Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS) Admission Requirements

By | January 5, 2017

Malawi College of Health Sciences (MCHS) Admission Requirements

Basic Courses are open to both male and female applicants with a minimum age of 16 and a maximum age of 40. Post-basic courses are also open to both male and female applicants and have no age limit.

  1. A.BASIC COURSES

DIPLOMA COURSES –   DURATION: 3 YEARS       

  1. 1.Clinical Medicine-Lilongwe&Blantyre Campuses
  2. 2.Dental Therapy-Lilongwe Campus
  3. 3.Biomedical Sciences-Lilongwe Campus
  4. 4.Environmental Health -Lilongwe Campus
  5. 5.Radiography-Lilongwe Campus
  6. 6.Diploma in Pharmacy-Lilongwe Campus
  7. 7.Optometry-Lilongwe Campus

Admission Requirements for courses 1 – 7

Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with credit passes in Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science.

  1. 8.Diploma in Registered Nursing and Certificate in Midwifery

Duration: 4 years –Blantyre Campus

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with six credit passes. Four of the credit passes must be in the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science.Twocredit passes must be in any two subjects.

  1. 9.Diploma in Nursing &Midwifery Technician

Duration:   3 years                –        Zomba Campus

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with a total of three credit passes in Science subjects.

Two of the credit passes should be in Biology and Physical Science. If one of the two is not a credit, it must be a pass of 7 points, not lower. If one credit is from either Biology or Physical Science, two other credits can be from Mathematics, Agriculture, Geography or Home Economics.

If both Biology and Physical Science are credits, one other credit can be from Mathematics, Agriculture, Geography or Home Economics.

10. Certificate in Clinical Medicine (2 years, Blantyre and

                                                          Lilongwe Campuses)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with passes in the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, and Physical Science. One of these must be a credit pass.

 

  1. B.POST BASIC COURSES

 

  1. 1.Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing-Zomba Campus

 

  1. 2.Diploma in Community Health Nursing -Lilongwe Campus

 

  1. Duration-   12 months

Admission Requirements for Post-Basic Course 1 and 2

Applicants must have Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent plus a Certificate or Diploma in Nursing & Midwifery. Four years work experience is required. Applicants should be registered with Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi.

  1. 3.Diploma in Registered Nursing and Midwifery (Upgrading)Duration :2 Years

Admission Requirements for Post-Basic Course 3.

Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)or its equivalent with six credits.Fourof the credit passes must be in English, Biology, Mathematics and either Physical Science or General Science. Two credit passes must be from any other subjects.Applicants should have a Certificate or Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery and four years work experience in both Nursing and Midwifery. Applicants should be registered with Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi.

  1. 4.Diploma in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
  1. Duration :18 months

Admission Requirements for Post-Basic Course 4.

Applicants must be qualified Medical Assistants or Nurse Midwife Technicians who have served for a minimum of four years. Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with passes in the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science. Two of these must be credits passes. Applicants must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses Council of Malawi.

 

  1. 5.Diploma in Clinical Medicine (Upgrading)

 

  1. 6.Diploma Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) and Clinical Audiology

 

  1. 7.Diploma in Orthopaedics

 

Duration: 18 months

 

Admission Requirements for Post-Basic Courses 5, 6 and 7.

Applicants must be qualified Medical Assistants who have served for a minimum of four years. Applicants must have a Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) or its equivalent with passes in the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology and Physical Science. Two of these must be credits passes. Applicants must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

  1. 8.Advanced Diploma in Clinical Ophthalmology (Cataract Surgery)

 

Duration: 12 months

Admission Requirements for Post-Basic Course 8

Applicants must have a Diploma in Clinical Medicine, Diploma in Clinical Ophthalmology as well as Malawi School Certificate or its equivalent and must have worked for not less than four years. Applicants must be registered with Medical Council of Malawi.

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