Welcome to the website of the Department of Basic Science at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
The Department of Basic Sciences was established on 9th June 2015 under the Faculty of Health Science of the Open University of Sri Lanka by extraordinary Gazette No. 1918/8 on 9th June 2015 after amending the Open University of Sri Lanka (Amendment) Ordinance, No. 1 of 1990 published in Gazette Extraordinary No. 591/18 of January 05, 1990 and amended by in Gazette Extraordinary No. 1839/41 of December 05, 2013 and further amended the paragraph 16 of the Open university ordinance as No. 02 of 2015 made under the University Grants Commission under Section 23(2) read with Section 18 of the Universities Act, No. 16 of 1978.
It is the one of six (06) Departments established under the Faculty of Health Sciences. The main task of the Department of Basic Sciences is to provide sound knowledge on the subject areas of Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Statistics, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Pathophysiology for the degree programmes of Nursing, Medical Laboratory Sciences and Pharmacy.