In response to the overwhelming demand for tutors in the Allied health and affiliated training institutions yet it possesses one of the most diverse health worker cadres, the Department of Allied Health of Health Tutors College Mulago aims at ensuring that all tutor students that are Allied Health professionals joining the college feel at home. They are exposed to tailor made programmes that will enable them measure up to the ever changing demands from their students and interaction with patients in clinical areas.
Through the consultant and expert lecturers at the college; field trips, community work, clinical hospital exposure coupled with block sessions are used to incorporate the pedagogical principles that are core to this course into application to produce an ethical, competent, multi-skilled, and up to date tutor that can meet the demands of his students and patients in the community.
The college receives tutor students who are Medical clinical officers, psychiatric clinical officers, public health dentists, medical laboratory technologists, orthopedic clinical officers, radiographers, ENT clinical officers, and pharmacists.
The college partners with National stakeholders to offer these high quality, and demand driven training like, different allied schools, teaching hospitals and health centers, BTC, UAHEB, AHPC, KCCA, MOH, and MOEST.

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Mr. Ssemahore Christopher
Head of Department

Role Summary:

Allied Health Department is a key in contributing to the attainment of the College goal and vision of training quality health tutors that will help governments meet their health service needs of their countries.
The roles of Allied Health Department are played by academicians who have highly developed and constructive training and leadership skills. They have expertise in the area of pedagogy, basic and clinical sciences with the ability to impart their area of specialty with new thinking, innovations and actively participate in the debate about the intellectual direction of the curriculum, as well as research that underpins it.
The Allied Health Department enables the achievement of Health Tutors’ College, Mulago strategic plan and the objectives of the College. The Department works as a team exhibiting strong interest in innovative learning and teaching, research, enterprise and in any College development projects as required.
The Allied Health Department participates in the review of the curriculum, identifying ways in which it can be developed to meet external needs and markets and to actively seek opportunities to develop and share modules and staff beyond the boundaries of the Department. The Department also advises the Administration on staffing, resource and training requirements, with input from the relevant Program Heads.
The Allied Health Department is always prepared to innovate and utilize all resources in the delivery of programs, ensuring the quality of the students’ experience. Staff ensure teaching and learning programs that empower the learners to achieve employment targets nationally and internationally while operating within budgets and financial regulations.

The Allied Health Department of Department observes:

Quality issues, liaising with the Program heads in their subject areas.

  • Implementation of Health Tutors’ College policies as set out by the governing council.
  • Contributing to the development in approaches to learning and teaching within the College and serve on the College’s Learning and Teaching Committee.
  • Overseeing the Department’s Open Day activity, ensuring adequate staff coverage for all of the programs in the Department.
  • Coordinate departmental exchange training programs whenever available and monitors their effectiveness.
  • That staff CVs are updated on a regular basis.
  • Management and provision of regular updates on Workload Allocation within the Department, maintaining accurate Workload Allocation Records.
  • That all staff within the Department have the right to access up to date training in areas relevant to their role as Medical Educationists.
  • Promotion of harmonious relations and linkages between the institution and stakeholders for instance the local community, parents and private sector organizations.
  • Overseeing the implementation of remedial actions to support learners with performance gaps.
  • Health, safety and security of learners.
  • That learners are adequately prepared, registered and presented for the national and other examinations.
  • Inter institutional collaboration is achieved through liaison and net working.

    What are allied health professionals?

    Allied health practitioners are trained professionals who are not doctors or dentists.Nursing is not classified as an allied health profession but some nurses have additional qualifications, such as diabetes educators or mental health nurses, which means that they also provide allied health services.
    Allied health professionals can help you manage your physical or mental health, through services that include diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation.

    How do I know which allied health professional is right for my care needs?

    Your doctor can help you decide if an allied health service is right for you. Try to be open and honest about your needs.You can also ask your allied health practitioner questions such as:

  • What are the best options for me?
  • How long will I need to see you until things get better?
  • How much will my treatment cost?
  • What are your qualifications?
  • Will you let my doctor know what is happening here?
  • What can I expect when I visit an allied health professional?

    They will ask you questions about your health and might examine you.
    Your treatment will depend on your healthcare needs and your way of life.
    Take along a notebook with your questions, your symptoms, other treatments you have had, and medications you are taking.

    Costs and allied health services under Medicare

    Medicare does not usually cover visits to allied health professionals. However, if you have a long-term health condition, you might be eligible for Medicare rebates. For you to get Medicare rebates, your doctor must prepare a ‘care plan’, such as a chronic disease management plan or a mental health treatment plan.
    Some private health funds cover certain allied health services.

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