Certificate in Health Care Waste Management (CHCWM)

Minimum Duration: 6 Months
Maximum Duration: 2 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 3,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 or equivalent
Target Group:   Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics, Health Managers and other professional workers.

The concern for bio-medical waste management has been felt globally with the rise in deadly infections such as AIDS, Hepatitis-B and indiscriminate disposal of health care waste. The United Nations through UN Basel Convention on the control of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal has classified health care waste as the most hazardous waste, after radioactive waste.

According to WHO, every year an estimated 16 billion injections are administered world wide, but not all of the needles and syringes are properly disposed off afterwards. In 2010, unsafe injections were still responsible for as many as 33 800 new HIV infections, 1.7 million hepatitis B infections and 315 000 hepatitis C infections. A person who experiences one needle stick injury from a needle used on an infected source patient has risks of 30%, 1.8%, and 0.3% respectively of becoming infected with HBV, HCV and HIV.

The main bottleneck to sound health care waste management programme is lack of training and appropriate skills, insufficient resource allocation and lack of adequate equipment. Thus the need to educate different health care professionals/workers, NGOs and other stake holders was identified as a priority. To cater the needs of these health care professionals, IGNOU and WHO, SEARO decided to develop and launch a Certificate Programme in Health Care Waste Management in the South-East Asia Region Countries.

The certficate programme has been developed inline with the Bio-Medical Waste Management (BMWM) rules 2016 of Government of India and safe management of waste from health-care activities, WHO 2014. The aim of the programme is to create essential knowledge and skills in health care waste and equip the learners to manage it effectively and safely and safeguard the community against adverse health impact of health care waste.

The broad Objectives of the programme are to:

  • Sensitise the learners about health care waste and its impact on health and environment.
  • Acquaint the learner group to existing legislation, knowledge and practices regarding health care waste Management practices in South East Asia Region countries.
  • Equip the learner with skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.

CHCWM : CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT

PROGRAMME TYPE CERTIFICATE
MODE Open Distance Learning
SCHOOL School of Health Sciences
DURATION 0 Year, 6 Months
MEDIUM ENGLISH
SPECIALIZATION HEALTH CARE WASTE MANAGEMENT
DESCRIPTION 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 have 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 skills to manage health care waste effectively and safely.
ELIGIBILITY  Minimum of 10+2 qualification
FEE STRUCTURE Rs.3,000/- for full  programme plus. Registration fee of Rs.300/-
PROGRAMME COORDINATOR : Dr. Ruchika Kuba, [email protected], Ph. 011-29572813

Course Details


Fee Structure: Rs.2,700/- for full  programme.  
Course Code Title of the Course Credits
   
Compulsory Courses  
     
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 2
     
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
     
BHMP-101 Project 2
     
BHML-101 Workshop 2
     
  Total Credits 16

Regional & Study Centre Details

BANGALORE 1359: M.S. RAMAIAH MEDICAL COLLEGE, BANGALORE (1359)
BHOPAL 1500: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE BHOPAL LSC Code 1500
BHUBANESHWAR 2100: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE BHUBANESHWAR LSC Code 2100
BHUBANESHWAR 21237: SCB Medical College Cuttack LSC 21237
JAIPUR 2316: GOVERNEMNT COLLEGE OF NURSING, JAIPUR (2316)
LUCKNOW 2789: SGPGI LUCKNOW (2789)
SRINAGAR 30040: Sher I Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar LSC 30040
JORHAT 3700: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE JORHAT LSC Code 3700
DELHI 3 Naraina 0767: ARMY HOSPITAL (R&R) (767)
DARBHANGA 4600: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE DARBHANGA LSC CODE 4600
ARMY-CHANDIMANDIR 5201: WESTERN COMMAND HRDC (5201)
CHANDIGARH 06037: DR B R AMBEDKAR STATE INSTT OF MEDICAL SCIENCES MOHALI LSC 06037
CHANDIGARH 0600: IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE CHANDIGARH LSC Code 0600
BIJAPUR 1335P: B.V.V.S SAJJALASHREE INSTITUTE OF (1335P)
AHMEDABAD 09147: GOVT. SPINE INSTITUTE (09147 P)

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