The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS) conducts five degree programmes namely; BSc in Nursing, BSc in Physiotherapy, BSc in Radiography, BSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences and BPharm. A committed team of very energetic sixty five academics are there to give the necessary guidance and assistance in teaching activities. In addition, all the academics of the Faculty of Medicine, KDU and many other experienced visiting staff from many parts of the country and abroad assist in the teaching programme. The clinical training for these students is provided at many state hospitals including the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, De Soysa Maternity Hospital, Castle Street Hospital for Women, Lady Ridgeway Hospital for Children, Military Hospital at Narahenpita and in many other state and private institutions. Once the Teaching Hospital of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University is completed in near future it will cater for most of our needs.
The first intake of students is due to graduate at the end of 2016. They will be employed at the University Hospital, KDU. At present, the faculty has taken all the necessary steps in obtaining Sri Lanka Nurses Council and Ceylon Medical College Council recognition for the degree programmes. In time to come, these graduates will fill the health manpower vacuum in Sri Lanka and abroad at institutional and community outreach levels.
Lt. Col. (Dr.) Aindralal Balasuriya
MBBS, MSc (Community Medicine), MD (Community Medicine), PGDBA, MA (Buddhist Studies)
Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, KDU
Public Health Specialist