About the school
The Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) is one of the four schools at MUST which became operational in March 2017. The school has been given mandate to provide training to undergraduate and postgraduate students in different degree programmes in different disciplines and conduct relevant and demand-drive research in areas of interest in Malawi in line with the Malawi National Health Research Agenda. It currently has two departments of Biological Sciences and Clinical Sciences and will also have the International Centre for Quality Management and Research (ICQ).
The Biological Sciences department has been set up to accommodate undergraduate courses that have both medical as well as environmental implications. One programme that is currently running is the Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology which was introduced during the 2016/17 academic year when the department was under the Malawi Institute of Technology (MIT). The programme now has two year groups.
Plans are also underway to introduce a degree course in Laboratory Management in the coming years. The Oncology Department will mainly focus on offering courses related to cancer such as a Bachelor of Science in Cancer Diagnostics and an MSc in Oncology and Palliative Care. The Clinical Department will host the teaching hospital for the University and plans to offer mainly postgraduate courses such MMed in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
The ICQ intends to offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Quality Management. Research work in the school will be of two kinds; firstly postgraduate students will conduct research projects as part of their degree programmes. These projects will be supervised partly or fully by members of staff within the school. Secondly, academic members in each department will be encouraged to conduct quality research work in areas of their specialization in partnership with either local or international collaborators.
|Postal Address||AMS, Malawi University of Science and Technology, P. O Box 5196, Limbe, Malawi|
|Phone||+265 1 478 000|