UG Admissions: All You Need To Know About Medicine & Dentistry.

Are you interested in reading medicine in Legon?? Medicine and Dentistry is a 4 year course.

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In order to qualify for Medical school, a student must have :

i.  Credit passes in WASSCE:

  • Core subjects: English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social studies.
  • Electives: Chemistry and any two from Physics, Biology and Elective Mathematics.

ii.  Candidates with the Bachelor’s degree in Basic Medical, Biological or Physical Sciences, as well as those who may have completed part of the MB ChB (or its equivalent) in a recognized university, may be considered for admission on the recommendation of a special committee appointed by the Dean. The Special Committee shall vet the transcript of the candidate as well as course content of the degree, with a view to determining the suitability of the degree or previous training and make appropriate recommendations to the Dean.

At the end of the second year, the students move to Korle Bu campus in order to be closer to their work. However, this is optional.

Definition of Course Unit
A course unit shall be defined as follows:
i.    One-hour lecture  = 1 Unit
ii.    One-hour tutorial  = 1 Unit
iii.    One, two/three-hour practical session  = 1 Unit

Definition of Course Credit
A credit shall be defined as follows:
i.    One-hour lecture or tutorial/week/semester
ii.    One two/three-hour practical/week/semester.

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