"To be a centre of excellence, dedicated to quality education in healthcare and research, by integrating values, commitment, social consciousness, professionalism and services to the community by creating skilled global health professionals ".
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has recommended the following definition: “Allied and
health care professionals (AHPs) includes individuals involved with the delivery of health or
healthcare related services, with qualifications and competence in therapeutic, diagnostic, curative,
preventive and/or rehabilitative interventions. They work in multidisciplinary health teams in varied
health care settings including doctors, nurses and public health officials to promote, protect, treat
and/or manage a person(‘s) physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental health and holistic
The government and the healthcare sector have recognized the need and importance of the allied health professions. The Midnapore City College has coordinated the setting up different health professional courses as Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology, Masters in Medical Laboratory Technology, Bachelor of Hospital Management and Masters in Hospital Administration. The primary focus is to prepare Allied Health Sciences department of Midnapore City College to perform for the wellbeing of the mankind with commitment and dedication. The department aims to become a leader in Allied Health Sciences Education and the department continues to grow and expand its activities to research in biomedical areas. Opportunities abound for students and faculty at all levels to participate in basic, translational, interdisciplinary and community oriented research.
Considering these objectives, the Academy established smart classrooms, Pathology lab, serology lab, parasitology lab with an additional Central Research Laboratory focusing more on advanced techniques using advanced instruments apart from a well-equipped “General Laboratory”. Allied health workers are an untapped treasure, critical to fixing the gaping holes in India’s health workforce, particularly the severe shortage of physicians and specialists.
Bachelor of Hospital Management aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out the administrative operations of clinical and support service departments. The duration of the course is 3 years. The hospital mangers play a key role in the dynamic health care sector. They are involved in the overall coordination of activities of the hospital. They also involve in the HR activities of the hospital to identify the problems of employees and to reduce their retention. These professionals are also engaged with the computerization of important files and in the security of the same. The course study help them to identify the changing technological need of the Company and to act in pace with the same.
The advantages offered by Bachelor of Hospital Management are huge. The course study imparts leadership qualities in the candidate in order to administer and the direct the operations of the hospital. The same helps one to find opportunities with public health departments, nursing homes, etc apart from hospitals. By gaining experience in the role of hospital manager, one can move in to the role of chief executive officer or head of the department of the organizations. The job position of Hospital manager offers good salary packages also.
MHA (Master of Hospital Administration) is equal to and more than MBA in Health care. A suitable work experience can always give students higher employment prospects vis-à-vis a fresh graduate, quite like MBA compared to other graduates.
The Masters in Hospital Administration course is meant for those people who share these sentiments, because job responsibilities range from giving astute guidance in administration to managing the daily affairs of the hospital. Efficient management can play a role in saving more lives. With the advent of medical tourism and rapid development in technologies the health sector is emerging as one of the fastest growing sectors in India. Several corporates and business organisations have forayed into the healthcare sector, thus resulting in the healthcare delivery system becoming more organised, systematic and efficient. Hence, the healthcare industry needs professionals who can handle these challenges.
The programmes enable individuals to take on leadership roles by equipping them with training in planning, project and operational management, financial, material and human resource management.
With a steady 15% annual growth rate over the last decade, MHA has gradually become the programme of choice for graduates who want to make a mark in the dynamic healthcare industry in India. This is also an avenue for Dental graduates and students from other Allied Healthcare streams to explore. More and more medical students are opting for MHA to enhance their career prospects for creating a niche towards managerial aspects of running hospitals/healthcare units.
Also, there lies a scope beyond hospitals as well. For example, getting employed as health care program coordinators and resource persons in International NGOs (UNICEF, WHO, etc.), NGOs and GOs. The character of the course is experiential learning, with 90 hours of training per semester. The students usually get placed prior to or during the final semester.
The Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology a. k. a clinical laboratory science helps diagnose, treat and prevent disease through clinical laboratory tests. It is complementary to medical science. It involves analysis of body matter such as fluid, tissue, and blood. It also covers micro-organism screening, chemical analyses, and cell count. These professionals, medical lab technicians and technologists, play an important role in collecting information, sampling, testing, reporting and documenting medical investigations. Read on to know how to develop a career in medical lab technology.
Medical Technologist work covers areas such as;
Technologists may also conduct research supervised by medical researchers, who are responsible for maintaining report accuracy and conducting complex tests. They generally have more training than a medical laboratory technician, who performs routine testing under stipulated conditions. Technicians may help by preparing specimens and operating automated sample analysing machines, setting up testing equipment, keeping the lab clean, maintaining tools and conditions etc.
Medical laboratory technologists serve as members of the healthcare team, performing laboratory test related to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease. They work in an interesting and dynamic environment using high-tech instruments to analyze samples and generate information with accuracy and quality control which assists the healthcare professionals.
There is always a high demand for trained lab professionals and with the advent of accreditation to laboratories the need for competent, skilled medical laboratory technicians is high and is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.
Currently the Microbiology department has 9 teaching faculty. 6 of them are doctors with MD in microbiology. The experienced, competent and stable faculty with 2 Professors, one Additional professor, one Associate Professor, two Assistant Professors, one lecturer and two tutors is an asset of this institution.
An all-round development of the students is ensured through the balanced blend of curricular and extracurricular activities. Class room teaching is made effective by the use of modern educational technology.
Apart from the practical training in the laboratories, students get exposed to several tests done in various laboratories like Microbiology, Haematology, Cytology, Blood bank, Biochemistry, Toxicology etc.
The Medical Microbiology course is to train students in the field of Medical Microbiology. Theoretical as well as practical training is imparted to the candidates in the subspecialties viz. Bacteriology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology and Mycology so that they can participate in good patient care and prevention of infectious diseases in the community. They are introduced to basic research methodology so that they can conduct fundamental and applied research. They are also imparted training in teaching methods in the subject which may enable them to take up teaching assignments in Medical Colleges/Institutes.
As a nation we have gone ahead in many respects. But there are still areas, which demand attention, care and concern. The area identified by our think-tanks is “global standards in Paramedical education and training. This course will provide trained, qualified, technical personnel in the field of Paramedical Science to support the medical profession. At the end of the course the students should be able to: Establish good clinical microbiological services in a hospital and in the community in the fields of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, immunology and mycology.
Medical Biochemistry is the branch of Biochemistry that studies the chemical composition and process in the human body. Medical Biochemistry directs diagnostics, clinical laboratories and treatment of patients with different biochemical and metabolically disorders. This course covers the field of biochemistry with a focus on human biology and medicine and includes core themes from a wide range of science subjects including chemistry, molecular biology and immunology. Laboratory, research and diagnostic methods will be developed throughout the course. Working as a medical biochemistry technician involves working in a lab, assisting in research by preparing samples, running simple tests, and communicating with doctors or scientists. Clinical biochemists can work in hospital laboratories to understand and treat diseases.
Radiology and Imaging Techniques (Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Imaging, Radiology) is a body system
structured training program that introduces the students to all of the major modalities and anatomic regions in preparation for the resident to challenge the national specialty examinations in Diagnostic Radiology, and to have the skills and knowledge to be a knowledgeable general radiologist.
Diagnostic Radiology encompasses a wide variety of modalities, anatomic regions, and clinical conditions. The major imaging modalities that will be studied in later sections of this course, include:
Diagnostic radiology helps health care providers to see structures inside human body. Students that specialize in the interpretation of these images are called diagnostic radiologists. Using the diagnostic images, the radiologist or other physicians can often: