College of Health Sciences and Medicine

                Background History of the College

College of Health Sciences and Medicine of WSU is located in Wolaita Sodo town; 329 km south of Addis Ababa and 151 km far from Hawassa,

the capital of Southern Nation Nationalities and Peoples Regional State. The college is positioned on area of 16.7 hectares.

The former ‘Otona Hospital’ the current ‘Wolaita Sodo University Teaching Referral Hospital’ was established in 1920 E.C as small clinic by SIM (Sudan Interior Mission). The hospital served for about 50 years as primary hospital and then become general hospital for 30 years. In 2004 E.C, WSU takeover the hospital as a teaching and referral hospital with academic, research and community service responsibilities.

The college carries out all its academic and clinical services as described and mandated on the three key documents: WSU Senate Legislation, Higher Education Proclamation, Federal Hospitals Administration Council Ministers Regulation. It helps to act out on autonomous institutional frameworks and to to execute and deliver the ongoing higher education reform programs.

The college is mandated to produce skilled human power relevant to the needs of health sector development plan and to undertake demand driven research directed towards addressing health problems of the country. Provision of appropriate community services that can solve the problem of community and delivery of quality clinical service for people in catchment area is also the mandate of the college.

The college has clinical, academic and administration & development wings. In clinical part, it delivers different medical services for outpatients, emergency and inpatients for approximately 450-500 patients per day for 24 hours. The total service coverage of the hospital is about 3 million people of catchment areas. In Academic wing, the hospital provides quality education, research and community services. Administrative and development wing works for overall effectiveness of the campus for accomplishing different activities to attain the vision and mission of the college.

 

The total students intake capacity reached to = (Male 1421 Female 585 Total 2006) in 2018 G.C academic year and graduated over (Male 94, Female 215, Total 1156) professionals in various fields of studies including medical doctors. The college offers twelve undergraduate programs and seven postgraduate programs under seven departments; Nursing, Anesthesia, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Technology, Epidemiology and Biostatics, Reproductive Health & Nutrition.

With regard to partnership, the campus is working with NorHED, CDC, Jhpiego, MEPI, FMOH, Hernia International, FMOE and many more. The college has also a tremendous expansion in terms of infrastructure for availing the necessary equipment for effective delivery of quality clinical & academic services.

Vision of the College

The college aspires to be one of the top five colleges of health science and medicine in teaching, conducting demand driven researches, and clinical services provision nationally and the well-recognized college in East Africa by 2020.

 

                                                                                                      Mission of the College

The college committed to work being engaged in provision of effective teaching and learning, research, community and clinical services to the society embedded in its innovative educational philosophy of community based education (CBE) in area of excellence in academic and professional competence, research adoption, innovation and knowledge transfer and excellence in clinical service and expansion.

 

Strategic Themes of the College

  • Excellence in academics and professional competence

  • Excellence in research adoption, innovation and knowledge transfer

  • Excellence in clinical services and expansion

Core Values of the College

  • Equity & access

  • Academic freedom

  • Participatory approach

  • Networking for collaboration & partnership

  • Good governance

  • Empowerment

  • Transparency & accountability

  • Trust

  • Change

  • Excellency & quality

  • Honesty & veracity

  • Gender Sensitivity

  • Compassion, respect and care

Figures of the College

Human Resource Profile

The college has three administrative wings and has the following summative figure:

No

Staff

M

F

T

Remark

1

Academic Staff

202

42

244

 

2

Administration Staff

144

166

310

 

3

Clinical Staff

140

185

325

 

4

Total Human Resource

486

393

879

 

 

Students' Summative Profile

No

Program

M

F

T

Remark

1

Regular (Under graduate)

868

448

1316

 

2

MSc (Post graduate)

140

48

188

 

3

Residency (Specialty)

13

0

13

 

4

CEP (Night and weekend)

400

89

489

 

5

Total Students

1421

585

2006

 

 

Academic Programs of the College

Programs

Departments in the college

School

MA/MSc

Undergraduate

  • Public Health

  • Human Nutrition

  • Integrated Emergency Surgery and Obstetric

  • Speciality in Gynecology /Obesterics

  • General Surgery

  • MPH/RH

  • MPH/Epidemiology

  • Generic Nursing

  • Neonatal Nursing

  • Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

  • OTN Nursing

  • Surgical Nursing

  • Pediatrics Nursing

  • Pharmacy

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Midewifery

  • Public Health

  • Anesthsia

  • New Innovative Medicine

  • Nursing

  • Midwifery

  • Anesthesia

  • Pharmacy

  • Medical Laboratory Technology

  • Epidemiology and Biostatics

  • RH and Nutrition

  • School of Public Health

  • School of Medicine


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             shanka molla

            shankamolla@yahoo.com

      

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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