years

Malawi -900,000.00

SADC USD 1,200

NON-SADC USD2,000

Diploma in Journalism or Mass Communication from a recognized institution (from Internationally recognized universities and those recognized by the African Commonwealth Universities) plus MSCE with additional credits in any other social science subjects.

Faculty of Midwifery, Neonatal and Reproductive Health Studies – Kamuzu College of Nursing

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic): Midwifery

MID

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Year 1 = K950,000

Year 2= K950,000

  1. MSCE/O-Level credits in Biology, Physical Science, English and Mathematics and credits in any other two subjects

  1. Be a registered nurse with a diploma in nursing and midwifery from Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre or Lilongwe campus or from Daeyang Luke College of Nursing and Midwifery

  1. Registered Nurse/Midwife

In addition, all candidates are expected to have at least 2 years of work experience in either nursing or midwifery

Applicants with distinction or credit passes in their previous records shall have an added advantage

  1. University Certificate in Midwifery

UCM

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Mk950,000.00

  1. Be a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a recognised institution.

  2. Be a registered nurse with a diploma in nursing from Malawi College of Health Sciences- Blantyre or Lilongwe campus or from Daeyang Luke College of Nursing and Midwifery

  3. Have University Diploma in Nursing from Kamuzu College of Nursing

In addition, all candidates are expected to have at least 2 years of work experience in either nursing or midwifery

Applicants with distinction or credit passes in their previous records shall have an added advantage

Faculty of Nursing – Kamuzu College of Nursing

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic): Adult Health Nursing

AH

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

Year 1= K950,000

Year 2= ,K950,000

  1. MSCE/O-Level credits in Biology, Physical Science, English and Mathematics and credits in any other two subjects

  2. University Diploma in Nursing / Midwifery from recognized institutions

  3. Registered Nurse/Midwife

In addition, all candidates are expected to have at least 2 years of work experience in either nursing or midwifery

Applicants with distinction or credit passes in their previous records shall have an added advantage

  1. Bachelor of Science in Health Service Management

HSM

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic): Community Health Nursing

CHN

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing( Post Basic): Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing

MH

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Post Basic) Paediatric Nursing

CHI

  1. Bachelor of Science in Nursing Post Basic): Nursing Education

NED

 

Faculty of Medicine – College of Medicine

  1. Bachelor of Science in Internal Medicine

BIM

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

6 Subjects passed with credit at MSCE including English, Biology, Physical Science (or Chemistry/Physics) and Mathematics and a recognised Diploma in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent from a recognised institution plus at least two years working experience as a clinical officer providing surgical and other clinical care services, relevant to the programme chosen at a district or rural hospital. General clinical officers are also encouraged to apply for 3-year upgrading programmes leading to BAI (Hon) and BTO (Hon). Clinical officers already with Diplomas in Anesthesia or Orthopedics will do 2-year upgrading programmes leading to BAI and BTO respectively. Candidates must be registered with the Medical Council of Malawi. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate evidence of leadership skills, excellent communication skills, and commitment to providing clinical services at district or rural/mission hospitals in Malawi.

  1. Bachelor of Science in Obstetrics & Gynecology

BOG

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

  1. Bachelor of Science in General Surgery

BS

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

  1. Bachelor of Science In Trauma and Orthopedics

BTO

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

  1. Bachelor of Science in Pediatrics & Child Health

BPCH

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

  1. Bachelor of Science in Anesthesia & Intensive Care

BAI

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

5 years

K1,350,000

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Medicine

PG-DIP (HIVMED)

Mature

   

Year 4

1.5 years

USD3000.00/K 2,050 0,000.00

Admission into the programme will require a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Bachelor of Science in a clinical field (Pediatrics and Child Health, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesia and ICU, Trauma and Orthopedics) or a medical degree (MBBS) plus 6 MSCE or O-Level credits including Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science a third science subject like Physics or Mathematics. Additionally the student should hold an MOH-ART provider certification or equivalent and be registered by the Medical or Nurses Council of Malawi.

