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List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana

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List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana

List Of Schools That Offer Physician Assistantship In Ghana


Who Is A Physician assistant?
Physician assistants (PAs) are health professionals who practice medicine as members of a team with their supervising physicians.
They are certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and state-licensed.
The Physician Assistant is not a replacement for a doctor, but works as an efficient medium for physicians to extend health care services, especially in under served areas.
In the hospital setting, they are ranked above nurses and Medical assistants, but below medical doctors.
In addition to working in hospitals, polyclinics and private medical centres, physician assistants are trained to function in a variety of settings such as: Private offices, Clinics, Emergency Departments, Health Maintenance Organizations, Community Health Centres, Industry, and Branches of the Armed Services.
The physician assistant functions under the supervision and responsibility of a licensed physician and is competent to:
  1. Elicit a comprehensive health history
  2. Perform physical examinations
  3. Interpret and evaluate diagnostic data
  4. Establish basic treatment plans
  5. Counsel and educate patients
  6. Respond to commonly encountered emergency care situations
  7. Prescribe medications.

BELOW ARE THE LIST OF UNIVERSITIES IN GHANA THAT OFFER PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTSHIP;

  1. College of Health Sciences, Kintampo.
  2. Princefield College and Research.
  3. Radford University College Bachelor Of Science In Physician Assistants.
  4. Central University College.
  5. University Of Health And Allied Science.
  6. Narhbita College Physician Assistantship (Diploma)
  7. Garden City University College.
  8. Mount Crest University College.
  9. Presbyterian University College.
  10. Pentecost University.

Can a physician assistant become a doctor in Ghana?

Physician assistants and other allied health professionals enter medical school for only a period of four years and graduate as fully-fledged medical doctors.
Entry Requirement for Physician Assistantship

The degree is a 4-year program and below are the entry requirements for the Physician Assistantship program. Science), and CREDIT passes in THREE (3) Elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Mathematics.

How much does a physician assistant earn in Ghana?
From research, the average salary of a physician assistant is GHC2000. This is almost equivalent to what a degree nurse earns in Ghana and almost half of what a medical doctor earns in Ghana. However, this amount is expected to increase with years of experience and as one progresses along the line of service.

Can I become a doctor after being a physician assistant?
Physician assistants play a vital role in the medical world, practicing routine medicine and primary care under the supervision of licensed doctors. Although physician assistants are skilled and well-paid professionals in their own right, there is an upgrade path for PAs who choose to become fully licensed doctors.

Is it difficult to get into a PA school?
According to the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), PA school is quite difficult to get into. Of those total applicants, only about 31% matriculated into a physician assistant program.

Can a PA do surgery?
Physician assistants are the first assistants in surgery, even before other surgeons. Surgical PAs usually perform certain surgical procedures on their own, such as putting in chest tubes, cutting and draining abscesses, as well as working as a part of a surgeon/anesthesiologist/nursing team.

Is PA school 2 or 4 years?
PA programs usually take three years to complete. PA school rotations include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine, and psychiatry. PA programs are also designed to prepare you for the test that all registered PAs must pass PANCE.

What bachelor’s degree is best for physician assistants?
Students thinking about pursuing a career as a physician assistant might consider majoring in these subjects while in undergrad: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, nursing, physical therapy, health sciences, neuroscience, nutrition, psychology, human development, pharmacology, gerontology, genetics, or child development.

What is the difference between a PA and a doctor?
The main difference between a doctor and a physician assistant is that a PA works under the supervision of a doctor, whereas a doctor has full responsibility for a clinical situation. Both are qualified medical professionals and very much work in collaboration with one another

Can I major in nursing and become a physician assistant?
Aspiring PAs need a qualifying bachelor’s degree to gain admission to a graduate program. Some graduate schools accept a bachelor’s degree in any subject, but a degree in a relevant area, such as health science or nursing, provides ideal preparation for a PA graduate program.

Licensure and Certification
After graduating from an accredited PA program, students must complete the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination, administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. After passing the exam, PAs are licensed to practice. Maintaining that license requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education, completed on a six-year cycle. Some PAs, like doctors, complete residencies and fellowships in areas of specialized practice such as oncology or cardiology. These require their own certifications and additional continuing education.

Why become a PA and not a doctor?
Becoming a physician assistant allows someone to provide health care without the lengthy and strenuous education that is mandatory for a doctor. Physician assistants can examine patients, prescribe medicine, order diagnostic tests, and perform a host of other duties that doctors also do, experts say.

What is the highest paying Physician Assistant specialty?
Dermatology is the highest paying PA specialty. On average they earned $126,084 each year. The median (midpoint) salary was $115,000. These professionals evaluate, diagnose and treat skin conditions, medically and surgically.

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Ireland suspends the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine after reported cases of serious blood clotting in some recipients


Ireland became the latest country to stop using AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine on Sunday, temporarily suspending the shot “out of an abundance of caution” after reports from Norway of serious blood clotting in some recipients there.

Three health workers in Norway who had recently received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine were being treated in the hospital for bleeding, blood clots, and a low count of blood platelets, its health authorities said on Saturday.

Ireland’s National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) recommended the temporary deferral pending the receipt of more information from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the coming days.

