Welcome To The School Of Health Sciences Of Biaka  University Institute (BUIB)

Our Vision

We have a vision of a world where health transcends the body, mind and spirit. A prerequisite of this being qualified core of diverse health professionals.

Our Fundamental Principles

  • All human beings have a right to quality health care
  • A healthy people means the development of a nation
  • Education is fundamental to meeting the constantly changing complex needs of individuals and communities
  • Equal opportunities and care for vulnerable populations should guide professional training

Our Mission

Our mission is to:

  • Empower individuals to achieve the maximum capacity through the provision of quality health care.
  • Equip health professionals with the capacity to be adaptable and remaining lifelong learners
  • Promote excellence, gender equality and transform healthcare through education.

Our Approach

Our approach to teaching and learning recognizes the individual needs of the student within the broad context of the curriculum aims with a holistic focus on the learner.

Our methods are based on enquiry based learning and other student centered approaches which enables learners to not only develop their cognitive and psychomotor skills, but also communication, problem solving, leadership and independent learning skills.

Our Staff

We have a dedicated team of professional and support staff at your service. Our educators are both experienced and academically trained individuals with a passion for their jobs. Many of them have a lot of international experience through our partnerships and through international medical education and research fellowship programmes in the USA.

Our support staff is welcoming and ready to assist you with your personal and study needs.

Together in their different capacities, they are wholly dedicated to your personal and professional development.

Our Philosophy

  • We believe that every student has equal rights and privileges and must not be discriminated against on any basis.
  •  We strongly believe that all learning must prepare students to practice following the ethical code of conduct and standard of practice guidelines of their chosen profession.
  • In pursuit of knowledge we see our educators as facilitators thus strongly encourage the use of student-centred approaches.

Academic Programs

Department of Nursing

Sn

Programme

Duration

1.

Direct BSc. in Nursing    NEW

4 years

2.

Geriatric Nursing

1 year

3.

State Registered Nursing

3 years

4.       

HND in Nursing

3 years

5.       

Top Up BSc. in Nursing

1 year 

6

Nursing Assistant

1 year

Mission                   

To train highly qualified nurses capable of providing holistic high quality nursing care in diverse clinical situations locally, nationally and internationally.

Objectives

At the end of the three year and four – year programme, the graduate nurse should be able to:

  • Practice skilled, personalised, dynamic and comprehensive holistic nursing care in any clinical setting.
  • Apply the nursing process in planning nursing care for clients in the hospital and community setting
  • Utilise scientific principles in the problem solving process to nursing action in hospitals, communities and other settings where health care is provided.
  • Exercise sound clinical judgement when making decisions on behalf of the client assigned to his or her care
  • Demonstrate leadership and management skills in the coordination of nursing care delivery and when assuming the team leader position
  • Demonstrate professional ethics and moral judgement in patient care decisions and relationships with professional colleagues. Exhibit professional ethnics and inter-disciplinary accountability in patient care.
  • Demonstrate leadership and management competencies and also;
  • Co-ordinate delivery of high quality and holistic care.
  • Conduct basic nursing research for the improvement of nursing care in hospitals and community settings.

    Department of Midwifery

Sn Programme Duration
1. Direct BSc. In Midwifery            NEW 4 years
2. HND in Midwifery 3years
3. State Registered Midwifery 3 years
4. Top Up BSc. in Midwifery 1 year

            Mission

With a mission to educate and inspire leaders in the profession of midwifery, the department offers a unique direct-entry program that will train you in all aspects of midwifery care, preparing you to greatly improve the quality and breadth of maternity care offered to women and new families.

One of The first regionally accredited, articulated, direct-entry HND and Bsc. in Midwifery degree in the country, BUIB program is distinct for its exceptional clinical training. You will train with preceptors in a variety of clinics, homebirth settings, birth centers and hospitals in Cameroon and overseas.

The program, which is intended for entry-level midwifery students, qualifies you to become a state licensed and nationally certified midwife.

Objectives

The Department of Midwifery educates midwives to conform to national and international standards of midwifery competence and to do the following:

  • Practice autonomously in a variety of settings, which may include homes, birth centers, clinics and hospitals
  • Promote birth as a normal process requiring a minimum of intervention
  • Function within the health care system, consulting and referring appropriately
  • Qualify for licensure or registration in a variety of jurisdictions, including certification by the State Registered Midwives (SRM)
  • Promote midwifery through state, provincial and national professional organizations, the political process, research activities and policy development
  • Work in partnership with the women you serve in a way that promotes personal responsibility, validates knowledge and experience and encourages lifelong learning
  • Promote the Midwives Model of Care

    Department of Allied Health

Sn Programme Duration
1. HND in Medical Laboratory Sciences 3years
2. Direct BSc. in Medical Laboratory Sciences NEW 4 years
3. Direct BSc. in Physiotherapy  NEW 4 years
4. Emergency Health Technician 1year
5. Environmental Health Technology 1year
6. X-Ray/Medical Imaging 1year
7. Top Up in Medical Laboratory Sciences 1year

                   Mission

Our mission is to advance the scientific knowledge of the student through quality research and teaching. All these will be done while collaborating with other universities and the community in key areas of health. We shall contribute to the development of health policies at the local, national and international levels.

Objective

This programme is to train competent medical laboratory scientists.  It entails exposing the students to multi-disciplinary Biomedical Science Subjects.  Its essential aim is to study the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and control of endemic diseases in the community.

Department of Public health and Administration

Sn Programme Duration
1. HND in Nutrition and Dietetics 3 years
2. Medical Secretarial Practice 1 year
3. Medical Equipment Repairs 1 year
4. Occupational Health and Safety 1 year
5. Health Care Quality Control Management 1 year
6. Community Health Work 1 year
7. Food and Hygiene Safety 1 year              

Mission

Our mission is to improve health care through the training of public health experts on common communicable and environmentally related diseases, including non-communicable health conditions of public health interest. Candidates acquire elaborate knowledge on project proposal development and implementation, epidemiological trends and monitoring of common health conditions, including knowledge on research and the distribution of health resources.

 

 

 

 

Department of Pharmaceutical Studies

Sn Programme Duration
1. Pharmacy Assistant 1years
2. HND in Pharmacy Technology 3years
3. Herbology Research 1year
4. Medical Sales Representation (Post Graduate program) 1 year

        Our Mission

To improve health through innovation and leadership in pharmacy education, clinical practice and research.

Our Vision

  • To maintain our ranking as one of the top  Schools of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Cameroon
  • To provide quality education to pharmacy practice and pharmaceutical sciences students at all academic levels, using best-practices and evidence-based educational approaches, enabling our graduates to advance their professions
  • To be a leader in education, research, practice and service
  • To  be a respected institution that advances basic, clinical and translational research
  • To meet and improve society’s health, wellness, and health care
  • To advance pharmacy practice, including interprofessional team-based models
  • To provide an academic environment that promotes effective mentoring, professional growth and development and life-long learning

Our Values

  • Excellence and integrity in teaching, research, practice and service
  • Embodiment of the highest ethical standards in our education, research, practice and service activities with the expectation our graduates will do the same as the next generation of leaders in their professions
  • Establishment of a learning environment that embraces diversity, inclusiveness, equity and respect for all persons
  • Organizational values that promote and reward critical thinking and continuous quality improvement