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MBBS

Malawian Mature/International

 

Full-time

Year 1

5 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

3 A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathematics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. Candidates must have MSCE/O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or

 

At least an average of 60% in Chemistry, Biology and a third Science subject like Mathematics, Physics or Statistics at the end of second year of a recognised Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree programme. Or

 

A recognized Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree majoring in Biology and Chemistry. A Bachelor of Nursing degree. Or

Mature

 

Full-time

Foundation year

6 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

A recognized Diploma in Clinical Medicine with at least two years’ relevant work experience and 6 MSCE/O-Level credits including English Language, Biology and Physical Science. Or

 

A Degree or Diploma in any field plus 6 MSCE or O-Level credits including Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science a third science subject like Physics or Mathematics. Interested candidates should have a grade of not more than “4 points” or “C” in Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science.

Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Health Professions

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

BPharm

Malawian mature/International

 

Full-time

Year 1

4 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

3 A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathematics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. Further, candidates must have MSCE/O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or

 

At least an average of 60% in Chemistry, Biology and a third Science subject like Mathematics, Physics or Statistics at the end of second year of a recognised Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree programme. Or

 

A recognized Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Or

Malawian Mature/International

 

Full-time

Foundation year

5 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

A recognized Diploma in Pharmacy with at least two years’ relevant work experience and 6 MSCE/O-Level credits including English Language, Biology and Physical Science. Or

 

A Degree or Diploma in any field plus 6 MSCE or O-Level credits including Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science a third science subject like Physics or Mathematics. Interested candidates should have a grade of not more than “4 points” or “C” in Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science.

b. Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Hons)

BPHYS

Malawian mature/ International

 

Full-time

Year 1

4 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

3 A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathematics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. Further, candidates must have MSCE/O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or

 

At least an average of 60% in Chemistry, Biology and a third Science subject like Mathematics, Physics or Statistics at the end of second year of a recognised Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree programme. Or

 

A recognized Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree majoring in Biology and Chemistry obtained from a recognised institution. Or

Malawian Mature/ International

 

Full-time

Foundation Year

5 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

Diploma in Rehabilitation Technician with at least two years relevant work experience and 6 MSCE/O-Level credits including English language, Biology and Physical Science. Or

 

A Degree or Diploma in any field plus 6 MSCE or O-Level credits including Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science a third science subject like Physics or Mathematics. Interested candidates should have a grade of not more than “4 points” or “C” in Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science.

c. Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Hons)

BMLS

Malawian Mature/ International

 

Full-time

Year 1

4 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

3 A-Level passes with a grade of at least ‘C’ in Biology, Chemistry and a third science subject like Mathematics or Physics obtained in the current year or the previous 2 years. Further, candidates must have MSCE/O-Level credit passes in English and Mathematics if these two subjects were not done at A-Levels. Or

 

At least an average of 60% in Chemistry, Biology and a third Science subject like Mathematics, Physics or Statistics at the end of second year of a recognised Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree programme. Or

 

Bachelor of Science/Education Science Degree obtained from a recognised institution majoring in Biology and Chemistry. Or

Mature

 

Full-time

Foundation year

5 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians,

$5,722.58

SADC residents,

$8,722.50 Non-SADC residents

Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology/Science with at least two years relevant work experience and 4 MSCE/O-Level credits in Biology and Physical Science. Applicants will be admitted to the Foundation year of the programme and shall be exempted from studying the 3rd year of the programme. Or

 

A Degree or Diploma in any field plus 6 MSCE or O-Level credits including Biology and Chemistry/Physical Science a third science subject like Physics or Mathematics. Interested candidates should have a grade of not more than “4 points” or “C” in Biology, Chemistry/Physical Science.

School of Public Health and Family Medicine – College of Medicine

  1. Bachelor of Science in Health Management

BHM

Mature

 

Full-time

Year 3

4 years

K1,350,000.00 Malawians

A recognized Diploma with at least two years working experience in the health sector as either a Health Service Manager (hospital administrator), Clinical Officer, Assistant Environmental Health Officer, Pharmacy Technician, Human Resource Officer, Health Information Officer and Registered Nurse/Midwife.

