College of Health Sciences Academic Programs
Undergraduate Programs
School of Medicine

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  2. Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiography
  3. Bachelor of Science in Speech and Language Therapy

School of Health Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  2. Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  3. Bachelor of Nursing Science
  4. Bachelor of Dental Laboratory Technology

School of Public Health

  1. Bachelor of Environmental Health Science
  2. Certificate in Health Service Management

School of Public Health Short Courses

  1. Short Courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  2. Public Health in Complex Emergencies


School of Biomedical Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Science Cyto-technology
  2. Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
  3. Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  4. The East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene


Postgraduate Programs
School of Medicine

  1. M.Med Internal Medicine
  2. M.Med Family Medicine
  3. M.Med Ophthalmology
  4. M.Med Paediatrics and Child Health
  5. M.Med Psychiatry
  6. M.Med Radiology
  7. M.Med Ear, Nose and Throat
  8. M.Med General Surgery
  9. M.Med Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  10. M.Med Anaesthesia
  11. M.Med Orthopaedic Surgery
  12. Msc in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

School of Health Sciences

  1. Master of Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  2. Master of Science in Nursing
  3. Master of Pharmacy in Medicines and Health Logistics Management
  4. Master of Pharmacy in Pharmacognosy
  5. Master of Science in Clinical Pharmacy

School of Public Health

  1. Master of Public Health (Fulltime)
  2. Master of Public Health (Distance Education)
  3. Master of Health Services Research
  4. Master of Public Health Nutrition
  5. Master of Public Health in Disaster Management (Coming Soon!)
  6. HIV/AIDS Fellowship Program

School of Biomedical Sciences

  1. Master of Science in Immunology and Clinical Microbiology
  2. Master of Science in Clinical Chemistry
  3. M.Med Microbiology
  4. M.Med Pathology
  5. MSc Medical Illustration
  6. MSc in Human Anatomy
  7. MSc in Pharmacology
  8. MSc in Physiology
  9. MSc Chemical Pathology
  10. Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Medicine

School of Biomedical Sciences Short Courses

  • Genes and Genomes
  • CPD Applied Basic Health Sciences
  • Principles and Techniques in Molecular Biology and Molecular Diagnostics
  • Techniques in Serology and Immunobiology
  • Laboratory Animal Science
  • Good Clinical and Laboratory Practices
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics Doctoral Course

PhD by course work and/or thesis


Sandwich PhD (proposed) with other Universities


Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) (proposed)


We welcome elective medical students from other universities in Uganda and overseas.


This is a great opportunity to come and learn alongside Makerere medical students and enjoy the academic and social opportunities that Makerere University offers.The elective programme is organized by the Makerere University Medical School and placements are available in the Mulago Hospital and other hospitals affiliated to Makerere. Mulago hospital has an annual average inpatient of about 120,000 and attends to over 480,000 outpatients in the Assessment centre, General out-patients clinics, and Specialists clinics and in the Accident and Emergency department annually and delivers about 27,000 mothers per year.


We also have opportunities to work in smaller District Hospitals and clinics that allows you to spend one or two weeks of your elective in a rural community working at the local clinic and seeing first hand how traditional cultures and lack of resources impact on primary healthcare delivery. We provides a wide range of acute clinical services including an accident and emergency service, general Residents/medical students spend the morning on rounds with the team performing history and physical examinations. In addition, residents and medical students come up with differential diagnoses and form management plans (i.e. labs, imaging, and treatment). The afternoon is spent taking further care of the patients based on the plans made during morning rounds. There are also new patients who are admitted to each medical service. In addition, there are conferences, morning lectures, and journal club sessions for additional learning. Teaching peers is also a component to the programs