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University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Admission Requirements 2023/2024

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The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) admission requirement for all the courses at the Undergraduate, Postgraduate level has been released for the 2023/2024 academic session.

The management of University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) has released the Application Requirement/Registration Requirement for the Student Studying in the institution.

University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for a Undergraduate degree Programme

1. WASSCE / SSSCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES

  • Passes (A1-C6 / A-D) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies (input all the four core subjects when applying) in addition to three elective subjects applicable to the programme of choice
  • (Applicants should note that they are expected to have at least C6/D in Social Studies. However, the core subjectsconsidered for calculating their aggregates are English Language, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science)

2. LEVEL APPLICANTS

  • Candidates must have the General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level in five (5) subjects, including English and Mathematics, in addition to: Chemistry, Physics and Biology; additionally, General Science and any other subjects plus the General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level or its equivalent in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.

3. MATURE APPLICANTS ( SCHOOL OF PHAR-MACY)

  • Applicants must have obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Dispensing Technology/ Phar-macy Technician Course or its equivalent from an accredited institution with at least three (3) years relevant working experience.

OR

  • Applicants must have attained the age of 25 years at the time of submitting the application forms and must have five (5) credits at O-level including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics

1. GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS

  • IGCSE/IB – To be admitted to the Programme, IGCSE/IB holders must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL/’O’ Level), in addition to three Higher Level (HL-A to C)/’A’ Level (A to d)/IB2 (A-C) grades in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level: Applicants should, in addition to credit passes in five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects (including English and Mathematics), have three (3) passes in Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Mathematics at the Advanced Level.
  •  American High School Grade – Grades 12&13 examinations

2. International Applicants and Ghanaians with External Educational Credentials in the following:

  • i. Senior Secondary School Certificates (WASSCE/SSSCE)
  • ii. International Baccalaureate (IB)
  • iii. GCE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels
  • iv. IGSCE (Cambridge) – ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels
  • v. American High School Grade – Grades 12&13 examinations
  • vi. Other external qualifications which have equivalences to the WASSCE/SSSCE and the GCE (A Levels)
  •  Baccalaureate (From French-speaking countries), and other Foreign High School Diploma equivalent to WASSCE. Other International Students having equivalent qualifications may apply for admission. NB: Foreign Certificates must receive authentication and equivalencies from Ghana National Accreditation Board, Foreign students must have their high school certificates and diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English.

The point of entry for all admitted applicants is Level 100.

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES (REGULAR) – HO CAMPUS
  • Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Bachelor of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Bachelor of Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Radiography)

Entry Requirements:

  • Ghanaian Applicants with WASSCE / SSSCE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science, Social studies plus three (3) credits in any of the following elective subjects: i. Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Elective Mathematics ii. Biology or Chemistry, Food & Nutrition, Management in Living and General Agriculture and Animal Husbandry (This is for prospective Dietetics Students).

  • General Entry requirements for other Educational Credentials is detailed above
  • Other Qualifications: Graduate Entry (Top-Up)

Bachelor’s degree in any of the Life Sciences (e.g. Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Human Biology, Nutrition, and Food Science) from accredited Universities. Generally, graduate applicants must have an FGPA of not less than 2.50 (Second Class Lower Division) or its equivalent. NB: All shortlisted applicants, irrespective of the entry route, MAY be required to pass a selection interview and/or entrance examination for admission into the programme.

SCHOOL OF BASIC AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (REGULAR) – HO CAMPUS
  • BSc. Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Entry Requirements: WASSCE / SSSCE OR ITS EQUIVALENT English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) credits in the Elective Subjects as follows: a. Pure Science Students: Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Elective Mathematics b. Agricultural Science Students: General Agric/Animal Husbandry/Horticulture, Chemistry and Physics or Elective Mathematics c. General entry requirements for other educational credentials as enumerated above NB: All shortlisted applicants, irrespective of the entry route, MAY be required to pass a selection interview and/or entrance examination for admission into the programme.

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE (REGULAR) – HO CAMPUS
  • Medical Degree (MB ChB) (6 years)
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistantship (Clinical)(4 years)
Entry Requirements:
  • WASSCE / SSSCE OR ITS EQUIVALENT Applicants must have obtained three (3) credits (at least Grade A1-C 6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in the following Core Subjects: English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) credits in the following Elective Subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Elective Mathematics.
  • GENERAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR OTHER EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIALS AS INDICATED ABOVE. NB: All shortlisted applicants, irrespective of the entry route, MAY be required to pass a selection interview and/or entrance examination for admission into the programme.
SCHOOL OF NURSING AND MIDWIFERY (REGULAR) – HO CAMPUS
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Public Health Nursing

Entry Requirements: WASSCE / SSSCE OR ITS EQUIVALENT English Language, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science plus any three (3) of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Government, History, Christian Religious Studies or Islamic Religious Studies, Literature-in-English, French, Ghanaian Language, General Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Food and Nutrition and Management in Living. NB: All shortlisted applicants, irrespective of the entry route, MAY be required to pass a selection interview and/or entrance examination for admission into the programme.

