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  • Value aided courses as per NAAC

    Are you confused about what value added courses to add as per NAAC norms in the field of Health Sciences? Looking out for inputs from experts on this page? You can scroll through this page and get a tentative list of courses which can add value to the students.

    Different types of courses such as core, professional core, elective, skill enhancement and value aided courses, etc. are offered by an autonomous college or University in a program. Is it mandatory to offer value aided courses in each program as per NAAC (National Assessment and Accreditation Council)? If yes suggest the value aided courses for health science programs (MBBS, BDS, BPT, B.Pharm and B.Sc-Nursing).
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  • NAAC is an autonomous accreditation agency and was established by UGC. The main purpose of NAAC to accredit the higher learning institutions for improvement in their education system. NAAC does a great job of finding the existing weaknesses of the institution in terms of availability of courses for wide experience of the interested students for going for additional certifications in the related areas. After detailed study the NAAC advises the institutions for going for some value added courses for giving wide openings to the students for learning the things in a broader perspective to serve the society in the best possible way with learning of additional skills through value added certifications. Institutions apply to NAAC for these accreditations and NAAC does it for a period of 3 years after which it can be reassessed again.

    In medical line some value added courses can be like - Quality in health care, CPQIH (Certificate programme for Quality Implementation in Hospitals), Certificate course in Patient rights and Education (CPRE), Certificate course in Biomedical waste Management, Certificate course in Hospital housekeeping, Certificate couse in fire and safety, Certificate course in Hospital Infection Control (CHIC), Certificate course in Hospital Information System, Environmental health and hygiene (under community medicine), Certificate programme in Qualitative Methods in Health Research etc. There could be more like that and the basic aim is to widen the knowledge of students in the related areas.

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  • To improve the education in our country, the National Policy on Education (NPE)) in collaboration with the Programme of Action recommended the government to establish an independent national accreditation agency. Based on these recommendations the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established in 1994. It is an autonomous institution of the UGC. This organisation is functioning from its headquarters in Bengaluru. The main thrust of this organisation is to make sure that quality assurance will become an integral part of all the institutions of higher learning. NAAC will have a General Council and an Executive Committee. This committee will have members from various academicians, policymakers and educational administrators belonging to various academic institutions of repute in the country.

    There are many courses in the value-added category for medical students which will be useful for them in enhancing their knowledge base in multiple disciplines.
    1. Winning Personality Development Program
    2. Value Orientation Program
    3.Environmental Protection Program
    The above programmes are being offered by Maharastra Institute of Medical science and research, Latur. The details can be obtained from their website.
    Some other courses which may be useful are
    1. Certificate course in Hospital Information System
    2. Environmental health and hygiene
    3.Biomedical Waste Management

    Many other courses in the field of medicine, nursing and pharmacy are also available.

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