Diploma in Health Assistant (DHA)

Duration: 1 Years
Level: Diploma After 10+2
Type: Diploma
Eligibility: 10+2 or Equivalent

Diploma in Health Assistant is a 12th standard medical nursing course. This course is designed to prepare Health Care Assistance with basic knowledge on patient care and skill. Along with providing basic care with humane understanding and assist the nurses are trained in delivery of nursing care in the hospital settings. The course duration is one year. The candidates will have to spend six hours a day and thirty hours per week in the institute where they are pursuing their diploma course. Besides of this, the students will have to undergo practical training in various OPDs and wards.

Diploma in Health Assistant Eligibility

  • Candidates should have passed their 10+2 or its equivalent.
  • Both Male and Female aged 17 years and above can go for it.
  • Graduates can also apply for this diploma course.

Diploma in Health Assistant Syllabus

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore is offering the following mentioned syllabus since 2007-08.


Paper No.



Basics of Anatomy and Physiology


Applied Microbiology


Basics of Patient Care and Health Care Assistance


Basics of Patient Care and Health care Assistance - I


Basics of Patient Care  and Health Care Assistance - II


Diploma in Health Assistant College

Suitability of Diploma in Health Assistant Course

  • Candidates those who have caring nature and want to start their career as nurse are most suitable for this course.
  • Student those have good Communication including inter-personal skills are also appropriate for it.

How is Diploma in Health Assistant Course Beneficial?

  • The students who earn this diploma have a lot of healthcare assistance job opportunities. As they are employed in a variety of settings, such as doctor's offices, hospitals, clinics, labs, nursing homes, and even in patients' homes. Their responsibilities vary from work to work and place to place.
  • The diploma holder may also decide to pursue certification in a particular area or pursue a degree in a nursing school programme.

Diploma in Health Assistant Job Types

  • Assistant Manager - Health Advisor Program
  • Assistant -Public Health
  • Assistant Claims Manager – Health
  • Junior Manager-Health Club
  • Assistant Manager Human Resource (Generalist)
  • Administration Assistant
  • Shop Assistant-Health Food Shop
  • Project Assistant-Health
  • Trainer /Instructor - Health Club
  • Physician Assistant
  • Assistant Cook
  • Lab. Assistant

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