Who We Are
Uganda College of Health Sciences Bwindi (UCHSB). A dynamic training institution under Church of Uganda Bwindi Community Hospital. UCHSB was established to train the next generation of health professionals that will address critical shortage of human resources for health in the region, and revolutionize healthcare for better health.
Health workers are inadequate in sub-Saharan Africa, and the burden of health care delivery in rural areas in Uganda normally falls to Clinical Officers as emergency and first responders. Less than 50% of the human resources for health work in rural areas and yet 87% of the population is rural. Clinical medicine and community health education program is very much needed in Kanungu and the rest of the Country. UCHSB school of clinical medicine and community health in Kanungu district is the first of its kind to serve in southwestern Uganda with a population of 1,500,000 people. Without scaling up of training the current low Ugandan population of 5,586 to one Clinical officer can only worsen as the population continues to grow.
Bwindi Community Hospital (BCH) is the main practicum center where students benefit from accumulated experience in health training. The hospital has a training wing, Uganda Nursing School Bwindi – UCU affiliate (UNSB) offering diploma and certificate in midwifery and nursing. BCH has specialties in Gynecology & Obstetrics, Pediatrics and Child health, General surgery, Public health, and with Internal Medicine starting June this year. Other sub specialties include Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Mental health and dentistry. The school also has a well-furnished skills laboratory.
College Vision: Leading Healthcare revolution and research for a healthy community.
College Mission: To deliver knowledge and skills that significantly increase learners’ contribution to solve local and global health challenges. We envisage health workers committed to excellence in professional practice, employing critical thinking, research and analytical skills in the delivery of high quality care.
- To equip students with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Medicine and Community Health for application during clinical and community practice.
- To enable students to integrate Christian morals and medical ethics in giving holistic care to clients/patients throughout their life span.
- To equip students with relevant research skills to engage in appropriate operational research projects to contribute to evidence based practice.
- To enable learners acquire skills for teamwork and supervision of lower medical carders in the care for new and re-emerging diseases burden.
- To enable learners acquire scientific knowledge and skills required to administer preventive methodologies and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases in communities.
- To enable students acquire knowledge and skills for their life-long learning
UCHSB students have an opportunity of interacting with students on placement from Universities collaborating with BCH for a richer experience. These include:
Rationale of the program
Uganda has a critical shortage of Human Resources for Health of all health cadres. The Clinical Officers are among frontline healthcare providers in the healthcare system for most developing countries. The program follows the Diploma and Community Health Curriculum approved by Business, Technical, Vocational Education and Training (BTVET) Department and is examined by the Uganda Allied Health Examination Board (UAHEB) before graduates register with the Uganda Allied Health Council (UAHC) as a requirement to practice.
We are in final stages of affiliation to Uganda Christian University (UCU) to enable students benefit from the foundation courses offered at the university. The foundation courses equip students with Christian attributes in order to attain a complete education for a complete person. Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health taught at UCHSB is unique in that it integrates medical ethics and Christian morals & values into the characteristics of the ideal top-notch clinician. Students will be awarded an internationally recognized diploma of Uganda Christian University in addition to that of Ugandan Ministry of Education.
Excellent e-Learning and e-Library platforms convenient for students through use of smart boards, kindles and iPads.