The School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS) of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, organized an orientation programme for its maiden postgraduate students at the SBBS Auditorium, UHAS Main Campus, Sokode-Lokoe, Ho.
The orientation forms part of the University’s annual academic programmes aimed at ushering newly admitted students into the University and to educate them on the mandate of the University, provide them with the basic rules and regulations that govern students as well as their duties and responsibilities.
Students admitted for the four (4)-year full-time Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medical Imaging and two (2)-year full-time / three (3)-year part-time Master of Philosophy (MPhil) programmes in Medical Imaging at the Department of Medical Imaging of School of Allied Health Sciences participated in the orientation exercise.
The PhD in Medical Imaging programme is the first of its kind to be introduced in UHAS. The programme aims at training high calibre of Medical Imaging professionals, who can rise to the highest levels of Medical Imaging Sciences in order to better contribute to policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. The programme is also meant to provide the required foundation for students to pursue their terminal degrees in Medical Imaging in order to develop the requisite faculty for Medical Imaging programmes in Ghana and beyond.
The Vice Chancellor of UHAS, Professor John Owusu Gyapong, in his address, welcomed the students into the University and advised them to have quizzical minds, be research focused and be disciplined enough with their studies to enable them complete their studies on time.
The Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences, Professor Eric Kwasi Ofori, presented the structure of the postgraduate programme to the students and advised them to take their studies seriously and be good ambassadors of the School in particular and the University at large
Dr John Tampuori, the Medical Director of the Volta Regional Hospital, who also doubles as a faculty of UHAS, among other things advised the students to be friends with the Volta Regional Hospital and make the hospital their primary learning ground.
Professor Margaret Gyapong, the Acting Director of UHAS Institute of Health Research on her part said, the preoccupation of postgraduate students should be research. She then urged the students to consider research topics that will at the end help improve upon health delivery.
The Registrar was duly represented by the Director of Academic Affairs, Mrs Lucy Brimpong Ofori Ayeh, who admonished the students to be diligent in their studies and make sure they always abide by the rules and regulations of the University, even as the University plays its part in guaranteeing them a conducive atmosphere.
Present at the occasion were Deans, Directors, Heads of Departments and some other Senior Administrative Staff of the University.