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Overview:

School of Paramedics & Allied Health Sciences committed to Sustainable Development Goal 3: “GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING”

School of Paramedics & Allied Health Sciences, Centurion University is designed as one of the best model paramedical department in Eastern India where raw talents are shaped, guided and polished to emerge as through professionals in the highly competitive knowledge-based world. It has been established to play a pivotal role to produce performance oriented professionals who will excel in their respective fields with excellence and shape the destiny of our healthcare industry.

The School of Paramedics and Allied Health Sciences (SoPAHS) established in 2016 is dedicated to create and strengthen teaching and skill building of paramedical and allied health science courses in Odisha and neighbouring states to meet the rising demand of skilled health workforce and contribute to the national mission of Skill India. The school is poised to develop as one of the best model paramedical school in eastern India to play pivotal role to produce performance oriented paramedic professionals that would shape the destiny of India’s health care industry. It aims at developing competence and provides students with facilities for quality education, complete laboratory training and clinical exposure.

SoPAHS thrives to become the choicest institute in India, providing quality paramedic and allied health science education and skill to create industry ready professionals. It tries to achieve its goal by providing high-tech laboratory facilities to the students. Along with the laboratory facilities, it works at providing Qualified and experienced faculties to help students for acquiring hands-on training sessions. We have collaborated with Hospitals, diagnostic centers and various research labs to provide real time training experience to the students. Also, we emphasize on providing peer support and peer analysis for soft skill acquisition to the students.

The curriculum framed is approved by experts of each field, who have years of experience in their relevant field of work. The emphasize is given to provide avenues for their practical training. SoPAHS conducts several camps in remote areas, in order to do its bit in providing service to the community and mankind.

Ph. D.:
  • Ph. D. Applied and Clinical Microbiology
 

PG level:

  • M.Sc. in Medical Laboratory Technology
  • M.Sc. in Applied & Clinical Microbiology
  • M.Sc. in Optometry

UG level:

  • B.Sc. Medical Laboratory Technology
  • B.Sc. Clinical Microbiology
  • B.Sc. Medical Radiation Technology
  • B.Sc. Optometry
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • B. Sc. Emergency Medicine Technology
  • B. Sc. Anesthesia Technology
  • B. Sc. Operation Theatre Technology
Certificate courses offered:
  • Certified Ophthalmic Assistant
  • Certified Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant
  • Certified Dialysis Technician
  • Certified ECG Technician
  • Certified EEG Technician
  • Certified EMG Technician
  • Certified Blood Collection Assistant
  • Certified Ward Technician
  • Certified OT Technician

Paramedical Science – A Parallel Medical Science:

Paramedics can be defined as a practice in the field of medical science that deals with pre-hospital emergency services. A person working in this field is referred to as a paramedic. They work as an emergency medical care provider, who provides primary medical and trauma care. To become a successful paramedic, a person should have the ability to work in rotational shifts and should have presence of mind to take the right decision during an emergency. The major areas of work in the field of paramedical sciences are spinal injury management, fracture management, obstetrics, management of burns and assessment, and evaluation of general incident scene. A person working in the field of Para – Medicine must be well acquainted with the medical equipment maintenance procedures, radio operating procedures as well as emergency vehicle operation. The increasing demand of skilled paramedical professionals has opened up several career opportunities for young aspirants. Many paramedical institutes offer courses in the field of Para – Medicine, at degree and diploma levels.

Prospects as a Paramedic:

After pursuing a course in the field of paramedical science, one can explore various career options available in the medical industry. A paramedic can draw job opportunities in government hospitals, private clinics and trauma centers. Such medical professionals can work as medical lab technicians, radiography technicians, emergency technicians, emergency care practitioners etc. Besides, they can opt for high – end specialization courses and discover umpteen opportunities in India and abroad. However, paramedics is a demanding job as emergency medical services and facilities operate 24×7; thus, professionals in this field must be devoted to their job and willing to work anytime when duty calls.

Objective:

To craft an internationally competitive & research focused department, open to the needs of the people, while distributing superlative edification and knowledge. To place it in the forefront of research and development, invention, knowledge transfer and human resource development in the global academic field and industry.

School of Paramedics & Allied Health Sciences aims to provide trained, qualified, technical personnel in the field of Paramedical Science to support the medical profession. The objective of the Paramedical Science education programme is to ensure that educational opportunities for development of skills. The emphasis of the Paramedical Science education programme is on developing a cadre of small entrepreneurs, especially from amongst girls, women, SCs, STs, rural youth. This programme conceived as “Total Employment Training for Total Development”, focuses on the concept of turning the unskilled to skilled.

Collaboration and Contribution: 

SoPAHS provides practical exposure to students as a mandate for fulfilment of academics and also for providing them with an exposure to community action learning. The School has collaborations with Global (Deakin National Centre for Farmer`s Health), National (Dr. Agarwal Eye Hospital, Manipal Hospitals, Lenskart, Sankara Netralaya, Apollo Hospitals and others) local hospitals (Ruby Eye Hospital, Trilochan Netralaya, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre and others), diagnostic centres (Vijaya Diagnostics) and various research laboratories (Regional Medical Research Centre, Government of India) to impart training and internship opportunities to students and research collaborations for faculties and students.
These collaborations also help to inculcate a scientific temper among students besides exposing them to problems faced by local communities.

Free health check-up:
As a part of community engagement programme SoPAHS aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. To this end, since 2018 SoPAHS in collaboration with Ruby Eye Hospital conducts free vision check programs in the local community of Berhampur Odisha.
Optometry students complete an internship through these events.Free health check-up in collaboration with different organizations As a part of community engagement programme SoPAHS aims to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. To this end, since 2018 SoPAHS in collaboration with Ruby Eye Hospital conducts free vision check programs in the local community of Berhampur Odisha.
Optometry students complete an internship through these events.

Community Health Program:

Since 2019, School of Paramedics and Allied Health Sciences in collaboration with Swasthya Swaraj Society (Bhawanipatna) is providing a Diploma in Community Health Practise to students belonging to tribal areas. After successful completion of the course, students become qualified to provide primary health services, reducing neonatal and maternal mortality rates of the local tribal community. Another outcome is to improve the educational status of children belonging to scheduled castes and tribes in order to empower communities.

Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) :

The current health infrastructure in our country has less than two doctors per thousand patients and the state of Odisha is no different being ranked as 12th poorest in the doctor to population ratio. In view of this, the University is poised to translate its motto of “Shaping lives and empowering communities” to reach out to the poorest of the poor. It has campuses located in tribal areas where poverty and diseases abound. Taking cognisance of the situation, CDC was established in 2019. The inaugural ceremony was attended by the Chief Divisional Medical Officer and Collector and District Magistrate who expressed the urgent need for such a centre. With the onset of pandemic, the predicament of poverty was further accelerated with job losses that sky-rocketed out-of-pocket medical expenditure. In response, the University established a COVID hospital in its premises which was operated by the government. At the same time CDC played a cardinal role in extending its support to the government by providing services for testing and deputing pharmacists to nearby health centres. It also deputed paramedic staff to the COVID hospital.
The CDC further aims to promote healthy practices among the community as being committed to sustainable development goal 3. It conducts health awareness campaigns and outreach health camps for the local community. It conducts mass vaccination campaign (for COVID) at the centre for its students and the community. The community benefits the most from the state of the art infrastructure in pathology, physiotherapy, optometry, radiology and emergency services.

Reports addressing various sustainability goals:
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