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COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, KINTAMPO

The college of Health and Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health School runs about 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)

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Certificate (Auxiliary) Programmes

  1. Field Technician (Community Health)
  2. Health Records Management

ENTRY REQUIREMENT

WASSCE
SSSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Forty Eight (48) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six (36) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subject and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-E8) in three (3) core subjects.i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three (3) core subjecti.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-E8) in three (3) Elective subjects. AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in 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)

Direct Entry Diploma Programmes

  1. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective
  2. Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Technology)
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six(36) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. A cutoff aggregate score of Twenty Four (24) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subject and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) core subjects.i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjecti.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) Elective subjects. i.e Biology, Physics, Chemistry AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) Elective subjects.

Programmes which do NOT Require General Arts an Elective

  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. Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)
ENTRY REQUIREMENT
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six (36) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. A cutoff aggregate score of Twenty Four (24) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subject and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) core subjects.i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjecti.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) Elective subjects. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) Elective 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. Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Option)
  6. Health Records Management (Certificate)
  7. Medical Laboratory Technician (Certificate)

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT
Technical Officer (Health Information Option) a.      At least one (1) year Rotation/Internship/National Service.b.      Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area Or one (1) year work experience upon a request from a facility after internship.c.      Evidence of study leave from their health facility.  Certificate as a1.      Field Technician2.      Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)3.      Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)4.      Health Records Assistant
Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control & Surveillance Option)
Technical Officer (Community Health – Nutrition Option)
Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option)
Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Option)
Health Records Management (Certificate)  
Medical Laboratory Technician (Certificate)  

Diploma Community Mental Health – Two (2) Years

(Previously Community Mental Health – One (1) year)

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED
Community Mental Health A practicing officer and    must have served two (2) years minimum in deprived areas   or three years minimum in non-deprived areas. Certificate as a1.  Field Technician2.   Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)3. Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)4.  Health Records Assistant5.  Environmental Health

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold a qualification equivalent to those stated above, proved they are proficient in English, Equivalent qualification include: A-levels, High School Certificate. Applicants will be required to pass an entrance examination before gaining to the programme.

Direct Entry BSc. Physician Assistantship (Medical) – (Four) 4 years

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six (36) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. A cutoff aggregate score of Twenty Four (24) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subject and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) core subjects.i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjecti.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) Elective subjects. i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology only. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) Elective subjects. i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology only.

Post Basic BSc. Physician Assistantship (Medical) – Two (2) years

(Previously Post Basic Medical Assistant)

Age: Not more than 50 years. Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED
Post Basic BSc. Physician Assistantship a.      At least one (1) year Rotation/Internship/National Service.b.      Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area Or one (1) year work experience upon a request from a facility after internship.c.      Evidence of study leave from their health facility. Diploma as aa.      Registered General Nurseb.     Registered Mental Nursec.      Registered Midwife

NB: Graduate Nurse from the Universities can also apply for the Post Basic Programmes.

Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six (36) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. A cutoff aggregate score of Twenty Four (24) or better in six (6) subject, comprising three (3) elective subjects.
Core Subject and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) core subjects.i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) core subjecti.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST Credits (A1-C6) in three (3) Elective subjects, the following: General Arts, Home Economics (Food and Option) and Agricultural Science (excluding crop and animal husbandry). AT LEAST Passes (A-D) in three (3) Elective subjects, the following: General Arts, Home Economics (Food and Option) and Agricultural Science (excluding crop and animal husbandry).

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold a qualification equivalent to those stated above, proved they are proficient in English, Equivalent qualification include: A-levels, High School Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BSc)

BSc. Physician Assistantship (Dental)

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED
BSc. Physician
Assistantship (Dental)
Registered Dental Surgery Assistants with two (2) years work experience will be admitted to level 300 Registered Dental Surgery Assistant.

NB: In the case of foreign students, their equivalent qualifications may be considered for admission by the college. The applicant should prove they are proficient in English.