Each year approximately more than 150 students enter the faculty to follow the MBBS degree programme. Our graduates secure high ranks in the common merit order and excel at postgraduate examinations both locally and internationally securing competitive positions in clinical and academic fields. A revised curriculum based on integrated teaching learning methods has been adopted to suit the changing needs of the employment market throughout the world.

The Faculty is unique in that it was the first Medical Faculty to offer degree programmes in Allied Health Sciences. The degree programmes in Human Biology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy has produced graduates in these fields who continue to be pioneers in their respective fields.





The integrated MBBS curriculum with a preclinical phase, a para clinical phase and a clinical phase combines sound theoretical knowledge with practical skills in laboratory settings and applications in real life situations through teaching learning activities in many diverse setting. Clinical teaching takes place in 2 teaching hospitals; Colombo South teaching hospital and Sri Jayewardenepura General hospital and many other local health care facilities and preventive health care is learned at the Boralesgamuwa Medical officer of Health area.






The Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura was established in 1992 is unique in that it was the first Medical Faculty to offer degree programmes in Allied Health Sciences. The degree programmes in Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy were introduced in 2004 and to date the faculty has produced approximately 70 graduates in these fields. Despite its short history, the faculty has already gained repute as an academic establishment of excellence. The University development grant (UDG) has allocated 12.15 million for the faculty for development of ICT skills, English language skills, soft skills and activities aimed at promoting ethnic cohesion.

The Faculty has offered the medical degree programme (MBBS) from its inception in 1993 with the B.Sc. Human Biology programme commencing immediately after in 1994. B.Sc. Nursing, B.Sc. Pharmacy and B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Sciences programmes commenced from 2004. Each year, approximately 75 students enter the Faculty to follow Allied Health Science degree programmes. The allied health sciences programme of the faculty of Medical Sciences offers pioneering study programmes in Bachelor of Nursing (B.Sc. Nursing), Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.Sc. MLS) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Sc. Pharmacy). These three paramedical courses run by its own department/units which are under the purview of the department of Medical Education and Health Sciences. All paramedical courses are conducted with the dedicated commitment of staff from all departments of the medical faculty as well the unit staff supplemented by the expertise of extended faculty and visiting lecturers.


Medical Laboratory Science Study Programme

The B.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Science is a four-year course under the Department of Medical Education and Health Sciences. The four-year programme includes comprehensive work experience in a recognized Medical laboratory.The medium of instruction and examinations in the programme are conducted in English.



B.Sc. Nursing Study Programme

The Bachelor of Science Nursing Programme is a Pre-Registration Degree course designed to equip nurse practitioners, who are beginners, with competencies in providing safe and effective nursing care of high standard in a variety of settings. The graduates of this programme will be able to practice as Generalist Nurses, Midwives and Community Health Nurses.Apart from being sensitive and caring towards their clients, graduates of this programme will be confident of their contributions to the care and will be able to articulate the nurses' role to other disciplines in health care.



Bachelor of Pharmacy

This first ever Bachelor of Pharmacy programming the country started in 2006 is a full time course of four academic years. Our pharmacy graduates are able to function as experts in drug management in hospital and community pharmacies, assist in drug administration, drug registration and quality assurance.






The course was initiated in 1994 at the Faulty of Medical Sciences with the intention of fulfilling the need to provide human resources for Medical and Health sciences faculties and to provide research institutes, private sector institutions involved in food and nutrition, public and private sector diagnostic institutions and health policy making institutions with individuals with necessary knowledge and skills.