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General Admission Requirements For Allied Health Programmes In Nursing Colleges

General Admission Requirements For Allied Health Programmes In Nursing Colleges

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

A cutoff aggregate score of

Forty-Eight (48) or better in

Thirty-Six (36) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

three (3) core and three (3)

elective

elective

Core Subjects and

AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in

Minimum Grades

three (3) core subjects

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

i.e English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

Minimum Grades

three (3) Elective subjects

three (3) Elective subjects

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

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

An aggregate score of

thirty-Six (36) or better in

Twenty-Four (24) or better

six (6) subjects, comprising

in six (6) subjects,

thee (3) core and three (3)

comprising three (3) core

elective subjects.

and three (3) elective

subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Grades

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

Elective Subjects.

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

A cutoff aggregate score of

Forty-Eight (48) or better in

Thirty-Six (36) or better in

six (6) subjects, comprising

six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in

Minimum Grades

three (3) core subjects

three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

Minimum Grades

three (3) Elective subjects

three (3) Elective subjects

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

a. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective

1.Diploma (Medical Laboratory Technology)

2.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

An aggregate score of

thirty-Six (36) or better in

Twenty-Four (24) or better

six

(6)

subjects,

in six (6) subjects,

comprising

three

(3) core

comprising three (3) core

and

three

(3)

elective

and three (3) elective

subjects.

subjects.

Core Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

(3) Core Subjects i.e.

Core Subjects i.e. English,

English, Mathematics and

Mathematics and Integrated

Integrated Science.

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

(3) Science Elective

Science Elective Subjects.

Subjects. i.e. Biology,

i.e. Biology, Physics,

Physics, Chemistry

Chemistry

b.Programmes which do NOT Require General Science as an Elective

1.Diploma (Health Information Option)

2.Diploma (Community Health – Disease Control & Surveillance Option)

3.Diploma (Community Health- Nutrition Option)

4.Diploma (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option) – Direct Entry

5.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

An aggregate score of

(36) or better in six (6) subjects,

Twenty-Four (24) or better

comprising three (3) core and

in six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) elective subjects.

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

Elective Subjects.

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

Certificate as a

Information Option)

1.Field Technician

Technical Officer

a. At least one (1) year

2.Nurse Assistant

(Community Health –

Rotation/Internship/Nation

Disease Control&

Preventive (NAP)

al Service

Surveillance Option)

b. Two (2) years’ experience

3.Nurse Assistant Clinical

in a relevant Basic area

Technical Officer

(Community Health-

OR one (1) year work

(NAC)

Nutrition Option)

experience upon a request

4.Health Records

from a facility after

Technical Officer (Health

internship.

Assistant

Promotion and Social

Marketing Option)

Technical Officer (Dental

Surgery)

Community Mental Health

Table 9: Requirements for Diploma Community Mental Health

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION

REQUIRED

Certificate as a

A practicing officer and

1.

Field Technician

must have served two (2)

2.

Nurse Assistant

years minimum in deprived

Preventive (NAP)

Community Mental Health

areas or three years

Nurse Assistant

minimum in non- deprived

3.

areas.

Clinical (NAC)

4.

Health Records

Assistant

5.

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

An aggregate score of

(36) or better

Twenty-Four (24) or better

in six (6) subjects, comprising

in six (6) subjects, comprising

three (3) core and three (3)

three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A- D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Minimum Grades

Elective Subjects, Physics,

Electives Subjects. Physics,

Chemistry and Biology only.

Chemistry and Biology only.

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

Community Medicine &

a. At least one (1) year

Diploma as a

Health (BSc)

rotation/Internship/National

1. Registered General

Service

Nurse

b. Two (2) years’ experience in

2. Registered Mental

a relevant Basic area OR

Nurse

one (1) year work

3. Registered Midwife

experience upon a request

from a facility after

internship.

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 yearsSubject 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-

An aggregate score of Twenty-

six (36) or better in six (6)

four (24) or

subjects, comprising three (3)

better in six (6) subjects,

core and three (3) elective

comprising three (3) core and

subjects.

three (3) elective subjects.

Core Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core

Minimum Grades

Core Subjects i.e. English,

Subjects i.e. English,

Mathematics and Integrated

Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Credits (A – D) in three elective

Minimum Grades

elective subjects the

subjects the following: General

following: General Arts,

Arts, General Science, Home

General Science, Home

Economics (Food and Nutrition

Economics (Food and Nutrition

Option) and Agricultural Science

Option) and

(excluding crop and animal

Agricultural Science (excluding

husbandry).

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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