Specialisations, Syllabus and Job Prospects At Undergraduate Level
Paramedical Science is a vast field and offers various undergraduate courses, allowing aspirants to choose the field of their choice. Some of the prominent paramedical courses include
Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)
A four-year degree programme, Physiotherapy is a healthcare field concerned with the remediation of impairments and disabilities and the promotion of mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential through examination, evaluation, diagnosis and physical intervention.
BPT students essentially study topics like Anatomy, General Psychology, Biomechanics & Kinesiology, Orthopedics, General Surgery, and Physiotherapy in Neurological Conditions etc. in their core syllabus.
Physiotherapists can get employment anywhere in the hospitals, be it ICU or Geriatrics. There is also scope for private practice in physiotherapy.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc)
Nursing is a four-year degree programme. It involves collaborative care for individuals of all ages, families and communities. It includes the prevention of illness, promotion of health and the care of ill and disabled people.
The core syllabus of BSc Nursing covers various topics like Anatomy and Physiology, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Child Health Nursing, Midwifery and Obstetrical Nursing and so on.
There are a plethora of job opportunities for students in this field like hospitals, sanatoria, schools, nursing homes, industry and in private medical clinics. There are also opportunities in the Armed Forces, where nursing graduates can become commissioned medical officers.
Bachelor of Science in Medical Lab Technology (BSc)
Medical Lab Technology is a three-year bachelor’s degree course associated with performing chemical, microscopic, immunologic and bacteriological diagnostic analysis on body fluids.
The core subjects studied under this degree are Hematology, Clinical Pathology, Immunology, Molecular Pathology, Blood Banking Technology, Biochemistry, Serology and Microbiology.
The Medical Lab Technology field offers lucrative job opportunities like Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Ultrasound Technician, Radiologist Assistant, Radiologic Technologist and X-Ray Technician.
Specialisations, Syllabus and Job Prospects At Postgraduate Level
Master of Health Administration (MHA)
MHA is a two-year long degree course that helps the students with the essential knowledge required for senior managerial and planning work in the health services and systems sectors.
MHA students have subjects like Management accounting, Principles of hospital management, Legal aspects of health, Strategic management, Nutrition & dietetics, Epidemiology, Health education, Communication, Basic information technology, Principles of management, Organizational behaviour, Quantitative management and Hospital support services and so on in their core syllabus.
Dental office, Home health care service, Health system, Community care facility for the elderly, Healthcare consulting firm, Federal government health care facility, Health clinic, Ambulatory health care service etc.
Master in Public Health (MPH)
A two-year degree course, MPH is one of the most sought after fields in paramedical science. It prepares you to work in a range of public health initiatives, health education etc. and contribute to the health society.
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Population Sciences, Women and Child Health and Gender Issues, Health System & Policies in Public Health, Ethics in Public Health, Health Economics & Health Care Financing, Environmental Health and Sustainable Development, Organization Behavior and Design, Human Resource Development in Public Health, Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management.
Environmental Scientists, Healthcare Administrator, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, Community Health Workers, Health Educators, Mental Health Counselors, Health Nutritionist etc.