The health care industry is undergoing transformative change due to many factors, including unsustainable increases in costs, an aging patient and physician population, a primary care provider shortage, and the need to shift from a medical education and health care delivery system focused on providing episodic care to one designed to prevent and manage disease. To respond to this transformation, in December 2014, Modern Polytechnic College consult Salum Mussa Haji to complete a feasibility report that recommended the development of a specialized health-based College of Pemba School of Health Science at Wete Pemba through the founder members of the college and Pemba societies. The following business plan includes a more robust evaluation of the need for and the financial and resource implications of a new College.
This specialized School of health Sciences is envisioned to revolutionize the delivery of health care by integrating advanced technology, transforming the quality and efficiency of regional, state, and national health care delivery, strengthening Modern Polytechnic College, further advancing health college as a transformative health care leader, growing statewide bioscience economic development, and serving as an international magnet for innovation, research, and scholarship. The first of its kind to integrate heaalth and advanced technology concepts into the delivery of medical education, the School of health science will produce a new breed of professional nurses, physician- discoverer, physician-inventor, physician-scientistwho is trained to solve the problems of the health in future.
care system, in addition to providing high-quality care to patients. This focused School of health sciences will ideally admit its first class of 30 students in the fall of 2015.
The new School of health Sciences will revolutionize health care by infusing engineering into medical research and education to respond to transformative changes in the health care industry. The future of health care requires that patients, providers, and academic institutions work together in innovative ways to provide high-quality care with better outcomes at lower costs for more people, particularly the underserved.
Significant forces exist that impact the need to move forward quickly to develop the new School of health Sciences. Of particular importance is maintaining and enhancing the respect, visibility, and impact of the Modern Polytechnic College, and enhancing the ability to attract and retain the best
faculty in all academic and research units, particularly the School of health Sciences. Of the institutions that are considered the School’s “dashboard peers.
Further, in a time of documented physician need throughout the nation, the new School of health Sciences will also attract high-quality, innovative physicians who desire to practice, teach, and conduct research in an academic medical center environment. A new School of health Sciences located in Wete, Pemba, will also significantly improve the region’s ability to compete for health-related funding from the host government, corporations, and private foundations, particularly significant to the economic development of the region and the state. Additionally, the new School of health Sciences will encourage investment and the creation of new companies and jobs in the region.
Pemba School of Health Sciences
To help guide the development of the business plan and begin to lay the foundation for moving forward with the implementation of the Pemba School of Health Sciences a series of Work Groups, including the following:
2.Finance & Revenue
3.Curriculum & Admissions
4.Faculty & Staff
8.Communications & Government Relations
Work Group teams invested a significant amount of time and energy into the development of the business plan. Members of each Work Group of this report. Each Work Group had a defined mission, goals, guiding principles, and expectations related to the development of the business plan.
Moving forward, many Work Group members will continue working toward the implementation and accreditation of the Pemba School of Health Sciences.
Goals of the Pemba School of Health Sciences
Modern Polytechnic College have developed specific goals for the new School of health Sciences. The most important of these include the following:
Reinvent health care around revolutionary advances in technology to
further research, education, and health care delivery.
Transform health care education of nurses through the
development of team-based, innovative approaches to achieving improved health care outcomes throughout the continuum of care: preventive medicine, chronic disease management, acute care, nurses professional ,rehabilitative medicine, and end of life care.
The goals of the new School of health Sciences explicitly recognize the desire and value in being open to third-party collaborations as the College strives for excellence. As such, the College will not only build and strengthen the Modern polytechnic college partnership, but will seek organizational partnerships as appropriate that further the unique education, clinical training, and research goals of the new School of health Sciences.
To enrich the health and well-being of people in Tanzania and the world through innovative research, outstanding education and exceptional service, and to inspire others to carry out this work.
To become the leading urban health sciences college where a diversity of students, scientists and professionals combine learning, discovery and technology to improve the health and well-being of our communities.
The Mission and Vision of the College of Health Sciences are guided by a commitment to the following values:
Integrity in all that we do
Collaboration to achieve Excellence
Diversity of thought, perspective and culture
Accessibility to promote optimal engagement
Economic Impacts Associated with the New Pemba School of Health Sciences
The total economic impact of the new School of health Sciences enterprise on the state Tanzani is expected to exceed $0.5 billion annually by 2035, when the new School of health Sciences is at full maturity. Further, the new School of health Sciences is expected to sustain more than 1,000 jobs statewide by 2035. These projections are based upon analysis completed by Salum Mussa Haji using benchmarks for mature academic health centers in the Tanzania.
Economic benefits of the new School of health Sciences will accrue from the spending
by the new School of health Sciences and related research institutes on capital improvements and goods and services, as well as the spending of staff and faculty, the spending of medical trainees, and the spending (external to the institution) of visitors to the new School of health Sciences.
The economic benefits generated by the development of a new unique research-intensive College of Medicine extend beyond the direct impact of its operations. The number of benefits generated in the region as a result of the School of health Sciences will include the addition of thousands of highly paid professionals and support teams, newly constructed neighborhoods and schools to serve the anticipated increase in families relocating to the region, and communities championing the expansion of dedicated education, greater choices for entertainment and recreation, and improved transportation among Pemba regions, Unguja and Tanzania at large.
