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Certificate in Community Health CCH

Certificate Programme in Community Health (CCH) is a Six Months programme of 18 credits (8 credits in theory and 10 credits in practical) It has 2 theory and 1 practical course.
The Programme has been designed, developed and implemented in collaboration and funding from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) Government of India. The programme aims at improving the knowledge, skills and competencies of in-service registered nurses (RNRM) and Ayurveda Practitioners to enable them to serve as a competent human resource essential for strengthening the primary health care services at peripheral level.
It may be noted that the candidates for this Programme are selected by MoHFW and Programme is open ONLY to sponsored candidates from National Health Mission (NHM) MOHFW Govt. of India
through State Health Mission/State Government. The prospective learners may contact respective State Health authorities (State Health Mission) for the procedure of
selection and sponsorship for admission.


The main objectives of the programme are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and skill of learners in providing community health care services.
  • Develop competencies in dealing with issues of public health.
  • Provide comprehensive primary care based on protocols appropriate to subcentre level.
  • Perform preventive and promotive actions for improving community health.
  • Perform common laboratory investigations.
  • Provide treatment based on protocols as appropriate to subcentre level.

Eligibility: GNM/B.Sc. Nursing/PB B.Sc. Nursing/ Ayurveda Practitioners/ BAMS

Medium of Instruction: English initially

Duration: Minimum 6 Months and Maximum 2 years; admission in both January and July cycle.

Fee Structure: Rs. 15,000/- Cycle (subject to change)

Programme Details

Course Code Course Title Nature of Course Credits Download
BNS 41 Foundations of Community Health Theory 4
BNS 42 Primary Health Care in Common Conditions Theory 4
BNS 43 Public Health and Primary Health Care Skills Practical 10
Total Credits 18


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