Certificate in Community Health

Certificate in Community Health

Course Title: Health: Physical Activity, Nutrition, Social Behaviour and Naturopathy

Duration:Three Months

Credits :21

Offered By: Post Graduate Department of Zoology.

Eligibility:12th in Science Stream

Concept: The programme was designed to prepare the students as non-medico team workers in the field and also to build up theoretical knowledge and practical skills regarding public health. The students,on successful completion of this certificate programme, will be certified as ‘Community Health Worker’. After completion of this course students will be able to work in four major areas such as:

(i) Health care & Nutrition

(ii) Community Skills & Social behavior

(iii) Physical Health Education

(iv) Naturopathy

Curriculum :The programme is based on enhancing knowledge on general health issues, especially communicable & non-communicable diseases. Much of the course is devoted to seminars, in which a multi-disciplinary team of experts from within and outside the college covers a particular disease or group of diseases in depth. Lecture covers all problems related to metabolic disorders, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management and prevention. Time is set aside after each lecture for discussion. Other seminars focus on aspects of community health. These include an introduction to nutrition, physical activity, social behavior and naturopathy to reduce community health burden and medical expenses. Lectures are followed by practical knowledge of hygiene, nutrition, yoga and meditation, naturopathy totally based on scientific researches.

The course helps to carry -out the project required for the partial fulfillment of B.Sc and M.Sc degree.

A minimum of 30 (21+03) classes is required for completion. The certificate program length is flexible; however, the certificate must be completed within two years.

The student’s transcript will not indicate that the certificate was earned until the Notification of Completion has been submitted, verified by the certificate program committee and processed by the Registrar.

Programme Co-ordinator

Dr. Manjusha Pouranik(Head )

P.G. Department of Zoology