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Ministry of Health announces admission in 4 short term courses through IGNOU, details


Ministry of Health announces admission in 4 short term courses through IGNOU, details

New Delhi: Through a recent notification Ministry of Health announced the admission in 4 short-term courses  in the health sector through Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). These courses include:

  • Certificate in General Duty Assistance (CGDA)
  • Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)
  •  Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance (CPHA)
  • Certificate in Home Health Assistance (CHHA)

The last date for application will be the same as for the other programmes of IGNOU being offered in January 2019 session.

The detailed wise notification along with the details of the official website of ministry of health is given below:

Certificate in General Duty Assistance (CGDA)

The General Duty Assistant (GDA) program is a short duration skill-based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by hospitals and healthcare facilities to provide support to nurses, doctors as well as other healthcare team members in ensuring quality care to the patients. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to provide support by undertaking non-clinical tasks or the activities that have been directed by the healthcare team members.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competition to perform the following skills:

 Demonstrate skills in patient positions and use of assistive devices, Preparation of Patient care unit, skills in transporting a patient, handling of samples, drugs and linen and use and aftercare of equipment.

 Demonstrate skills General Hygiene and Grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, Eye, Ear, Skin, hair, nail and foot care, feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and Procedures.

 Practice infection control measures, promote safety and demonstrate the right methods of biomedical waste management.

Eligibility: 12th Pass (those having 12th Science with Biology could have an option for clinical career
progression) Medium of instructions: English (additionally in major regional languages from July 2019 session)

Duration: 6 months (the student can complete the course in a maximum of 2 years) Session: Admission
in both January & July cycle.

Credits: 18

Program Fee: Rs.6,000/-

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre. There would be about 100 study centres across the country for January 2019 session.

NSQF: The curriculum is designed on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) guidelines.
Job Market: Every healthcare setting big or small, needs GDAs to undertake and manage non-clinical activities within a healthcare setting (e.g. patient sample transportation, documentation, infection control and cleanliness).

The GDA program is thus a platform for gaining knowledge, understand the operations and types of services provided by a healthcare setting. The GDAs can progress to take up similar profiles such as Home Health Aide, Nursing aides and assistants, or can also have vertical progression by taking up more responsibilities such as GDA supervisor, Floor supervisor etc. after the adequate experience.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits
BHT-001 Foundation of General Duty Assistance Theory 4
BHT-002 Basic Needs of Patient Care Theory 2
BHTL-003 Fundamental Skills for General Duty Assistance Practical 12

For detail wise Programme Course Structure click on the link given below:

https://mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/AHS%20health%20sector%20ignouMhfww.pdf

Certificate in Geriatric Care Assistance (CGCA)

A Geriatric Care Assistant (GCA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who usually works in a hospital, home or Old Age home environment and provide care to the elderly or old age patients. Internationally they may be called by similar names such as Elderly Care Attendants, Geriatric Nursing Aides or Patient Care Assistants.

The Geriatric Care Assistant (GCA) program is a short duration skill-based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed to provide support to old age patients and assist other healthcare providers majorly in home/ old age home (including assisted living facilities) settings, rehabilitation facilities or otherwise in hospitals as well. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to provide support by undertaking non-clinical tasks or the activities that have been prescribed for the patient by the healthcare team members.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

 Demonstrate skills in basic geriatrics care such as assessment, patient positions, movements, preparation of facilities/environment of the patient, feeding, hygiene, grooming, dressing, bathing and elimination needs of geriatrics patients, oral care, hair care, eye and ear care, skin, nail and foot care of geriatrics patients.

 Demonstrate skills General Hygiene and Grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, Eye, Ear, Skin, hair, nail and foot care, feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and Procedures.

Eligibility: 12th Pass with Science (those having 12th Science with Biology could have an option for clinical career progression).

The medium of instructions: English (additionally in major regional languages from July 2019 session)

Duration: 6 months (the student can complete the course in a maximum of 2 years)

Session: Admission in both January & July cycle.

Credits: 20

Program Fee: Rs.6,500/

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre. There would be about 100 study centres across the country for January 2019 session.

NSQF: The curriculum is designed on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) guidelines.

Job Market: With the increase in geriatric population as well as social limitations such as nuclear families, there is greater evidence of the requirement of Geriatric Care Assistants.

