Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences

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Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences
Type Public
Established 2007
Dean Dr. Charles Ibingira
Location Mulago Hill, Kampala, Uganda
00 19 38N, 32 37 00E
Campus Urban
Affiliations Makerere University

Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences (MUSBS), is one of the four schools that comprise Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MUCHS), a semi-autonomous constituent college of Makerere University, Uganda's oldest university. Between 1924 and 2007, the school was part of Makerere University School of Medicine and constituted the pre-clinical departments of: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Pathology. In 2007, those departments were constituted into a separate school. MUSBS provides biomedical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.


The school's campus is located on Mulago Hill, in northeast Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. The location is in proximity to the other schools of the College of Health Sciences and is adjacent to Mulago Hospital Complex, the teaching hospital of MUCHS. The coordinates of the school are: 00° 20' 17"N, 32° 34' 38"S (Latitude:0.3381, Longitude:32.5772)


MUSBS is one of the schools that constitute Makerere University College of Health Sciences, a constituent semi-autonomous college of Makerere University. The schools of the college include:

The College is headed by a Principal and a Deputy Principal, while each School is headed by a Dean.[1]


As of September 2009, the following departments constituted Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences:[2]

  1. Department of Human Anatomy
  2. Department of Biochemistry
  3. Department of Medical Microbiology (
  4. Department of Pathology (
  5. Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  6. Department of Physiology

Undergraduate Courses[edit]

The following undergraduate courses are offered at Makerere University School of Biomedical Sciences: [3]

Graduate Courses[edit]

The following graduate courses are offered at MUSBS:[4]

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