FMU Entry requirements: what you need to know before you apply

Fins Medical University is education institution in Africa and here we have discussed about Fins Medical University Entry requirements (Eligibility) for undergraduate courses, PhD courses, postgraduate courses, Masters and research degrees. All our courses have course-specific entry requirements. Before you apply, check that you meet the entry requirements for the course you are interested in.

Fins Medical University Entry requirements (Eligibility) 2023/2024 academic year!

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Public Health discipline is not a standalone from the other medical sciences. It, however, has a knowledge base that exploits certain unique conceptual models, theories and principles used to provide professional maternal and child health care, physical, emotional and psychological support useful for optimal health outcome. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program offers health education that will incorporate all aspects of health. The program prepares a graduate ready to play effectively all functions of health professional personnel, as a role model for professionalism and leadership within the health care system. This program is distinct from because it prepares a complete public health worker who is well versed with social as well as scientific aspects of health.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Direct Entry

Students entry through ‘A’ level must have at least two principal passes in Biology, Geography, chemistry and at least five passes at ordinary level in one sitting or its equivalent.

Diploma Entry

Students holding a diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning with a credit in programs such as:

  1. Diploma in Nursing or Midwifery or
  2. Diploma in Education majoring in Biology and Chemistry
  3. Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing or
  4. Diploma in any other relevant health discipline and five passes at ordinary level in one sitting or its equivalent.

Bachelor of Science in Medical Education

Medical Education instructors play a vital role in enhancing health care, health Education, research and delivery of Medical Services in the country. There is an increasing need to training competent medical personnel to manage the ever increasing health challenges in the country. The idea behind Bachelor of Medical Education is to produce competent education specialist in health service delivery.

The Bachelor of Science in Medical Education (BSME) program covers the health education, bio-medical sciences and specialized areas in Health. The educational component will expose the trainees to the knowledge, functions and competencies of a professional trainer. The biomedical sciences and specialized courses will empower the graduate tutor to cover the scope and in depth of specific courses that she/he will be expected to teach upon graduation. The Bachelor of Medical Education program aims at enhancing the knowledge, skills and Competencies of tutors so as to enable them address the global and national Medical Education needs of various stakeholders.

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry:

Students entry through A’ level must have at least two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry at advanced level of education and at least five passes at ordinary level at different or at one sitting or its equivalent.

Diploma Entry:

A diploma from a recognized institution of higher learning with a credit in any of the following Health Professional disciplines;

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Clinical Medicine and Community Health
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Clinical Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Technology
  • Environmental Health
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Public Health Dentistry

Bachelor of Nursing Science

The purpose of the nursing program is to prepare nurses who are able to assist individuals, families, and communities to achieve desired health outcomes through the provision of nursing care and collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition it will prepare leaders in nursing, education and research who will affect positive change in health care and the development of the profession. The product of BNS program will have competencies to design, manage, coordinate, provide evidence-based care, and function as a member of the profession. In addition, professional nurses are leaders who teach research, advocate, consult, collaborate across sectors, and manage health care system.

 Entry Requirements

Direct entry:

Students entering at this point should possess a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or A’ level with a principal pass in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in any other science subject or its equivalent as shall be determined by the National Council for Higher Education and FMU. Direct entrants shall cover four years of training.

Diploma Entry:

  • Students should hold a diploma in Nursing Sciences from a recognised Health Training Institution.
  • Must have 2 years of working experience and
  • Must be registered by the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC)

This category of students shall cover three academic years before the mandatory internship as organized by the Ministry of Health.

Bachelor of Midwifery Science

The purpose of Bachelor of Midwifery Science is to prepare midwives who are able to assist individual girls, women and communities that are in need of safe deliveries and are desirous to achieve the desired health outcomes through the provision of midwifery care and collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition, the program prepares leaders in midwifery practice and scholarship who will affect positive change in health care thus improving the profession and health outcomes.

Fins Medical University (FMU) believes that the goal of midwifery is to promote maternal health, reproductive health, and give support and care in times of illness. The products of this program will have competencies to design, manage, coordinate, provide evidence-based midwifery care, and function as a member of the profession. In addition, products of this program will be leaders able to teach, carry out research, advocate, consult, and collaborate across a wide range of settings.

