Bachelor of Science in Paediatrics and Child Health
- This is a mature entry course, offered to practising Clinical Officers interested in upgrading from a Diploma in Clinical Medicine to a Bachelor degree qualification in Paediatrics and Child Health.
- The duration of the programme is a three (3) years, leading to the award of a Bachelor of Science in Paediatrics and Child Health (Honours).
- The BSc PCH course comprises of basic medical sciences, paediatric clinical rotations and district hospital attachment. The training is split between KUHeS campuses in Lilongwe and Blantyre and the district hospitals.
- The students commence the training in third year where they learn basic medical sciences applied to paediatrics. In fourth year, they go through paediatric rotations. They are also required to do an audit in fourth year. In their fifth year, they complete the rotations and sit for an exit examination.
- Students graduating with the Bachelor of Science Paediatrics and Child Health gain more knowledge and skills in care of sick children and they are empowered in advocacy for child health.
- Graduates from this programme are meant to work in district hospitals to improve paediatric care. However, some graduates have found employment in non-governmental organisations and stakeholder institutions for child health.
Candidates are eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Paediatrics and Child Health for Clinical officer’s programme if they have obtained the following:
Malawi School Certificate of Education with 6 credits or its equivalent including English, physical science and biology plus a diploma in clinical medicine from recognized and accredited training institutions. They should also have 2 year post internship experience.