  1. NOTE:

Candidates who were withdrawn from the University of Malawi or any other comparable university on academic grounds and those already registered with the University of Malawi or any comparable university as residential, non-residential or mature students ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.

  1. TUITION FEES PER ANNUM

Please note that the fees indicated above are subject to change anytime.

  1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms can be obtained on written request or in person from the address given below and it can also be downloaded from www.unima.mw. Duly completed application forms together with proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee of K12, 000.00 for Malawian candidates and U$25 for international applicants should be sent to the same address andnot to any constituent college of the University of Malawi. Applicants should attach a deposit slip as proof of payment of an appropriate application fee.

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO DEPOSIT THEIR APPLICATION FEE TO THE FOLLOWING BANK ACCOUNT:

BANK NAME: NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

ACCOUNT NAME: UNIMA REVENUE ACCOUNT

ACCOUNT NUMBER:1002239236

SWIFT CODE: NBMAMWMW

SORT CODE/BRANCH CODE: 006

The address for obtaining and submitting application forms is:

The University Registrar

University Office

P.O. Box 278

ZOMBA

(Attention : Admissions Office)

www.unima.mw

Phone : 01 526622

Fax : 01 524 760

  1. APPLICATION PACKAGE

A complete application package MUSTinclude the following:

  1. Copies of all relevant degrees/Diplomas/certificates/academic transcripts which have been indicated on the application form. These must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognized Commissioner of Oaths.

  2. Original proof of availability of funds for training i.e. official sponsorship letter or bank statements of the applicant.

  3. Copy of a bank deposit slip showing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid.

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three traceable referees.

  5. A clear specification of a programme applied for as well as the candidate’s preferred mode of its delivery.

  6. Official reference letter(s) from the current and/or previous employer(s) showing proof of at least 2 years relevant work experience.

ANY APPLICATION FORM THAT WILL NOT INCLUDE THE ABOVEMENTIONED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!

  1. CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receiving applications is 11th January, 2019

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES – FINAL

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

  1. Masters in Medicine (MMed)

These are 4-year medical specialty training programs in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Internal Medicine

  3. Ophthalmology

  4. Orthopaedics

  5. Paediatrics and Child Health

  6. Anaesthesia

  7. Psychiatry

  8. Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  9. Family Medicine

  10. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

  11. Emergency Medicine

Scholarships: With funding from several agencies, highly competitive scholarships are available for applicants interested in the following specialties; General Surgery, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Family Medicine, and Internal Medicine. There are limited tuition only scholarships offered by ACEPHEM for applicants interested in Internal Medicine. Those interested in Family Medicine please visit this website: http://sphfm.medcol.mw/mph/family-medicine

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 14th December 2018 for the MMed admissions scheduled for 1st April 2018. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted End January 2019.

  1. Clinical Fellowships

These are 5 years surgical specialty training programs offered by College of Surgeons of East Central and Southern Africa (COSECSA). The first 2 years of the training programme are common to all surgical subspecialties leading to a membership qualification. The subsequent 3 years are subspecialty specific leading to a fellowship qualification in the following areas:

  1. General Surgery

  2. Orthopaedics

  3. Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

  4. Plastic Surgery

  5. Paediatric Surgery

Fellowship training programs in General surgery and Orthopaedics will be conducted at either Kamuzu Central Hospital or Queen Elizabeth Central hospital, while ENT, Paediatric Surgery and Plastic Surgery will only be conducted at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. With funding from the Norwegian Government training scholarships are available for those who are successfully enrolled into the COSECSA programmes.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or its equivalent from any recognized university

  2. Proof of registration with the Medical Council of Malawi as a Medical Practitioner

  3. One year post-internship work experience

The CoM receives applications all year round. COSECSA candidates can begin training at any time of the year but must be registered by 31st March.

