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Paramedical Courses

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March 27, 2019
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Are you a Biology student who is preparing for the class 12 exam? Have you planned your career yet?

Did you know that, apart from the regular professional courses such as M.B.B.S and B.D.S, you could make a bright career through paramedical courses?

In this session we will discuss the Paramedical courses, in detail.

What is Paramedical?

The term ‘Paramedical’ is concerned with the services and the professions, complementing and supporting medical work, although does not require a qualified doctor. Paramedical includes Nursing, Radiography, Emergency (First Aid), Physiotherapy, Dietetics etc.

Eligibility criteria to apply for the course after 12th

To apply for a Paramedical course, you should satisfy the following conditions:

  • Must have passed 12th in Stream with Biology, having scored an aggregate of 50% marks from a recognized university.

There is no minimum score to apply for Diploma courses as each college or university has its own terms and criteria. There are colleges conducting entrance exams and the admissions are given based on the score obtained in the test.

Eligibility Criteria to apply for Post Graduation in Paramedical course

To apply for Post-graduation or PG Diploma paramedical courses, you must have secured a Bachelor’s degree in Science. There are entrance exams for the Post-Graduation too.

Paramedical courses after 10th

If you are looking for a career in Science stream after 10th, however not planning to get into professional courses such as M.B.B.S, you could definitely have an equally strong career through Paramedical courses.

Let us look at some of the top Paramedical courses after 10th:

Certification program in General Duty Assistant

As a General Duty Assistant, the roles and responsibilities are critical in the functioning of a healthcare centre. Also known as Nursing, you must care for, as well as help the patients admitted. A Duty Assistant would be trained to work in a home-based environment. Following are the core concepts covered when trained as a General Duty Assistant:

  • Human Anatomy fundamentals
  • Human Physiology
  • Basic Health & Hygiene
  • Fundamentals of Hospital Operations
  • Special Skincare for Radiotherapy
  • Skin care related to Pressure sores
  • Blind Care
  • Daily chores of patients
  • Administration of Drugs
  • General skills in Nursing
  • Biomedical Waste Management
  • How to handle, shift and transfer sick patients
  • Care related to Fall prevention
  • CPR and Emergency First Aid

Home Health Aide

Aspirants trained as Home Health Aide is responsible for providing nursing and personal care for aged people, sick patients and the physically disabled. The roles of a Home Health Aide is essential for every health organization.

Through the training, aspirants will be trained to individual care to patients and the aged people at home. These professionals are trained to assist the the nurses and other healthcare seniors, apart from ensuring the safety and comfort of patients. Following are the syllabus covered during the training of Home Health Aide:

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Fundamentals
  • General Health & Hygiene
  • Understanding Patients’ needs
  • Skin care for the Pressure sores
  • Intensive Care for the Visually impaired
  • Roles of a Patient care assistant
  • Everyday care of a Patient
  • Bathing and feeding the patient
  • Organizing the drugs as per the prescriptions
  • Fundamental skills of Nursing
  • Medical waste disposal
  • Understanding Body mechanics
  • Handling Moving and Lifting patients
  • Fall prevention care and Restraints
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Communicating with patients

Paramedical Courses After 12th

Paramedical courses are classified as:

  • Graduation courses
  • Diploma courses
  • Certification courses

Following is the tabular representation of different Paramedical courses you could choose after 12:

Course Duration
Bachelor of Occupational Therapy 3-5 years
BPT – Bachelor of Physio / Physical Therapy 3-5 years
B.Sc (Audiology and Speech Therapy) 3 years
B.Sc (Ophthalmic Technology) 3 years
B.Sc (Radiography) 3 years
B.Sc in Nuclear Medicine 3 years
B.Sc (Medical Lab Technology) 3 years
B.Sc in Operation Theatre Technology 3 years
B.Sc (Respiratory Therapy Technology) 3 years
B.Sc (Radio Therapy) 3 years
B.Sc (Allied Health Services) 4 years
Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science 5 years
B.Sc in Dialysis Therapy 3 years
B.Sc in Critical Care Technology 3 years
Bachelor of Physiotherapy 4 years
B.Sc Nursing 4 years
Diploma in Physiotherapy 2 years
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology 3 years
Diploma in Dialysis Technology 2 years
Diploma in Medical Imaging Technology 2 years
Diploma in Anaesthesia 2 years
Diploma in OT Technician 2 years
Diploma in Nursing Care Assistant 2 years

Salary Structure For Paramedical Aspirants

For any course you choose, it is definite that you would consider the most important aspect- the career prospect or the job opportunities and the salary for specific job profile.

Let us discuss the salary you could expect after completing the Paramedical course:

The salary depends on the post sought by you and the experience you have in a specific department. However, generally, the salary structure ranges from Rs.2.2 lacs-10 lacs per annum.

If you are looking for a strong career in healthcare through this course, it is ideal to take up internships so you could get more practical knowledge, thus getting to know more about the Healthcare sector and how the industry works.


In this session, we discussed the Paramedical course, the eligibility criteria to apply for the course. We also discussed the various Paramedical courses you could choose from after 10th and 12th. Additionally, the session also covered aspects such as the salary you could expect while working in the Healthcare Industry.

Hope the session was helpful.

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