Courses Offered at Family Health University College FHU

Courses Offered at Family Health University College FHU… We have researched and compiled the official list of Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses offered – Programmes at Family Health University College approved by NAB.

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Courses Offered at Family Health University College FHU

Family Health University College Undergraduate Courses, Family Health University College Postgraduate Courses and Requirements, Family Health University College Ghana Programmes… full details below.

Are you looking for the list of Undergraduate courses available at the Family Health University College (FHU)? The following is the list of available Undergraduate, Graduate, Diploma courses/programmes offered at Family Health University College that has gained National Accreditation Board (NAB) accreditation.

There are several Courses offered at Family Health University College. After going through the under-listed available courses, you can check the Admission – Entry Requirements Here.

UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL PROGRAMME

Duration: 6 Years

The school offers a six year Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Medicine (MB ChB) Programme. At the end of the first three years, the student obtains a Bachelor of Science Degree and thereafter the MB ChB degree which qualifies one as a Medical Doctor.

Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) Programme

ACADEMIC YEAR/ STRUCTURE

The Academic Session shall comprise two semesters. Semesters 1 & 2 shall be used to upgrade the level of science of the WASSCE (SSSCE) candidates to levels currently prevailing at the SHS and GCE Advanced Level in the Sciences. It will also introduce FHMS students to the Basic Sciences in the second year.

During this first year of the programme a semester shall be of 16 weeks duration, which will be structured as follows:
13 weeks of Teaching
1 week of Revision
2 weeks of Examinations

Introduction to Nursing Part 1. Duration (Vacation period)
This course introduces students to basic nursing procedures through didactic teaching and hands-on practice, emergency first aid resuscitation and support. The course shall be taught by senior nurses (SNOs & PNOs) in the various private hospitals.
At the end of Semesters 3, 4, 5 & 6 (Basic Sciences and Para-Clinical Sciences) that is, the second and third years of the Bachelor of Science programme students shall have a broad based foundation in the basic medical science subjects such as will qualify them for clinical training in medicine.
To progress to Level 200 a candidate must have passed level 100 by obtaining a mark of 60% of the total mark for individual subjects.

Semesters 3, 4, 5 & 6 (Basic Sciences and Para-Clinical Sciences)
A semester shall be of 18 weeks duration and be structured as follows:
15 weeks of Teaching
2 weeks of Revision
1 week of Examinations.

Level 200 Courses, Semesters 3 and 4, Students shall study the following subjects:
Medical Sociology,
History of Western Medicine,
Psychology,
Anatomy,
Medical Biochemistry, and
Physiology.
All the courses are compulsory. A candidate shall be required to pass all courses before progressing to Level 300.

Level 300 Courses: Semesters 5 & 6
Semester 5 & 6 shall be devoted to courses in the Para-Clinical Sciences as follows:
Chemical Pathology,
Haematology,
Microbiology,
Pathology, and
Pharmacology.
A candidate shall be deemed to have passed all courses in order to be eligible for the award of a BSc (Med. Sci.) degree.

Research
Students will be given topics bothering on topics covered during levels 200 and 300 at the beginning of level 200. These research topics would be discussed with lectures before the student begins work. The student should fully write his/her findings: including aims and objectives, the methodology used, the findings, literature review, discussions backed by necessary statistics and finally give recommendations. Each student would present their research work to their peers and faculty at the end of level 300. Marks would be awarded depending on the style, logic and scientific basis of the presentation. The marks shall form part of the Continuous Assessment

CLINICAL PART

The Clinical Part of the MB ChB degree programme shall be of 3 years duration and structured as follows:
1stClinical Year- 37 weeks
2nd Clinical Year- 45 weeks
3rd Clinical Year- 44 weeks

Structure of Semester

First Clinical Year- 37 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 7 (Clinical Rotations) -23 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 8 (Clinical Rotations) -14 Weeks

Second Clinical Year- 45 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 9 (Clinical Rotations) -24 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 10 (Clinical Rotations) -21 Weeks

Third Clinical Year- 44 Teaching Weeks
(i)Semester 11 (Clinical Rotations) -24 Weeks
(ii)Inter-Semester Break-2 Weeks
(iii)Semester 12 (Clinical Rotations -20 Weeks

GRADUATE MEDICAL PROGRAMME

Duration: 4 Years

The Family Health Graduate Medical Programme (FGMP) is a four-year medical programme for graduates with science background leading to an award of MB ChB. Applicants should have a good First Degree (Second Class or better) in the sciences or any science related course.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

The Family Health Graduate Medical Programme (FGMP) is a programme that will run parallel to the existing Family Health Medical School Programme, affiliated to University of Ghana, which will admit first degree students of science and science-related background. The duration of the programme will be four (4) years, consisting of two phases: the first phase (Phase I) will be one and a half (1½) years made up of three semesters, and followed by a second clinical phase (Phase II) of two and a half (2½) years. Phase I of the programme will run, using an integrated modular system, on a semester basis as course credit system. Phase II will run with the existing Family Health Medical clinical programmes.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FAMILY HEALTH GRADUATE MEDICAL PROGRAMME

Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Basic, Medical, Biological, Biomathematical, Physical Sciences, or any relevant science related subject with second class (lower divisions) and above, or its equivalent could be admitted. Other equivalent degrees include: UK degrees; Lower Second-Class Honours (2.2) and United States of America degrees: Final Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or higher than 3.0 (Magna Cum Laude).