The GCA program is thus a platform for gaining knowledge, to understand the activities and variety of care interventions that are required by an elderly patient.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits
BHT-006 Foundation for Geriatric Care Assistance Theory 4
BHT-007 Special Needs of Geriatric Patients Theory 4
BHTL-008 Skills for Geriatric Care Assistance Practical 12

For detail wise Programme Course Structure click on the link given below:

https://mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/AHS%20health%20sector%20ignouMhfww.pdf

Certificate in Phlebotomy Assistance (CPHA)

The Phlebotomy Assistant program is a short duration skill-based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by diagnostic/healthcare service providers to assist medical laboratory technologist/pathologist. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to draw quality blood samples from patients, storage & transport to laboratory for medical testing.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

 Demonstrate the ability to collect. Storage, transport, receive, accept or reject and store blood, etc.;

 Practice infection control measures including collection, segregation, storage, transportation and disposal of the Biomedical Waste in the lab/unit, techniques to maintain the personal hygiene & use of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at the workplace

 Demonstrate Basic Life Support (BLS) measures & first aid in the event of emergencies,

Eligibility: 12th Pass with Science (those having 12th Science with Biology could have an option for clinical career progression).

Medium of instructions: English (additionally in major regional languages from July 2019 session)

Duration: 6 months (the student can complete the course in a maximum of 2 years) Session: Admission in both January & July cycle.

Credits: 20

Program Fee: Rs.7,500/-

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre. There would be about 100 study centres across the country for January 2019 session.

NSQF: The curriculum is designed on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) guidelines.

Job Market: With the fastest growing market of diagnostics and laboratory chains, the demand for Phlebotomists
is incremental. Phlebotomy can also be the entry point for candidates who may be interested in undertaking Medical Laboratory Sciences as their profession, however, to get streamlined in the medical laboratory field, the phlebotomist will be expected to undergo desired higher level qualification.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits
BHT-011 Basic Phlebotomy Assistance Theory 4
BHT-012 Handling of Blood Samples Theory 4
BHTL-013 Skills for Phlebotomy Assistance Practical 12

For detail wise Programme Course Structure click on the link given below:

https://mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/AHS%20health%20sector%20ignouMhfww.pdf

Certificate in Home Health Assistance (CHHA)

A Home Health Assistant (HHA) can be defined as a trained and certified health-care worker who provides assistance to a patient in the home with personal care (as hygiene and exercise) and light household duties (as meal preparation) and one who monitors the patient’s condition.

The Home Health Assistance (HHA) is a short duration skill-based training program, with an objective to develop a pool of trained workforce who can be employed to provide patient support and assist other health care providers in home settings. This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to provide support by undertaking non-clinical tasks or the activities that have been prescribed for the patient by the healthcare team members.

Outcome Objective:

The program aims at making a student competent to perform the following skills:

 Demonstrate Skills of general hygiene and grooming, bathing procedures and guidelines, mouth, Eye, Ear, Skin, hair, nail and foot care.

 Demonstrate Skills of feeding the patient, taking care of elimination needs and procedures.

 Demonstrate skills to enable the geriatric/paralytic/immobile patient to cope with changes to their health and environment including preventing the risk of falls

 Demonstrate Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and other actions in the event of medical and facility emergencies.

 Practice infection control measures promote safety, list usage of protective devices and right methods of biomedical waste management at home level.

Eligibility: 12th Pass (those having 12th Science with Biology could have an option for clinical career
progression).

Medium of instructions: English (additionally in major regional languages from July 2019 session)

Duration: 6 months (the student can complete the course in a maximum of 2 years) Session: Admission
in both January & July cycle.

Credits: 18

Program Fee: Rs.6,000/-

No. of Seats: 20-30 in each Study Centre. There would be about 100 study centres across the country for January 2019 session.

NSQF: The curriculum is designed on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) guidelines.

Job Market: With the increase in non-communicable diseases, critically ill patients and accidental cases there is greater evidence of the requirement of home-based assistance. Many home health assistants also work in assisted living facilities, which provide independent living in a homelike group environment, with professional care available as needed.

Programme Structure:

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits
BHT-016 Basic Home Health Assistance Theory 4
BHT-017 Applied Home Health Assistance Theory 2
BHTL-018 Skills for Home Health Assistance Practical 12

For detail wise Programme Course Structure click on the link given below:

https://mohfw.gov.in/sites/default/files/AHS%20health%20sector%20ignouMhfww.pdf

for more details visit the official website of ministry of health given below:

https://mohfw.gov.in/


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