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ENTRY REQUIREMENT – MINISTRY OF HEALTH APPROVED COURSES OF STUDY 2019 / 2020 ADMISSIONS HEALTH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS

 1.0. NURSINGPROGRAMMES

AUXILIARYPROGRAMMES(Certificate Courses)

  1. Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) formerly Community Health Nursing(CHN)
  2. Health Assistant Clinical (NAC)

Table (1): Requirementsfor AuxiliaryProgrammes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

A cut off aggregate score of

Forty-Eight (48) or better in

six subjects, comprising 3

core and 3 elective subjects.

A cutoff aggregate score of

Thirty (30) or better in six

subjects, comprising 3 core

and 3 elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in

three core subjects. e.g.

English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in

three core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three Elective subjects

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Diploma Programmes

  1. Registered General Nursing (RGN)
  2. Registered Mental Nursing (RMN)
  3. Registered Midwifery (RM) Females only
  4. Registered Community Health Nursing (RCN)

Table 2: Requirements for Basic Nursing Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

An aggregate score of thirty –

Six (36) or better

in six subjects, comprising 3 core

and 3 elective subjects.

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core

Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

An aggregate score of

Twenty-four (24) or better

in six subjects, comprising 3

core and 3 elective subjects.

Credits (A- D) in three Core

Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three

Elective Subjects.

Credits (A – D) in three

Electives Subjects.

 

POST BASIC PROGRAMMES

Requirements for qualification to Post Basic Nursing and Midwifery Programmes vary according to the programme of study. Programme specific requirements are given in Table 3 below.

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness.

Table 3: Specific Requirements for Post Basic Programmes

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION

REQUIRED

Peri-Operative Nursing

Critical Care Nursing

ENT Nursing

Ophthalmic (BSc)

a. Mandatory one year

Rotation/Internship/National

Service

b. Three years’ experience in a

relevant Basic area OR two (2)

years’ work experience upon a

request from a facility after

internship.

RGN

RMN

RM

RCN

Public Health Nursing

(BSc)

a. Mandatory one (1) year

Rotation/Internship/National

Service

b. Three (3) years’ experience in a

relevant Basic area OR two (2)

years’ work experience upon a

request from a facility after

internship.

RGN

RMN

RM

RCN

Post NAC/NAP

Midwifery

a. At least three (3) years’

experience in a relevant Auxiliary area.

Nurse Assistant

Preventive (NAP)

Nurse Assistant Clinical

(NAC)

(BSc) Anesthesiology

a.

At least one (1) year

Rotation/Internship/National

Service

b.

Two (2) years’ experience in

a relevant Basic area OR one (1)

year work experience upon a

request from a facility after

internship.

General Nurse

Mental Health Nurse

Midwife

Registered Community

Health Nurse

BSc Environmental

Health

a. Products from Accra School of

Hygiene.

b. WASSCE students with Pure

Science (Physics, Chemistry,

Biology)

Possess Diploma in

Environmental Health from

KNUST, Kumasi

Possess

WAHEB/GHAHEB

Pure Science WASSCE

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2.0 ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Certificate Programmes

Environmental Health (HO AND TAMALE SCHOOLS OF HYGIENE)

Table 4: Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

A cut off aggregate score of

Forty-Eight (48) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective

A cutoff aggregate score of

Thirty-Six (36) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three (3) Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three (3) Elective subjects

DIPLOMAPROGRAMMES

  1. Environmental Health (Diploma)
  2. Technical Officer (Dental Technology)
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Physiotherapy
  5. Community Nutrition
  6. Health Informatics
  7. Prosthesis and Orthotic Technology
  8. Optical Technology

Table 5: Requirements for Diploma Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of

thirty-Six (36) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

thee (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

An aggregate score of

Twenty-Four (24) or better

in six (6) subjects,

comprising three (3) core

and three (3) elective

subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum

Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Elective Subjects.

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects.

COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KINTAMPO (CoHK)

The College of Health and Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health Training School runs over fourteen (14) different programmes. These programmes range from Certificate (Auxiliary) through to the Bachelors level and cover both preventive and curative health care. Some of the programmes are direct entry programmes (for SSSCE graduates) whilst others are Post Basic Entry Programmes (for serving officers).

Auxiliary Programmes (Certificate)

  1. Field Technician (Community Health)
  2. Health Records Management
  3. Certificate Medical Laboratory Technician (Sandwich)

Table 6: Requirements for Certificate Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

A cutoff aggregate score of

Forty-Eight (48) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

A cutoff aggregate score of

Thirty-Six (36) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three (3) Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three (3) Elective subjects

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DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Requirements for entry into these programmes vary according to the programme offered.

  • Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes requiring General Science as an elective
  • Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes which do not require General Science as an elective
  • Post Basic Entry (for serving officers)
  1. Direct Entry Diploma Programmes
  2. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective
  3. Diploma (Medical Laboratory Technology)
  4. Diploma (Radiography)

Table 7: Requirements for Programmes which require General Science as an Elective

  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  WASSCE SSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects.

An aggregate score of

Twenty-Four (24) or better

in six (6) subjects,

comprising three (3) core

and three (3) elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three

(3) Core Subjects i.e.

English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three

(3) Science Elective

Subjects. i.e. Biology,

Physics, Chemistry

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Science Elective Subjects.

i.e. Biology, Physics,

Chemistry

 

  1. Programmes which do NOT Require General Science as an Elective
  2. Diploma (Health Information Option)
  3. Diploma (Community Health – Disease Control & Surveillance Option)
  4. Diploma (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
  5. Diploma (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option) – Direct Entry
  6. Diploma (Dental Surgery) Same as Diploma Registered Dental Surgery Assistant

Table 8: Requirements for Programmes which do NOT require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of thirty-six

(36) or better in six (6) subjects,

comprising three (3) core and

three (3) elective subjects.

An aggregate score of

Twenty-Four (24) or better

in six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Elective Subjects.

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects.

POST BASIC ENTRY PROGRAMMES

  1. Technical Officer (Health Information Option)
  2. Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control & Surveillance Option)
  3. Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
  4. Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option)
  5. Community Mental Health

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME
SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION

REQUIRED

Technical Officer (Health

Information Option)

Technical Officer

(Community Health –

Disease Control&

Surveillance Option)

Technical Officer

(Community Health-

Nutrition Option)

Technical Officer (Health

Promotion and Social

Marketing Option)

Technical Officer (Dental

Surgery)

Community Mental Health

a. At least one (1) year

Rotation/Internship/Nation

al Service

b. Two (2) years’ experience

in a relevant Basic area

OR one (1) year work

experience upon a request

from a facility after

internship.

Certificate as a

1.Field Technician

2.Nurse Assistant

Preventive (NAP)

3.Nurse Assistant Clinical

(NAC)

4.Health Records

Assistant

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Table 9: Requirements for Diploma Community Mental Health

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION

REQUIRED

Community Mental Health

A practicing officer and

must have served two (2)

years minimum in deprived

areas or three years

minimum in non- deprived

areas.

Certificate as:

Field Technician

Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)

Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)

Health Records Assistant

Environmental Health

 

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualification equivalent to those stated above, proved they are proficient in English, Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Certificate. Applicants will be required to pass an entrance examination before gaining admission to the programme.

Direct Entry BSc. Community Medicine and Health – (Four) 4 years

Table 10: Requirements for Direct Entry BSc. Community Medicine and Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Medicine & Health

– Direct Entry)

WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of Thirty-Six

(36) or better

in six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

An aggregate score of

Twenty-Four (24) or better

in six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Elective Subjects, Physics,

Chemistry and Biology only.

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects. Physics,

Chemistry and Biology only.

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

Community Medicine &

Health (BSc)

a.  At least one (1) year

rotation/Internship/National

Service

b.  Two (2) years’ experience in

a relevant Basic area OR

one (1) year work

experience upon a request

from a facility after

internship.

Diploma as a

1.  Registered General

Nurse

2.  Registered Mental

Nurse

3.  Registered Midwife

NB: Graduate Nurses from the Universities can also apply for the Post Basic Programmes. (Previously Direct Medical Assistant)

Post Basic BSc. Community Medicine and Health – Two (2) years

(Previously Post Basic Medical Assistant).

Post Basic BSc. Physician Assistant- Two (2) years

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health – Four (4) Years

Table 11: Requirement for Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Mental Health –

Direct Entry)

WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of Thirty-

six (36) or better in six (6)

subjects, comprising three (3)

core and three (3) elective

subjects.

An aggregate score of Twenty-

four (24) or

better in six (6) subjects,

comprising three (3) core and

three (3) elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core

Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

elective subjects the

following: General Arts,

General Science, Home

Economics (Food and Nutrition

Option) and

Agricultural Science (excluding

crop and animal husbandry).

Credits (A – D) in three elective

subjects the following: General

Arts, General Science, Home

Economics (Food and Nutrition

Option) and Agricultural Science

(excluding crop and animal

husbandry).

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualification equivalent to those stated above and prove that they are proficient in English. Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BSc.)

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