On completion of the course, students gain elementary knowledge about structure and functions of organs and systems of human body and desirable skills regarding clinical parameters.
In B. Voc. Patient Care Management, the key study areas are Anatomy & Physiology; Food Nutrition & Dietetics; Communication & Computer Education in Health Care; General Health Care & Delivery System, Hospital Organization, Concept of Clinical Laboratory Tests, Sterile Services etc. Internship and field visit to a hospital give the students a comprehensive understanding.
In B. Voc. Health Care Technology, the course is aimed at skilling people for jobs in healthcare sector/industry as they build up key competency in areas such as Lab Organization & Maintenance and assisting the physician/doctor. In six semesters, the students are able to familiarize themselves in modules that include Anatomy (regional, systemic, surface & microscopic, cytology, histology, embryology, pathological and radiographic anatomy); Physiology (understanding of tissues, organs and the morphology & functioning of cells); Biochemistry; Clinical Pathology; Microbiology (familiarity with bacteriology and other diseases); Haematology (Blood collection, blood cells, counts, equipment and kits); Haemostasis (coagulation mechanism); Histopathology (Blood Sampling, grouping & anticoagulants); Operation Theatre Technology and devices and so on.
One can choose to work or pursue higher studies. Pursuing a Master’s course such as MHM or MHA focuses on acquainting the students with the principles and practices essential for managing a hospital organization. Some of the good institutes are: St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore; IIHMR Jaipur; Manipal University, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi; and Hindustan University, Chennai. The earning potential after a Master’s programme usually is 75-100% more than what one gets after doing an undergraduate course.