Thursday, August 11, 2011

PROSPECTUS OF ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY BAMENDA

PROSPECTUS OF ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY BAMENDA

PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR PROGRAMS

IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF BUEA and the MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION YAOUNDE.


 St Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical Sciences

is starting to train students in six different professional degrees this academic year 2011/2012 which starts first Monday in October 2011.



THIS IS HOW THE PROGRAM IS STRUCTURED:



Admissions with GCE A LEVELS or BAC or equivalent.



A) PHASE ONE.

 Start------------------>study for three years and you write the HPD Examination before you can get unto the second phase.
 B) PHASE TWO

 Students with an HPD/DSEP or HND/BTS or a first degree in other fields or some other equivalent accepted by St Louis, the University of Buea and the Ministry of Higher Education are qualified to get into this second phase.


Part one of second phase:
Start------------------->study for one year and write the examinations for the award of the bachelor degree.

 Part two of second phase:


Start-------------------->go on field practical work for three months.

Then students who cover this and are successful will get their B. Tech attestation and subsequently the B. Tech certificate jointly signed by the University of Buea and St Louis University Institute of Health. This shall be collected from the Registrar, Buea University Campus.



THREE AREAS NEEDING SOME CLARIFICATION:



Three areas have some specificities that have to be understood. These are explained somewhere below in this document.
        It has to do with HPD students of Pharmacy who have to continue to get the degree. After the HPD, they shall go to UdM in Bangante to continue their degree course.
       The second lot of students has to do with those admitted for the Hospital management program.( go to this page below).
        The last area of confusion has to do with students admitted into the Nkambe campus for HPD Nursing. They are treated under different conditions.( see corresponding text below).
OUR DEGREE PROGRAMS.


No.
DEGREE PROGRAM
B. TECH DEGREE
Admission criteria




1
NURSING
B.TECH NURSING
HPD/DSEP NURSING

HND/BTS NURSING

SRN NURSES need one extra year. Have to obtain an HPD first.
2
MEDICAL IMAGING OR RADIOLOGY
B.TECH RADIOLOY
HPD/DSEP RADIOLOGY or equivalent
3
HEALTH OR HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT

B.TECH HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Medical doctors, Diplome etat nurses, HPD, DSEP holders in health related fields, Holders of the Bachelor degree in other fields.
4
PHYSIOTHERAPY

B.TECH PHYSIOTHERAPY
HPD or DSEP Physiotherapy or equivalent
5
DENTISTRY

B.TECH COMMUNITY DENTISTRY
HPD or DSEP Dental Therapy  or equivalent
6
MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES.

B. TECH MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES.
HPD or DSEP Medical Lab Sciences or equivalent
7
PHARMACY
See explanatory notes below






THE ROLE OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF BUEA
Then students who cover this and are successful will get their B. Tech attestation and subsequently the B. Tech certificate jointly signed by the University of Buea and St Louis University Institute of Health. This shall be collected from the Registrar, Buea University Campus.


THREE AREAS NEEDING SOME CLARIFICATION:



Three areas have some specificities that have to be understood. These are explained somewhere below in this document.

It has to do with HPD students of Pharmacy who have to continue to get the degree. After the HPD, they shall go to UdM in Bangante to continue their degree course.
The second lot of students has to do with those admitted for the Hospital management program.( go to this page below).
The last area of confusion has to do with students admitted into the Nkambe campus for HPD Nursing. They are treated under different conditions.( see corresponding text below).


Buea will participate in research, development of curriculums, organization and administration of qualification examinations and also work in all other areas that will go to improve on the quality of our training and the capacity of our students to solve our health related and societal problems. Mechanisms for quality assurance would be inbuilt. Standards would be kept and growth ensured. ICT and instructional technologies would be fully incorporated as working tools.



The University of Buea shall thus be mentoring and  supervising St Louis. Buea along with St Louis shall jointly issue the end of course certificates.

  

STRUCTURE OF ALL THE BACHELOR PROGRAMS



Each program is covered in two semesters (one year). The two semesters are on the school campus in Bamenda. Three months thereafter are devoted to field work in practical settings to sharpen functional skills in the different areas of competencies.



