Overview & Mission
Welcome to the Institute of Medical Sciences. The Institute of Medical Sciences offers postgraduate level professional courses. At Flowers we are committed to providing high quality education health sciences in order to bridge the knowledge and expertise gap between advanced and resource poor communities. As learners, you will be challenged to think, analyse and engage in critical debates on contemporary issues in health and technology globally.
For more information on individual courses, please click on your course of interest below.
Course Catalogue and Services for Institute of Medical Sciences
- Global Public Health and Health Sciences
- Centre for Biotechnology and Genomic Research
- Microbiology Consulting Group
The field of Global/Public Health and Health Sciences is advancing rapidly in the 21st century.
Due to rapid globalization, compounded by socio-economic gaps between so-called rich and poor countries, there is almost no justification for ensuring sustainable quality of life other than combining coherent multi-disciplinary systems in health sciences (including but not limited to governance, technology, law, policies, informatics, e-health, and human rights, and public health). At Flowers School of Global Health Science (FGHS) we are committed to providing high quality education health sciences in order to bridge the knowledge and expertise gap between advanced and resource poor communities. As learners, you will be challenged to think, analyze and engage in critical debates on contemporary issues in health and technology globally. The complexity of these interactions couple with institutional and state’s responsibility to promote right and access to health, will stimulate critical thoughts and innovative ideas for change in classroom setting. Such carefully designed courses will attract students in law, medicine, public health, interdisciplinary studies, international development and more.
Discipline: FGHS adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to health drawing from Law, medicine, public health, environmental health, occupational health, international relations, political science, anthropology, gender, development studies, e-health, and informatics.
Beneficiaries: These courses are intended for health-related professionals and practitioners as well as upper level university students in the above disciplines who are seeking global perspectives in health, technology, law and development.
Constitution: These courses could be customized into a full or required courses for university/college students, a two-week intense certified program for summer institute attendees, or 2-5 days lectures, workshops or seminars in-class face-to-face or via Skype.
Evaluation: Group presentation, research paper and class participation.
School-wide research interests: Public/global health law, International law, Refugee/migrant health, Internally displaced populations, Indigenous populations, Children in war, Sexual and gender violence, African human rights systems, Mental health, Post-colonial studies, Decolonizing cultures, Pre-colonial history of Africa.
To provide services and training in genomic and molecular biology and also with the goal of enhancing resources to enable investigators to incorporate genetic and biotechnology approaches in their research.
Real Time – Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) | Cell Culture
Next Generation Sequencing | Nanotechnology | Bioinformatics Supports
DNA Adduct Testing | DNA Profiling (Forensic science) | Epigenetics
Assay Development | Oligos (Primers and Probes) | Sanger Sequencing
The centre engages in contemporary research at the interface of discipline constituting biotechnology in its broadest definition. A broad range of research areas includes:
Biomedical Sciences | Molecular and Cellular Biology | Biophysics | Bioengineering and Devices | Biochemistry | Biotechnology | Regulatory Affairs | Climate Sciences, Agriculture and Environment
The group provides expertise microbiology consultancy, pharmacopoeia compliance, contamination control, and training solutions for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and health related industries within Ghana.
Contamination control and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) | Sterility assurance and aseptic processing | Environmental monitoring | Pharmacopoeia method suitability, validation and testing | GMPauditing of laboratories and manufacturing | Microbial identification | Rapid Microbiology Method (RMM) development, validation, etc. | Failure investigations and microbial data deviations | Compounding pharmacy microbiology USP 797 and USP 7 | Bioprocessing, small and large molecule manufacturing, sterile products, etc. | Regulatory submissions, inspections and audit response
The group also carries out the following microbiology laboratory services:
Pharmaceutical-grade water analysis | Environmental monitoring | Antimicrobial and preservative effectiveness testing | Laboratory design, qualification, optimization, and automation | Endotoxin analysis and method validation | cGMPcompliance | Risk assessments (e.g., objectionable organisms, microbial data deviation, bioburden excursions) | Laboratory audit, optimization and management | Failure investigations and root cause analysis
The group will also deliver a comprehensive and meaningful in-house customised training programme appropriate for clients’ specific needs. The objective is to train manufacturing personnel, pharmaceutical microbiologists, medical microbiologists, QA and QC compliance organizations, operators, auditors, herbal medicine production companies, students, departmental managers, and research personnel in a variety of topics. The training modules is designed to meet short and long term needs, and engage the participants in detailed case study, practical exercises, and thought provoking discussions.