Pharmacy Schools

The Council of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda is mandated to supervise and regulate the engagement, training and transfer of pharmacy students and to make provision for the registration of students; and to specify the class of persons who shall have the right to train pharmacy students (section 21; PDA, 1970). As such, PSU directly and through collaborations carries out these roles at the three (3) Universities offering graduate and postgraduate pharmacy training in Uganda, namely;

  1. Kampala International University (KIU),
  2. Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) and
  3. Makerere University (Mak)

The Pharmacy School at Kampala International University (KIU)-Western Campus is a Private University located in Ishaka town- Bushenyi District, and was established 2004.  It currently offers three programs; MSc. Pharmacology, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Diploma in Pharmacy. The school has in the pipeline a master’s program; MPharm Pharmaceutics.  The current dean is Dr. Tusiimire Jonans (PhD), a very distinguished member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda. Dr. Tusiimire is a high notch researcher in pharmaceutical analysis.

The Department of Pharmacy- Mbarara University of Science and Technology is a Public University located in Mbarara town and was established in 2003.  The department offers two undergraduate programs; Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and various postgraduate courses such as Masters of Pharmacy in Clinical Pharmacy, Masters of Science in Pharmacognosy & Natural Medicine Sciences and PhD. The department also has two masters programs in the pipeline; MSc. Pharmaceutical Analysis and MSc. Pharmaceutical Business Management. The Current Head of Department is Dr. Patrick Ogwang (PhD), a passionate researcher in natural products development and traditional medicines. Dr. Ogwang is the current President of the Council of PSU.

The Department of Pharmacy- Makerere University is Public University is located at Makerere University-Main Campus in Kampala City. It was established in 1988 under the under the auspices of Prof. Richard Odoi Adome (PhD). It currently offers a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree, MSc. Pharmacognosy, MSc. Pharmaceuticals and Health Supplies Management and PhD. The department has two Masters programs in the pipeline namely; MSc. Clinical Pharmacy and MSc. Medicines Regulation. The current head of department is Dr. Kamba Fadhiru Pakoyo (PhD), a seasoned researcher in the areas of pharmaceuticals management, pharmaceutical regulations and molecular biology.