Diploma in Health Care and Paramedic Skills

This Program is aimed at training candidates for the job of a Medical Nursing Assistant (MNA). provide for the patients’ daily care, patients’ comfort, patient’s safety, and patients’ health needs in a hospital environment. MNA will need personal attributes, such as collaboration in working with other services in the hospital and deliver the health care suggested by the nurses. The work of a Medical Nursing Assistant is based on mutual respect towards the patients and coworkers and carried out in a friendly and gentle manner.

Objectives

The Diploma program is modular in nature with multiple exit points at Certificate, Diploma. Each of the two semesters carries 30 credits, resulting in a total of 60 credits for Diploma. The credits are accumulated from Certificate to Diploma as given below -


Semester

Duration

Location

Credits (Cumulative)

Fee (Rs.)

Award

I

3 Months

At BSDU

15

15,000/-

Certificate

II

3 Months

At Hospital

30

III

3 Months

At BSDU

45

15,000/-

Diploma

IV

3 Months

At Hospital

60

Curriculum


Semester-1 (1.1)

Semester-1 (1.2) (Industrial Internship)

Subjects/Modules

Credits

Subjects/Modules

Credits

Course introduction, basic anatomy 

1

Industrial Internship

8

Professional Behaviour

1

Hygiene and anatomy subjects

3

Hygiene and safety

2

General awareness in care taking

1

Personal hygiene and getting dressed

2

Professional Communication Skills – I

1

Nutrition and support in feeding

1

Modern History

1

Body mechanics and positioning

1

Environmental Studies

1

Excretion process

1

 

 

Tube feeding

1

 

 

Clinical pictures

1

 

 

English Language & Comprehension

1

 

 

National Integration

1

 

 

MS Office

1

 

 

Computer Lab - I

1

 

Total

15

Total

15

Semester-2 (2.1)

Semester-2 (2.2) (Industrial internship)

Subjects/Modules

Credits

Subjects/Modules

Credits

First aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation

Industrial internship

7

Support in breathing

2

Advanced care subjects

3

Dressing change

1

General awareness

1

Drug education

1

Organizational Behavior

1

Check vital signs

1

International Relations

1

Clinical pictures

1

Current Affairs

1

Blood examination

1

Socio Economic Development

1

Repetition

1

Professional Communication Skill-2

1

Personality Development

1

MS Office

1

English Language and Comprehension

1

Computer Lab-I

1

Total

15

Total

15

  • Demonstrate techniques to support patients’ in their daily activities, such as, personal hygiene, getting dressed, elimination process, body mechanics, and nutrition.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform nursing skills essential in providing basic health care services
  • Promote work place safety

Career Prospects

The MNA will be very useful as a caring assistant for patients in institutions like Hospitals and Nursing Homes. She would be able to assist in medical technical procedures and support the physical, social and emotional well-being of all patients.


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