Entry Requirements

Direct entry:

Students entering at this point should possess a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or A’ level with a  principal pass in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in any other science subject or its equivalent as shall be determined by the National Council for Higher Education and FMU. Direct entrants shall cover four years of training.

Diploma/Extension Entry:

  • Students should hold a diploma in Midwifery Sciences from a recognized Health Training Institution or its equivalent.
  • Must have 2 years of working experience and
  • Must be registered by the Uganda Nurses and Midwifery Council (UNMC)

This category of students shall cover three academic years before the mandatory internship as organized by the Ministry of Health.

Program Duration

The Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMS) program covers a period of four (4) academic years for direct entry and three (3) years for extension (diploma entry) and it is distributed into eight and six semesters respectively and three recess semesters. On completion of the 4  and 3 academic years respectively, students will proceed  to a one year internship training as allocated  by the national internship committee of the  Ministry of Health.

Bachelor of Environmental Health Science (BEHS)

There are very few degree trained environmental and occupational health workers who have specialized in primary preventive measures like water safety, sanitation, food hygiene, good housing, pest control and waste management which are the key elements for the promotion of good health.  At the moment, the need for graduates in Environmental and Occupational health is much needed than ever before. The need for Environmental Health Science trained personnel partly stems from the increasing environmental stressors coupled with population increase within the country and also within the region at large.  One of the areas of major and increasing concern is environmental pollution arising from the industrialization strategy of the economy.

The needs for environmental health services are complex because of the changes brought about by the socio-economic and technological advances. The world still experiences prevalence and epidemics of preventable diseases which contribute to high morbidity and mortality in the communities especially among pregnant women and in the under-five children.  Environmental Scientists therefore are of great importance in ensuring that the population is informed and local solutions are generated to deal with the increasing health and environmental challenges.  The BEHS program shall extend over a period of 3 years and each year shall consist of 2 Semesters.

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry Scheme

For direct entry scheme, an applicant must obtain any two advanced level principal passes in Biology and Chemistry at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examination or its equivalent

Mature Age Entry Scheme

Admission may also be by mature age entry scheme, officers who could have done and passed mature age, university entry exams offered by Public Universities, and having the certificate qualifying her / him to be admitted for Environmental Health Science, during that academic year but fails to be taken by any of the Public Universities, also qualifies to be admitted at the University for Environmental Health Science Degree course.

Diploma Holders Entry Scheme

Holders of Diploma in Environmental Health (or in any other environmental health related course) from any recognized University / Institution may be admitted to the program.

Bridge Course Entry Scheme (Higher Education Certificate in Biological Sciences)

Holders of a Higher Education Certificate in biological Sciences from a recognized institution approved by the National Council for Higher Education shall qualify to apply for the BEHS.

Graduate Entry

Holders of any other health related degree e.g. Bachelor of Nursing Science, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Medical Radiography, Bachelor of Laboratory Science Bachelor of Science, will also be eligible for admission to Bachelor of Environmental Health Science degree course.

Diploma in Pharmacy

A Diploma in Pharmacy generates a type of cadre that is key for compounding pharmaceutical products. Absence of such cadres in the world of work will greatly hamper production of pharmaceutical products at the different health facilities. Currently, the country is experiencing a shortage of trained and qualified health work force (Pharmacy graduates) at Diploma qualification level. On the other hand, health sector is experiencing task shifting in roles, which has created demand for Diploma in Pharmacy graduates at different unit levels of operation. It has also been noted that there is an increased number of pharmaceutical product outlets, which requires trained and qualified pharmacy cadres at Diploma qualification level.

Minimum entry requirements

Direct entrants: Applicants shall be required to have at least one principal pass in Chemistry and subsidiary in Biology and any related subject such as; Physics, Mathematics, Subsidiary Mathematics or Physical Science at “A” Level.

Certificate holders: may apply for admission if he/she holds a certificate in Pharmacy with an outstanding performance record.

Diploma/ Degree entrants: may apply for admission if he/she holds a Diploma or a basic degree in related Health Science or discipline.

 

Fins Medical University Entry requirements (Eligibility)

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