Advanced Certificate Program in Critical Care launched at UoH

Hyderabad, Aug.17 (Maxim News): Advanced Certificate Program in Critical Care, a collaborative distance education program offered by the School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) and Apollo MedSkills Pvt Limited (AMSL), was today inaugurated by Prof. B. J. Rao, Vice-Chancellor, UoH. This programme will be offered through the Center for Distance and Virtual Learning (CDVL) of the University.

Prof. P Prakash Babu, Dean, School of Medical Sciences; Dr. M Varalakshmi, Programme Coordinator, School of Medical Sciences; Dr. P Srinivasa Rao, CEO, Apollo MedSkills Pvt. Ltd.; Dr. S Jeelani, Director, CDVL, UoH, and other officials from UoH and AMSL participated.

Inaugurating the programme and addressing the participants virtually, Prof. B. J. Rao said, “Critical care is an area of saving lives. It is a noble service and consists of blended training.

UoH is imparting skills to people in society”. “An interesting journey has begun for the participants of this program. This programme, in fact, is in tune with the National Education Policy 2020. India is rich in talent and the cost-effectiveness of critical treatments will enable it to be a global player”, he added.

Critical care is of global demand due to increasing longevity, multimorbidities, and unprecedented health challenges. The ability of any health system to scale-up delivery of effective critical care services will be limited by critical care training capacity. Current pandemic has unearthed the shortage of critical care workforce worldwide, highlighting the dire need of qualified, competent health-care professionals with critical care skills.

In view of the global need for efficient critical care and management in intensive care units, the current Six-Month Advanced Certificate Program in Critical Care is developed to upskill the health professional graduates (Nursing, Medical,) and graduates from allied health sciences on critical care concepts and competencies to prepare them delivering safe and quality health care. (Maxim News)

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