certificate in health care waste ignou

Certificate in Health Care Waste Management CHCWM IGNOU

The concern for bio-medical waste management has been felt globally with indiscriminate disposal of health care waste and the rise in deadly infections such as AIDS, Hepatitis-B. The need to educate different health care, professionals/ workers, about health care waste management is thus very important. To cater to the needs of these health care professionals, the School of Health Sciences, IGNOU and WHO, SEARO has developed a Certificate Programme in Health Care Waste Management in the South-East Asia Region Countries.
The programme aims to:

  • Sensitize the learners about health care waste and its impact on our health and environment.
  • Acquaint the learner about the existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding health care waste management in South-East Asia Region countries.
  • Equip the learner with the skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.

IGNOU CHCWM Eligibility: Minimum of 10+2 qualification
Target Group: Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers working in health care institutions.

The medium of Instruction: English
IGNOU CHCWM Duration: Minimum 6 months and Maximum 2 years; offered in both January & July cycle of admissions.
IGNOU CHCWM Fee Structure: Rs.2,700/- for the full programme.

Course Code Title of the Course Credits Download
Compulsory Courses
BHM-101 Fundamentals: Environment and Health, Health Care Waste Management Regulations 6
BHM-102 Health Care Waste Management : Concepts, Technologies and Training 6
Optional Courses (Choose any two)
BHME-101 Inter-relationship between Health and Environment 2
BHME-102 Worker Safety and Patient Safety 2
BHME-103 Current Status of Health Care Waste Management
and Legislation in the Regional Countries
BHME-104 Managerial and Systems Approach 2
BHME-105 Special Considerations of Waste Management 2
BHME-106 Administrative and Legal Aspects of Waste Management 2
BHMP-101 Project 2
BHML-101 Workshop 2
Total Credits 16

There are two compulsory courses (BHM101 and BHM102) and eight optional (elective/project/practical) courses.A student is required to take the two compulsory courses and any two of the optional courses. The programme has a blended approach. The programme package consists of self instructional material in the form of block/booklets, audio video matrial and web support. The students opting for the workshop course will be required to undergo a compulsory 2-3 days workshop (as planned by the Programme Study Centre). The student will be allotted a programme study centre keeping in view the choice and availability of centre. In case applications of eligible candidates are more than the number of seats, the marks of 10+2 or equivalent will be considered for making the merit. In case of a tie between two candidates, the one of senior age will be given preference.

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