2.1 MODULES OF PHASE I

YEAR I

SEMESTER 1

CODECOURSE TITLEWEEKSCREDITS*
FGMP 301Cell   Biology   &   Molecular   Foundation   of

Medicine

157
FGMP 303Human Anatomy157
FGMP 305Infection & Immunity157
TOTAL CREDITS21

*Credit made up of five (5) contact hours for lectures/ team-based learning and three (3) hours for practical per week. Provision has been made for extra hours for self-directed learning.

SEMESTER 2

CODECOURSE TITLEWEEKSCREDITS*
FGMP 302Mechanisms of Disease155
FGMP 304Nutrition and Metabolism in Health & Disease155
FGMP 306Cardiovascular System155
FGMP 308Respiratory System155
FGMP 312Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary System155
TOTAL

CREDITS

25

*Credit made up of four (4) contact hours for lectures/ team-based learning and three (3) hours for practical per week.

SEMESTER 3

CODECOURSE TITLEWEEKSCREDITS
FGMP 401Renal, Body Fluids & Reproductive System155
FGMP 403Neuroscience155
FGMP 405Population Health & Medical Statistics155
FGMP 407Haematopoietic & Lymphoreticular System155
FGMP 409Medical   Psychology,   Behavioural   Science   &

Sociology

154
TOTAL CREDITS24

*Credit made up of five (5) contact hours for lectures/ team-based learning and three (3) hours for practical per week. Provision has been made for extra hours for self-directed learning.

Mode of Delivery

  •   Didactic lectures
  •   Team-based learning
  •   Self-directed learning
  •   Problem-based learning
  •   Tutorials
  •   Seminar
  •   Practicals
  •   Hands-on experience practical skill development sessions
  •   Evening ward/Clinic attendance
  •   Field trip
  •   Telemedicine

2.2 ASSESSMENT

Students will be evaluated through Formative and Summative Assessments which will contribute 40% and 60% respectively to the final semester mark. The pass mark for each module will be 60%.

2.2.1 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

This examination will contribute 40% to the final semester mark.

There would be one (1) continuous assessment made up of multiple choice questions and long/short essays towards the end of the module as well as a minimum of two (2) Team-Based Learning (TBL) assessments and one (1) Practical/Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) per semester.

2.2.2 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT

This examination will contribute 60% to the final semester mark.

There will be one of 2-part theory paper and an oral examination for each module:

Part  1 – MCQs (50% of Summative mark)

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   Part  2 – long and/or short essays (40% of Summative mark)

   Oral examination: (10% of Summative mark).

2.3 SUPPLEMENTARY EXAMINATIONS

There will be two supplementary examinations:

  1. The first will take place after End of Semester 2 examinations – to re-sit failed End of Semesters 1 and 2 examinations 4 to 6 weeks following the declaration of the results of the main examinations.
  2.  The second will be written after Semester 3, to re-sit failed Semester 3 examinations 4 to 6 weeks following the declaration of the results of the main examinations.

A student who fails in

a.  All three modules in Semester 1 OR fails in 2 modules with an average mark (for the 3 Semester 1 Modules) of less than 45% will be asked to withdraw from the course.

b. More than 5 modules (Semester 1 and 2 examinations) at the end of Semester 2 with an average mark of 45% or more will be expected to repeat.

c. More than 5 modules in Semester 1 and 2 examinations at the end of the Semester 2 with an average mark of less than 45% will be asked to withdraw.

A student can only progress to Semester 2 if he/she passes at least one Semester 1 module with an average mark of not less than 45% (for all 3 semester 1 modules examinations). The failed module examinations will be written at the end of Semester 2 Main examinations.

2.4 PROGRESSION TO PHASE II

To progress to the clinical phase (Phase II), students who obtain between 45% – 60% shall be permitted to write supplementary examination to obtain a mark equal to or higher than 60% before proceeding to the clinical phase.

A. A student who fails in more than 4 modules in Semester 3 (not including Medical Sociology

and General Psychology) with an average mark of less than 45% will be asked to withdraw.

B. A student who fails in 3 or less modules in Semester 3 (not including Medical Sociology and General Psychology) will be required to take the Semester 3 supplementary examinations. Subsequently if he/she is unsuccessful in any of the modules at the re-sit examination, he/she will be asked to repeat Semester 3 the following year and audit Semesters 1 and 2 Modules.

If a student fails 3 attempts at any module examination, he/she shall be asked to withdraw from the programme.

 

REVISION COURSE FOR FOREIGN TRAINED MEDICAL DOCTORS

Duration: Custom

The Family Health Medical School has been accredited by the Medical and Dental Council to run an Access/Revision course for Foreign Trained Medical Doctors in the following courses:

(i) Family Medicine   (ii) Community Health   (iii) Child Health  (iv) Obstetrics and Gynaecology   (v) Surgery and Allied Departments   (vi) Internal Medicine

Call: +(233) 205180038 or +(233) 205180038

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