Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences

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Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences (BUFHS)
Type Public
Established 2013[1]
Dean Paul Waako
Address Pallisa Road, Mbale, Uganda
1°04'55.0"N, 34°10'35.0"E
Campus Urban
Affiliations Busitema University
Website www.bufhs.ac.ug
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The Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences (BUFHS), also known as the Busitema University Medical School (BUMS) and the Busitema University School of Medicine (BUSM), is the school of medicine of Busitema University, one of Uganda's public universities.[1] The medical school is one of the newer medical schools in the country, having been part of university since 2013. The school provides medical education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.[2]

Location[edit]

The school's campus is on the premises of the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital on Pallisa Road in the central business district of the city of Mbale, in Uganda's Eastern Region. The campus is approximately 220 kilometres (137 mi), by road, north-east of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city.[3] The coordinates of the school are 1°04'55.0"N, 34°10'35.0"E (Latitude:1.081944; Longitude:34.176389).[4]

Overview[edit]

The school constitutes the Faculty of Health Sciences at Busitema University. The faculty is headed by Dean Paul Waako, who is deputized by a deputy dean. The teaching disciplines of the medical school are integrated with the regional referral hospital. The hospital's consultants, registrars, and interns collaborate in teaching the university's medical and nursing students.[5]

Undergraduate Programmes[edit]

The following undergraduate programmes are offered: [6][7][8]

1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

The degree is awarded after three years of pre-clinical instruction and examination in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, and pharmacology, followed by two years of clinical instruction and examination in general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, psychiatry, otolaryngology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, anesthesiology, urology, and public health.

2. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BNS)

The degree is awarded after four years of instruction and examination.

Postgraduate Programmes[edit]

The following postgraduate programmes are offered: [9][10][11]

1. Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine (MMed in Medicine)
2. Master of Public Health (MPH)

Planned programmes[edit]

As of November 2016, the following academic programmes are being planned.[12]

1. Bachelor of Clinical Medicine & Community Health
2. Bachelor of Pharmacy
3. Master of Medicine in Surgery
4. Master of Medicine in Pediatrics
5. Master of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mugisa, Anne (7 August 2013). "Busitema University To Get Medical School". New Vision. Kampala. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Olaka, Denis (6 November 2013). "Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences Opens In Mbale". Uganda Radio Network (URN). Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Globefeed.com (16 November 2016). "Distance between Kampala Road, Kampala, Uganda and Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, Mbale, Uganda". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Google (16 November 2016). "Location of Busitema University School of Medicine" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  5. ^ Ahimbisibwe, Patience (28 February 2011). "Busitema University to Start Medical School". Daily Monitor Mobile. Kampala. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mbale Regional Referral Hospital to Host Busitema Medical School" (PDF). Busitema University. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  7. ^ Campus News (12 August 2013). "New Courses In Medicine At Busitema University". Uganda Campus Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Moses Talemwa, and Derrick Kiyonga (26 May 2013). "University Admission Cutoff Points For 2013". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  9. ^ "Mbale Regional Referral Hospital to Host Busitema Medical School" (PDF). Busitema: Busitema University. 13 November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2016. 
  10. ^ Campus News (12 August 2013). "New Courses In Medicine At Busitema University". Uganda Campus Times. Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  11. ^ Moses Talemwa, and Derrick Kiyonga (26 May 2013). "University Admission Cutoff Points For 2013". The Observer (Uganda). Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  12. ^ BUFHS (31 December 2015). "Academic Programmes: Upcoming Programmes". Mbale: Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences (BUFHS). Retrieved 16 November 2016. 

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Coordinates: 01°04′55″N 34°10′35″E / 1.08194°N 34.17639°E / 1.08194; 34.17639