INTRODUCTION

Kampala International University has one of its faculties, Faculty of medicine with courses Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of medical laboratory science whose philosophy is to train health professionals who are conversant with the health problems of the communities they will serve; and who have knowledge, skills and above all, appropriate attitudes that will make them sufficiently competent to run the health services so as to achieve health for all in the next few decades.

In order to achieve what is stated in the above philosophy, the Kampala International University Faculty of Medicine uses community – oriented programmes which, as much as possible, are community- based in their implementation. It also uses implementation modalities that encourage active learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self – directed learners. In addition to the curative aspects of health services delivery, emphasis is also laid on disease prevention and promotion of good health. Likewise research is also an integral part of the KIUFOM programmes.
Its vision is to become an institution of national and international recognition, excelling in providing education, pursuing research, community service and advocacy.
Its mission is to provide education by developing and delivering academic programmes that are responsive to the market demands through innovative teaching methodologies that engage students in self-directed learning.

MISSION AND VISION

The Mission and Vision

 

The mission and vision of the Faculty of Medicine is aligned to the mission and vision of the university. The Mission of the school is to respond to societal and educational needs by developing and delivering excellent, pragmatic, quality academic programmes in health and related professions that are responsive to the market place so as to enable students and staff to develop their potential and explore the heights.

The Vision of the Faculty of Medicine is to be a premier, competent institution of global recognition by practicing excellence in teaching and research in health and related professions.

The School’s philosophy is to train health professionals who are conversant with the health problems of the communities they will serve; and who have knowledge, skills and above all, appropriate attitudes that will make them sufficiently competent to run the health services so as to achieve health for all in the next few decades.

In order to achieve what is stated in the above philosophy, the Kampala International University School of Medicine uses community – oriented programs which, as much as possible, are community- based in their implementation. It also uses implementation modalities that encourage active learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self – directed learners. In addition to the curative aspects of health services delivery, emphasis is also laid on disease prevention and promotion of good health. Likewise research is also an integral part of the KIU’s programs.

FACULTY OBJECTIVES

    GENERAL OBJECTIVES

     Bachelor of medicine and surgery

At the successful completion of the programme, the graduate shall be able to do the following, with       respect to:

       Provision of health services to individuals, families and communities:

  1. Apply the knowledge of the principles of basic and biomedical sciences and pathology in provision of health services.
  2. Apply the basic principles of clinical management in provision of health services.
  3. Contribute effectively to early intervention, disease prevention and health promotion.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions used.
  5. Communicate effectively.
  6. Effectively utilize Information Communication Technology (ICT) in health services delivery.
  7. Work effectively as a member of a health services delivery team as a leader and being led.
  8. Adapt to and participate in positive change.
  9. Provide health services in ethical manner, showing appropriate attitude, professionalism and integrity.
  10. Act as an effective expert witness in medico – legal issues.
  11. Apply the process of critical thinking in health care.
  12. Apply evidence-based knowledge in dealing with health issues.

 

   Management of Health Services:

  1. Administer and manage health services effectively, including assets, finances, and personnel.
  2. Manage health information systems.

       Generation of Information:

  1. Collate information arising out of health services provision and share it with other health service providers.
  2. Conduct research in health related priority areas and disseminate the information arising there from.

    Dissemination of Information:

  1. Provide effective teaching in health related institutional programmes.
  2. Provide effective health education.
  3. Pass on knowledge, skills and appropriate attitudes to other health workers in the team.
  4. Function as an effective member of information sharing systems.

     Community Leadership:

  1. Participate in community development activities as a resourceful and   respectable member.
  2. Take up positions of leadership within the community.

 

  Bachelor of medical laboratory science

 

The aim of the programme is to produce a five star Medical Laboratory professional capable of playing the following roles within the community:

  1. Provision of Medical Laboratory Services
  2. Management of Health Services
  3. Generation of information (Research)
  4. Dissemination of information (Teaching)
  5. Community Leadership

  The Roles and Functions of the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine Sciences Graduates

At the successful completion of the programme, the graduate shall be able to do the following, with respect to:

    Provision of Medical Laboratory Services:

  1. Carry out routine laboratory investigations in a fast and accurate manner.
  2. Carry out specialized laboratory investigations by operating sophisticated equipment required for laboratory analysis.
  3. Interpret Laboratory Findings and apply the process of critical reasoning while participating in diagnosis and patient management.
  4. Participate effectively in multidisciplinary/multi-sectoral/integrated health services delivery.
  5. Participate in Multidisciplinary planning, implementation and evaluation of health care for individuals, families and the community as a whole.
  6. Contribute effectively to prevention of ill-health and promotion and maintenance of good health.

       Management of Health Services:

  1. Manage Laboratory Services in Public Health and in Health Units by providing Leadership in capacity building and skills that meet the demand arising from complex laboratory services.
  2. Increase awareness and appreciation of importance of laboratory services in health care delivery
  3. Promote linkages between institutions providing health care services locally and internationally

      Generation of Information (Research):

  1. Carry out/take part in individual/multidisciplinary/multisectoral /integrated type of research and strengthen the capacity to carry out essential health related research.
  2. Manage Services in research laboratories, and participate in the management of research establishments
  3. Apply principles of research in identifying and managing health problems

PROGRAMMES

The programmes currently available in the fuculty are:

  • Bachelor of medicine and surgery
  • Bachelor of medical laboratory science