AstraZeneca on Sunday said it had conducted a review covering more than 17 million people vaccinated in the European Union and the UK which had shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots…


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Rejected Rastafarian student sues Achimota School management

Rejected Rastafarian student Tyron Iras Marhguy sues Achimota School management in the Human rights division of the High Court

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Rastafarian student sues Achimota School: One of the students allegedly refused admission at Achimota School on the basis of having dreadlocks due to his Rastafarian belief, has sued the governing board of the school and the Attorney General.

According to the motion filed through his father Tereo Kwame Marhguy at the Human Rights division of the High Court, Tyron Iras Marhguy (Student applicant) said the decision of Achimota School denying him admission as a result of his hairstyle is a clear violation of his Constitutional right to education guaranteed under Article 25 (1)b, and 28 (4) of the 1992 Constitution.

“There is no lawful basis for [Achimota School] to interfere with the applicant’s right to education based on his rasta through which he manifests or expresses his constitutionally guaranteed right to religion and to practice and manifest same,” the suit said.

The family wants “an order directed at [Achimota School] to immediately admit or enrol the applicant to continue with his education unhindered.”

Affidavit in support

According to the father of the applicant, his son “duly complied with the school selection and examination registration processes. The Applicant at all material times was a Rastafarian by religion and that Rastafarianism is a religious movement, began in Jamaica in the 1930s and adopted by many groups around the globe, that combines protestant Christianity, mysticism and a pan-African political consciousness.”

“A key tenet of Rastafarianism is the wearing of dreadlocks, which is drawn from the Nazarite vow in the Old Testament of the Bible. In particular, at Numbers 6:5, where it is said “All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.”

The affidavit further states “the Applicant has therefore worn his hair in dreadlocks throughout his studies at the Junior High School, where he excelled academically, was a model student, and was made Senior Prefect. The dreadlocks have caused no problems for him, his mates, his teachers, or the schools.”

The 58 paragraph affidavit further notes that “the Applicant’s colleagues who were admitted into the School by virtue the CSSPS placement have commenced classes whiles he is discriminatorily denied same right to education in the School and he is currently at home simply because of his expression of his religious faith, without injury to any other person. The Applicant has always been of good behaviour in his former schools and would continue to do so. And that in a recent media reportage carried out by Citi TV about the Applicant in his former school, his former teachers and school mates attested to his positive behavior and expressed their shock about the discrimination being meted against him”.

“The Applicant believes that unless this Honourable court intervenes, the 1st Respondent, its officials, teachers, and other authorities will continue to violate his fundamental and constitutionally guaranteed rights to education, religion, administrative justice, and right against discrimination. I am informed by Counsel and respectfully concur with that advice that upon a breach of the Applicant’s fundamental human rights, he is entitled to seek redress before this Honourable Court” the affidavit stated.

According to the motion filed at the Human Rights division of the High Court, dated the 31st of March 2021, Tyron Iras Marhguy (Student Applicant) suing by the Next Friend and father, says the decision of Achimota school not to admit him because of his hair style is a violation of his Constitutional right to education guaranteed under Article 25 (1)b, and 28 (4) of the 1992 Constitution.

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Outrageous KNUST SRC budget causes confusion online

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Outrageous KNUST SRC budget causes confusion online

Outrageous KNUST SRC budget: The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s Students Representative Council (SRC) is under backlash after they released their budget statement to be spent within two months.

The KNUST SRC is expecting a whopping amount of GHS996,250 for the 2020/2021 first semester which has caused an uproar on social media.

Certain items on the list that raised eyebrows are ‘Off-campus security’, ‘covid-19 package for students’, ‘src website’ among others.

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Samuel Sesah KNUST SRC president

Outrageous Knust budgetIn response to the outcry on social media, the President of the SRC in KNUST Samuel Sesah quoted a verse from the Holy Bible, Hebrews 13:17 to defend himself.

Here are some reactions from some social media users:

 

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Rastafarian students: You goofed, apologize for your action – A constitutional lawyer to Achimota School

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You goofed, apologize for your action – A constitutional lawyer to Achimota School

A constitutional lawyer, Mr. Martin Kpebu has asked the Achimota School to apologize to the country for refusing to accept students with dreadlocks.

Mr. Kpebu said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday March 27 that the school authorities made a mistake regarding the decision not to accept the students.

“They just goofed and I think Ahimota School should just eat a humble pie. They should just accept that they made a mistake, they should apologize to us,” he told host of the programme Abvena Tabi.

He added “I think the Achimota misjudged the extent to which Ghana is evolving. Now, people can access information from all over the world at the click of a bottom, and considering the issue of Achimota itself to the extent that they had allowed white girls with Rasta hair to enroll and complete, this should have been the last decision that they could take.”

Meanwhile, Education Minister, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has called for calm over this issue.

He said the Ghana Education Service (GES)” within the shortest possible time is going to lay out specific guidelines for heads of schools as to how we proceed in this environment”.

“Mr. Speaker, I can tell you, meetings have been held, others are ongoing, which the Ministry of Education is facilitating, to make sure that our students operate in an environment that they give of their best,” he said on the floor of Parliament.

 

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