The Department of Medicine is one of the core departments of the Busitema University Faculty of Health Science (BUFHS). The department was established in 2013 at the inception of the medical school. The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring effective and relevant training for undergraduates and postgraduates within the BUFHS. The department activities are aligned to the BUFHS overall framework for teaching, research and outreach.
Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Anaesthesia
Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine
The training programs are split between theory and clinical sessions. Generally lectures and seminars are conducted each week focusing of the subject area for the week, the clinical teachings that involve bedside teaching based on cases present in the teaching units, reviewing videos, participation in major ward rounds and making presentations to supervisors. The clinical teaching is conducted on the medical inpatient’s unit, medical outpatient’s department, accident and emergency unit, psychiatry department and the TB ward of Mbale Regional Referral Hospital. During their time in the department, undergraduate learners are expected to progressively develop their clinical skills through initially observing, and then later participating in patient management.
We also participate in community outreach largely through training of health workers in the region through grand rounds, onsite mentoring, offering offsite consultation services and online training programs. We also aim to foster innovative and impact-oriented research to meet the changing needs of society in the region.
The department appreciates guidance and support as we continue to contribute to the Busitema University’s and the National development objectives.
|Dr. Masaba Peter||Senior Consultant/ Lectureremail@example.com|
|Dr. Bwayo Denis||Head of Departmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Katuramu Richard||Senior Lectureremail@example.com|
|Dr. Nankunda Oreb||Teaching Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The BUFHS teaching facilities are the main teaching facilities utilised by the department of medicine. The classroom block, surrounding environment and related teaching facilities enable small-group learning, hyper-connectivity, collaboration and innovation.
Simulation-based clinical education is a useful pedagogical approach that provides medical students with opportunities to practice their clinical and decision-making skills through varied real-life situational experiences, without compromising the patient's well-being. The BUFHS simulation centre is mostly used to introduce students to clinical procedures and scenarios prior to them participating in patient care on the wards.
Plot 29-33 Palisa Road
Mbale Regional Referal Hospital complex
Tel: +256 45 444 8813