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Healthcare Sector Skill Council

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Course Overview

Home Health Aide (HHA) has been designed to enrich knowledge & skills of different stakeholders including medical & non -medical personnel who are either engaged or planning to build their careers as old age mentors and care providers.

This certificate course has been specially tailored for skill enhancement of personnel providing geriatric care namely medical social workers, nurses & for personnel opting to take up career in the area of health care of elderly in both institutional and non institutional settings.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • 10th Pass
  • Basic knowledge of computer

Program Duration

6 Months online course with 2 days contact programme supported by local expert faculty and exposure visit.

3 Months online course with 2 days contact programme supported by local expert faculty and exposure visit.

Course Highlights

  • Online access to course content.
  • Webinar
  • Online group discussion
  • Student faculty chat
  • E– Library

Course Content

  • Population ageing and demographic transition
  • Physiology of ageing
  • Psychological changes during ageing process
  • Life course perspective of ageing
  • Reducing vulnerability among elderly and utilizing them as a potential resource
  • Common health problems of the elderly
  • Functionality, disability and rehabilitation needs of the elderly
  • Policies, programs and legislations for elderly

Value Proposition for Candidate

  • Better prepared and better equipped to diagnose and treat elderly patients
  • Improved capabilities to take care of the needs of the elderly
  • Value addition to the professional profile
  • Better chances of promotions appraisals

Who Can Join ?

  • Medical Social Worker
  • Nursing Professional
  • Para Medical Workers
  • Counselors
  • Front line Healthcare Workers
  • Professional pursuing alternate system of medicine
  • Any personal taking care of elderly

Highlights of the contact program

  • Power point presentations
  • Teaching Aids
  • Visit to PHC/CHC/Old age Home/Dispensary
  • Group work
  • Case studies
  • Q and A Sessions
  • Experience sharing by Experts


Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate by Astron Institute of Social Sciences, promoted by Govt. of India.