  1. Master in Public Health (MPH)

This is a 2-year block-release program. The degree provides a general course conferring generic competencies. The program also provides to applicants a choice to concentrate in special interest areas of Health Management, Bioethics, Epidemiology, Reproductive Health, Nutrition or Health Informatics. Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health if they complete all coursework BUT do not submit a dissertation.

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Research experience or scientific publications are desirable

  4. Candidates interested in health informatics should have experience in information technology and have to indicate this area of interest on the application form.

The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September 2019 intake we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Epidemiology

This is a 2-year block-release degree program, which consists of core modules in basic and advanced epidemiology and biostatistics, disease control, research ethics, data management and integrity. Students are allowed to choose elective modules from a wide variety of disease and health programs specific modules (e.g. TB, malaria, HIV, nutrition, bioethics). Lastly students are required to complete a research dissertation. Students may alternatively graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology if they complete all coursework but do not submit a dissertation.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualifications) in a relevant science subject (e.g. medicine, nursing, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, psychology, environmental health) from any recognised university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is desirable

The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September intakes we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Global Health Implementation

This is a 2-year master of science degree program, which consists of core modules in Global Health, Principles, Policies and Practices; Economics and Financing; Global Environmental Health and Climate justice; Implementation Science; Program Design implementation and Evaluation; Ethics and Human Rights; Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Systems (LEGS) for Global Health Implementation; Global Economic Governance and Health Diplomacy; Comparative Health Systems. Students are allowed to choose elective modules from a selected disease and health programs specific modules. Lastly students are required to complete a research dissertation. Students may alternatively graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma in Epidemiology if they complete all coursework but do not submit a dissertation

Admission Requirements:

  1. A Bachelor degree (or equivalent qualifications approved by the University) in a relevant science subject (e.g. medicine, nursing, biology, physics, mathematics, statistics, social sciences, psychology, environmental health) from any recognised university.

This program is ran in Lilongwe and Blantyre college campuses. The College receives applications all year round. However, for the September intakes we will only consider applications received before the end of 28th February 2019.

  1. Master of Science (Antimicrobial Stewardship)

This is a 2-year full research or online MSc programme for aspiring biomedical scientists, social scientists or health practitioners interested to pursue a career in the broad area of antibiotic stewardship and conservation, with specific interest in Medicine, Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Epidemiology, Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Social Science.

Candidates will be supervised by specialist faculty from the University of Malawi. Candidates for on-line MSc will spend at least 18 months undertaking online coursework. However upon successful completion of two semesterial modules learners will conduct a research project. The research project is meant to be comoleted in one academic year. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. At least a credit/second class Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. At least two years of work experience in a relevant field is essential

  3. Prior Research experience or scientific publications is desirable

Suitably qualified individuals should indicate, in their application letter, their preferred area of study. Limited scholarships (i.e. waiver of tuition fees and support for material costs) are available, particularly for female students and students living with disabilities.

The CoM receives applications all year round. However, the deadline for receiving applications is 1st Fabruary 2019 for the MSc Antimicrobial Stewardship admissions scheduled for 19th August 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews to be conducted End March 2019.

  1. Master of Science in Bioinformatics

This is a 2-year MSc programme with course work in the first year and research in the second year. Field specialisation will be done in the second year based one’s research project. The programme is suitable for applicants with sciences background such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Biological Sciences, Laboratory Sciences, Medical Sciences, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and any other relevant mathematical sciences discipline. MSc Bioinformatics graduates become experts to pursue careers in use and development of bioinformatics tools for storage and analysis large molecular biology datasets in research and medical institutions. Bioinformaticians also make excellent systems administrators or managers in an ICT environment. Details of this programme are available on the CoM website (www.medcol.mw)

Admission Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university

  2. Prior Research/work experience or scientific publications will be an added advantage

The deadline for receiving MSc applications is 14 December for admissions scheduled for 1st April 2019.

  1. Master of Philosophy (MPhil) / Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

These are postgraduate degree programs by research (2 years for MPhil; 3-4 years for PhD). Candidates may apply to be considered for (a) the University of Malawi PhD degree program or (b) the Joint College of Medicine-University of Liverpool PhD degree programs.

