The School of Applied Sciences (SAS) is a science connection point to many professional careers in the health field. While here, we will shape your desired professional destiny through our robust, flexible and student-work tailored courses.

The school offers courses based on disciplines that are used to apply scientific knowledge to human phenomena, develop practical and technological applications, and improve results from natural sciences. While natural sciences use basic science (or pure science) to diagnose and treat

the natural world, SAS courses will empower you with professional skills and knowledge to improve treatment outcomes within populations. We pride ourselves in shaping your professional management skills to meet the demand for leadership of highly technical professionals in the workplace.

While at SAS, our experienced lecturers and tutors will guide your professional career through hands-on and experiential physical and online sessions.  Students in the school undertake courses in the applied sciences field while specializing in a specific area such as one of the following:

  1. Health and Social Systems Management
  2. Human Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics
  3. Food Science and Technology
  4. Public Health
  5. Medical Records and Health Informatics
  6. Environmental Health
  7. Paediatric Palliative Care
  8. General Counselling
  9. Child Counselling
  10. Geriatrics and Gerontology


Mrs. Elizabeth Okello

Dean School of Applied Sciences
Mildmay Institute of Health Sciences

P.O Box 24985 Kampala
Tel: +256 312 210 200

Academic Programmes in this School

Program Name or Title About Programme
Advanced Participatory Planning

Intake - April

Eligibility - 

BSc (Hons) Health and Social Systems Management (Awarded by Manchester University, UK)

Eligibility -  Professional qualification in Health, social care or education and 6 months’ work experience in a Health and social care Field.

BSc Human Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics (Awarded by UCU)

Eligibility - UACE 2 Principle passes in Biology, Chemistry or Food& Nutrition and any other Subsidiary pass. Diploma in Human Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics or Medical related field.

Certificate in Comprehensive HIV Counselling & Management

Eligibility -  Minimum: UCE with at least 3 passes including; English and at least6 months of work experience within a Health and or Social care setting

Certificate in Counselling

Eligibility - UCE with at least 3 passes including: English

Certificate in Environmental health


O level certificate with

  1. A credit in Biology and Chemistry, Passes in Physics, Mathematics, English (Two credits and four passes.
  2. Must be between 18 and 25 years.
Certificate in Medical Records
Certificate in Medical Records and Health Informatics

Eligibility -  UCE with at least 3 passes including: Mathematics and Biology

Counseling Certificate Courses
Diploma in Community HIV Care and Management
Diploma in Community Medicine and Public Health
Diploma in Counselling

Fees per semester/module (Excluding functional fees) - 1,161,100/-

Eligibility - Certificate in Health and social care related field or 5 UCE passes, UACE Principle pass and a Subsidiary Pass. 1

Diploma in Environmental health


Direct entry:

  1. Uganda Ordinary Level Certificate of Education or its equivalent secured at the same sitting with a minimum of two credits and four passes.
  2. One principal pass in Biology and a subsidiary in any science subject taken at the same siting of UACE or its equivalent secured in the current year or previous two years

Certificate entry:  

A candidate must have obtained a credit level certificate in Environmental Health Sciences or any other Biological Science related certificate from a recognized institution

Diploma in Human nutrition & Clinical Dietetics

Fees per module/semester (excluding Functional fees) - 1,295,400/- 

Eligibility - UACE Principle pass in Biology, Chemistry, Agriculture or Foods & Nutrition and any other Subsidiary pass.

Diploma in Medical Records and Health Informatics

Eligibility -  At least One Principal Pass at UACE and 5 UCE passes including Biology and Mathematics and 1 UACE Principle pass or Certificate in Health related field

Diploma in Pediatric Palliative Care
Diploma in Public Health

Intake - July/August

Eligibility - At least one Principal Pass and a Subsidiary Pass  at UACE and  5 UCE  passes, or a Certificate in Health  or Social sciences related field

Fundamentals of Global Health Research

Intake - March


Fundamentals of Palliative Care

Intake - Feb

Eligibility - 

Health Systems Strengthening

Intake - December

Eligibility -