History

CoHAS was precipitated by the re-organisation of the University in 2014 to re-align the administrative and academic setup of the University into colleges. CoHAS is a three-tier College consisting of four Schools; Nursing and Midwifery, Medical Sciences, Allied Health Sciences and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences each with several academic departments. Together, the Schools are responsible for developing and administering programmes related to the education of healthcare professionals.

CoHAS offers rigorous curricula grounded in the sciences connected to the healthcare professions, placing emphasis on contemporary issues. Our curricula are built on our commitments to interdisciplinary inquiry, international understanding, interactive teaching, research and creative endeavours, practical application, and social responsibility towards all communities.

Among the professional undergraduate programmes hosted by the College are; 

  1. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 
  2. BSc. Nursing, BSc. Mental Health Nursing 
  3. BSc. Community Mental Health Nursing 
  4. BSc. Biomedical Sciences
  5. BSc. Physician Assistant Studies
  6. BSc. Diagnostic Sonography
  7. BSc. Diagnostic Imaging Technology
  8. BSc. Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
  9. BSc. Sports Sciences
  10. BSc. Health Information Management
  11. BSc. Medical Laboratory Science
  12. Doctor of Optometry 
  13. Doctor of Pharmacy. 

Graduate level programmes include;

  1. MPhil. Infections and Immunity
  2. Master of Nursing
  3. MSc. Advanced Nursing Practice
  4. MPhil./PhD. Parasitology
  5. MPhil./PhD. Drug Discovery and Development

Our community and industrial activities include elective placement programmes in other hospitals and facilities locally and internationally, Community-Based Experience and Service (COBES) postings, Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Industry-Based Experience and Service (INDES). These activities offer opportunities to both students and faculty to conduct research. They also allow students to craft unique and personalized educational experiences. With COBES and INDES sites as their extended "classrooms" without walls, our students are able to take advantage of the vast opportunities offered by the pristine rural and industrial environment to be innovative thus helping to improve the lifestyles and living conditions of citizens.