About Narhbita College Physician Assistantship Diploma
1. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTSHIP (DIPLOMA)
Duration: Three (3) years
Physician Assistants are trained and expected to provide holistichealthcare to individuals, deliver effective, promotive, preventive and curativehealth, mainly at the sub-district and district levels. The training of Physician Assistants, which began in the early 1960s, became necessary due to the shortage and misdistribution of physicians in the country.
Further development of the Health Care Delivery System based on the Primary Health Care approach has also emphasized the need to train special type of health workers to deal with common diseases that constitute over 80% of diseases afflicting Ghanaians.