Kampala International University School of Health Sciences

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Kampala International University School of Health Sciences
Established 2004
Type Private
Dean Professor Johnathan Nshaho
Location Ishaka, Bushenyi District, Uganda
0° 32' 29.04"S, 30° 8' 25.80"E
Campus Urban
Affiliations Kampala International University

Kampala International University School of Health Sciences (KIUSHS), is the school of health sciences of Kampala International University, a private Ugandan university. The school provides health sciences education at the diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


The school's campus is located in the town of Ishaka, in Bushenyi District, Western Uganda. The campus is also referred to as Kampala International University Western Campus, to distinguish it from Kampala International University Main Campus, located in Kansanga, Makindye Division, in Uganda's capital, Kampala. The school's location lies approximately 360 kilometres (220 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, the largest city in the country.[1] The coordinates of the school's campus are:0° 32' 29.04"S, 30° 8' 25.80"E (Latitude:0.5414; Longitude:30.1405).


The school was established in 2004 and admitted the first batch of students that year.[2] The school is licensed to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Human Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nursing. KIU School of Health Sciences is recognised by the medical and dental licensing boards in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.[3]

Faculty are sourced from Uganda, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and the Philippines. The students at the school come from Uganda and other African countries, especially Kenya. The school graduated its first batch of doctors in 2010.[4][5]

The school is affiliated with the following hospitals:[6]

Academic departments[edit]

The school maintains the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Social Science

Diploma courses[edit]

The following diploma courses are offered at KIU Western Campus:

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The following undergraduate courses are offered at KIUSHS:

Postgraduate courses[edit]

As of June 2011, the school offers the following postgraduate courses:

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Coordinates: 00°32′29″S 30°08′26″E / 0.54139°S 30.14056°E / -0.54139; 30.14056