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CHS organizes a two-day Orientation for Postgraduate Freshmen

CHS organizes a two-day Orientation for Postgraduate Freshmen

Thu 25 Jan 2024 CHS News
CHS organizes a two-day Orientation for Postgraduate Freshmen i

College of Health Sciences (CHS), KNUST has organized a three-day orientation for newly admitted PhD and MPHIL students from the 16th and 17th of January 2024 at the College Boardroom. The orientation session was packed with a series of engaging topics led by experienced individuals, designed to equip the PhD and MPHIL students with vital knowledge for their academic journey.

Dr. James Oppong Kyekyeku, the Exams Officer of the CHS provided important details during the orientation. He covered essential topics such as course registration, understanding the program's duration (whether full-time or part-time), supervision expectations, and the significance of relevance and appropriateness in their chosen research areas.

Additionally, Professor Alexander Yaw Debrah, Dean of the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences and the Chairman of the Postgraduate Committee conducted a session on funding and sponsorship for PhD studies. He delved into critical aspects such as self-financing, scholarships, opportunities within student projects, funding from both the university and international agencies. Specifically, Professor Yaw Debrah offered valuable advice on budgeting and cautioned the PhD students against unnecessary spending, stressing the importance of adhering to the permissible maximum allowed by sponsors.

The Postgraduate students also received comprehensive training to enhance their skills, including how to utilize UITS platforms for their studies, research theory and methods, understanding ethical issues, and grasping concepts related to intellect and patents, among other topics.

During the event, Professor Christian Agyare, the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, encouraged the Postgraduate students to continue the tradition of producing high-quality research at the College. Also, he emphasized the need for postgraduate students to have representation on the College Board, which would contribute to the College's advancement.