Requirement For Health Assistance Clinical in Ghana

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A clinical health assistant provides clinical and administrative support to supervising medical professionals in a variety of health care settings, including physicians’ offices, hospitals, and clinics.

AUXILIARYPROGRAMMES(Certificate Courses)

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

Table (1): Requirementsfor AuxiliaryProgrammes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA cut off aggregate score ofForty-Eight (48) or better insix subjects, comprising 3core and 3 elective subjects.A cutoff aggregate score ofThirty (30) or better in sixsubjects, comprising 3 coreand 3 elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST credits (A1-E8) inthree core subjects. e.g.English, Mathematics andIntegrated Science.AT LEAST Passes (A-E) inthree core subjectsi.e. English, Mathematicsand Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST passes (A1-E8) inthree Elective subjectsAT LEAST passes (A-E) inthree 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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateCore Subjects andMinimum GradesAn aggregate score of thirty –Six (36) or betterin six subjects, comprising 3 coreand 3 elective subjects.Credits (A1 – C6) in three CoreSubjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.An aggregate score ofTwenty-four (24) or betterin six subjects, comprising 3core and 3 elective subjects.Credits (A- D) in three CoreSubjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in threeElective Subjects.Credits (A – D) in threeElectives 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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATIONREQUIRED
Peri-Operative NursingCritical Care NursingENT NursingOphthalmic (BSc)a. Mandatory one yearRotation/Internship/NationalServiceb. Three years’ experience in arelevant Basic area OR two (2)years’ work experience upon arequest from a facility afterinternship.RGNRMNRMRCN
Public Health Nursing(BSc)a. Mandatory one (1) yearRotation/Internship/NationalServiceb. Three (3) years’ experience in arelevant Basic area OR two (2)years’ work experience upon arequest from a facility afterinternship.RGNRMNRMRCN
Post NAC/NAPMidwiferya. At least three (3) years’experience in a relevant Auxiliary area.Nurse AssistantPreventive (NAP)Nurse Assistant Clinical(NAC)
(BSc) Anesthesiologya.At least one (1) yearRotation/Internship/NationalServiceb.Two (2) years’ experience ina relevant Basic area OR one (1)year work experience upon arequest from a facility afterinternship.General NurseMental Health NurseMidwifeRegistered CommunityHealth Nurse
BSc EnvironmentalHealtha. Products from Accra School ofHygiene.b. WASSCE students with PureScience (Physics, Chemistry,Biology)Possess Diploma inEnvironmental Health fromKNUST, KumasiPossessWAHEB/GHAHEBPure 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
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA cut off aggregate score ofForty-Eight (48) or better insix (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)electiveA cutoff aggregate score ofThirty-Six (36) or better insix (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST credits (A1-E8) inthree (3) core subjectsi.e. English, Mathematicsand Integrated Science.AT LEAST Passes (A-E) inthree (3) core subjectsi.e. English, Mathematicsand Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST passes (A1-E8) inthree (3) Elective subjectsAT LEAST passes (A-E) inthree (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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score ofthirty-Six (36) or better insix (6) subjects, comprisingthee (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.An aggregate score ofTwenty-Four (24) or betterin six (6) subjects,comprising three (3) coreand three (3) electivesubjects.
Core Subjects and MinimumGradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.Credits (A- D) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (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
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA cutoff aggregate score ofForty-Eight (48) or better insix (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.A cutoff aggregate score ofThirty-Six (36) or better insix (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST credits (A1-E8) inthree (3) core subjectsi.e. English, Mathematicsand Integrated Science.AT LEAST Passes (A-E) inthree (3) core subjectsi.e. English, Mathematicsand Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesAT LEAST passes (A1-E8) inthree (3) Elective subjectsAT LEAST passes (A-E) inthree (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
WASSCESSCE
Age16-35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects.An aggregate score ofTwenty-Four (24) or betterin six (6) subjects,comprising three (3) coreand three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three(3) Core Subjects i.e.English, Mathematics andIntegrated Science.Credits (A- D) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three(3) Science ElectiveSubjects. i.e. Biology,Physics, ChemistryCredits (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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty-six(36) or better in six (6) subjects,comprising three (3) core andthree (3) elective subjects.An aggregate score ofTwenty-Four (24) or betterin six (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.Credits (A- D) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATIONREQUIRED
Technical Officer (HealthInformation Option)Technical Officer(Community Health –Disease Control&Surveillance Option)Technical Officer(Community Health-Nutrition Option)Technical Officer (HealthPromotion and SocialMarketing Option)Technical Officer (DentalSurgery)Community Mental Healtha. At least one (1) yearRotation/Internship/National Serviceb. Two (2) years’ experiencein a relevant Basic areaOR one (1) year workexperience upon a requestfrom a facility afterinternship.Certificate as a1.Field Technician2.Nurse AssistantPreventive (NAP)3.Nurse Assistant Clinical(NAC)4.Health RecordsAssistant

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Table 9: Requirements for Diploma Community Mental Health

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATIONREQUIRED
Community Mental HealthA practicing officer andmust have served two (2)years minimum in deprivedareas or three yearsminimum in non- deprivedareas.Certificate as:Field TechnicianNurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)Health Records AssistantEnvironmental 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)
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of Thirty-Six(36) or betterin six (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.An aggregate score ofTwenty-Four (24) or betterin six (6) subjects, comprisingthree (3) core and three (3)elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.Credits (A- D) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (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.
PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQUIRED
Community Medicine &Health (BSc)a.  At least one (1) yearrotation/Internship/NationalServiceb.  Two (2) years’ experience ina relevant Basic area ORone (1) year workexperience upon a requestfrom a facility afterinternship.Diploma as a1.  Registered GeneralNurse2.  Registered MentalNurse3.  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)
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of Thirty-six (36) or better in six (6)subjects, comprising three (3)core and three (3) electivesubjects.An aggregate score of Twenty-four (24) orbetter in six (6) subjects,comprising three (3) core andthree (3) elective subjects.
Core Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three (3)Core Subjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.Credits (A- D) in three (3) CoreSubjects i.e. English,Mathematics and IntegratedScience.
Elective Subjects andMinimum GradesCredits (A1 – C6) in three (3)elective subjects thefollowing: General Arts,General Science, HomeEconomics (Food and NutritionOption) andAgricultural Science (excludingcrop and animal husbandry).Credits (A – D) in three electivesubjects the following: GeneralArts, General Science, HomeEconomics (Food and NutritionOption) and Agricultural Science(excluding crop and animalhusbandry).

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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