Admission Requirements

  1. Masters degree in a relevant subject from any recognized university or;

  2. A medical degree or its equivalent, or appropriate honours degree in the first or upper second division in a relevant discipline

Applicants are strongly advised to have preliminary discussions with the relevant Heads of academic departments at CoM or Project Directors to enable matching of prospective student to supervisors or research groups and to develop research concepts before submitting an application. Applicants without approved research concepts and/or supervisors will not be shortlisted. Those applying for PhDs within the Department of Public Health should contact Dr Charles Mangani (hodpublichealth@medcol.mw) and are encouraged to visit the school website for potential supervisors on http://sphfm.medcol.mw/sphfm/.

The CoM accepts MPhil/PhD applications all year round but candidates can commence their studies on 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October each year.

The TrypanoGEN+ Project Fellowship Opportunity

Funded by the African Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Wellcome Trust, TrypanoGEN+ is a collaborative research network investigating how host genetics and molecular interplay between hosts and parasites influence susceptibility to Trypanosomiasis (HAT) and Schistosomiasis. The network comprises of 6 Institutions in Cameroon, DRC, Guinea, Ivory Coast , Malawi, and Uganda as well as 3 Northern partners in France and the United Kingdom. We are seeking to recruit a cohort of 6 PhD students, at least 1 at each of the African Institutions. The TrypanoGEN+ component at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi, is looking for a PhD candidate to study host and parasite gene expression profiles and how their interactions influence human African trypanosomiasis disease phenotypes.

The Fellowships is open to nationals of Rhodesian HAT endemic countries and below 35 years of age. Applicants should hold Masters Degree in a Biomedical field (Molecular Biology, Computational biology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Biochemistry). The candidate should be fluent in English, with excellent communication skills and ability to work in a highly motivated, result oriented group. Previous experience working on Trypanosomiasis or exposure to molecular biology techniques including bioinformatics will be added advantage.

i) Prospective applicants should contact Dr. Janelisa Musaya (jmusaya@medcol.mw) to express their interest and submit their current Curriculum Vitae (CV).

ii) Applicants found to be eligible will be asked to send in a full application, a cover letter with a motivation statement, and names of two referees; the referees should send recommendation letters.

iii) Those who qualify from ii) above will be invited to submit a Concept note in line with the research theme.

iv) The best three candidates in will be invited for oral interviews to select the candidate that will be funded.

Successful candidates will receive an award letter. The fellowship will provide a monthly stipend, research expenses and travel costs

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central Registry

  2. Sealed academic transcripts

  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates (by a lawyer, magistrate, or registrar of the awarding institution)

  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable

  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)

  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.

  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.

Payment should be made to:

COM POSTGRADUATE POOL

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE (RE-ADVERTISED)

                          COLLEGE OF MEDICINE                

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE

HIV continues to be a major health issue in Malawi. Malawi aims to control the HIV epidemic by the year 2030. To achieve this, trained health care workers are needed. The PG diploma is a one and half-year part-time course which will train clinicians to specialist level in HIV Medicine who will provide HIV care at advanced level.

Scholarships:

Through Cooperative agreement number GH15-1552, Malawi: Improving Medical Education in Malawi under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), 15 competitive bursaries are available for successful candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in HIV Medicine programme covering tuition fees and stipend.

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Bachelor of Science in a clinical field (Paediatrics and Child Health, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia and ICU) or a medical degree (MBBS). Additionally, the students should hold an MOH ART provider certification or equivalent and be registered by the medical or nursing councils of Malawi

Start Date: 21 January 2019

Applicants interested and wishing to have more information about the course should contact Dr Jane Mallewa (jmallewa@medcol.mw).

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central Registry

  2. Sealed academic transcripts

  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates

  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable

  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)

  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.

  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.

Payment should be made to:

COM POSTGRADUATE POOL

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw

Method Validation Workshop

College of Medicine

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

 METHOD VALIDATION WORKSHOP

Dates: 12-14 November,2018

Venue: College of Medicine, Blantyre campus- Microbiology Conference room

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences is committed to offer life-long, demand –driven and flexible profession development and trainings in laboratory medicine. The Department through the Research Support Centre has organized a workshop in Method validation.

