Public Health Technology

Course ID
Public Health Technology
Department of Medical & Public Health Sciences
4 Semesters
2 Years

About Course

Coursework is typically centered on office administration skills, technology, medical terminology and patient care skills. Courses revolve around medical terminology, lab work and ethical or administrative issues. In addition to these subjects, students learn how to adapt to individual circumstances, as their future careers may involve various aspects of the business and medical field. Typical medical assistant diploma coursework includes the following:

  • Medical terminology and body structure
  • Clinical Procedure
  • Medical office procedures
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical assisting internship
  • Medical insurance

Entry requirements

The entry requirement into Public Health Technology is four credit passes in relevant courses in SSCE/WASCE/ GCE “O” level at not more than two sittings.

These include:

  • Biology/Health science
  • One subject chosen from Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Physics and Geography.
  • Two subject chosen from any of Economics, Account, Commerce, Agricultural Science and Social Science
  • Passes in English Language and Mathematics are compulsory

Career opportunities

  • They can work with non-government organizations (NGOs), consulting firms, healthcare associations, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, mental health organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, universities.