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BSC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTSHIP
DEGREE OFFERED - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTSHIP
The doctor-patient ratio in Ghana and indeed many parts of Africa is low. The effects of brain drain can be felt in almost all professions, and more so in the medical profession. This, coupled with the long period of training needed to produce a single doctor and the limited capacity of providing institutions, makes it imperative that a more cost effective, rapid and effective solution be found to the problem of scarcity of medical personnel. It is with this in mind that Central University introduced the Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistantship.
The CU Physician Assistantship Programme is premised on the Christian educational philosophy that the church has a duty to partner the Government of Ghana (GoG) in providing deliberate and co-ordinated educational opportunities that equip the youth of this country to participate in interventions aimed at solving the health problems of the nation. Our philosophy is therefore Problem Solving Intervention.
The objectives of the programme are to train graduates who will possess the ability to evaluate the health status of an individual, diagnose and treat acute illness as well as life saving interventions, manage chronic diseases, deliver preventive care and counsel individuals on psychosocial problems in collaboration with a physician.
Senior Secondary School Certiﬁcate Examination (SSSCE): with an aggregate score of twenty-four (24) or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A – D in all three (3) core subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes i.e. (A – D) in three (3) elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science and Home Economics.
West African Senior Secondary School Certiﬁcate Examination (WASSCE): with an aggregate score of 36 or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A1 – C6 in all three (3) core subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes in three (3) elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science and Home Economics.
Foreign Students Requirements: foreign students must have their result slips translated into English. In addition, applicants must be able to speak and write in English.
Other Entry Qualiﬁcations for Admissions: Candidates with the Diploma In Registered Nursing (RN) from recognized institutions may apply. Such candidates may transfer credits from their previous course of studies, with appropriate recommendations and references. Applicants with State Registered Nurses’ (SRN) qualiﬁcation from recognized health institutions and with a minimum of 3 years of practice.
All applicants to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be interviewed.
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CAREER PROSPECTS FOR GRADUATES
In addition to working in hospitals, polyclinics and private medical centres, Physician Assistants are trained to function in a variety of settings such as Clinics and NGO/Faith-based Clinics, Emergency Health Care Organizations/Departments such as National Fire Service, NADMO, National Ambulance Service, Health Maintenance Organizations, Community Health Centres, Industry and branches of the Armed Services.
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