COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES 

4.1 FACULTY OF NURSING 

BASIC NURSING PROGRAMMES 

Bsc. (Hons) in Nursing (Duration 4 Years)

First degree or higher in Science, or health related discipline or a minimum of 5 GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE credits (1-4/A1-C5) including English Language and any 3 of the science subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Mathematics in not more than two sittings.

For Registered Nurses, an RN qualification, plus five GCE O Level/WASSCE (with credit C6 or better) including English Language and any 2 of the following science subjects: Chemistry, Physic, Biology and Mathematics in not more than two sitting.

Diploma in Nursing (SRN- Duration 3 Years)

At least five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level credit including English Language, Biology, Physic, Mathematics and Chemistry obtained in not more than two sittings.

OR

Applicants with an SECHN qualification must possess at least five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE with Grade C6 or better or its equivalence including English Language and Biology and any 2 of the following subjects: Physic, Mathematics and Chemistry obtained in not more than two sittings.

POST-BASIC NURSING PROGRAMMES

 Certificate in Opthalmic Nursing (Duration I year)

  Candidates must have successfully completed the certificate in Nursing course  SECHN/SRN/BSc. Nursing plus at least 3 years work experience.

  Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing (Duration 1 Year)

Candidates must have successfully completed the certificate in nursing courses   SECHN/SRN/BSc. plus at least three years working experience/five (5) GCE ‘O’ LEVEL/WASSCE Credits in the following subjects: Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics and any other two subjects obtained in not more than two sittings.

Diploma in Paediatric Nursing and Management (Duration 1 Year)

               Candidates must possess the following:

  1. Diploma in Nursing/BSc. In Nursing
  2. Five (5) GCE O Level/WASSCE Credits 5/c6 or better in the following science subjects: English Language, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Health Science or its equivalent.
  3. Be a Register Nurse (RN) with the nurses and midwives board of Sierra Leone.
  4. Have a minimum demonstrable one year post-registration experience in clinical sitting.

Certificate in Mental Health Nursing (Duration 1 Year)

Candidates must have successfully completed the Certificate in Nursing courses SECHN/SRN/BSc. Nursing plus at least 3 years work experience. Must be register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Sierra Leone.

Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Duration 1 Year)

Candidates must have successfully completed the Diploma in Nursing (SRN). BSc.  Nursing. They must also possess at least 3 credits at GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE or its equivalent in not more than 2 sittings. Must be register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Sierra Leone.

    Diploma in Nursing Education( Nurse Tutors Course- Duration 1 Year)

Candidates must have completed the Diploma in Nursing (SRN/BSC). And must be register with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Sierra Leone.

  4.2  FACULTY OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES               

Students can be admitted into the MBChB programme either through successful completion of the COMAHS premedical programme or through direct entry depending on the admissions criteria listed below. A final selection of all applicants is subject to a successful interview.

Bachelor of Medicine (MBChB)- First Year

Students can enter into the first year of the MBChB Programme if they fulfilled one of the requirements listed below:

3 GCE ‘A’ Level (A-C) in any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics in not more than two sittings or an equivalent qualification.

Graduate with a Bachelor Degree Division 2 or better from a recognized University.

Premedical 11 Programme

Five (5) WASSCE Credits (C4 or better) in four of the following subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Further Mathematics and Physics, and C5 in the fifth in not more than two sittings, or an equivalent qualification.

Premedical 1 Programme

Five (5) WASSCE Credits (C5 or better) in four of the following subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics/Further Mathematics and Physics, and C6 in the fifth in not more than two sittings or an equivalent qualification.

(Hons) Biomedical Sciences

Applicants must have the following:  Five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level/WASSCE Credits 5/C6 or better in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

 4.3  FACULTY OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES 

   Admission criteria 

Students can enter the B.Pharm (Hons) programme either through successful completion of the COMAHS Pre-Pharmacy program or through direct entry depending on the admission criteria listed below. Final selection of all applicants is subject to a successful interview.

 (Hons) Pharmacy- B. Pharm (First Year)

Students can enter into the first year of the B.Pharm (Hons) programme if they fulfill one of the requirements listed below:

  1. Three (3) GCE ‘A’ level (A-D) in any two of the following; Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, or an equivalent qualification.
  2. Graduate with a science degree at Division 3 or better from a recognized University.
  3. Successful completion of the Pre-Pharmacy programme
  4. Diploma in Pharmacy and 5 credits at WASSCE

Pre-Pharmacy Programme 

A minimum of C5 in any three and C6 in the remaining two of the following subjects; English Language, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Further Mathematics, Physics/Core Science at WASSCE in not more than two sitting. Knowledge of French is an advantage.

FACULTY OF CLINICAL SCIENCE 

Diploma in Dental Therapist Training (Duration- 3 Year) 

Four (4) GCE O level/WASSCE credits 5/c6 or better in the following subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English Language. Candidates with c6 or better in Health Science may be considered.