COURSES AT Rural Training School (kintampo)

Below is the courses offered at the above school :

PROGRAMMES OFFERED
1. COMMUNITY MEDICINE & HEALTH (PHYSICIAN/MEDICAL ASSISTANT)*
2. COMMUNITY ORAL HEALTH & MEDICINE(REGISTERED DENTAL SURGERY ASSISTANTS)
3. MEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY*
4. HEALTH INFORMATION
5. HEALTH PROMOTION
6. NUTRITION
7. DISEASE CONTROL
8. HEALTH RECORDS MANAGEMENT
9. FIELD TECHNICIAN

All applicants must have C6 as his or her least grade except certificate courses except for certificate courses.
Programmes marked with asterisk(*) are open to ONLY science students.

* REGISTERED DENTAL SURGERY ASSISTANT
* BASIC NUTRITION
* POST BASIC NUTRITION
* POST BASIC PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (MEDICAL)

Below is the Kintampo College of Health admission requirements

COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KINTAMPO (CoHK)

The College of Health and Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health Training School runs about 14 different programmes. These programmes range from Certificate 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)

4.1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4.1.1 Certificate Programmes

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

Table 10: Requirements for Certificate Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCESSSCE
Age18 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA cutoff aggregate score of Forty EightA cutoff aggregate score of Thirty
(48) or better in six subjects, comprisingSix(30) or better in six subjects,
3 core and 3 electivecomprising  3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and MinimumAT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three coreAT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core
Gradessubjectssubjects
i.e. English, Mathematics andi.e English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and MinimumAT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in threeAT LEAST passes (A-E) in three
GradesElective subjectsElective subjects

4.1.2 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)
  1. Direct Entry Diploma Programmes
  2. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Technology)

Table 11: Requirements for Programmes which require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCESSCE
Age18 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty (30) orAn aggregate score of Twenty Four
better in six subjects, comprising  3(24) or better in six subjects,
core and 3 electivecomprising  3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three CoreCredits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
GradesSubjects i.e. English, Mathematicsi.e. English, Mathematics and
and Integrated Science.Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three ScienceCredits(A– D) in three Science
GradesElective Subjects. i.e. Biology,Elective Subjects. i.e. Biology,
Physics, ChemistryPhysics, Chemistry
  1. Programmes which do not Require General Science as 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) – Direct Entry
  5. Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)

Table 12: Requirements for Programmes which do not require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCESSCE
Age18 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty six(36) orAn aggregate score of Twenty Four
better in six subjects, comprising3 core and(24) or better in six subjects,
3 electivecomprising  3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
GradesEnglish, Mathematics and Integratedi.e. English, Mathematics and
Science.Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three Elective Subjects.Credits (A  D) in three Electives
GradesSubjects.
  1. 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. Community Mental Health

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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQ
Technical Officer (Health Information
Option)a.   At least one year
rotation/internship/national
Technical Officer (Community Health –Certificate as a
Disease Control& Surveillance Option)service
b.   Two years’ experience in a1.Field Technician
relevant Basic area OR one
Technical Officer (Community Health-2.Community Health Nurse
year work experience upon a
Nutrition Option)3.Health Assistant Clinical
request from a facility after
4.Health Records Assistant
internship.
Technical Officer (Health Promotion and
Social Marketing Option)
Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)
Community Mental Health

4.1.4 Diploma Community Mental Health – 2 Years-Advertisements-

(Previously Community Mental Health – 1 year)

Table 13: Requirements for Diploma Community Mental Health

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQ
i.A practising officer andCertificate as a
must  have served two1.Field Technician
years minimum in2.Community Health Nurse
Community Mental Healthdeprived areas or three3.Health Assistant Clinical
years minimum in non-
4.Health Records Assistant
deprived areas.
5.Environmental Health
Assistant

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

4.1.5 Direct Entry Bsc. Community Medicine and Health – 4 years

(Previously Direct Medical Assistant)

Table 14: Requirements for Direct Entry Bsc. Community Medicine and Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Medicine & Health – Direct Entry)
WASSCESSCE
Age18 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty (36) or betterAn aggregate score of Twenty Four
in six subjects, comprising  3 core and 3(24) or better in six subjects,
electivecomprising  3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
GradesEnglish, Mathematics and Integratedi.e. English, Mathematics and
Science.Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three Elective Subjects,Credits (A  D) in three Electives
GradesPhysics, Chemistry and Biology onlySubjects. Physics, Chemistry and
Biology only

4.1.6 Post Basic BSc. Community Medicine and Health -2 years

(Previously Post Basic Medical Assistant)

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

Table 15: Programme Specific Requirements for Post basic programmes

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQ
Community Medicine & Healtha.   At least one yearDiploma as a
rotation/internship/national service1.Registered General Nurse
(BSc)b.   Two years’ experience in a relevant2.Registered Mental Nurse
Basic area OR one year work3.Registered Midwife
experience upon a request from a
facility after internship.

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

4.1.7 Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health – 4 Years

Table 16: Requirement for Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Mental Health – Direct Entry)
WASSCESSCE
Age18 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn aggregate score of thirty (36) or betterAn aggregate score of Twenty Four (24) or
in six subjects, comprising  3 core and 3better in six subjects, comprising  3 core and
elective3 elective
Core Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1  C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects i.e.
GradesEnglish, Mathematics and IntegratedEnglish, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Science.
Elective Subjects and MinimumCredits (A1 – C6) in three elective subjectsCredits (A  D) in three elective subjects the
Gradesthe following: General Arts, Generalfollowing: General Arts, General
Science, Home Economics (FoodScience, Home Economics (Food
and Nutrition Option) andand Nutrition Option) and Agricultural
Agricultural Science (excluding cropScience (excluding crop and animal
and animal husbandry).husbandry).

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualification equivalent to those stated above and prove that they are proficient in English. Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Certificate, Bachelors Degree in Science (BSc.).

4.1.8 BSc. Dental Therapy

Table 17: Requirements for BSc. Dental Therapy

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQ
i.Registered DentalCertificate as a
Surgery Assistants with
BSc. Dental Therapytwo years work1.Registered Dental Surgery
experience will be
Assistant.
admitted to level 300

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.

Table 18: Requirements for MSc. Community Medicine and Health (Clinical Psychiatry Option)

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQ

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i.Applicants must have
BSc. in Community
Medicine and HealthCertificate as a
MSc. Community Medicine and(Physician Assistant)BSc. in Community Medicine
Health (Clinical Psychiatry Option)and must have worked
and Health.
for at least two (2)
years.
NB: Applicants must add their research proposal to the Application Form when submitting.

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