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Ndejje University has rolled off the Faculty of Health Sciences starting August 2019 at Luwero Main Campus, according to the office of the Academic Registrar. The faculty will offer a wide spectrum of courses in the long term but initially starts with a 3-year Diploma course in clinical medicine and Community Health science with August 2019 intake. To enroll for the course, student must have attained atleast 2 principle passes in science related subjects.at A-level. In addition the students should be willing to continue upgrading in the medical world.
The program is scheduled to run a six semester course and two recess terms geared towards hospital practicals.
he faculty headed by renown Ugandan physician Reverend Prof. Sam Lubega and assisted by Dr. John Kamulegeya is premised on the philosophy: “TO BE A CENTER FOR RURAL HEALTH EXCELLENCY IN AFRICA” According to the Academic Registrar’s office, the initial program is to produce majorly clinical officers who will provide services to the rural areas. It will be in line with the university’s corporate responsibility and giving back to the community through research, community involvement, collaboration and partnerships.
The university will subsequently in a phased transition, introduce Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Public Health, Health Management among others. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the university and Ministry of Defence has been reached to use Bombo Military Hospital as a practical teaching facility in the meantime in addition to the university’s existing Health Centre. Plans are however in advanced stages for the university to construct its fully fledged facilities for its
medical school at the Main Campus. The introduction of the new course in Clinical and health sciences is a significant academic achievement and development guided by the university’s 2018-2027 Strategic Plan. This is contained in the Pillar 1 Strategic objective of developing and delivering relevant and accredited academic programs. In that regard, the university will therefore ensure that the education imparted is holistic enough to enable the clinical and health graduates are ready for the job market, useful to themselves and the society.