This course will introduce the statistics required for interpreting validation data and provide the tools to plan and carry out validation studies effectively. In addition, the new requirement of ISO 15189:2012, Measurement of Uncertainty (MoU) will be addressed.

Objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Know when and how to use fundamental method validation principles and tools to develop and implement test methods.

  • Understand the MoU concept, terminologies, and practical guidelines for accreditation process

  • Understand method validation and its requirements

  • Select and apply the statistics required during method validation

  • Select and use the appropriate tools for an effective method validation study

  • Appreciate and understand the link between method validation, application, UoM, QC and risks.

  • Explain the concept of metrological traceability and the factors influencing UoM

  • Apply UoM calculations and understand the recording thereof.

Workshop description

Method validation is an important component in establishing and ensuring the quality of results obtained from a test method. It cannot be guaranteed that data will be fit for purpose unless the performance of the test method has been studied and demonstrated to be adequate. Method validation therefore provides evidence that a test method is capable of providing data that are suitable for a particular clinical application.

Who should apply

Clinical/industrial Laboratory Quality control managers /research officers

Clinical/industrial Laboratory technologists and technicians

Clinical/industrial Laboratory managers

Facilitators: Dr E Kampira, Dr George Chirambo, Dr M. Nliwasa, Dr Andrew Kumitawa and Mr H. Malata

Workshop fee: USD100 per participant. Course fees cover course materials, meals and refreshments.

Application Deadline: Applications should be submitted to rsccourses@medcol.mw (with a copy to sec.mls@medcol.mw ) no later than November 2, 2018. For more information contact the workshop coordinator Mr W. Kipandula at: wkipandula@medcol.mw

Application for COLLEGE OF MEDICINE NCD BRITE Mentored Research and Internship Awards

Download the application form here:  2018 College Of Medicine NCD BRITE mentored award_application form

 

REVISION OF CHARGES FOR CENTRAL REGISTRY SERVICES

All students and former students are informed that, with effect from 01st October 2018, Central Registry has revised charges for its services as follows:

No. SERVICE OFFERED CHARGE

1

Academic Transcript (Ordinary); MK10,000

2

Academic Transcript (Express); MK15,000

3

Proficiency Letter MK2,500

4

Certificate of Completion MK2,500

5

Identification letter MK2,500

6

English Academic reference letter MK2,500

7

Authentication of copies of certificates MK10,000

 

THIS IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

  1. Deposit the charge into the following National Bank account:

                         Account Name: College of Medicine Rentals Account

                         Account Number: 1003263618

                         Branch: Chichiri

  1. Fill out a Service Request form and submit to the Central Registry together with the deposit slip. Submission can be done in person or by scanning the two documents and email them to admissions@medcol.mw. The form can be obtained at the Registry Office or you can download it here
  2. Collect the product.

BY THE REGISTRAR

THE MALAWI NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAME – 2018 TB RESEARCH NETWORKING MEETING: CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

THE MALAWI NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAMME

2018 TB RESEARCH NETWORKING MEETING

The Malawi National TB Control Programme (NTP) in collaboration the College of Medicine – Helse Nord Tuberculosis Initiative (HNTI) Research Group, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW), Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust, Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU) and Challenge TB has organized the “2018 TB Research Networking Meeting”.

The objectives of the meeting are as follows:

  • Showcase diverse selection of ongoing research in Malawi
  • Strengthen the existing Malawi TB Research Network, building on previous initiatives and new opportunities.
  • Highlight the role of research in ensuring Malawi achieves immediate END TB strategy milestones to reduce year 2015’s TB incidence by 20% and TB deaths by 35% by 2020, and that no TB-affected families face catastrophic costs due to TB. 2025 targets are 50% reduction in TB incidence, and 75% reduction in TB deaths.
  • Map key research priorities for next 5 to 10 years in line with the END TB strategy.
  • Identify available funding to support TB Research Network in Malawi, and plan for future sustainability.

