About The Directorate of Continuing Education and professional Development (DCEPD)
The Directorate of Continuing Education and professional Development (DCEPD) is a unique unit committed to improve skills of health workforce in the Tanzania to meet the current needed level of health expertise through coordination and conduction of health related short training programmes. By partnering with the government, businesses, NGO’s, local and international medical institutions and donors, the unit stands as an important centre for health based continuing education courses in the country
The Directorate was established in 2007 to address shortage of current skills and knowledge of MUHAS staff and Tanzania workforce at large. MUHAS, for while, has been the leading producer of health workforce of different cadres serving the country. With the increasing national population at a rate of 2.9% per annum and therefore increase in demand of health workforce in the country, MUHAS has been responding by continuously increasing enrollment in each cadre.
To produce competent graduates to combat evolving health challenges facing the population, students need to be taught through modern learning and teaching techniques by competent instructors with the updated skills and knowledge. MUHAS through the directorate is dedicated to achieve this objective by coordinating and providing training to orient both academic and supporting staffs on best teaching and researching practices as well as coordinating periodic curriculum reviews and producing competence based curriculum.
As the country’s demand for continuing education in health sector is high due to continuous changes in health applied technology, invention of new good practices in delivery of health services, new prevention and treatment methodologies for newly emerging diseases as well as changes in health policies, the directorate, has been successfully in training professionals in health sector working in different locations to serve the country. MUHAS is committed to take a huge part in reducing this demand by being the recognizable center in the country for coordinating the education. By working with different partners including the government, NGO’s, donors and other medical institutions, MUHAS through.