Governance Structure of the New Pemba School of Health Sciences
After review and analysis of multiple medical/health school models, it was determined that the new School of health Sciences will exist as a school under the Modern Polytechnic College. As such, the new School of health Sciences will be controlled by the Board of Directors of its own. Governance of the new School of health Sciences will be Headed by the Principal which will be employed by the owner.
The new School of health Sciences will be a discrete college, separately accredited from the Modern Polytechnic college. Separate accreditation allows for the new distinct curriculum.
Definitive agreements, which will outline specific governance rights and obligations concerning the new School of health Sciences, will be developed by the Modern polytechnic college.
This governance structure provides several benefits to the new School of health Sciences. It allows for the new School of health Sciences to be accredited through the Modern polytechnic College, and enables the diploma to be conferred by the College as well.
These two benefits will allow the accreditation process for the new School of health Sciences to proceed with fewer challenges than if the new school were a new entity outside of the Modern polytechnic college. If the new School of health Sciences existed outside of the Modern polytechnic, it would be required to achieve accreditation as a new institution of higher education and offer other academic programs in addition to the medical education program.
The Principal of the new School of health Sciences will have titles ofPrincipal at
Pemba School of health Sciences. The Principal will report to Managing Director as Principal and will meet with MD at least monthly.
Resource Requirements of the new school of health science.
Faculty and Staff
When the new School of health Sciences become fully operational, 5 science (PhD) and 3 physician (MD) faculty members, three masters holder will be required for each program to deliver the Health education programs. An additional equivalent of 5 clinical faculty FTEs will also be required. It is estimated that these clinical faculty FTEs will equate to approximately 10-20 physicians who will be employees of School of health Sciences, It is estimated that between 20 and 50 percent of these physicians’ time will be spent in teaching and research related activities.
Faculty and staff required to meet the goals of the new School of health Sciences. Costs related to faculty and staff are estimated to equal Tsh. 80 million in 2025 -2026.
Faculty and Staff Category
Basic Science Instruction Faculty and Staff Support
Clinical Instruction Faculty and Staff Support
Total Faculty and Staff FTEs
The traditional health school curriculum educates nurses and physicians through a discipline-based (anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, pediatrics, etc.) approach, emphasizing memorization versus self-directed discovery. The new school’s curriculum will be rooted in the convergence of nursing, medicine and engineering, computer sciences, quantitative sciences, and technology to teach the human body as
an integrated system. This understanding of the human body as an integrated system is critical to the analytical, problem-solving skills needed to be a successful nurses and physician-scientist equipped with the knowledge and skills to transform health care.
The new School of health Sciences will produce nurses, pharmacists,and physicians who are trained in state-of-the-art engineering principles and technologies that have changed the practice of medicine, health care and who will define and develop the technologies of the future. These nurses, pharmacists, and physicians will know how
to collect and analyze “big data”, from genomics to clinomics3, to diagnose and treat patients. Most importantly, these nurses, pharmacists, and physicians will be compassionate caregivers and have excellent interpersonal and professional skills. The latter will be particularly important in continuing the transformation of health care delivery to a team-based approach. Finally, innovation and entrepreneurial initiative will be highly valued as a premise for transforming health service.
Facilities and Infrastructure
The new School of health Sciences will utilize existing space for the first 1 years of operation included in this business plan.
To determine the facility needs of the School of health Sciences, Modern polytechnic completed an inventory of available space that could be utilized by the new School of health Sciences. Estimates included in this business plan assume that expecting Nursing students will utilize the space and infrastructure that are available.
Since the school of health sciences has limited space for operation, management engage other three alternatives which will accommodate the school operations for the coming three years.
i.At the back of school building there is enough space for the capacity expansion, so the plan is to build another two class rooms, master office for principal, other two offices for accountant and stuffs, simple room for resting of the students and four toilets.
ii.Near the school building there is another house, the plan is to rent and finish the house to expand the building capacity (now we are in the process of agreement with the owner of the house).
iii.Nearby the house we have another house which we are going to utilize it for class rooms and other supporting offices.
We hope for these three alternatives we can manage to operate for three years without any shortage of the space.
Pemba school of Health Sciences is a multiple health professional institution, although for the time being is started with nursing but whenever the time is going on will add another professionals.
Pemba school of Health Sciences plan to have five health courses named Nursing, Clinical Officer, Pharmacy, Laboratory and Environmental Health in the level of diploma when it reaches 2023. For every course will admit 90 to 100 students per year.
Pemba school of Health Sciences plan to offer the degree of Medical doctor, Nursing, Pharmacy, laboratory and Environmental Health when it reaches 2025. For every Department will admit to 120 students per year.
To support the long-term plan Pemba school of Health Sciences When become fully operational, 3 science (PhD) and 3 physician (MD) faculty members, three masters holder will be required for each program to deliver the Health education programs. An additional equivalent of 5 clinical faculty FTEs will also be required. It is estimated that these clinical faculty FTEs will equate to approximately 10-20physicians who will be employees of School of health Sciences, It is estimated that between 20 and 50 percent of these physicians’ time will be spent in teaching and research related activities.
Pemba school of Health Sciences plan to contract a building located at Limbani-Wete,Pemba, in which enough space will available to run all programs mentioned above and other
Program that are not mentioned but will be planned at the maturity of the college.