For more details on course programs and other related issues see the specific curriculum in detail by visiting our web page at www.saintlouisgroup.info.



All students must have good communication skills. If their language is poor, they will do well to register for private classes at the linguistic centre in Bamenda.
Eligibility for Bachelor Hospital Management Courses

Three groups of students are eligible for this course.

Group A  students:



 Are those who have already studied and acquired at least a diploma in one of the health related disciplines including Medicine, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, Radiology and ultra sonography, Dental therapy etc. They must show that they had "A" Levels or BACC and studied for at least three years before getting the diploma. These would include HPD, Diplome D'Etat, SRN, DSEP in these fields. Equivalent certificates from other countries are also accepted.


Group B Students:



In view of government efforts to professionalize our current university degrees and programs to increase the job opportunities for youths; the following category of students with a Bachelor degree can join the program and obtain a B.Tech.  in Hospital Management. These are students who have a BSC in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Economics, Management, Geography, Mathematics, Anthropology, Sociology.



Graduates in History, Gender Studies, Political Sciences and others would not be appropriate except were they can show proof of "A" Level Sciences.

Group B students have to take extra courses in basic health science classes that are offered during the day in the first to third year classes of the HPD classes on campus. These include: all Public Health related courses, Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Human Development, Bio-Statistics, Research Methodology. They have to validate these courses before they can sit for the B.Tech examinations.

Students shall do well to learn and acquire computer skills on their own. Computer illiteracy shall be frowned upon and these skills are necessary from day one.


GROUP C STUDENTS, DISTANT LEARNING VIA INTERNET.



These are candidates who wish to study and get a degree in Health Administration but cannot be physically present on the school campus in Bamenda every day. This facility is reserved for Medical doctors, Surveillants and surveillant generalist, majors, general supervisors and other service heads and health personnel that are currently working in Cameroon. Students will have to travel to Bamenda on predetermined dates and intervals for interaction with staff and other students.

Other persons out of Cameroon have expressed their wish to participate but it is rather tricky and their case would be looked into later. They have the difficulty of being physically present in Bamenda at some point in time. We are still laying out a foundation on how to handle, follow up and manage this very important group C students. It is certain that their course work has to be spread over two years.

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FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL B. TECH COURSES.



B.TECH NURSING ONLY.

    FEES FOR NURSING--->350,000frs
    Internship payments to receiving hospital  50,000frs
    Supervision/certification fee by Buea 10 percent(35,000frs)
    Mentoring Cahrge by Buea   5 percent(17,750 frs.)



B.TECH OTHER DEPARTMENTS
.

    FEES 450,000frs
    Internship payments to receiving hospital  50,000frs
    Supervision/certification fee by Buea 10 percent(45,000frs)
    Mentoring Charge by Buea   5 percent(22,500 frs.)



FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL HPD COURSES.

IN BAMENDA



FEES 350,000FRS YEARLY FOR 1ST 2nd and 3rd years.

Paid in one or two installments. The first is not less than 50 percent. Second installment must be in lasted 31st of March.


OTHER NEEDS FOR HPD STUDENTS.



    50.000frs for some relevant photocopied material that are supplied by the school. The type and numbers given to each student depend on school authorities and cannot be questioned. There is no uniformity. Students are encouraged to augment these with private books. This is for first year students.



    Hand in 2 realms of paper A4 size to the bursar. NOT MONEY. 1st year.
    2,000 frs for progress report card. 1st year.
    2,000frs for student ID card. 1st year.
    2,000frs for student union dues yearly. All years.
    1,000frs for insurance with Zenithe Insurance company. ALL STUDENTS. PAY THIS YEARLY.
    7,500 frs for school track suit. 1st year.
    5,000frs for practical fees on the field/practice session. 1st year.
    This is 10,000frs for students in 2nd and third years.

·         8,000frs Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. All 1st year.

        500frs thermometer. All students.

    Theatre wear for all Nurses only a trousers, jumper---> 10,000frs
    Theatre cap and mask 1,500 frs Nurses Only.



Fees proper shall be collected only when the above mentioned items have been paid for.



NOTE: For students under the Ministry of Health ticket, all fees and money dues must be paid in by the 10th of March.



