The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) will next year begin a Masters in Public Health Programme at the School of Public Health at its Hohoe Campus.
Professor Fred Binka, Vice-Chancellor of the University said this at the fourth matriculation of the University at its permanent campus at Sokode-Lokoe, near Ho.
He indicated that the university was awaiting approval from the National Accreditation Board to start the Masters programme in Public Health.
He said the “innovation programme” would have five areas of concentration; Monitoring and Evaluation, Health Systems, Reproductive Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Epidemiology.
Professor Binka said the University has also planned to start its Pharmacy Degree programme in the School of Pharmacy in the 2016-2017 academic year and also run certificate courses for national teams in the School of Sports and Exercise Medicine (SSEM).
He said the achievements of the University in the past three years had placed it in a respectable class, attracting thousands of applicants yearly.
For instance,Professor Binka said, the University’s vocational training programme, based on community service, was drawing the University closer to people in the region with mutual benefit.
He welcomed a total of 829 fresh students to the University and urged them to let tolerance, patience and understanding be their guiding principles.
They form the first batch of students for the permanent campus of the University, and are to pursue various degree programs in Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Public Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Medicine, Physician Assistantship, Physiotherapy as well as Speech and Language Therapy.
Professor Binka asked them to conduct themselves properly during all examinations in the University and abide by the rules and regulations of the University.
Established in 2012, UHAS is the first public university in the Volta Region with the sole aim of becoming a leading health training institution in Ghana.