Tata Memorial Centre-TISS Mumbai Kevat Advanced Diploma Course in Patient Navigation 2018-2019

Are you searching for unique courses in the healthcare field? Tata Memorial Centre and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) are jointly offering an Advanced Diploma Course in Patient Navigation - Kevat. The course will train people to assist patients to manage their medical experiences. This article provides complete information about the eligibility criteria, features of the course and the application procedure.

Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has announced the launch of a unique course in healthcare, namely, a one-year Advanced Diploma Course in Patient Navigation - Kevat. This course is being conducted in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

About the course

The Advanced Diploma Course in Patient Navigation - Kevat is the first of its kind in India in the field of healthcare. The goal of the course is to train people to be knowledgeable & skilled professionals to assist patients get through a medical system, giving the required help and providing relevant counselling.

The course is of one-year duration with the course fee being Rs. 18,000/- for the full course.

When you enrol for the course, you will be mentored by highly qualified Specialists in the field of healthcare. You will gain hands-on experience at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. The course will help you in developing the requisite abilities to be a manager and improve your soft skills and overall personality as well. On successfully completing six months of the course, you will get the opportunity for an internship with a stipend. Assistance for networking to get recruitment opportunities will be provided on completion of the entire course. Meritorious students may get the opportunity for international exposure.

In case you are an outstation candidate, you may be considered for accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. This will be on the basis of availability. A subsistence allowance may also be provided.

Eligibility requirements

Educational Qualification

You must be a Graduate or a Postgraduate with a degree from a recognized Institute or University with minimum 50% marks, preferably in these fields: Medical Social Work, Sociology, Psychology or Public Health. However, even if you are from another discipline, then, too, you can apply for the course.

General skills

You should preferably be proficient in computers. You should also ideally have proficiency in any other language besides English and Hindi.

How to apply

You must submit your application online only at: https://tmc.gov.in/. The application fee is Rs. 500/- for all candidates.

Prior to applying, scan and keep ready all the relevant documents which are required to be uploaded at the time of the online application. Do not send or submit any hard copies of any document or of the application form to the Institute.

All communication with applicants will be done via email only, so ensure that you provide a valid email ID. Also, you should regularly check your spam and bulk mail folders so as not to miss reading important communications from TMC.

If you are working in a Central or State Government organization or one of an Autonomous Body/Semi Government Organization or an NGO, NCG Member Institute, Medical Institution or other PSU, then you need to submit a 'No Objection Certificate' which is enclosed with the application form template forwarded through the head of the organization.

For any help with the online application contact: 022 24177296 OR MOB: +91 8355971702.

Selection process

Selection for admission to the course will be on the basis of the performance in an entrance test (multiple choice questions), followed by an Aptitude test, Essay Writing and an Interview. You need to score at least 50% marks in the entrance test to be eligible to be called for the subsequent rounds.

Note that only a fixed number of candidates will be called for the interview from those who have scored 50% and above. A few seats will be reserved for candidates from the North-eastern States of India.

Important Dates

  1. Last date of Online Application: 31st January, 2018 (Late applications will not be accepted.)

  2. Display of list of Eligible Candidates to appear for the MCQ test: 2nd February 2018.

  3. Date of MCQ test: 8th February 2018.

  4. Declaration of Result at TMH website / List of shortlisted candidates for aptitude test and essay writing: 9th February 2018.

  5. Date and time of aptitude test and essay writing" 15th February 2018.

  6. Date and time of Interview: 15th February 2018.

  7. Final list of selected candidates on TMC website: 17th February 2018.

  8. Admission formalities for selected candidates: Up to 23rd February 2018.

  9. Display of final waiting list: 24th February 2018.

  10. Last date of admissions: 27th February 2018.

  11. Commencement of the course: 28th February 2018.

Note: Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website for updates as the schedule is subject to change.

Contact information

Ph: 022-24177296
Mobile: +91 8355971702
Email: platinumjubileekevat@gmail.com
Website: https://tmc.gov.in/
Address: TATA Memorial Hospital - Dr. E Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra, India

Article by Vandana
Vandana is based in India with over 15 years experience as a freelance writer. Writing, no doubt, is her primary passion! Having learned the art of blogging from ISC, Vandana is enjoying the thrills of blogging, taking pleasure in sharing information & getting good pageviews at her various blogs.

Follow Vandana or read 1295 articles authored by Vandana


Author: Natarajan04 Feb 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 7

This is a fairly new concept for Indian Healthcare system. Indian Healthcare professionals have been performing aspects related to patient navigation at various levels in their day to day professional life in a hospital setting but did not have a name.

Healthcare has become highly compartmentalized due to a high degree of specialization. Hence for a novice patient, it is extremely difficult to get into a hospital and come out with all aspects of care delivered in an acceptable time frame.

For instance, someone with a cancer of the oral cavity(common in India) need to be seen in the OPD by at least 2-4 specialities, then investigations, CT/PET scan, Biopsy, Multi-disciplinary team discussions with all the results, then decide what the patient is suited for surgery/radiotherapy or chemotherapy. All this requires intricate coordination. Patients and their families often get lost in the system due to inherent complexities and barriers in the healthcare delivery systems.

A Patient Navigator has a wide a range of opportunities to help a patient, right from the simple task of helping them book the next appointment or guiding them through the whole process of the oral cancer scenario that I've mentioned.

I think the candidates' aptitude is important before they apply for the course. Communication skills and common sense are the keys to being a good patient navigator. It's more like a secretary to a busy consultant and a receptionist at a busy hospital put together. One needs patience, a passion to help people, empathy towards patients and families going through emotional difficulties and practical issues related to clinical and administrative issues in the hospital.

In my view, it is a great potential to lead on to a good career either here or overseas. People who have a little knowledge about healthcare but are stuck without timely promotions or career progression can think about this as their prior experience and the new degree will open doors in good corporate hospitals if they have the right attitude.

  • Do not include your name, "with regards" etc in the comment. Write detailed comment, relevant to the topic.
  • No HTML formatting and links to other web sites are allowed.
  • This is a strictly moderated site. Absolutely no spam allowed.
  • Name: