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|
|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|
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.