UCC College Of Health & Allied Sciences

UCC College Of Health & Allied Sciences

The College was created in 1st August 2014 by merging the UCC School of Medical Sciences, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the Departments of Optometry (from the School of Physical Sciences), Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (from the School of Physical Sciences) and the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Science (from the School of Biological Sciences)

Allied Health Science is a multidisciplinary branch of the health sciences involved with identification, evaluation and prevention of diseases and disorders.
It seeks to understand the body’s dietary, nutrition and rehabilitation needs and to manage health systems.
Allied health professionals include physician assistants, diagnostic medical sonographers, dieticians, medical laboratory technologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, radiographers, respiratory therapists, exercise physiologists, dental hygienists, and speech language pathologists, among several others.
It is estimated that allied health professionals provide for nearly 60% of all healthcare needs, working with doctors, or as independent practitioners.


A global school of excellence whose members blend technology, professional will and humility to positively advance health, driven by bold leadership in ethics, academic excellence, research, community service and professional development. The college is well positioned to be an acclaimed public provider of quality health professions education.


Our mission is to:
a) Provide medical and allied health education of the highest standards and value in Ghana, and the West African sub-region by blending internationally validated curricula with the unique healthcare needs of Ghana and Africa.

b) Produce high calibre medical practitioners and allied health professionals/scientists who will challenge conventional paradigms through innovative research, and yet be pragmatic, with an unwavering priority of advancing the immediate healthcare needs of ordinary people and communities, in Ghana and the West African sub-region.

c) Train medical and allied health practitioners, and researchers who are motivated to maintain excellence in all aspects of clinical, basic science, and community-based participatory research, adhering to internationally accepted principles of humane and ethical behaviour, conscious of the ethical, legal and social implications of genetic research, genomic sovereignty and intellectual property.

d) Train, mentor and provide opportunities for our students and teachers to become leaders who shape national and regional policies in health and technology to safeguard the health and wellbeing of ordinary people.

e) Develop outstanding flexible basic and continuing educational programmes, and quality assurance programmes that are recognised internationally, to serve the needs of aspiring and qualified allied health professionals and entrepreneurs, and government agencies in Ghana, and the West African sub-region.

f) Establish centres of excellence in research and service by seeking and maintaining the most advanced diagnostic and research technologies, and applying innovative approaches to advance knowledge in disorders that exact a major health burden on Ghana and Africa.

Core Value

The College of Health and Allied Sciences shared values

  1. Professionalism
  2. Academic Excellence
  3. Interprofessional Collaboration(Teamwork)
  4. Lifelong Learning
  5. Leadership in Ethics
  6. Innovation
  7. Advocacy

UCC College Of Health & Allied Sciences Schools And Department

School of Allied Health Sciences
  • Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Department of Health Information Management
  • Department of Medical Imaging and Sonography Technology
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Optometry
  • Department of Physician Assistant Studies
  • Department of Sports Sciences
School of Medical Sciences
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Haematology
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics
  • Department of Medical Biochemistry
  • Department of Medical Imaging
  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics & Child Health
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Psychological Medicine and Mental Health
School of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Department of Adult Health
  • Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Public Health