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1.  Bachelor in Physician Assistantship (Clinical) 

This programme is suited for the student who has an interest in Medicine and a desire to care for the sick. The Physician Assistant (PA) is a health care professional who practices Medicine with physician supervision. The PA provides a broad range of medical diagnostic, therapeutic, and health promotion and disease prevention services. PAs are qualified by graduation from the PA educational programme and certification by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council to exercise a level of autonomy in the performance of clinical responsibilities within Ghana’s health care delivery system. The PA will work in primary care and specialty care roles in both rural and urban settings. As they are first or second assistants in major surgery, and provide pre- and post-operative care, they will be well versed in surgical skills. They will also have a role to play in preventive Medicine, as well as in educational, research, and administrative activities.

 

The programme

This is a four year programme.  The first two years are dedicated to preparing the student and cover foundational sciences and introduction to the profession. The third and fourth years focus on the professional training. They will be trained to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, formulate a working diagnosis and implement a treatment/management plan.

In the third year, the student will learn about Preventive Medicine, Evidence Based Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Diagnostic Methods, Health Administration as well as the foundation of Clinical Medicine. Teaching will be in the form of didactic lectures, tutorials and small group discussions, bedside demonstrations and field visits to clinics, health care centres and hospitals. 

The final year will be predominantly clinical clerkships. Students will do clerkships in the major medical disciplines, via Internal Medicine, Surgery and its allied fields, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Primary Care. These clerkships will be done in primary, secondary and tertiary health facilities, under the supervision of specialists in the health institutions. The acquisition of surgical skills in both Surgery and Obstetrics will be particularly emphasized, in addition to the Primary Care and Family Medicine elements of the course. 

There are vocational training periods during the long vacations, during which the student will learn and develop practical skills. 

Each student will undertake a research project in an area of Clinical Medicine, either curative or preventive. The dissertation based on this will be assessed as a requirement for graduation.

 

Year 1, Semester 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
UHAS 101 English Language 3
UHAS 103 Quantitative Literacy 3
UHAS 105 Information Literacy 3
SBBS 101 General Chemistry 3
SBBS 103 Chemistry Practical 1
SBBS 105 Biology 3
SBBS 107 Biology Practical 1
SBBS 109 General Physics 3
TOTAL CREDITS 20

 

Year 1, Semester 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
UHAS 102 Academic Writing 3
UHAS 104 Community Entry & Organization 3
UHAS 106 Medical Terminology 3
UHAS 108 Communication Skills & Report Writing 3
UHAS 120  Ghanaian & African Studies  3
SBBS 102 Research Methods I 2
SMPA 102 Introduction to Physician Assistant Profession 2
SMPA 104 Basic Nursing for Physician Assistants 2
TOTAL CREDITS 21

 

Long Vacation Term, Year 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMPA 200  Vocational Training I : Basic Nursing Skills Practical  3

 

Year 2, Semester 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
UHAS 201   Health Care System in Ghana  2
UHAS 203 Medical Sociology 
SAHS 203 Health Law and Ethics  
SBBS 201  Introduction to Biostatistics 
SBBS 203  General Anatomy    
SBBS 205  General Physiology   
SBBS 207  Anatomy Practical 
SBBS 209  Physiology Practical 
SMPA 201 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology 2
SMPA 203  Introduction to Psychology 3
TOTAL CREDITS 22 

 

Year 2, Semester 2 

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SBBS 202 Microbiology theory  

3

SBBS 204  Microbiology practical 
BDTS 204  General Pathology 
SMPA 204  Anatomy  for Physician Assistant  2
SMPA 206  Anatomy for Physician Assistants Practical 
SMPA 208  Physiology for Physician Assistants 
SMPA 212  Physiology for Physician Assistants Practical 
SMPA 214  History and Physical Examination Techniques  
SBBS 206 General Biochemistry 3
SBBS 208 General Biochemistry Practical 1
SBBS 212 Research Methods II 2
DMLS 218 Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Practice 3
TOTAL CREDITS 23 

 

 

2.  Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB)

 

Year 1, Semester 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
UHAS101 English Language 3
UHAS103 Quantitative Literacy 3
UHAS105 Information Literacy 3
SBBS 101 General Chemistry 3
SBBS103 Chemistry Practical 1
SBBS105 Biology 3
SBBS107 Biology Practical 1
SBBS109 General Physics 3
TOTAL CREDITS 20

 

Year 1, Semester 2 

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
UHAS 102 Academic Writing 3
UHAS 104 Community Entry and Organization 3
SMBM 102 Introduction to the Human Body

5(2 practicals)

UHAS 112 Ghanaian & African Studies  3
SMBM 104 Introduction to Health care and Professional  Practice 5 (1 Practical)
TOTAL CREDITS 19

 

Long Vacation Term, Year 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMPA 200 Vocational Training in Basic Nursing  4

 

Year 2, Semester 1 

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 201 Cell Biology and Genetics 5
SMBM 203 Immunology and Infections 5(3 practicals)
SMBM 205 Membranes and Receptors 5
SMBM 207 Health Population and Disease 5
TOTAL CREDITS 20

 

Year 2, Semester 2 

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 202 Processes and Mechanisms of Disease 5
SMBM 204 Nutrition and Metabolism in Health and disease 5
SMBM 206 Gastro-intestinal and Hepatobiliary System in Health and Disease 5
SMBM 208 Integumentary System 5
SMBM 212 Introduction to Psychology and Behavioral Science 3
TOTAL CREDITS 23

 

Long Vacation Term, Year 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 300 Vocational Training in Medical Practice I 4

 

Year 3, Semester 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 301  Respiratory System in Health and Disease 5
SMBM 303 Cardiovascular System in Health and Disease 5
SMBM 305 Renal System and Body Fluids in Health and Disease 5
UHAS  203 Health, Law and Ethics 3
SMBM 307 Endocrine System in Health and Disease 5
TOTAL CREDITS 23

 

Year 3, Semester 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 302 Reproductive and Foetal Medicine 5
SMBM 304 Neuroscience 5
SMBM 306 Musculo-skeletal System  5
SMBM 312 Hematopoietic and Lymphoreticular System in Health and Disease  5
TOTAL CREDITS 20

 

Long Vacation Term, Year 3

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE Credits
SMBM 400 Vocational Training in Medical Practice II
4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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