Department of Medicine & Mental Health

The Department of Medicine and Mental Health is among the first departments established in the faculty of Medicine, University of Moratuwa. The department is responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Medicine and Psychiatry. It offers clinical services at the proposed University Medical and Psychiatry Units at the Teaching Hospital Kalutara. The department also carries out research, public engagement and advocacy. We strive to maintain the highest standards of medical teaching and patient care. With the liaison of other departments and other faculties of University of Moratuwa, our aim is to bring about advancement in fields of Medicine and Mental Health through evidence and innovation.

Contribution to MBBS

The department contributes to coordination and execution of almost all the components of the undergraduate medical curriculum, and in particular to the Clinical Sciences Stream. In addition, the department contributes to Basic Sciences stream, Applied Sciences Stream, Personal and Professional Development Stream, Community Health Stream and Medical Technology stream by organizing and teaching several academic modules coordinated by them.

The teaching programme includes bedside teaching in wards, procedure rooms, clinics and the acute admission unit of the Teaching Hospital Kalutara. The first year to fourth year clinical stream activities will be done at the relevant units of the Teaching Hospital Kalutara, Base Hospital Horana and Base Hospital Panadura. A state of the art clinical building complex is proposed for the housing of professorial (University teaching) units which include Clinical Medicine and Psychiatry at the Teaching Hospital Kalutara for final year teaching. The academics of the department will be also responsible for providing comprehensive patient care of these Medical and Psychiatry university units.