University of Health & Allied Sciences
Motto
Health for Development
Head
PROF. NEWTON BINKA
Address
University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana
Telephone
+233 (0)362 190942 | +233 (0)362 190943
Location
Ho Municipality, Volta Region
Type
Day/Boarding
Sex
Mixed

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) be established with eight (8) Schools and three (3) Institutes. These units will be established in phases for the efficient utilization of resources and maintain high academic standards. The proposed academic components of the UHAS are:

 

  • Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine
  • Institute of Medical Education
  •  Institute of Health Research

 

CAMPUSES OF THE UNIVERSITY

The University will start with two campuses, one each at Ho and Hohoe. The University may, however establish other campuses as the Council may determine. The Ho campus shall host the Central Administration of the University

 

It is recommended that the establishment of schools and institutes should be done in phases as proposed in the table below.

 

Proposed Phasing of programmes at the University of Health and Allied Sciences

Phase

Timeframe (Years)

Propose Location

Programme

1

1-3

Ho

School of Nursing and Midwifery

1

1-3

Ho

School of Basic and Biomedical Sciences

1

1-3

Hohoe

School of Public Health

1

1-3

Ho

School of Allied Health Sciences

2

4-10

Ho

School of Medicine

2

4-10

Ho

School of Dentistry

2

4-10

Hohoe

School of Pharmacy

2

4-10

Hohoe

Institute of Medical Education

2

4-10

Hohoe

Institute of Traditional and Alternate Medicine

2

4-10

Ho

Graduate School of Exercise and Sports Medicine

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

The University of Health and Allied Sciences was established by an Act of Parliament (ACT 828 of December 2011) as a public university in Ghana. The main campus including the central administration is in Ho. A second campus is to be located in Hohoe.

 

The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) is a publicly-funded institution with the following vision and mission:

 

Vision

A pre-eminent research and practically oriented health educational institution dedicated to community service.

 

Mission

To provide quality educational opportunities to students and healthcare professionals, advance knowledge through scholarship and research and provide patient care and services that improve health and quality of life.

 

In setting up this institution, it is the intent to provide an avenue to train different health professionals needed to attend to the health needs of the citizens.

 

Strategic Goals

UHAS will fulfil its mission by achieving the following strategic goals:

  • Institute curricula and pedagogy that are practical and relevant to our national health needs and aspirations;
  • Provide solutions to community and environmental health problems through research and outreach programmes;
  • Foster professional and personal competence, growth and success of staff and students;
  • Promote partnerships with health institutions, nationally and internationally, in the public as well as in the private sector, to improve community health.

 

Aims of the University

The aims of the University are:

  • To provide higher education in the Health Sciences through teaching and research for persons suitably qualified and capable of benefitting from such education;
  • To disseminate knowledge and the results of research and their applications to the needs and aspirations of the people of Ghana;
  • To provide clinical and other skills services to contribute positively to improving the health status and overall quality of life, and foster partnerships with outside persons and bodies.

 

Core values and institutional philosophy

The core values and institutional philosophy of the University of Health and Allied Sciences are as follows:

  • Work with integrity and maintain an empowering environment based on mutual trust, respect and partnership among academic and non-academic staff, students and external units;
  • Apply innovative educational approaches and technologies (including distance learning) to enhance access to programmes with a focus to train high calibre health professionals at all levels of education;
  • Use modern information and communications technology and other educational tools to drive its programmes wherever possible;
  • Seek, through research and clinical service, to be relevant to the health needs of Ghana and beyond, with future programmes relating to emerging challenges and trends in both the health and educational sectors;
  • Be practically oriented by emphasising community work as a compulsory component of all programmes offered in the University;
  • Adopt a semester system with part of the long vacation devoted to field work and practical attachments in various district hospitals;
  • Develop curricula that entail an effective balance between academic knowledge and competencies required in the world of work;

  • Collaborate with the Ministries of Health and Education, other Ministries, Departments and Agencies, professional bodies, the private sector and international institutions, in the attainment of the mission of the University.