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Course Name : BSc. in Patient Care Management with specialization in Palliative Care and Geriatric Care

Eligibility : 10 + 2 Science

Program Duration : 3 Years

Programme fees : 48,000 /-


Introduction of the Sector

Healthcare comprising of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment has become one of India’s largest sectors  both in terms of revenue and employment. With increased awareness about health, domestic healthcare, medical tourism and health insurance markets are gaining momentum, offering opportunities for trained personnel.

BSc in Patient Care Management

Programme Introduction

A graduate of BSc. in Patient Care Management is an allrounder as far as critical care is concerned. The course envisages to build in an overall expertise in the student, of managing patients with care, whether it’s an in-patient or someone in the OPD. Apart from general patient care the student will specialize in geriatric care and palliative care. They would be capable of offering a range of services like cardiac care or care of cancer patients. The focus of the course will be on geriatric care and palliative care. Data from National Family Health Survey (NFHS) and census shows that life-span has increased in general. Hence, provisions for care and support for older population need to have more thrust in the development initiatives.

This includes integrating healthcare components required for older population and developing multi-level interdisciplinary professionals to provide quality care and support to them. In addition to geriatric care, palliative care also is a need of the time. It has been estimated that in India, the total number of people who need palliative care is likely to be 5.4 million people a year. Palliative care is explicitly recognized under the human right to health. The goal of palliative care is to improve quality of life. It is required for a wide range of diseases like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, AIDS, diabetes and so on. Palliative care treats a wide range of issues that can include pain, depression, anxiety, fatigue, shortness of breath, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. 

The need for such professionals has been expressed not only by the health care sector employers, but also by the patients. This course will enable students to deliver quality care in all three areas i.e., patient care, geriatric care and palliative care. Students may get job opportunities as nursing assistants in private hospitals, in the home care setting as well as in various developed countries where the life span has increased.

The course thus, aims to fill the gap between the demand for these professionals and dearth of their availability. That apart, the course creates the grounds for enhancing vertical growth opportunities for the Patient Care Management graduate.

The complexity of skill development increases with each level, in correspondence with the standards set by the National Skill Qualification Framework. Thus, each activity would be having an increasing number of tasks every progressive year.

Eligibility for Admission

The eligibility for admission to BSc. in Patient Care Management shall be 10+2 or equivalent, in science stream.

Career Prospects/Job Role

After completing BSc. in Patient Care Management the student will be able to find jobs at Hospitals (In patient, pallative care OPD) Hospice, Rehabilitation centers , Home care, settings and Nursing Homes.

Knowledge provider for skill training

Apex Kidney care, IQRA Hospital, Shivam Diagnostics, Fortis Hospital, St George Hospital, Shanti Hospital, Lenskart

Semester-wise Listing of Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits     Course Code Course Name Credits
GE 1.1  Functional English 4     GE 2.1  Basics of Economics and Markets 4
GE 1.2  Communication Skills - I 4     GE 2.2  Environment Sciences 4
GE 1.3  Computing Skills - I 4     GE 2.3  Ethics and Governance 4
PCM 1  Foundations of Patient Care - I 2     PCM 5  Foundations of Patient Care - II 2
PCM 2  Introduction to the Human Body 2     PCM 6  Introduction to Pharmacology and Drug Administration 2
PCM 3  Meeting Basic Needs of the Patient 2     PCM 7  First Aid 2
PCM 4  Methods of Prevention and Control of Infection in the Hospital 2     PCM 8  Introduction to palliative and geriatric care 2
Course Code Course Name Credits     Course Code Course Name Credits
GE 3.1  Communication Skills II 4     GE 4.1  Computing Skills - II 2
GE 3.2  Financial Literacy 4     GE 4.2  Basics of Accounting 4
GE 3.3  Basics of Legal and HR Policies 4     GE 4.3  Design Thinking 4
PCM 7  Documentation and Store Keeping 2     GE 4.4  Organizational Behaviour 2
PCM 8  Common Conditions and Symptom management in palliative and geriatric clients 2     PCM 14  Pain management and end of life care 2
PCM 11  Therapeutic Patient Care - I 2     PCM 15  Therapeutic Patient Care - II 2
PCM 12  Pre and post-operative care, including wound care 2     PCM 16  Home based palliative and geriatric care 2
Course Code Course Name Credits     Course Code Course Name Credits
GE 5.1  Digital Literacy 4     GE 6.1  Entrepreneurship 4
GE 5.2  Health and Wellness 4     GE 6.2  Employment Readiness 4
GE 5.3  Personal Grooming 4     GE 6.3  Effective Workplace Skills & Competencies 4
PCM 17  Advanced patient care - respiratory and cardiac care 2     PCM 21  Advanced patient care: important neurological disorders and miscellaneous conditions 2
PCM 18  Advanced patient care - Gastrointestinal and Urinary tract disorders 2     PCM 22  Advanced patient care - care of the patient with communicable diseases and disorders of Eye, Ear, Nose and throat 2
PCM 19  Meeting the needs of special patients- (maternal and child health care) 2     PCM 23  Mental health care; Interpersonal relationship, therapeutic communication, patient and family education and counselling 2
PCM 20  Emergencies in palliative and geriatric care and rehabilita- tion 2     PCM 24  Psychosocial legal and ethical aspects of palliative and geriatric care 2

*The skill training component is 50% to 60% ranging from 600 hours to 720 hours per year depending upon the industry requirement.

Programme fees: Rs. 48,000/-per annum
Examination fees: Rs.1,600/- per semester and Rs. 3200 per annum
Caution Deposit (Refundable): Rs.5000
Convocation Fees: Rs.2000/- (In absentia Rs.2500/-)

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