Welcome to the faculty of Allied Health Sciences
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS), University of Peradeniya was established in
2007 as the first faculty, under the umbrella of the University Grants Commission, offering six
undergraduate degree programmes in allied health disciplines that contribute to the health care
system locally and internationally. The faculty comprises of six departments namely
Radiography/Radiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science and
Basic Sciences. These departments contribute to offer BSc (honours) degree programmes of four
The FAHS is geared towards fulfilling its vision to be an internationally recognized leader in allied health education. Its mission is to provide nationally and internationally accredited undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in research to produce competent professionals.
The faculty takes great pride in the high quality of our academic programmes by managing academic studies in par with international AHS programmes. In 2018 the faculty initiated the Higher Degrees Committee to offer MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees. The FAHS accommodates undergraduate and postgraduate candidates from the Ministry of Health and foreign countries as well. The academic programmes offered by the faculty are designed according to the semester- based course unit system and the medium of instruction is English.
Currently the faculty enrolls 200 undergraduate students per annum. The FAHS is equipped with 64 permanent academic staff members and 66 non-academic staff members ensuring the high quality of the teaching and learning programmes. We maintain academic and research collaborations with countries including Japan, Australia, Korea, USA, UK, New Zeeland, Spain, China, and Malaysia. On site skill / Clinical training is given in different healthcare institutes in Sri Lanka.
Students of the faculty utilize all opportunities of educational, artistic, social, cultural, and sportive environment readily available at the largest residential university of the country. Our students have immense opportunities to get involved in social and welfare activities through various student societies as well as through community services conducted by the faculty. As our degree programmes are highly recognized all over the world and graduates have excellent postgraduate career opportunities, national and international level. Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya shining in the field of allied health education by graduating 11 batches until today.
Prof. MDMLDK Yatawara
Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
University of Peradeniya