Health Professionals Foundation Program (HPFP) is a one-year full-time enrichment program preparing aspiring students to enter Texila American University College of Medicine. It’s a foundational program designed to strengthen students’ academic proficiency in basic sciences and career development, helping them to start their medical careers successfully.
The foundation course provides students an opportunity to systematically get acquainted with wide-ranging concepts in natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and medical terminologies, with a strong foundation in medical science.
The foundation medical courses at TAU-Zambia, have been structured to help students enhance their knowledge with hands-on exposure, encouraging them to think and learn beyond conventional approaches to shape their future as healthcare professionals with expert guidance from qualified mentors.
The HPFP is an essential program for stepping into medical courses in Zambia and qualifies students aspiring to join MBChB, nursing and pharmacology, and many more programs.
Eligibility: Grade 12 School Certificate or GCE with 5 credits or better, four of which must be English Language, Mathematics, Biology and Science.
Structure of the program
Biology – I
General Chemistry – I
Organic Chemistry – I
Physics – I
Mathematics – I
Professional Development – I
Biology – II
General Chemistry – II
Organic Chemistry – II
Physics – II
Mathematics – II
Professional Development – II
Admission to Texila American University (TAU) is based on the students’ academic performance, personal character, and extracurricular interests. While the students’ educational background, age, and intended course of study will be taken account, their intellectual, physical, and emotional potential to meet the rigors of a successful medical career will be carefully considered.
TAU-Zambia’s intensive medical program requires students who are intellectually and emotionally prepared to take on the stress of studying medicine with a view to becoming global doctors.
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What Do You Gain? From this Pre Med courses
Our full-time Health Professionals Foundation Program also referred to as a pre med courses, is a pre-requisite foundation required to study medicine in Zambia.
Learning Outcomes of Foundation Medicine Courses
HPFP being a foundation program helps students to obtain necessary skills, knowledge and attitude required to proceed with MBChB or health professional degrees in future.
The pre med courses are designed to bridge the study of natural sciences and health sciences. Upon completion of the program, students who wish to study medicine in Zambia will have the information required to start their medical or health professional journey.
The pre medical courses confers a robust understanding of health sciences imparted at the bachelor’s degree level. Graduates will obtain a foundational level of theoretical familiarity and also be exposed to real-world practical applications. The teaching pedagogy includes tutorials, lectures, simulations, personal mentoring, problem-based erudition, and assessments
Graduates will also develop soft-skills and inter-personal skills that are required to function in the health and medical industry.
Further study opportunities after Pre med courses
The HFPF program provides the foundation medical course insights to pursue a career in academics. With a strong base in subjects such as organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics, students will be able to further their academic ambitions.
Upon completion of the HPFP program, graduates can opt for programs such as:
One of the greatest strengths of public health is that it is based on many sciences and its students and practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds. At TAU Z, you will study with doctors, nurses, social workers, and many others. When you join us, an exciting mix of students will enrich every one of your public health courses.
Our faculty members bring rich educational backgrounds and field experiences to their teaching and mentoring roles. All of them have been trained at excellent institutions, and each of them is actively involved in cutting-edge research on critical public health problems.
Faculties are there to support students throughout their HPFP journey to discuss academic issues. Students will also have an opportunity to interact more closely with faculty throughout their Learning Management System platform.
Grade 12 School Certificate or GCE with 5 credits or better, four of which must be English Language, Mathematics, Biology, and Science.
1. Special classes are arranged based on the needs of the students.
2. Frequent feedback and faculty-student interaction sessions are also conducted.
MCQ based for all subjects except Mathematics & Professional Development-1 Unit Tests are conducted both on MCQ and Written Tests.
The Academic Progress of a student is tracked in LMS (Learning Management System).
Yes, merit-based, need-based, and special scholarships are available to deserving students. TAU Zambia does not provide bursaries
“1. TAU Zambia delivers the program through its Learning Management system and encourage students to complete assessments & lectures via online without any residency classes 2. Pedagogy meets with industry standards making our students Industry Ready from Day 1. 3. Our Infrastructure is at par with the best in Zambia 4. TAU Zambia has attracted international students & Faculty within SADC regions giving you a truly International Experience”
My name is Nyasha Chamonyonga and I’ve recently been enrolled at Texila. I am doing the HPFP course. Online lectures are really amazing and pose to be very flexible and understandable. We use an application called ZOOM and it allows us to have video conferences. It allows you to see the teacher, his presentation as well as communicate with the teacher and students either by voice or by messaging. All you need is a good connection system. The lecturers are very good at explaining concepts and if you happen to have questions, you have the opportunity to ask and they will help you through. In case of any technical problems, the technical staff members are there to help you through. The Learner’s Management System (LMS) has notes that are available for each subject you will be taking and this makes it easier for students to plan for their lessons and helps us understand better. I have been enjoying the online lessons and I hope you will enjoy them too.
My name is Tadiwanashe Dapi. I have been enrolled with Texila American University for MBCHB Program.I really like the fact that the virtual classes enable us to have the golden opportunity to learn safely at the comfort of our homes during this pandemic. The virtual classes are of great convience, when you miss a lesson or have internet problems you can always watch the videos uploaded on LMS, go through notes on LMS and we can always contact our teachers when needed.