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Welcome to the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS) was established in November 2012 as the seventh faculty of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and was initially housed in the Faculty of Medicine building in Ratmalana. The faculty shifted to its newly constructed state of the art building at Werahera in November 2014.
The FAHS had its first intake of students admitted in January 2013 to its undergraduate courses in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Radiography. In addition to the majority of civil students, there are foreign students, military personnel and lateral entry students from the Ministry of Health. The students participate in uninterrupted academic learning while enjoying the personality development, welfare and recreational facilities available at Werahera and Ratmalana under the guidance, mentorship and coaching of the KDU staff.
The graduates passing out from the FAHS will be able to provide professional healthcare in a highly disciplined and friendly manner.

nEUROcare-a European initiative for capacity building to meet the challenges of caring for people with neurodegenerative disorders in Sri Lanka

KDU has been successful in becoming a part of the four Sri-Lankan universities selected for the nEUROcare project granted by Erasmus. The University of Colombo, University of Peradeniya and University of Ruhuna are the three other selected universities. The four local universities are collaboratively working with Kristianstad University which is the main partner university in Sweden. Moreover, four other universities from Estonia, Slovenia, Norway and Cyprus will also take part in this program under the same grant. This program will expand new horizons for collaborative academia between the KDU and the other national/international universities in designing a Master’s Degree in neurodegenerative disorders. 

Department of Nursing & Midwifery

Department of Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy

Department of Radiography & Radiotherapy

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences

Department of Pharmacy

Department of Basic Sciences

Department of Multidisciplinary Sciences

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