Higher Education Certificate in Health Science

Course Objective:

This program is aimed at providing students with a foundational understanding of health sciences, covering key topics in human anatomy and physiology, nutrition, disease mechanisms, and health care systems. It prepares students for further education in health-related fields or entry-level positions in the health and wellness sector.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand the basic structure and function of the human body, including major organ systems.

Recognize the principles of nutrition and their application to health and disease prevention.

Identify common diseases and disorders, understanding their pathophysiology and impacts on human health.

Gain insight into the functioning of health care systems and the roles of various health professionals.

Develop communication skills pertinent to the health care setting, including patient interaction and professional collaboration.


Eligibility Criteria
  1. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent with a Subsidiary Passes in any of the core science subjects mathematics, physics or chemistry obtained in the same sitting.
  2. Technical/Vocational Qualifications in Business or, Information Technology or related disciplines that are considered equivalent to the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (A-level).
  3. Students whose foreign secondary school qualifications are not considered equivalent to the Ugandan A-level (Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education) but permit admission into Higher Education in their respective home countries. Such students shall be required to have an equivalent of Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) with at least five passes including Science subject such as mathematics, physics or chemistry.
  4. Students of Cambridge curriculum, upon completion of AS Level with 2 Advanced Subsidiary passes in core science subject such as mathematics, physics or chemistry.

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