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Interview: Dr Arinaitwe on Victoria University’s Blossoming Health Sciences Department

Dr. Patince M. Arinaitwe, PhD Leeds

Lawyers handling Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s election petition have accused Uganda Police of breaking into their offices and taking their equipment and materials related to the case.

Muhammed Mbabazi, and discount http://chipinhead.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-post-images.php one of the lawyers was shocked to find his office ripped open with an assortment of papers missing as well as computers.

He told reporters at his office along Buganda Road that he believed police broke in the office.

“It is a shame, click sales http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/simplepie/copyright.php but we have been told that policemen came here and did this. People saw them, http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php ” he said.

Asked on whether or not he intended to report the matter to police, Mr Mbabazi said he had no reason to.

“What are they going to tell us about it? That we came here and when we found that your are away, we decided to break in the office?”

Earlier during the pretrial hearing of the election petition at the Supreme Court of Monday, Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers appealed to the court judges to direct the Attorney General to stop police and government security agencies from arresting their witnesses.

Responding to the said break in, junior ICT minister and one of members of the NRM’s campaign task force Hon Nyombi Thembo said it was early to conclude that police orchestrated the attack.

He said it was also possible that the break in was stage-managed, noting, “In order to embarrass government, they can stage the whole thing, raid the scene and show that it was police”

By publication time, police spokespersons Fred Enanga and Polly Namaye were yet to return our requests for comments.
Lawyers handling Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s election petition have accused Uganda Police of breaking into their offices and taking their equipment and materials related to the case.

Muhammed Mbabazi, remedy http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-includes/default-widgets.php one of the lawyers was shocked to find his office ripped open with an assortment of papers missing as well as computers.

He told reporters at his office in Kololo that he believed police broke in the office.

“It is a shame, buy more about but we have been told that policemen came here and did this. People saw them, drug ” he said.

Asked on whether or not he intended to report the matter to police, Mr Mbabazi said he had no reason to.

“What are they going to tell us about it? That we came here and when we found that your are away, we decided to break in the office?”

Meanwhile, there were reports that another of the lawyers Counsel Fred Muwema’s offices on Crecent Road in Kololo were broken into.

One of the guards at the offices told reporters that his colleagues on the night shift were arrested by police at around 3 am.

Earlier during the pretrial hearing of the election petition at the Supreme Court of Monday, Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers appealed to the court judges to direct the Attorney General to stop police and government security agencies from arresting their witnesses.

Responding to the said break in, junior ICT minister and one of members of the NRM’s campaign task force Hon Nyombi Thembo said it was early to conclude that police orchestrated the attack.

He said it was also possible that the break in was stage-managed, noting, “In order to embarrass government, they can stage the whole thing, raid the scene and show that it was police”

By publication time, police spokespersons Fred Enanga and Polly Namaye were yet to return our requests for comments.
Dr. Patience M. Arinaitwe, generic http://demo.des.net.id/hospital/wp-includes/media.php Ph.D (Leeds) is the Dean Faculty of Health Sciences at Victoria University. She speaks to us about the Department.

What subjects would you advise young Students to pursue at A’levels in order for them to pursue courses under your Faculty of Health Sciences?  Which Science components do you recommend?

Mainly PCB for Clinical Science programmes (BNS, price http://crosswordfiend.com/blog/wp-includes/atomlib.php BMS and possibly Nutrition and Dietetics), All subjects including Arts but with some Biology for Public Health

What types of degrees and certificates are available in your Faculty of Health Sciences?

Currently BNS, BMS,BND, BPH (Degrees); There’s an upgrade for Midwifery Science for diploma holders; For Certificates we have Short Course in Public Health (SCIPH) and others.

What is the relationship between Bachelor of Nursing Science &Bachelor of Midwifery Science? What are the entry requirements?

Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (BNS) is a 4 Year Programme. BNS curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery. The course is highly demanding and designed to use community-orientated, evidence and skills-based approaches in order to be highly responsive to the needs of urban and rural communities. BNS Entry Requirements are: Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting in Physics, Chemistry or Biology or Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council (UNMC).

Bachelor of Midwifery Science is a 2 Year Top up Program. The post-diploma midwifery science top-up degree program is designed to enhance the student’s ability to use community–oriented, evidence-based approaches in the provision of midwifery care that is responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings. The Bachelor of Midwifery Science program will cover two academic years, which is a five (5) semester degree course. This program will be implemented using a variety of teaching and learning modes that encourage active and student centered learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self–directed learners to be able to meet the challenges in healthcare delivery.

Is your Faculty of Health Sciences going to be part of your future VU School of Medicine? What’s the distinction?

Yes it and will in fact be the home of the Medical School; health sciences and especially the clinical parts are complementary – e.g. nurses and midwives (BNS and BMS respectively) work with doctors on a daily basis to provide healthcare – Medicine will just be an addition to the menu of courses in the Faculty and not necessarily a separate one.

What types of service opportunities does your Faculty of Health Sciences render to your current Students and Graduates?

Apart from the excellent student-teacher interaction (remember VU has the best ratio in Uganda so teachers really know their students!) we offer career guidance, arrange internships and field placements. We emphasize the community linkage whereby our students are supported to design real-life projects offering solutions to community health problems. Furthermore we organize exposure events for the students e.g. attending scientific conference for learning, presenting their work and networking among others.

What courses can be done part-time?

All courses have a provision for flexibility if the student numbers  and other administrative factors are favorable.

Do your offer any Health Science courses via distance or online?

We plan to in future.

Do you consider Credit transfer from say a certain University to VU?

We do, there’s a system called Accreditation of Previous/ Experiential Learning (APEL) whereby a student applies to be exempt from a course unit or module they think has already been covered elsewhere. When we receive this application we do carefully look for similarity in content (especially related to curriculum but also teaching/learning methods used) as well as student performance. If satisfied then the student can be exempt; it is on a case-by-case basis and the student has to formally initiate the process by filing an APEL application to the Dean.

How does one apply for a course /program in your Faculty of Health Sciences?

Simply fill out the application form (there’s a provision for this online on the VU website), attach the required documents and submit to registry or admissions at VU.   Also applicants can just walk into the university with their academic documents and our supportive Admissions team can work with them to submit an application the same day!

What are the application deadline dates and who can one contact for advising on Health Science Courses?

1st week of March 2016 is the deadline. For any further clarification please contact us on Tel: (+256) 417 727 000, or email admissions@vu.ac.ug; marketing@vu.ac.ug. We are Located at Victoria Towers, Plot 1-13, Jinja Road. Our website is www.vu.ac.ug.

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