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Paramedical Sciences has served as a lateral aid to the medical science, in terms of diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Their primary role is to provide advanced pre-hospital medical care to the patients. A paramedic can be defined as a person who works in a healthcare field in an auxiliary capacity to a physician. They are specially trained medical technicians certified to provide a wide range of emergency medical services. With the advent of technological development of medical sciences, several invasive and non-invasive tools were designed, that reported a sudden upsurge of trained paramedical manpower for the operation of these technical inventions in medical sciences. Even though they play a crucial role in delivering health care, their contribution went un-noticed in terms of setting up a separate Council/Governing body, with specified guidelines/regulations to maintain a uniform high quality standard of training and education of paramedics all over the nation and register qualified personnel for the free practice of the profession.

Eligibility for Paramedical Courses

 There is an increasing demand for paramedics professionals both in India and abroad. Paramedical offers numerous courses for students after class 12th. Students who have passed Class 12 in Science with Biology are eligible to join paramedical   courses.

Types of Paramedical Courses 

  • Bachelor’s Degree course
  • Diploma course
  • Certificate course
  • Postgraduate Course

 Bachelor’s Degree in Paramedical Courses

Duration - Three to Four years

 Diploma Paramedical Courses

  • Diploma in OT Technician
  • Diploma in Rural Health Care
  • GNM
  • ANM
  • Diploma in Dental Hygienist
  • Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Diploma in Dialysis Technology
  • Diploma in X-Ray Technology
  • Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant
  • Diploma in Physiotherapy

Duration – One to three years

Certificate Paramedical Courses

  • Certificate in X-Ray Technician
  • Certificate in ECG and CT Scan Technician
  • Certificate – Technician/ Lab Assistant
  • Certificate in Nursing Care Assistant
  • Certificate – Dental Assistant
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education
  • Certificate in Rural Health Care
  • Certificate in Dialysis Technician
  • Certificate in Home Based Health Care

Duration – Six months to two years.

Postgraduate Courses in Paramedical Science

  • Master of Radiation Technology
  • Master of Medical Lab. Technology
  • Master of Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology
  • Master of Pathology Technology
  • PG Diploma in Maternal & Child Health
  • PG Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
  • PG Diploma in Hospital & Health Management
  • Master of Occupational therapy
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • MSc Nursing
  • Master of Pharmacy
  • Master of Veterinary & Public Health
  • Master of Hospital Administration

 Major Sectors that Cover the Paramedical Courses

These paramedical courses train a student in specialised fields such as X-Ray technology, dialysis etc. Below is the comprehensive list of areas that comes under the umbrella of Paramedical courses.

  • X-Ray technology

  • Anaesthesia Technology

  • Physiotherapy

  • Dialysis Technology

  • Nursing

  • Audiologist and Speech Therapist

  • Medical Laboratory Technologists