This two day conference will comprise key speakers, plenary session, abstract driven oral presentations, talking posters (4 min) /speed talks in the following broad thematic areas

  • TB case detection and patient care (x-rays, CAD4TB and new diagnostics)
  • Mitigating care-seeking costs for TB and multi-sectorial engagement
  • Can Malawi meet 2020 and 2025 END-TB mortality targets?
  • Kumvetselera thupi’ Engaging men in TB control interventions
  • Basic TB research in Malawi: Hosts, drugs and bugs
  • Electronic data systems (e-registrars, ePAL)
  • Abstract driven oral and electronic poster sessions

Venue: Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi

Dates: 19th and 20th November 2018

All participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs with a limited numbers of travel scholarships available.

Registration: To apply, please request a registration form from the HNTI Scientific Administrator (hnti@medcol.mw )

Abstract submission: Please see accompanying Call for Abstracts

Sponsors: NTP, HNTI (College of Medicine), MLW, Challenge TB

THE MALAWI NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAM – 2018 TB RESEARCH NETWORK MEETING

THE MALAWI NATIONAL TB CONTROL PROGRAMME

2018 TB RESEARCH NETWORKING MEETING

The Malawi National TB Control Programme (NTP) in collaboration the College of Medicine – Helse Nord Tuberculosis Initiative (HNTI) Research Group, Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme (MLW), Research for Equity and Community Health (REACH) Trust, Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU) and Challenge TB has organized the “2018 TB Research Networking Meeting”.

The objectives of the meeting are as follows:

  • Showcase diverse selection of ongoing research in Malawi
  • Strengthen the existing Malawi TB Research Network, building on previous initiatives and new opportunities.
  • Highlight the role of research in ensuring Malawi achieves immediate END TB strategy milestones to reduce year 2015’s TB incidence by 20% and TB deaths by 35% by 2020, and that no TB-affected families face catastrophic costs due to TB. 2025 targets are 50% reduction in TB incidence, and 75% reduction in TB deaths.
  • Map key research priorities for next 5 to 10 years in line with the END TB strategy.
  • Identify available funding to support TB Research Network in Malawi, and plan for future sustainability.

This two day conference will comprise key speakers, plenary session, abstract driven oral presentations, talking posters (4 min) /speed talks in the following broad thematic areas

  • TB case detection and patient care (x-rays, CAD4TB and new diagnostics)
  • Mitigating care-seeking costs for TB and multi-sectorial engagement
  • Can Malawi meet 2020 and 2025 END-TB mortality targets?
  • Kumvetselera thupi’ Engaging men in TB control interventions
  • Basic TB research in Malawi: Hosts, drugs and bugs
  • Electronic data systems (e-registrars, ePAL)
  • Abstract driven oral and electronic poster sessions

Venue: Bingu International Conference Centre, Lilongwe, Malawi

Dates: 19th and 20th November 2018

All participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs with a limited numbers of travel scholarships available.

Registration: To apply, please request a registration form from the HNTI Scientific Administrator (hnti@medcol.mw )

Abstract submission: Please see accompanying Call for Abstracts

Sponsors: NTP, HNTI (College of Medicine), MLW, Challenge TB

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE

The College of Medicine (CoM) was established in 1991 as a constituent college of the University of Malawi with a mission “to be an academic centre of excellence in the training of doctors and other health professionals in clinical service and medical research, responsive to the health needs of Malawi and its neighbours within the Southern African region”. Through postgraduate training, CoM expects to develop and mentor clinicians, public health practitioners and scientists who will become leaders and game-changers in their areas of speciality to transform the health sector in Malawi and globally. In pursuit of its mission, the CoM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to undergo training in the following postgraduate programs:

POSTGRADUATE DIPLOMA IN HIV MEDICINE

HIV continues to be a major health issue in Malawi. Malawi aims to control the HIV epidemic by the year 2030. To achieve this, trained health care workers are needed. The PG diploma is a one and half-year part-time course which will train clinicians to specialist level in HIV Medicine who will provide HIV care at advanced level.

