Makerere University College of Health Sciences

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Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Established 2007
Type Public
Principal Professor Nelson K Sewankambo
Location Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
00 19 38N, 32 37 00E
Campus Urban
Affiliations Makerere University

Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) is a constituent college of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. The schools of the college offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the biomedical sciences, health sciences, human medicine and public health, covering a broad range of disciplines and specialties.


The College's campus is located on Mulago Hill, in northeast Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The schools of the college are spread across the southern, western, northern and eastern parts of Mulago and include Mulago Hospital Complex, the college's teaching hospital. The coordinates of the college are: 00° 20' 17"N, 32° 34' 38"S (Latitude:0.3381, Longitude:32.5772)


The college was created by Makerere University in 2007. It consists of four schools. The College is headed by a Principal and a Deputy Principal, while each school is headed by a Dean.[1]


As of October 2014, the following schools comprised the Makerere University College of Health Sciences:[2]

Undergraduate courses[edit]

The following undergraduate courses are offered at MakCHS. Instruction in most courses is carried out across several different schools within the college. The school responsible for awarding a particular qualification is indicated in bold letters.[3]

Graduate Courses[edit]

The following postgraduate courses are offered at MUCHS. Instruction is offered across several schools of the college. The school that is ultimately responsible for awarding the postgraduate degree is indicated in bold ink.[4]

  1. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Anesthesiology - MUSM
  2. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Family Medicine - MUSM
  3. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Internal Medicine -MUSM
  4. Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing - MUSHS
  5. Master of Medicine (MMed) in orthopaedic surgery - MUSM
  6. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Obstetrics and Gynecology - MUSM
  7. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Ophthalmology - MUSM
  8. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Otolaryngology - MUSM
  9. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Pediatrics and Child health - MUSM
  10. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Psychiatry - MUSM
  11. Master of Medicine (MMed) in General Surgery - MUSM
  12. Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacology - MUSBS
  13. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Radiology - MUSM
  14. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Microbiology - MUSBS
  15. Master of Medicine (MMed) in Pathology - MUSBS
  16. Master of Science (MSc) in Human anatomy - MUSBM
  17. Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Epidemiology and biostatistics - MUSBS
  18. Master of Science (MSc) in Physiology - MUSBS
  19. Master of Science (MSc) in Pharmacology - MUSBS
  20. Master of Science (MSc) in Medical Illustration - MUSBS
  21. Master of Science (MSc) in Allied Health Sciences - MUSHS
  22. Master of Science (MSc) in Nursing - MUSHS
  23. Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical chemistry - MUSBS
  24. Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) - MUSHS
  25. Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) - MUSHS
  26. Master of Public Health (MPH) - MUSPH
  27. Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) - MUSPH
  28. Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) - MUSM
  29. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - All Schools of MUCHS

In addition to the postgraduate degree courses, the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University offers several postgraduate courses including:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Anesthesiology - MUSM
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Quality of Health Care - MUSPH

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Coordinates: 00°19′38″N 32°37′00″E / 0.32722°N 32.61667°E / 0.32722; 32.61667