KNUST Bachelor BSc Physician Assistantship

KNUST Bachelor BSc Physician Assistantship

KNUST Bachelor BSc Physician Assistantship – This programme is offered at KNUST College of Health Science.

What is BSc Physician Assistantship ?

The programme is a 4-year programme leading to the award of BSc. Physician Assistantship Studies – Medical. Students will be trained to take medical histories, perform physical examinations, order and interpret diagnostic tests, formulate a working diagnosis and implement a treatment/management plan.

KNUST Bachelor BSc Physician Assistantship Entry Requirement

WASSCE/SSSCE APPLICANTS

Credits in the THREE (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) are required plus credit passes in THREE (3) Elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

2 ‘A’ LEVEL APPLICANTS
Five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credits including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, plus Three (3) ‘A’ Level passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

MATURE APPLICANTS
Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of submitting the application.
EITHER

FIVE (5) Credits at GCE ‘O’ Level including English Language and Mathematics.
OR
WASSCE/SSSCE Credit passes in THREE (3) Core Subjects (English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science) plus THREE (3) Elective subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics).

GRADUATES
Bachelor degree holders in the Life Sciences (Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Medical Laboratory Technology, Herbal Medicine and Sports and Exercise Science,) will be placed in year two (2) of the programme whilst applicants with BSc. Nursing will be placed in year three (3) of
the programme after a successful interview. Successful applicants will be exempted from some courses already studied.

OTHER APPLICANTS
Mature applicants (aged 25 years and above) who are holders of diploma in Physiotherapy, Dental Assistantship, Medical Assistants, Laboratory Technician programme, Pharmacy Technician programme and the Registered General Nursing Diploma with at least Three (3) years post
qualification experience and a good pass at the diploma level may be admitted to the first year of the programme after a successful interview. Such candidates may also be required to satisfy the University’s general requirements for admission to degree programmes.

Career Opportunities For BSc Physician Assistantship

There are plenty of career opportunities one may consider after completing a Physician Assistant course.
Employment Sector/Industry for Physician Assistant

  • Private and Government Hospitals.
  • Diagnostic Centres.
  • Health Care Centre.
  • Emergency Care Units.
  • Educational services.
  • Nursing Homes.

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