College of Health Sciences

School of Nursing

Training is a major and one of the important and specific functions of Karigiri Hospital, since its inception. We offer training for both Medical professionals and Allied Health Workers in various aspects of leprosy. Several of these courses are recognized by the Central Government of India and the State Government of Tamil Nadu.  These courses are offered primarily for individuals sponsored by voluntary agencies, World Health Organization and other International Organizations.  Apart from the regular courses, we also conduct special courses for Government staff in collaboration with Central and State Governments.

Our Training Unit has modern, spacious facilities including an auditorium, 3 seminar rooms with audio-visual aids and an excellent library for accredited users.  These facilities are also available for other conferences and meetings.  There are separate hostels for men and women.

We have introduced innovative teaching/learning methodology like problem based learning, interactive learning and group discussion, exposing the students towards self-directed learning.  Trainees carry out regular evaluations of the course, which helps us to improve/modify the methodology of the courses conducted at this Institution.

For Medical Personnel the most popular course has been the “Six Weeks course”. However, in keeping with the needs of the participants, this course has been modified into a modular course to permit them to undertake whatever field of experience they like, after a common initial two-week “core” course. The core course covers Basics of Leprosy and the modules cover various aspects in the field of Medical, Surgical, Ophthalmic, Laboratory and Epidemiology and Control of Leprosy.

The Government of Tamil Nadu and the Indian Nursing Council has recognized a 3 year programme in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) and has allowed us to admit a maximum of 20 students per year.

Three twelve-to-fifteen-month courses, the Medical Laboratory Technicians, the Medical Records Technology and the Leprosy Physiotherapy Technicians are recognized by the appropriate National or State Level Accreditation bodies.

The Diploma in Prosthetics and Orthotics Engineering, a thirty- month course is recognized by the Government of India Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, through the Rehabilitation Council of India. The Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics also provides BSc in Prosthetics & Orthotics, as well as short term courses like:

6 months’ shoe makers’ course, and 2 months’ course in footwear making for Diabetics.

Another major ongoing programme is the Training Programme in Molecular Biology and Immunology of Leprosy. For its details, click here. 

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