Money paid in is not refundable.



UNIFORMS:

WHITE JACKETS  for male and female students in technical fields and boys in Nursing, 6500frs each. 1st years

White special Nurses' wear for female nursing students, 10,500frs each. 1st years.

All students MUST have two uniforms. These are supplied by the school tailor only.




DRESSING CODE FOR HPD STUDENTS

Uniforms> lab coat from school tailor only see tailor

Black trousers, white shirts, red tie (bring these)

Black cover shoes, well polished at all times.


OTHER SCHOOL NEEDS YOU MUST BRING ALONG.



ALL BOYS:

Black trousers, white shirts, red  ties.



Girls in technical fields>

Black trousers or black skirts, white shirts. If a girl chooses to wear a trousers, she must also wear a red tie. Those in skirts are also encouraged to wear ties if they can.



Shoes> black or white. No high heels except for feast days. Slippers or canvas and tennis shoes not allowed in class.



Pullovers: White or blue are accepted. FOR EVERY BODY.



No jeans trousers.



All nurses should buy white plastic sandals, slippers, boots or shoes that they would wear ONLY in the theatre.



Students who do not dress properly shall have the wrong items  confiscated and given to the leprosy centre in Mbingo.



We encourage students to bring their own lap tops if they can afford it. There is paid MTN internet hot spots at school for students to access easily through wireless connections.





Other needs.

You will make arrangements for your own personal internship needs and expenses. Your accommodation, feeding and health is a private issue you must handle.

You will buy your own books.




DRESSING CODE FOR BACHELOR PROGRAMS.



Same dressing like the girls and boys of HPD programs technical section. Even the nurses would use but jackets.



Students studying management can choose to wear dark suits or dress like the others above.



The students of the bachelor programs will have another logo added on their jackets to distinguish them.




BOOKS FOR BACHELOR PROGRAM.



Students are advised to buy their relevant books for the programs they have enrolled into.



OUR HPD PROGRAMS.



We have a current population of 880 students in the academic year 2010/2011. They are divided into 6 departments namely:

1.    NURSING,

2.    RADIOLOGY AND ULTRA SONOGRAPHY,

3.    PHARMACY TECHNOLOGY,

4.    MEDICAL LAB SCIENCES,

5.    DENTAL THERAPY AND

6.    PHYSIOTHERAPY.



These students study for 3 years and graduate with a Higher Professional Diploma รข€¦HPD, issued by the Ministry of Higher Education.

Students who come in via the "concour" OR COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION receive an equivalent diploma issued by the Ministry of Public Health. Students admitted under the Ministry of Higher Education do not need to write any "concour".



Students are admitted with "A" Levels, BACC, 1st degrees or equivalents. More than half of the student body is francophone who are very bilingual and have no difficulties studying in the English language. This opens up opportunities for them to also study and work in America, Canada, Britain , Germany and other English speaking nations.



St Louis is the largest, best equipped and best school in this nation for training paramedical health personnel. You can ask the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Health and Public Service. 250 of our students were recently recruited by the public service and posted nation wide. Many more work for the catholic health services and other private health services like the Muna Clinic in Bonanjo where more than twelve of them are employed.





Our strength:



Professionalism, quality education, character formation, responsibility and capacity building is what your son or daughter will get by training at St Louis. Thank you for trusting us and for being part of the winning team.



At St Louis we teach high tech stuff. That is why our products baffle everyone else. We are well equipped for what we do. Our laboratories are about some of the best you can find in this country. We have highly qualified and well motivated staff. We use sound systems in the large classes and have power point lectures in all classes. We treasure demonstrations and hands on approaches to our training.



Our curriculum reflect what is happening on the international scene. In our nursing programs we have paid attention to psychology and psychiatry, therapeutics, basic sciences and practical work.



We insist on a proper dressing code, good manners and good customer service. Students are taught elements of the corporate mindset and corporate behavior.




ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS



3 ''E'' GRADES in Arts SUBJECTS at the "A" Levels are not accepted. 2 papers where one of them is Religious studies are not accepted.



All arts students can only study Nursing. Science students can enroll in any of the six fields.



