Institute of Applied Medical Sciences (IAMS) was founded in 2003 as a vocational training institute, accredited in 2008 as a higher institute (HIAMS) by the Ministry of Higher Education, extended in 2012 to include Higher Institute of Applied Engineering and Business Studies (HIAEBS) and now evolving into University Institutes of Applied Studies (UIAS).

We are fully committed and engaged in Total Quality Management in higher education, a continues process of evaluation and improvement with the vision of becoming the most outstanding private higher education institution in Cameroon by 2020.

FAQ

General Frequently Asked Questions

Is HIAMS recognized?

Yes HIAMS is accredited by Ministry of Higher Education Cameroon to run HND and HPD Programmes (see accreditation page). HIAMS is also in officially mentored by University of Buea.

Which University offers your degrees?

Our degrees are offered by the University of Buea (see certificates under programme page)

What is the admission requirement?

Check: “How to become a student” below on home page

What is the duration of a programme?

The HND programme is three years for medical and two years for Business and Engineering, while the conversion from HND to Bachelor’s Degree is one year.

What are the fees? Our fee structure is generally as follows:

Application: 5,000FCFA

One Time Registration: 50,000FCFA

HND Tuition Medical and Engineering: 400,000FCFA per annum

HND Tuition Business: 200,000FCFA per annum

Bachelor’s Degree Tuition: 500,000FCFA, Mentorship and Certification fee: 65,000FCFA all per annum

Is there a separate fees structure for international students?

Yes, international students’ tuition fee is generally double the home students’ tuition fee

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, we are flexible with tuition fee payment. We expect students to pay in two instalments at the beginning of each semester. We also occasionally accept more than two instalments. However, all fees must be paid before students take final examinations.

When do lectures begin?

Lectures usually begin on the third Monday of October each year for first and fourth year students. Second and third year students begin lectures on the last Monday of August or first Monday of September.

Can I join a programme in the second or third year?

Yes you can! We study your transcript from your previous school and place you in an advanced class. You may also be required to take an examination to move forward. Remember if you want to apply for advanced placement you have to be prepared to start lectures at end of August.

 

 

Institute of Applied Medical Sciences (IAMS) was founded in 2003 as a vocational training institute, accredited in 2008 as a higher institute (HIAMS) by the Ministry of Higher Education, extended in 2012 to include Higher Institute of Applied Engineering and Business Studies (HIAEBS) and now evolving into University Institutes of Applied Studies (UIAS).

We are fully committed and engaged in Total Quality Management in higher education, a continues process of evaluation and improvement with the vision of becoming the most outstanding private higher education institution in Cameroon by 2020.

FAQ

General Frequently Asked Questions

Is HIAMS recognized?

Yes HIAMS is accredited by Ministry of Higher Education Cameroon to run HND and HPD Programmes (see accreditation page). HIAMS is also in officially mentored by University of Buea.

Which University offers your degrees?

Our degrees are offered by the University of Buea (see certificates under programme page)

What is the admission requirement?

Check: “How to become a student” below on home page

What is the duration of a programme?

The HND programme is three years for medical and two years for Business and Engineering, while the conversion from HND to Bachelor’s Degree is one year.

What are the fees? Our fee structure is generally as follows:

Application: 5,000FCFA

One Time Registration: 50,000FCFA

HND Tuition Medical and Engineering: 400,000FCFA per annum

HND Tuition Business: 200,000FCFA per annum

Bachelor’s Degree Tuition: 500,000FCFA, Mentorship and Certification fee: 65,000FCFA all per annum

Is there a separate fees structure for international students?

Yes, international students’ tuition fee is generally double the home students’ tuition fee

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, we are flexible with tuition fee payment. We expect students to pay in two instalments at the beginning of each semester. We also occasionally accept more than two instalments. However, all fees must be paid before students take final examinations.

When do lectures begin?

Lectures usually begin on the third Monday of October each year for first and fourth year students. Second and third year students begin lectures on the last Monday of August or first Monday of September.

Can I join a programme in the second or third year?

Yes you can! We study your transcript from your previous school and place you in an advanced class. You may also be required to take an examination to move forward. Remember if you want to apply for advanced placement you have to be prepared to start lectures at end of August.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about HIAMS

Why would I want to get a job in healthcare?

There are many reasons why healthcare is a great choice! One reason is that healthcare offers you the chance to help other people directly. You help make people feel better physically, mentally, and/or emotionally. Helping people feel better is rewarding as well. There is a sense of accomplishment after assisting a patient. Healthcare is also a great job market. People are always getting sick and people will always need health professionals to keep them from getting sick, so careers in healthcare are not diminishing. With training in healthcare, you can be involved in politics, business, or even entertainment. Healthcare jobs also span a diverse array of work locations including hospitals, military field work, and offices.

Also, healthcare jobs pay well. Fourteen of the top twenty best-paying jobs in the United States are in the healthcare field. In fact, four of the top ten fastest growing careers are in healthcare. Healthcare also spans across many different fields. In Cameroon in particular most hospitals want to set up ultrasound units but there are no technicians to carry out an ultrasound scan.

How do I know if healthcare jobs are right for me?

Because there are so many different careers in healthcare, they address a variety of people. If you have a general interest in helping people you might be interested in finding out more about different health careers to see which one appeals to you most. A love of science/medicine, problem-solving skills, technology skills, people skills, and a team-player attitude are also helpful to have if you want to pursue certain healthcare careers.

What kind of jobs are there in healthcare?

Most people think of doctors and nurses when they think of healthcare. In reality, there are so many more opportunities that involve helping treat the sick and prevent illness. At HIAMS we offer the following Healthcare training programmes: Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Laboratory Technology, Dental Technology, Radiology, Physiotherapy, Ultra Sonography (Echography)

Is there something I should be doing now?

Yes! Graduate from high school. Many more opportunities are open to you with a GCE A Levels, BAC or other high school diploma. But during high school there are various ways to gain exposure to healthcare careers. Experiences like shadowing in a hospital or volunteering in healthcare can help give you a better idea about whether this kind of work is right for you. Remember, there are many different professions in healthcare so try different things in various locations and experiences in several different areas. Take this opportunity to gather more information about the profession.

Once I meet the requirements, how do I secure a job?

Most of these careers require a training programme. Ask your supervisor in the training programme or school about job opportunities. Online searches are also an option, but a supervisor in the field is a possibly more reliable source than an internet search site. An internet site may tell you the pay rate and location, but cannot speak about the people, environment, or promotion opportunities.

Who can I go to for more information?

If you would like to learn more about more jobs in healthcare, ask a health professional (you can find some in hospitals), a career counselor, or look up resources on the internet.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About HIAEBS

What is the relationship between HIAMS and HIAEBS?

HIAEBS is an extension of HIAMS.

What are the fees for HIAEBS different from those of HIAMS?

Yes especially for the business programmes where tuition fees is 50% less.

Which programmes are currently offered by HIAEBS?

HIAEBS is offering a wide variety of programmes. However, whether a programme runs or not depends on the enrolment. Currently running (2014/2015 academic year) is HND/HPD in Management and Marketing. Software, Auto-mechanics and Medical Equipment Engineering programmes will commence next academic year.