Dermatovenereology is the branch of medicine that deals with the study and treatment of skin and venereal diseases. Dermatology is concerned with all the disorders of the outer skin and inner mucous membranes. Venereology is concerned with disorders that can be transmitted through sexual contact. Sexually transmissible infections (STI’s) are comprised by the venereological part of the specialty: Venereology includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmissible infections and other medical conditions of the genital tract. It also concerns the promotion of good sexual health and Recent Advances in Venereology.
Advanced Diploma in Dermatovenereology Programme
This is a four Semester Advanced Diploma in Dermatovenereology (ADDV) Programme. Students are trained to diagnose and competently manage most dermatological conditions, Leprosy, HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted diseases (STDs) in the context of Primary Health Care (PHC). The programme also intends to impart knowledge on how to plan and carry out appropriate measures for prevention of Skin diseases and STDs. Students are also trained to conduct operational research of both clinical and epidemiological nature and apply the findings in the improvement of health services in the community.
Should have successfully completed any one of the following courses with an overall good performance grade(s).
– Assistant Medical Officer (AMO) in Tanzania
In Other countries
– Medical Assistant
– Clinical Officer
– Nurse Clinician
– Family Nurse Practitioner
Or an equivalent level, AND must possess ‘O’ level secondary school certificate with passes in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
This course is offered at The Muhimbili Institute of Allied Health Sciences