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International Health Sciences University

International Health Sciences University (IHSU)
Established 2008
Type Private
Chancellor Lady Justice Julia Sebutinde
Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Brown[1]
Students 900+ (2014)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Campus Urban
Website Homepage

International Health Sciences University (IHSU) is a private non-residential university in Uganda.


  • Location 1
  • Overview 2
  • History 3
  • Schools and Institutes 4
  • Courses 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8


IHSU has its main campus at 4686 St. Barnabas Road, Namuwongo, a southeastern section of Kampala, Uganda's capital and largest city. IHSU's campus is located on the top floor of the building that houses International Hospital Kampala. The road distance from the central business district of the city to Namuwongo is approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi). The coordinates of the university campus are:0°18'19.0"N, 32°36'38.0"E (Latitude:0.305278; Longitude:32.610556).[2]


International Health Sciences University is a member of the International Medical Group (IMG), a conglomerate of health-related businesses that include:[3]

  • International Hospital Kampala (IHK) - 200 beds
  • International Medical Centres (IMC)
  • International Air Ambulance (IAA)
  • International Medical Foundation (IMF)
  • International Health Sciences University (IHSU)
  • International Diagnostic Center (IDC)
  • International Medical Group Pharmaceuticals (IMGP)

The university incorporated the Uganda Health Management Institute (UHMI), and the International Hospital School of Nursing (IHSON) as the two founding faculties of the university. In December 2010, the university marked its maiden graduation ceremony, held at the university campus at Namuwongo, a suburb of Kampala.[4] In March 2014, the university held its fourth graduation ceremony, where 229 students graduated, of whom 111 (48%) were male and 118 (52%) were female.[5]


IHSU was established and admitted the first class of students in August 2008.[6] The Chancellor of the University is Justice Julia Sebutinde of the International Criminal Court. The Vice Chancellor is Professor Scott Brown. The Chairman of the University Council is Dr. Moses Galukande. Dr. Ian Clarke, the founder of the university, was a member of the University Council until he relinquished that responsibility in 2010. The current members of the Council are listed at the university's webpage.[7]

Schools and Institutes

As of March 2011, IHSU has one institute, two functional schools and one school in development:[8]

  • Institute of Health Policy and Management
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Allied Health Sciences
  • School of Medicine (In development).


Courses can be pursued (a) full-time (b) part-time (c) on-campus or (d) via remote e-learning. The following academic courses are offered at the university:[9]

Postgraduate Degree Courses
Undergraduate Degree Courses
Diploma Courses
  • Diploma Public Health
  • Diploma Clinical Medicince Community Health
Certificate Courses
  • Ethics and Integrity in Healthcare
  • Health Law and Regulations
  • Health Communication: Theory and Practice
  • Population, Poverty, and Health
  • Health and Development
  • Gender, Health, and Development
  • Healthcare Management and Administration
  • Refugee Health Management
  • Strategic Planning and Management for Healthcare Organizations
  • Quality Management in a Healthcare Setting
  • Human Resource Management for Health
  • Health Economics for Developing Countries
  • Health Policy Analysis
  • Healthcare Accounting

See also


  1. ^ Violet Nabatanzi, and Juliet Waiswa (19 February 2014). "Upgraded Health Workers Need Better Pay – Sebutinde".  
  2. ^ Google, . "Location of International Health Sciences University At Google Maps".  
  3. ^ IMG, . "The Companies of the International Medical Group".  
  4. ^ Kevin, . (18 December 2010). "1st Graduation Ceremony At IHSU". SuubiTrust.Org.UK (Suubi Trust - UK). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Nangonzi, Yudaya (9 March 2014). "Government Should Sponsor Needy Health Students".  
  6. ^ Anthony Bugembe, and Joel Ogwang (3 August 2008). "Health Sciences University Launched".  
  7. ^ IHSU, . "Members of IHSU University Council". International Health Sciences University (IHSU). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  8. ^ IHSU, . "The Schools And Institutes of IHSU". International Health Science University (IHSU). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 
  9. ^ IHSU, . "Academic Courses Offered At IHSU". International Health Sciences University (IHSU). Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

External links

  • IHSU Homepage

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