ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSThe University admits new students from three main areas:
To be admitted to a particular course, a student must have reached the minimum entry requirement stipulated for that course, or its equivalent. Entry requirements vary from course to course. Details can be found in the appropriate section of each department.
This Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program at Divine Word University (DWU) is designed as a five (5) year program to produce doctors with a commitment and clinical competency to serve the population of Papua New Guinea. The first year is called Health Science Foundation (HSF) program and it is designed to produce graduates with basic knowledge of basic and premedical sciences. It is intended to be a bridging program between secondary school and university giving the students baseline knowledge in basic and premedical sciences including molecular biology, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy and physiology. The HSF program aims also to advance critical thinking skills and improve academic writing skills as well as develop basic skills in the use of online technologies in learning. Upon completion of this program students will also be able to discuss ethical aspects of leading dilemmas in bioethics.
The National Health Plan 2011-2020, the country’s sixth Plan since Independence, is an important roadmap for the PNG Health Sector. Two important aspects of this Plan are human resource development and improved service delivery, especially, delivery to where the majority of the population lives, in rural areas and urban settlements. It is here that the health services face their most severe challenges with inadequate numbers of doctors to serve the needs of the population. And therefore, this program, while preparing general practitioners able to work on various positions in the PNG health sector and to pursue development in various medical specialization, it also emphasizes adequate generalist training in the rural setting and thus preparing graduates to serve the most disadvantaged rural population.
Find below are the entry requirements to study at the University of Goroka in Papua New Guinea.
Bachelor of Arts Education
SCHOOL OF NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Bachelor of science (science Foundation) (Code:
minimum ‘B’ Grade or better in mathematics a andlanguage and literature, together with ‘C’ or better
in the three science subjects – Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
SCHOOL OF LAW
Bachelor of law (Code: UPNG 1/9)
minimum ‘B’ grade or better in language and literature and with an overall average of ‘B’ grades
or better in the other subjects in higher school Certificate subjects taken. science major students
should not apply for law. note: students who wish to study science related programs at UPNG initially enter into the science foundation year and stream into the specific fields in the second year.
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