Otolaryngology (ENT) is the field of medicine concerned with the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT). An Otolaryngologist specialises in both surgery and medicine. They are different from physicians because otolaryngologists are qualified to perform surgery on the complex and very delicate tissues of the neck and head. The conception of this speciality was in the 19th century when doctors realised that a series of interconnected systems reside within the head and the neck.

Tools and techniques were developed for the examining and treatment of problems of the neck and head, eventually turning this into a separate medical speciality.

Headed By Dr. Mugume Ahimbisibwe Enid.

Mugume Ahimbisibwe Enid heads the School of Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck Surgery at the Uganda Institute of Allied Health And Management Sciences (UIAHMS) Mulago. She is a Senior Health Tutor who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Education from Makerere University, a Post Basic diploma in Ear, Nose, Throat, Head, and Neck Surgery from UIAHMS –Mulago with vast experience of over 10 years in ENT diseases, and health tutorship in this area of expertise. She is also a graduate of psychology and counselling having studied a degree in psychology and counselling from Kampala International University and a Diploma in Nursing from Butabika Nursing School. She is the principal tutor of the school of ENT at the institution.

Basic Diploma in Ear, Nose &Throat & Neck Surgery

  • UACE with at least 1 principal pass in either Biology or Chemistry and a subsidiary pass from the other.
  • UCE with at least 5 passes in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
  • A Certificate in any of these health related disciplines.
  • Nursing/Midwifery,
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Medical Laboratory Techniques.

Two (02) Years