University of Malawi College of Medicine Mature Entry Intake for The 2019/2020 Academic Year – Bsc in Palliative Care

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University of Malawi College of Medicine, UMCM Mature Entry Intake has been released for the 2019/2020 academic year.

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The University of Malawi is inviting applications from suitably qualified persons for admission into its mature entry programmes for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  1. Minimum Entry Requirements for all applicants

Interested applicants should meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. A Malawi School Certificate of Education or any equivalent O-Level qualification with at least 4 subjects passed with credit (6 subjects for some programmes) including ENGLISH LANGUAGE and other subjects specified in the table under point (d) below.

  1. A University of Malawi Diploma or, a relevant Diploma from accredited programmes of the University of Malawi such as those offered at Domasi College of Education, Natural Resources College, Malawi College for Health Sciences, Theological College, St. John of God College or an equivalent Diploma from a recognized Institution of higher learning.

  1. A minimum of 2 years post Diploma relevant work experience in a field related to the programme applied for.

  1. Applicants MUST also meet the additional entry requirements for each programme as outlined below:

School of Public Health and Family Medicine – College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science in Palliative Care

What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is specialized health care for people with life-limiting or serious illnesses. It focuses on providing patients with symptoms’ relief and relieving stress of a serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for the patient and the family. Palliative care is best provided within a multidisciplinary team, which works together to provide an extra layer of care and support. Palliative care is appropriate at any age, at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. In our setting, palliative care is largely being provided for cancer patients, HIV and then a host of other diseases e.g. chronic renal failure.

Who should apply? Students who are interested in acquiring skills in palliative care, design and management of local palliative care service whether in hospital or community setting, palliative care advocacy, critical thinking and academic writing skills in undertaking of simple evaluation, audit or research studies. Students would usually work in private or government health facilities, in research and academic institutions (universities) and NGOs.

Course content: This is a 3-year Bachelor of Science program with modules in basic medical sciences (physiology, microbiology, pharmacology & therapeutics), psychosocial, spiritual & cultural issues, clinical management, communication, pain management, ethics, death and bereavement, palliative care policy & advocacy, mentoring and coaching. Students will also be required to complete a research project. Students may alternatively exit the program after completing 2 years with a Diploma in Palliative Care.

Mode of delivery: The program will be delivered over 6 semesters ‘during normal working hours’ (weekdays 8:00am to 5:00pm). The first semester will largely be classroom-based sessions and later semesters will be through largely clinical placements in palliative care centers of excellence such as Tiyanjane at QECH, Mulanje Mission.

Program fees: MK 1,350,000 for Malawians, USD5,722.58 for SADC and USD8,000.00 for non-SADC applicants per year. Please note that fees are reviewed each academic year. There are a few scholarships that will be offered on merit.

Admission Requirements:

  1. A diploma in Nursing or Clinical Medicine.

  2. Working experience of at least two years in the clinical or nursing area (those already working in Palliative care would have an added advantage).

  3. Registered with the relevant regulatory body (e.g. Medical Council of Malawi or the Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi)

  4. Should have at least 6 credits on MSCE including English, Biology and Physical Science

  5. Enthusiasm to learn and apply holistic approach in palliative care within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.

  1. NOTE:

Candidates who were withdrawn from the University of Malawi or any other comparable university on academic grounds and those already registered with the University of Malawi or any comparable university as residential, non-residential or mature students ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ADMISSION.

  1. TUITION FEES PER ANNUM

Please note that the fees indicated above are subject to change anytime.

  1. APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Application forms can be obtained on written request or in person from the address given below and it can also be downloaded from www.unima.mw or www.medcol.mw. Duly completed application forms together with proof of payment of a non-refundable application fee of K12, 000.00 for Malawian candidates and U$25 for international applicants should be sent to the same address andnot to any constituent college of the University of Malawi. Applicants should attach a deposit slip as proof of payment of an appropriate application fee.

To download the application form follow this link : BSc Palliative Care 2019-2020 Mature Entry Aplication Form

ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO DEPOSIT THEIR APPLICATION FEE TO THE FOLLOWING BANK ACCOUNT:

BANK NAME: NATIONAL BANK OF MALAWI

ACCOUNT NAME: UNIMA REVENUE ACCOUNT

ACCOUNT NUMBER:1002239236

SWIFT CODE: NBMAMWMW

SORT CODE/BRANCH CODE: 006

The address for obtaining and submitting application forms is:

The University Registrar

University Office

P.O. Box 278

ZOMBA

(Attention : Admissions Office)

www.unima.mw

Phone : 01 526622

Fax : 01 524 760

  1. APPLICATION PACKAGE

A complete application package MUST include the following:

  1. Copies of all relevant degrees/Diplomas/certificates/academic transcripts which have been indicated on the application form. These must be duly certified as true copies of the originals by a recognized Commissioner of Oaths.

  2. Original proof of availability of funds for training i.e. official sponsorship letter or bank statements of the applicant.

  3. Copy of a bank deposit slip showing the name of the applicant and the amount of application fee paid.

  4. Curriculum vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three traceable referees.

  5. A clear specification of a programme applied for as well as the candidate’s preferred mode of its delivery.

  6. Official reference letter(s) from the current and/or previous employer(s) showing proof of at least 2 years relevant work experience.

ANY APPLICATION FORM THAT WILL NOT INCLUDE THE ABOVE MENTIONED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED!

  1. CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receiving applications is 9th February, 2019

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