Kampala International University School of Health Sciences

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Kampala International University School of Health Sciences
Kiu logo.jpg
Motto Exploring the heights
Type Private
Established 2004
Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Patrick Kyamanywa
Location Ishaka, Bushenyi District, Uganda
00°32′19″S 30°08′40″E / 0.53861°S 30.14444°E / -0.53861; 30.14444Coordinates: 00°32′19″S 30°08′40″E / 0.53861°S 30.14444°E / -0.53861; 30.14444
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.[1]


University campus at Ishaka

The school's campus is located in the town of Ishaka, in Bushenyi District, Western Uganda, approximately 330 kilometres (210 mi), by road, southwest of Kampala, Uganda's largest city and capital.[2] 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, Kampala. The coordinates of Kampala International University's Western Campus are:0°32'19.0"S, 30°08'40.0"E (Latitude:-0.538611; Longitude:30.144444).[3]


The school was established in 2004 and admitted the first batch of students that year. Those pioneer students, numbering twenty-three, graduated in 2010. The students at the school come from Uganda and other African countries, especially Kenya.[4] 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.[1] Faculty are sourced from Uganda, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Teaching hospitals[edit]

The teaching hospital in Ishaka

The school is affiliated with the following hospitals, for the purposes of teaching its students:[5]

Students retire after lectures at Kiryandongo Hospital
Medical students stationed at Mubende hospital

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]

post-graduate students attending a lecture

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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Natukunda, Carol (29 August 2007). "KIU Medical School Accredited". New Vision (Kampala). Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Road Distance Between Kampala And Ishaka With Map". Globefeed.com. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Google, . "Location of KIU Western Campus At Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  4. ^ Aruho, Paul (11 August 2010). "KIU Western Campus Outs First Batch of Doctors". Daily Monitor (Kampala). Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Patience Ahimbisibwe, Emmanuel Ainebyona (19 June 2016). "EAC probe queries medical training in Ugandan varsities". Daily Monitor. Kampala. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 

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