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Tuition Fees:$1,561 /year
Applications Begin:January 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistantship
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Campus:Miotso Campus
Application Deadline: August 2021
Programme Overview

The doctor-patient ratio in Ghana and indeed many parts of Africa is low. The effects of brain drain can be felt in almost all professions, and more so in the medical profession. This, coupled with the long period of training needed to produce a single doctor and the limited capacity of providing institutions, makes it imperative that a more cost effective, rapid and effective solution be found to the problem of scarcity of medical personnel. It is with this in mind that Central University introduced the Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistantship.

The CU Physician Assistantship Programme is premised on the Christian educational philosophy that the church has a duty to partner the Government of Ghana (GoG) in providing deliberate and co-ordinated educational opportunities that equip the youth of this country to participate in interventions aimed at solving the health problems of the nation. Our philosophy is therefore Problem Solving Intervention.

The objectives of the programme are to train graduates who will possess the ability to evaluate the health status of an individual, diagnose and treat acute illness as well as life-saving interventions, manage chronic diseases, deliver preventive care and counsel individuals on psychosocial problems in collaboration with a physician.

Admission Requirements

Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE):
with an aggregate score of  twenty-four (24) or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A – D in all three (3) core subjects  i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes i.e. (A – D)  in three (3) elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science  and Home Economics.

West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE):
with an aggregate score of 36 or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A1 – C6 in all three (3) core subjects  i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes in three (3)  elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science and Home  Economics.
Foreign Students Requirements: foreign students must have their result slips translated into English. In addition, applicants must be able to speak and write in English.

Other Entry Qualifications for Admissions:
Candidates with the Diploma In Registered Nursing (RN) from recognized institutions may apply. Such candidates may transfer credits  from their previous course of studies, with appropriate recommendations and references. Applicants with State Registered Nurses’ (SRN) qualification from recognized health institutions and with a minimum of 3 years of practice.

All applicants to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will be interviewed.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian Students: $17
Application Fees for International Students: $100

HOW TO APPLY:
Online Application:
Applicants may apply online by clicking http://online.central.edu.gh to buy an E-voucher for GH100.00 (for Ghanaian applicants) or the cedi equivalent of US 100.00 (for foreign applicants) at Ecobank branches. Use the PIN and SERIAL NUMBER on the E-voucher to apply online at apply.central.edu.gh. VISA branded cards and MTN Mobile Money can also be used to purchase E-vouchers online.

Applicants will be required to:
– Upload their 2 passport size photographs, certificates/ Results slips
– Present original copies of their supporting documents to the Admissions office before semester registration will be allowed.The applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications.
** A form once submitted can only be viewed but cannot be edited.

Paper Application:
1. Paper Application forms can be obtained for GHC100.00 (Undergraduate) and GHC120 (Graduate) for Ghanaian applicants) and the cedi equivalent of USD 100.00 (Undergraduate and Graduate) (for foreign applicants) through the following:
2. By Banker’s Draft (in favour of Central University) from the Finance Office at the Mataheko and  Kumasi campuses of the university, or from the permanent campus at Miotso, off the Accra-Aflao Road.
3. Ecobank, Zenith Bank and GCB Bank branches nationwide and from the 170 Ghana post office branches across the country.
4. Undergraduate application forms may also be downloaded  HERE and completed. Applicants would have to pay GHC 100 for Ghanaian (undergraduate) and GHC120 (Graduate) (for Ghanaian applicants) or cedi equivalent of USD100 for foreign applicants, paid at the time of submission. Graduate application form can be downloaded HERE

**An applicant must submit the following at the time of application directly to the University:
– A completed Application Form
– An official Results Slip/Certificate
– Transcripts from previous Universities (where applicable). Such transcripts should be sent directly to the Admissions Officer. It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange for transcript(s) and /or transfer form to be mailed and to ensure that they arrive promptly. Hand delivered transcript(s) are not acceptable.

**The completed paper application documents along with photographs, transcripts and certificates/results slips must be submitted to:
The Admissions Officer
Central University
Miotso Campus
(Off the Accra-Aflao Road)
P.O.Box 2305, Community
Tema, Ghana

For further clarifications kindly call the Admissions Hotline: +233 303 318583 or email:enquiry.admissions@central.edu.gh

Career Opportunities

Physician Assistants primarily work in:
– hospitals,
– polyclinics and private medical centres, but are also trained to function in a variety of settings such as Clinics and NGO/Faith-based Clinics, Emergency Health Care Organisations [such as National Fire Service, NADMO, National Ambulance Service], Health Maintenance Organisations, Community Health Centres, Industry and branches of the Armed Services.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian Students: $1,561
Tuition Fees for International Students: $8,076

Tuition Fees per year for Ghanaian Students = 9,032 GHS
Tuition Fess per year for International Students = 46,722 GHS

NOTE:
– Fee payments may be made at any Ecobank branch with cash or a Bankers Draft.
– Miscellaneous payments of less than GHC 35 may be made in cash at the Finance Office.
– All Freshmen students must pay all fees for a semester before the first day of class.
– Continuing students must pay ½ of total fees for the semester before the first day of class. The remaining fees must be paid within 4 weeks of the start of the semester. Payments not made by this deadline will incur a penalty. Please contact the Finance Office for more information on penalties.

IMPORTANT: Under no circumstances will students be allowed to take final exams until their fees for the semester have been paid in full.

PAYMENT FOR FEES BY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS APPLICANTS
– International Students paying fees from their home country can pay via wire transfer into our Ecobank account with the details below.
– Nigerians in particular are advised to use Ecobank Nigeria since the transfer takes 1 day, as compared to other banks which take between 2 to 5 working days
– Fees received into this account will then be credited to the student’s account in the transflow,
– Student information required as part of the transfer information are;
**Fresh Students –    Student’s Name and Applicant ID [Semester 1 only]
**Continuing Students – Student Name and Registration Number [ID Number]

Relevant Contact

 
Ms. Ruby Mensah
Faculty Officer
 
Admissions Office
For Admissions Enquiries