Course - Under Graduate
Bachelor of Science in Community Health Practitioner

Duration:3 years (6 semesters) + 1 year internship.
Eligibility:Pass in Higher Secondary Science stream(or equivalent +2 examinations)
The Community Health Practitioner (CHP) is a mid-level health worker who has been trained to diagnose and treat common health problems, to provide the initial management of emergencies and to refer appropriately and transfer seriously-ill or injured patients for further care. CHPs have played an important role in meeting the healthcare needs in many countries and the World Health Organization has cooperated with, encouraged and supported many governments in developing the training and practice of CHPs.
About the course:

YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION

COMPETENCIES

First year
I&II Semester

The course intends to provide basic input to the students so that they have prior knowledge and be equipped in skills to guide them before they opt for the main disciplines.

The students will acquire knowledge and skills in Basic Sciences like Human Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology. Pharmacology will provide the student an idea about the different drugs. Basic Patient care will help the student to develop hands on skills on how to handle patients.

Second year
IIIand IVsemester

Students are provided with knowledge & skills on pharmacology, Obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics, medicine & surgery, community medicine & medical ethics.

Students will acquire skills on

  • Basic patient care.
  • Immunization.
  • Administration of medication.
  • Phlebotomy & infusion.
  • Assisting in normal deliveries.
  • Application of ethical, legal practices in their profession.

Third year
V&VIsemester

Students are provided with knowledge & skills on mental health, health education & communication, clinical emergencies, health planning & management, basic research methods & quality in health system.

Students will acquire skills on

  • Wound dressing.
  • Identifying health problems.
  • Giving health education to the communities
  • Quality control in health care.

Fourth year (Internship)

Hands-on application in different hospitals and community health centre.
During this period they will be conducting a project under the supervision of a guide.

Students will be able to:

  • Practice, enhance & strengthen their skills.
  • Collect, analyze, interpret data & write a project report.

Course of the study:

  • Theoretical knowledge: Lecture, demonstration, group discussion, guest lecturer, assignments, case studies, seminars & presentations.
  • Practical skills: Health camps, Hospital, Urban & Rural health centers postings, Project works, Case presentation & Internship.
  • Course outline:

    First Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    AHS101

    Anatomy and Physiology-I

    5

    AHS102

    Basic Biochemistry

    6

    AHS103

    Microbiology-I

    3

    AHS104

    Basic Patient Care-I

    2

    AHS105

    General Pharmacology-I

    2

    ENGL101

    English and Communication I

    4

    COMP101

    PC Software Laboratory-I

    2

    Total

     

    24

     

    Second Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    AHS111

    Anatomy and Physiology-II

    5

    AHS112

    Metabolism and Molecular Biology

    6

    AHS113

    Microbiology-II

    3

    AHS114

    Basic Patient Care-II

    2

    AHS115

    General Pharmacology-II

    2

    AHS116

    Pathology

    1

    ENGL111

    English and Communication II

    4

    COMP111

    PC Software Laboratory-II

    2

    Total

     

    25

     

    Third Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    BCHP201

    Pharmacology I

    2

    BCHP202

    Blood Banking

    1

    BCHP203

    Haematology

    1

    BCHP204

    Clinical Microbiology

    2

    BCHP205

    Parasitology

    1

    BCHP206

    Advance Anatomy I

    1

    BCHP207

    Clinical Biochemistry

    2

    BCHP208

    Community Nutrition

    2

    BCHP209

    Practical Posting

    6

    BCHP210

    Medical Ethics

    1

    BCHP211

    Immunology

    1

    ENGL201

    English and Communication III

    3

    TOTAL

    23

     

    Fourth Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    BCHP211

    Clinical Medicine and Surgery I

    1

    BCHP212

    Clinical Paediatrics I

    1

    BCHP213

    Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology I

    1

    BCHP214

    Pharmacology II

    2

    BCHP215

    Advance Anatomy II

    1

    BCHP216

    Community Medicine and Epidemiology I

    1

    BCHP217

    Practical Posting

    10

    ENGL211

    English and Communication IV

    3

    TOTAL

    20

     

    Fifth Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    BCHP301

    Clinical Medicine and Surgery II

    1

    BCHP302

    Community Medicine and Epidemiology II

    1

    BCHP303

    Clinical Paediatrics II

    1

    BCHP304

    Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology II

    1

    BCHP305

    Clinical Emergency

    1

    BCHP306

    Practical Posting

    10

    BCHP307

    Health Planning and Management

    1

    BCHP308

    Research Methods-I

    1

    ENGL301

    English and Communication V

    3

    TOTAL

    20

     

    Sixth Semester

    Subject Code

    Subject Title

    Credits

    BCHP311

    Mental Health

    1

    BCHP312

    Health Education

    1

    BCHP313

    Quality in Health System

    1

    BCHP315

    Practical Postings

    10

    BCHP316

    Research Methods-II

    2

    ENGL311

    English and Communication VI

    3

    TOTAL

    18

    Career opportunities:

  • Health worker at Hospitals.
  • Health worker Community health centres.
  • Health worker at Primary health centres.
  • Serves as community health officers at district & state levels.
  • Health educator.
  • This course is offered in:-

    Allied Health Sciences Department,
    Martin Luther Christian University,
    Dongktieh, Nongrah, Shillong-793006

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    Mission Statement

    To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, while upholding and conserving its bio-cultural heritage, by providing knowledge and skills that will enable our students to become global citizens and by recognizing the Christian legacy of the University and its commitment to Christian institutions and the Christian community.

    Our Pledge

    We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

    Contact Details

    Martin Luther Christian University
    Dongktieh, Block -1,
    Nongrah, Shillong 793006
    Meghalaya
    Ph: 0364-2535467/0364- 2535437
    E-mail: admin@mlcuniv.in , registrar@mlcuniv.in, admissions@mlcuniv.in
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