SCHOOL OF PHAR-MACY (REGULAR) – HO CAMPUS
  • Doctor of Phar-macy (Pharm D) (6 years)

Entry Requirements: Three categories of applicants will be admitted to pursue the programme. They are:

  1. WASSCE/ SSSCE APPLICANTS Applicants must have obtained three (3) credits (at least Grade A1-C 6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in the following Core Subjects: English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science plus three (3) credits in the following Elective Subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Elective Mathematics.
  2. A – LEVEL APPLICANTS Candidates must have the General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level in five (5) subjects, including English and Mathematics, in addition to: Chemistry, Physics and Biology; additionally, General Science and any other subjects plus the General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level or its equivalent in the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
  3. MATURE APPLICANTS Applicants must have obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Dispensing Technology/ Phar-macy Technician Course or its equivalent from an accredited institution with at least three (3) years relevant working experience. OR Applicants must have attained the age of 25 years at the time of submitting the application forms and must have five (5) credits at O-level including English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All admitted applicants will start from Level 100. NB: All shortlisted applicants, irrespective of the entry route, MAY be required to pass a selection interview and/or entrance examination for admission into the programme.
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (REGULAR) – HOHOE CAMPUS

Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSc. PH) with the following options:

  • Disease Control
  • Health Information
  • Health Promotion
  • Nutrition

Entry Requirements: Applicants must have obtained three (3) credits (at least Grade A1-C 6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in the following Core Subjects: English Language, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science plus

  • Chemistry, Biology and Physics or Elective Mathematics for Science students. Science students are eligible to apply for all BSc. PH progammes.
  • Government, Literature in English, Economics, Ghanaian Language, CRS (other religious studies), History, French, Geography, and Elective Mathematics), Agricultural Science (Crop & Soil Science, Animal Husbandry, and Horticulture), Home Economics (Management in Living, General Knowledge in Art, Food and Nutrition), Visual Arts (General Knowledge in Art, Clothing and Textiles, Picture Making and Graphic Design) for Non-Science Students.

The above notwithstanding, each category of non-science students need the following combinations of courses to be eligible for the following specific programmes; 

  • General Arts Students: General Arts Students are only eligible to apply for BSc. PH (Health Information), BSc. PH (Health Promotion), and BSc. PH (Nutrition). General Arts Students must have passes in Elective Mathematics and any other two elective courses to be eligible for BSc. PH (Health Information). Elective Mathematics is not a prerequisite for General Arts students that opt for BSc. PH (Health Promotion).
  • Home Economics Students: Home Economics Students are only eligible to apply for BSc. PH (Disease Control), BSc. PH (Nutrition) and BSc. PH (Health Promotion). Home Economics Students must have passes in Biology or Chemistry and any other two electives to be eligible for BSc. PH (Disease Control). Biology/Chemistry is not a prerequisite for Home Economics Students that opt for BSc. PH (Health Promotion).
  • Visual Arts Students: Visual Arts students are only eligible to apply for BSc. PH (Health Promotion)

UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH & ALLIED SCIENCES POSTGRADUATE ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

SCHOOL OF ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES

MPHIL / PHD PROGRAMMMES IN MEDICAL IMAGING APPLICANTS

1. MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL) IN MEDICAL IMAGING

The MPhil programme has two pathways – the two (2) years Full-Time (regular) and the three years Part-Time (sandwich) options. The timeline for the full time (regular) format will be consistent with the academic timetable of the university (usually runs from August to June). For Part-Time students, the first year will consist of two long vacations (June – August). Each long vacation period will be equivalent to one semester.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR MPHIL
  • Applicants must hold a first degree (at least 2nd class lower or 2.2 GPA) in Medical Imaging (Diagnostic/therapy Radiography), Nuclear Medicine or related MI area from a recognised University.
  • Applicants must have at least two years work experience as a diagnostic or therapy radiographer, mammographer, sonographer or other related MI specialties.
  • Two reference statements/letters from professional and/or academic referees
  • Applicants must pass an admission interview
  • Ghanaian and foreign applicants are eligible to apply
2. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)

The PhD programme is a four (4)-year full-time or six years’ part-time programme to be conducted in similar formats as the MPhil full time (regular) and part-time (sandwich)]. In the first academic year, candidates will undertake same taught courses to enable them identify areas of research interest in MI to conduct their research. The timeline for the full time (regular) format will be consistent with the academic timetable of the university (usually runs from August to June). For Part-Time students, the first year will consist of two long vacations (June – August). Each long vacation period will be equivalent to one semester. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PHD

  • Applicants must hold an MPhil or MSc. in Medical Imaging, Therapy Radiography, Nuclear Medicine or related MI area from a recognised University.
  • Applicants must have at least three years work experience as a diagnostic or therapy radiographer, mammographer, sonographer or other related MI specialties.
  • Two reference statements/letters from professional and/or academic referees.
  • Applicants must pass an admission interview
  • Ghanaian and foreign applicants are eligible to apply
  • Research proposal (not more than 700 words)
  • Statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (REGULAR) – HOHOE CAMPUS
1. MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL REGULAR) IN APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGY

Duration: The programme will be full time for a period of 24 months Entry Requirements

  • A good first degree in a relevant discipline such as Medical Laboratory Science, Human and Veterinary Medicine or any health related field.
  • Candidates with three (3) years relevant working experience are preferred
  • Candidates should have a background or interest in Public Health
  • Candidates may be required to pass an entrance examination and or interview
2. MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH (MPH – REGULAR) with the following options:
  • MPH (General)
  • MPH (Epidemiology and Disease Control)

Duration: The programme will be full time for a period of 12 months Entry Requirements

  • A good first degree, in relevant health and health related field.
  • Candidates with three (3) years relevant working experience are preferred
  • All candidates should have a background or interest in Public Health.
  • Candidates may be required to pass an entrance examination and or interview

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