Department of Allied Health Sciences
To be a department of excellence, dedicated to quality education in healthcare and research by integrating values, commitment, social consciousness, professionalism and services thereby creating skilled health professionals
- To equip students with hands-on experience and enhance their skills in their field of study
- To prepare them to be skillful and confident as they move from the classroom environment to the world of work
- To uplift healthcare in rural North East India
- To produce trained professionals who are locally and globally competent and to enhance their employability
WHO ARE ALLIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL?
- The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has recommended the following definition: “Allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) includes individuals involved with the delivery of health or healthcare related services, with qualifications and competence in therapeutic, diagnostic, curative, preventive and/or rehabilitative interventions. They work in multidisciplinary health teams in varied healthcare settings including doctors, nurses and public health officials to promote, protect, treat and/or manage a person(‘s) physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental health and holistic well-being. The scope of allied health practice extends to the individual, the family and to the community
- MLCU became the first university in Northeast India to have a full-fledged department of allied health sciences when it established the Department of AHS in 2006. At present, the total number of graduates, to date, is 662. It has provided paramedical professionals for government and private hospitals and faculty members for several teaching institutions.
- The Department of AHS follows the model curriculum developed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Practical training of MLCUstudentsisconductedatleadinghospitalsinShillongandinternshippostingsarearrangedat leading private and mission hospitals all over India. In this university the number of hours to become an allied health professional and healthcare professional according to the Allied and Health Care Professions Act, 2021 is complied. Allied health workers are an untapped treasure, critical to bridging the gap in India’s healthwork force, particularly the severe shortage of physicians and specialists.