For those considering a career in the medical profession or looking to work at the hospitals and health facilities, the Health and Allied Science programme is a highly regarded option. The programme split your time behind a desk in the classroom and on your feet in hospitals and local health care facilities. You will come out well-rounded. Students normally have three pathways to choose from; Hospitals, Emergency Centers and Intensive Care Units or Sports Medicine on the tracks. Since this programme is highly competitive, students will likely be offered placement based upon space availability. Students who are not placed in their first-choice track may be offered a spot in their second or often third choice track.
Most universities in Ghana are offering courses in the following subject areas:
This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.
Subject Specific Requirements
Prior qualification in General Science is necessary for enrolment in any of the courses.
WASSCE Entry requirements
Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies. Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels
Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. *Admissions will be to Level 100.
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).
• Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). • Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. • Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.
Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.
Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this programme. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.
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