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Core Values

The College of Health Sciences, KNUST is committed to attracting and developing first-class staff and students to achieve the challenging goals, targets and directions the Government and KNUST have set for training the higher level professional and specialist manpower needs of the health sector and industry. The following cherished values characterize the work and life of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST and are ingrained in all those who pass through the College. In fulfilling the Vision and Mission of the College, the following Core Values would be adhered to:


Leadership in Health Services, Innovation and Technology

College of Health Sciences, KNUST being a leading college committed to training health and biomedical professionals in Ghana, the study of relevant health technology is an essential part of the training programme. High quality, state-of-the-art programmes and the embracing of future technologies are highly valued. The College staff value experiential instruction using modern laboratories and appropriate community settings to develop knowledge and skills. Also, the College of Health Sciences, KNUST, through intellectual inquiry, exploration, and application, will continually strive to break new grounds in Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Science and Technology to contribute towards the socio-economic development of Ghana and Africa. It is the firm hope of the College of Health Sciences, KNUST, that all its products will be sufficiently prepared and trained to provide sound leadership in health wherever they find work after graduation.   


Culture of Excellence

This means striving to think strategically, do things better, set challenging goals and continuously improve and innovate to deliver the best possible solutions and outcomes.  The culture of excellence would be instilled in staff and students through sustainable and continuing leadership training for staff and students to strive to do “things beyond imagination”! By this, we seek excellence in all our endeavours and are committed to continuous quality improvement and self-learning.


Diversity and Equal Opportunity for All

Diversity of people and thought is respected to the full limit permitted by the laws of KNUST and Ghana. The College of Health Sciences, KNUST values cultural diversity among its students, faculties, and staff and is committed to the establishment of an atmosphere where individuals get equal opportunities for challenge, self-development and learning, and enable others to learn, grow and lead within an atmosphere of respect, dignity and the rule of law. We believe in ethical and scholarly enquiry in an environment that respects the rights of all, to freely pursue knowledge for the common good of society.


Integrity and Stewardship of Resources

The College of Health Sciences, KNUST, is committed to accountability and responsibility in all actions and adhere to the highest standards of professional ethics and individual integrity. We are dedicated to the efficient and effective stewardship and use of resources. We accept the responsibility of the public’s trust and are accountable for our actions.


Career Opportunities

Graduates from the College are on high demand in the health sector. Jobs are readily available for all health professionals trained in the college. Majority of the graduates are absorbed by the formal sector while some go into private practice after some years in public service.