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Clinical Microbiology

Overview

Clinical microbiology is more specific, and involves looking into how bacteria, viruses and fungi affect animals and humans on a medical level. You'll research the nature and the cures for these illnesses and diseases. The course provides students with clinical microbiology and laboratory science coursework as well as a hands-on microbiology classes that will prepare students for a diagnostic microbiology laboratory position. Students learn to perform scientific experiments to determine the ways in which such organisms live and thrive.

Entry Level

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate
  • PhD

Entry Mode

This programme is widely taught as full time, part-time, distance or sandwich at most levels.

General Entry Requirements

Subject Specific Requirements

Prior qualification in General Science with emphasis in Biology are necessary for enrolment in any of the courses.

WASSCE Entry requirements

Core: Credit passes (C6) in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies. Electives: Credit passes (C6) in any three elective subjects.

American High School Grade 12

An applicant for admission to a degree programme in Ghana must have a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0 *Admissions will be to Level 100.

GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels

Applicants must have three relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels. In addition, they must have at least five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level. *Most universities in Ghana welcome applications from students who follow the IB Diploma Programme and meet the following college requirements. Admissions will be to Level 100.

International Baccalaureate

Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects. In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

Mature

- Must be, at least, 25 years by (*certain date). - Should have a minimum of GCE/SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate or an equivalent qualification. - Must pass a University Entrance Exam or aptitude test in Math and English.

Postgraduate

Masters (MPhil, MA, MSc) A good first degree (at least a second class lower division) in a relevant field of study at any recognised University.

PhD

Normally a Master’s degree with research in the relevant field will be required for admission to this program. Where an applicant is judged to have any deficiency, this may be remedied by requiring the applicant to make up as appropriate either by course work or mini-project or both.

How Programme Is Assessed

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: quizzes/interim/mid-semester tests, and project works completed throughout the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between universities, subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Most degree projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation during your final year of study.

Where This Degree Will Take You?

Careers directly related to this course include:

  • Research Assistant
  • Food, Industrial or Environmental Microbiologist
  • Quality Assurance Technologist
  • Clinical Microbiologist
  • Medical Microbiologist
  • Public Health Microbiologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Agricultural Microbiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist

Please remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree
subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

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