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LIST OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONS IN GHANA

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As a beacon of regulation and guardians of public health, the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) stands as the vanguard of excellence in the field of allied health professions. Our mission, deeply rooted in safeguarding the well-being of the Ghanaian populace, has been unwavering since our inception. The very core of our existence revolves around ensuring that those who seek medical care can do so with the utmost confidence and trust.

In our endeavor to fulfill this noble mission, we’ve undertaken the monumental task of maintaining a meticulously curated Register of professionals who have demonstrated unwavering commitment to our rigorous standards. It’s not merely a list; it’s a testament to the dedication, training, professional competence, ethical conduct, and health of the individuals who proudly bear the title of allied health professionals.

At the heart of our mandate lies the responsibility of regulating an impressive roster of Seventeen (17) Health Professions. Each of these professions brings its unique expertise to the tapestry of healthcare in Ghana. From the tireless physiotherapists who help us regain mobility to the dedicated dental hygienists ensuring our smiles shine brightly, these professionals embody our commitment to comprehensive healthcare.

Our role transcends mere administration; it extends to nurturing a healthcare ecosystem where patient safety is paramount. To achieve this, we’ve set standards that are not just stringent but have their roots firmly embedded in the latest advancements in the healthcare landscape. Our professionals adhere to these standards, ensuring that when you seek their care, you can be certain that your well-being is in the most capable hands.

While our mission revolves around public protection, we also strive to empower our allied health professionals. Through ongoing education and support, we enable them to not only meet but exceed the expectations of their patients. In doing so, we fortify the foundations of Ghana’s healthcare system.

As Ghanaians searching for the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC), know that we are your steadfast allies in the realm of healthcare. We are the guardians of your well-being, the patrons of excellence in allied health professions, and the custodians of a Register that stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment. With us, your health is safeguarded, your trust is honored, and your care is in the most capable hands.

1. AUDIOLOGY

  • Audiologist (BSc / MSc)

 

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2. DENTAL HEALTH

  • Dental Surgery Assistant (Certificate)
  • Dental Technologist (Diploma)

 

3. DIETETICS

  • Dietician (B Sc /M Sc)

 

4. DISEASE CONTROL

  • Field Technician (Assistant)
  • Disease Control Technician (Diploma)
  • Disease Control Officer (B Sc)

 

5. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

  • Environmental Health Assistant (Certificate)
  • Environmental Health Technician (Diploma)
  • Environmental Health Officer (B Sc /M Sc)

 

6. HEALTH INFORMATION AND RECORD MANAGEMENT

  • Medical Record Assistant (Certificate)
  • Health Information Management Technician (Diploma)
  • Medical Statistician/ Health Information Officer (B Sc)
  • Biostatistics Technician (Diploma)
  • Biostatistician (B Sc / M Sc)

 

7. HEALTH PROMOTION

  • Health Promotion Assistant (Certificate)
  • Health Promotion Technician (Diploma)
  • Health Promotion Officer (B Sc)

 

8. MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE:

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant (Certificate)
  • Medical Laboratory Technician (Diploma)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist (B Sc / M Sc)

 

9. MEDICAL PHYSICS

  • Medical Physicists (M Sc)

 

10. MEDICAL RADIATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Radiological Technician (Diploma)
  • Diagnostic Radiographer (B Sc /M Sc)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician (Diploma)
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist (B Sc /M Sc)
  • Radiation Therapist/Therapy Radiographer (B Sc /M Sc)
  • Ultrasound Technician (Diploma)
  • Ultrasonographer (B Sc /M Sc)

 

11. MENTAL HEALTH

  • Community Mental Health Officer (Diploma)
  • Community Mental Health (B Sc)

 

12. NUTRITION

  • Nutrition Assistant (Certificate)
  • Nutrition Technician (Diploma)
  • Nutritionist/Nutritional Technical Officer (B Sc / M Sc)

 

13. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

  • Occupation Therapy Assistant (Certificate)
  • Occupational Therapy Technician (Diploma)
  • Occupational Therapist (B Sc / M Sc)

 

14. OPTOMETRY

  • Optical Dispensing Technician (Diploma)
  • Optical Technician (Diploma)
  • Optometrist (OD, B Sc)

 

15. PHYSIOTHERAPY

  • Physiotherapy Assistant (Certificate)
  • Physiotherapy Technician (Diploma)
  • Physiotherapist (B Sc/ M Sc)

 

16. PROSTHETICS AND ORTHOTICS

  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Assistant (Certificate)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Technician (Diploma)
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics Officer (B Sc / M Sc)

 

17. SPEECH THERAPY

  • Speech Therapist (B Sc / M Sc)

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