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Health Assistant (HA)

Certificate in General Medicine (or Health Assistant) program is 3 years program affiliated to CTEVT which aim to provide mid level health professionals who can assist the rural community in health care. According to CTEVT, 65 colleges are offering Proficiency Certificate in General Medicine (Health Assistant : HA) program in Nepal with a total enrollment capacity of 1892.

General Medicine Graduate having established career goals and refined clinical competency can seek further education which will strengthen their professional image challenge their scholastic abilities and prepare them for undergrad school if desired.

The first year focuses on general basic science while the second and third year is purely applied science. There are field exposure hospital and emergency exposure for the students of General Medicine. After passing General Medicine one can independently work in any hospital nursing home and health institutions of government and non government sector.

Job prospectus

Those who completed General Medicine course can be eligible to sit in the entrance examination of Bachelor in Public Health (BPH) and other disciplines, but need to complete deficiency course of science conducted by Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) to be eligible for MBBS entrance examination.


Curricular structure

First Year 

Subject

Marks

English

100

Compulsory Nepali

100

Social Studies

50

Anatomy/Physiology

100

Botany

100

Zoology

100

Chemistry

100

Physics

100

Mathematics, Statistics and Computer

100

Second Year

 

Subject

Marks

Medicine -I

(Clinical Method, communicable disease and system disease)

100

Surgery-I

(General Surgery and orthopedics and Physiotherapy)

100

Clinical Pathology

(Microbiology, Parasitology, Biochemistry, Hematology)

100

OB/GYN

100

Pharmacology and Pharmacy

100

Environmental Health

100

Health Education

100

PHC/Family Health

(Nutritional, maternal child, family planning, population issues)

100

Epidemiology and Community diagnosis

100

Basic Medical Procedures/ First Aid

100

Third Year

Subject

Marks

Pediatrics

Internal/Assessment Marks

Medicine II

A. Psychiatry

B. Dermatology/Sexually transmitted infections

Internal/Assessment Marks

Surgery-II

(ENT, Dentistry, Ophthalmology)

Internal/Assessment Marks

Comprehensive Clinical Practice

Emergency

Medicine

Surgery – ENT, Eye, General Surgery

Clinical Pathology (Laboratory)

Pharmacy, Pharmacology (Dispensing)

Obs/Gyane

Family Health (MCH,FP)

Basic Medical Procedures

150

Comprehensive community field practice:

Community Health

Diagnosis

a. Environmental  Health

b. Epidemiology and Communicable disease

c. Health Education

d. PHC/ Health post attachment