Scholarships:

15 Competitive bursaries are available for successful candidates covering tuition fees and stipend.

Applicants interested should contact Dr Jane Mallewa (jmallewa@medcol.mw).

Admission Requirements

Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Bachelor of Science in a clinical field (Paediatrics and Child Health, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Anaesthesia and ICU) or a medical degree (MBBS). Additionally, the students should hold an MOH ART provider certification or equivalent and be registered by the medical or nursing councils of Malawi

Closing date: 28th September 2018

Start Date of Studies: 7 January 2019

Applications for all postgraduate programs should include:

  1. A completed postgraduate application form. The forms are available at www.medcol.mw/application-forms/or CoM Central Registry

  2. Sealed academic transcripts

  3. Authenticated copies of academic certificates

  4. Authenticated copies of professional registration certificates where applicable

  5. Letter of release from employers (if employed)

  6. Proof of funding (e.g. sponsorship agreement letter). Where applicants intend to sponsor themselves, copies of appropriate financial records must be submitted e.g. bank reference.

  7. Reference letters (one academic and one professional)

A non-refundable application fee of MK10000.00 for Malawians and $300.00 for non-Malawians.

Payment should be made to:

COM POSTGRADUATE POOL

NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

CHICHIRI BRANCH

ACCOUNT NUMBER : 698881

CURRENT ACCOUNT

Application forms that do not meet the requirements stated above will not be processed.

Completed application should be sent:

The Registrar

College of Medicine

Private Bag 360

Chichiri

Blantyre 3, Malawi

Attention: Assistant Registrar (Academic)

Tel: + 265 (0) 1 874 107, Fax +265 (0) 1 874 700

E-mail: admissions@medcol.mw

Copy: postgraduateadmin@medcol.mw

CRH AWARENESS WEEK-OPENING DAY CEREMONY

The CRH awareness week kicked off to a great start. The first of a series of events lined up for this week was the Opening Day Ceremony. Indeed it was a delightful event. The event attracted quite an audience with representatives from the Ministry of Health, Blantyre District Health Office and representatives from organisations like Project Concern International, Dignitas International, Peace Corps, GENET, BLM, Blantyre Youth Voices, Blantyre Youth Organization and Jesus Outreach Church. The Guest of Honor: Mr Penjani Chunda (Acting Director for Health and Social Services) represented Blantyre District Health Officer. Other notable guests were Associate Professor Fanuel Lampiao (Dean of Postgraduate and Research), Dr Eric Umar (HOD,Health Systems and Policy), Dr Gladys Chapotera (Public Health) and Professor MfutsoBengo (Health Systems and Policy)The day started off with an opening prayer by Bishop Kumeta. Dr Effie Chipeta, operations manager for Centre for Reproductive Health, gave the first opening speech. She gave a brief history of CRH and highlighted some key features of the centre. She explained CRH’s involvement in teaching and training, advocacy, contribution to policy and its contribution to science through research.

Up next was the guest honor, Mr Chunda, who expressed his gratitude for the honor. He highlighted the relevance of adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights. In his speech, he stated how decisions at adolescence have life-lasting effects on the health and socio-wellbeing of the adolescents. He further stated how investments made on adolescents’ wellbeing will guide the future of the country as these youngsters represent the future pool of human resources. He was therefore glad that the CRH Awareness is an opportunity to address various factors affecting young boys and girls as the theme of the week is the “Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Our future their future.

The guest of honor’s speech was then followed by exhibitions for the various research projects on-going at the CRH. Members of CRH presented the different studies and projects. The studies presented include the Every Preemie Study, Gender Equality and Reproductive Health Initiative (GERHI), the DREAMS Study, the Cryotherapy Study, The Abortion Study, Birth Defects Study. In addition to the current studies / projects, an exhibition on the various training programs offered by CRH was also given. This exhibition was of course not without some thought-provoking and intellectually burning questions from the audience. The exhibition was then concluded by a discussion between the audience and study investigators.