Student Support

The following are some resources available to all students as well as staff. This is however not limited to the under-listed.

Academic mentors and supervisors
In order to provide the student with maximum academic support for the duration of the programme, students will be assigned academic mentors (and supervisors for their field work). The objective is to ensure that each student has at least one senior faculty member to help with difficult problems during the program and to give appropriate advice.

Books and Libraries
There are a number of libraries that are available for students’ use. These include the School of Public Health Library, University of Ghana Medical School Library, Computer Science Library, etc. On Legon campus, the Balme Library and libraries of related departments, institutions and schools such as the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research and the Regional Institute of Population Studies (RIPS) have useful reference material. The School also has library with a modest collection of books, publications and online resources. There may be also a number of recommended textbooks which may be obtained personally either from the University Bookshop or from other bookshops in Accra. There are also the libraries of the UN system, especially those of WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and FAO available in Accra. The British Council also has a useful library. With the requisite permission you could use them.

Each student is strongly advised to obtain a laptop computer for their personal work. However, there are a number of computers in the IT Laboratory to which students have access, except when formal classes are in progress. The school’s computers are networked, with wireless internet available for all students for free on the School’s campus. The University also provides wireless internet services across its campus which students can access for a fee. Interested students will also be provided with email addresses on the university’s network and mailing system. Do contact the ICT Directorate for this service.

Health services
The University operates a hospital and clinic for all students and staff who may need such services. This is available free of charge for most (but not all) services.

The University offers various recreational and sporting facilities throughout the year.

Students Organizations

There are various students organization in the University aimed at promoting students’ academic and social lives. Notably for Masters in Health Informatics students are the Graduate Students’ Association of Ghana (GRASAG) and the Health Informatics Association, Ghana (HIAG). Contact the Department for further information on the latter.

Career Developments
Potential areas of employment for graduates of the programme are:

  • Health information officers in the health care delivery industry
  • Clinical and laboratory information managers
  • Management or engineering of health information technology
  • Medical data administrators
  • Public health surveillance data managers / Demographic Surveillance Sites
  • Health data quality managers
  • Medical information system and security coordinators
  • Financial Institutions involved in the healthcare industry