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BSc.Physician Assistantship

Programme Summary

The purpose of this programme is to train health personnel to man/supervise community and district health facilities where medical officers are usually not available.
It also aims to produce a health worker who will be able to lead a health team to deliver effective, preventive and curative health care at the sub-district level, and also be part of the team of health workers at the district and community.


WASSCE Holders

Passes (A1-C6) respectively in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.

General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels

Credit in at least five (5) subject at the GCE ‘O’ level (or its equivalent) including English Language and Mathematics, with at least two passes in the relevant subject at the Advanced Level.

Higher National Diploma (HND)

Applicants must have graduated with a good HND certificate (i.e. at least 2nd class division). In addition, the applicant must have acquired a 2-year post –HND work experience. Other diploma certificates equivalent to HND may be considered.

Mature Students

Applicants must be at least 25 years old. Documentary evidence of age may be required. In addition, applicants must have passes in English Language and Mathematics. Level 100 applicants without credit passes in English Language and Mathematics must pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination in English Language, Mathematics and Aptitude Test.

Foreign Students

Certificates of foreign origin would be referred to the National Accreditation Board (NAB) for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission to tertiary institutions in Ghana.

Admission of Certificate Holders into BSc. Nursing/ Diploma in Midwifery

Certificate holders in Health Assistant Clinical (HAC), Nurse Assistant Community (NAC), NAP or Nurse Assistant Public Health (NAP) may be admitted to various levels in the BSc. Nursing programme, after passing an Access Course run by the University College.