Biaka University Institute of Buea

Knowledge and Service to Humanity

Placement

The placement office is a liaison office, liaising the School of health sciences with placement sites.

Internship is an integral and core part of academic programs in the School of Health Sciences. These programs include Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Midwifery, Nutrition & Dietetics, Medical Sales Representation, Pharmacy Technician as well as many other short courses.

Placement sites include hospitals at all levels of the healthcare delivery system, communities, pharmacies, and drug production/distribution sites. Depending on the program, students go for internship once or twice an academic year and placement sites are chosen by the students through balloting and swapping. The internship period usually lasts 4 to 12 weeks depending on the objectives of the session.

While on internship, students are visited at least twice. The former visit is for supervision; enabling school staff to ascertain the extent to which students have met their objectives and to make pertinent adjustment if need so arises. The latter visit is for evaluation of the students which results in a grade being assigned to each student.

The final grade of each student is a combination of hospital staff assessment score and school staff assessment score.

While on internship, students are expected to apply professional attitudes and skills as taught in class. Also, every student is expected to write an internship report which is usually submitted once the students return to school. This is also taking into consideration while calculating the student’s final grade for internship.

Mr. Armstrong Obale Mbi

Placement Officer

School of Health Sciences, BUIB

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