For students who wish to work in Cameroon, you have more opportunities studying in the rare fields like Radiology and ultra-sonography, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Pharmacy Technology.



If you are more interested in going abroad, Nursing would be more advisable.

All classes begin first Monday in October of every year for all students.


REQUIREMENTS AT ADMISSION:



Photocopies. Do not certify. Bring originals for verification.

    All certificates obtained
    National ID card or passport.
    Birth certificate
    2 passport size photographs



If you present FAKE certificates, know that you will not be able to write the HPD examinations because your certificates will be verified at the GCE and BACC Boards.



You will fill an application form and pay 5000frs.

You shall also be expected to sign an undertaking that you shall be well behaved and respect school regulations at all times.

In the second semester, you shall write a 2 page typed essay on "WHO ARE YOU". You shall follow this format!



Who ARE YOU?

Essay A: What matters most to you, and why?

Essay B: What are your aspirations? How will your education at St Louis help you achieve them?

Essay C: Tell us about a time when you empowered others.

Essay D: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.


Please, type your answers on two pages.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:



All examination and test results are usually pasted on the notice board. Unsigned individual report cards to take home could be provided at the end of the year. However, our computer department will try to make individual results available to students on our school web page when this is developed. You will be informed.



Transcripts when necessary are sent directly via express mail services to schools and organizations in Cameroon or abroad. Students at no time are allowed to have access to transcripts. These services are paid for. Preparation of transcript costs 5,000frs. Postage via express mail in Cameroon costs 3000frs. Postage express mail abroad costs 40,000frs.



All first year students are expected to march on 11th February and 20th May celebrations. It is a state and civic obligation.





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ST LOUIS UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

NKAMBE CAMPUS.

NURSING DEPARTMENT ONLY


The Nkambe campus has ONLY the NURSING DEPARTMENT.




FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS.



FEES 200.000FRS YEARLY FOR 1ST ,2nd and 3rd years.

Paid in one or two installments. The first is not less than 50 percent. Second installment must be in latest 31st of March.

50 PERCENT OF THE FEES CAN BE PAID IN KIND WITH CORN, BEANS OR GROUNDNUTS, PALM OIL at the market value. This is done in OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER ONLY. Goats and cows are not accepted because of our inability to manage these living assets.


UNIFORMS:

WHITE JACKETS  for all students. They cost 6500fr each.

All students MUST have two uniforms. These are supplied by the school tailor only.



OTHER NEEDS.



    10.000frs for access to use the pool of books available in the school library. Students are encouraged to buy their own private books. They can buy some photocopied material from the school if they so desire.



    2000 frs for progress report card. 1st year.
    2000frs for student ID card. 1st year.
    2000frs for student union dues yearly.
    1000frs for insurance with Zenithe Insurance company. ALL STUDENTS. PAY THIS YEARLY.
    5.000frs for practical fees on the field/practice session 1st year.
    This is 10.000frs for students in 2nd and third years.
    8000frs Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.
    500frs thermometer.
    Theatre wear for all Nurses' trousers, jumper> 10.000frs
    Theatre cap and mask 1500 frs.



There is no registration fee at admission for Nkambe students.


Fees proper shall be collected only when the above mentioned items have been paid for.

Money paid in is not refundable.



OTHER SCHOOL NEEDS YOU MUST BRING ALONG.


See above in the other HPD programs. The main difference concerns fees. Collection of 50.000frs for photocopy material is absent. The girls wear jackets instead of the special uniforms for female nurses. There is a special fee of 10.000 frs to access the pool of books.




ADMISSION FORMS.

Hard copies of admission forms are available in Bamenda and Nkambe campuses. They can also be downloaded from the internet.
 
ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS ONLINE

 This is new. Students will have to register for the courses they will take online. This is a new control measure put in by the University of Buea. This shall be explained to all the students later on.

 Signed



Dr Ngwanyam Nicholas, MD

Surgeon and Urologist

Director St Louis University Institute

CEO ST Louis Group Inc.

Tel 237 7776 46 74

stlouisclinicbamenda@yahoo.co.uk

www.saintlouisgroup.info









4 comments:

  1. we need to make the best out of our lives and not live becoz others are living.

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  2. when is the degree program in pharmacy technology starting

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