• Department of Physician Assistant
  • Department profile

    In this chasing world with lots of population, the Healthcare settings need more professionals with knowledge equal to Physician. Therefore the Physician Assistant profession emerged in Hospital settings to provide efficient treatment to all individual without hesitation. Physician assistants combine coursework and clinical experiences to provide a strong foundation of medical knowledge. A health science Physician Assistant can provide clinical medical services to patients under the supervision of a medical professionals.

    The curriculum includes examining and treating patients and interpret laboratory, x-rays and perform the diagnosis. As part of their comprehensive responsibilities, Physician Assistant's conduct physical exams, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret tests, counsel on preventive health care, assist in surgery, and write prescriptions. Within the physician- Physician Assistant relationship, physician assistants exercise autonomy in medical decision-making and provide a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services. A Physician Assistant's practice may also include education, research and administrative services.


    • To develop the B.Sc Physician Assistant course into a premier PA program
    • To rollout graduates who are compassionate and effective practitioners and become valuable members of the healthcare team.


    • The course aims to provide health related education and develop skills needed by individuals to serve effectively as mid-level practitioners with a special focus on meeting the needs of underserved populations.
    • Students would be trained to be assistant physicians and achieve professional standards through enhanced critical thinking and clinical skills.
    • The educational environment will stress on mutual respect, personal growth and seasoned professional skills.


    • 2007- Introduction of Bachelor's programme in Physician Assistant
    • 2017-Introduction of PG Diploma in Cardiac Care Technology


    • Develop knowledge, skills and attitudes required to provide patient care in a supervised and with a medical practitioner.
    • Study about the importance of Human health aspect and treatment.
    • Acquaint the students with all the fields of medicine and dealing with the diagnosis, interpretation and treatment.
    • Impart the knowledge of all the speciality areas in hospitals and community, to provide and apply an upto date knowledge of all the human life process including diseases.
    • Mobilize action programs such as Medical camps.
    • Develop entrepreneurial skills for self employment.
    • Produce able Physician assistants to perform in various speciality areas in hospital as well as community settings
  • Programmes Offered

    Programmes Offered
    • B.Sc. : Physician Assistant* (4 years degree programme)
    • PG.Dip.. : Cardiac Care Technology (from 2017-18 onwards)


    • B.Sc.* : Science group
    • PG.Dip.. : B.Sc.(Nursing, Physiotheraphy, Occupational theraphy and other allied health Sciences

    * Self financed course

  • Syllabus, PSO & CO
  • Facilities

    Department is facilitated with Classes are held in the University and in hospitals by the professionals .There are an existing class room with facilities for modern technological learning methods - Slide Projectors, Power point presentations.The department has a library facility also.

    Anatomical models

    • Human models: for the understanding and betterment of knowledge for the students regarding human anatomy and its structural arrangement.
    • Skeletal models: to facilitate the anatomical characteristics of the human skeletal system and its organisation


    • Various medical devices to facilitate to the knowledge of operating and handling the apparatus in clinical settings.
    • Sphygmomanometer, Stethoscope, Pulseoxymeter, Glucometer, Hemoglobinometer, fat measuring apparatus, BMI calculator, etc are provided for practical classes for the students to know the use of the apparatus in hospitals settings .


    • The simulation learning takes place in the well-equipped laboratories with extensive range of high end technology for subjects such as Fundamentals of Computers, Nutrition, Hospital administration, Bio medical Instrumentation, Anatomy and other fields.
  • Staff Details
    Name of the Faculty Designation Specialization Year of Joining Mail id
    Self Supporting Staff              
    Mrs.Poornima Andal
    M.Sc (Nursing)
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) &
    Head (i/c)

    Community Health


    M.Sc (Nursing)
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Community Health 2016 shabakumar@gmail.com
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Cardio-Respiratory 2017 malathiphysio14@gmail.com
    M.Sc (NURSING)
    Assistant Professor(Temporary) Paediatrics 2018 alicedaisyrani@gmail.com
  • Admission Procedure


    A pass with 55% in higher secondary with biology subject in the stream line, Two year Diploma holders in physiotherapy, medical transcription, One year Certificate course holders in cardiac technology, midwifery, O.T and other paramedical courses after completion of higher secondary examination

    Fees structure

    Rs.9935 /- Semester. In a year there are two semesters.

    Application form

    Application form and prospectus can be obtained from Registrar's Office, Avinashilingam University for Women. It can obtained from the office either in person or through post from the month of April and the admission starts from the day the + 2 results are announced

    Contact persons for further details

    Latha Senthil kumar, Assistant Professor -9626306228

    Poornima Sriram, Assistant Professor - 9092588422

  • Mentors of the Course

    Dr. Ram Kumar Raghupathi,
    G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Hospital, Coimbatore

  • Faculty - GKNM Hospital

    Collaborated with G.Kuppuswamy Naidu Hospital, which is a 500-bed Super Specialty hospital and tertiary center in Coimbatore, Hospital has been awarded the NABL accreditation and National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Health care providers (NABH), the highest national recognition for Quality patient care and Safety on May 8th 2009. The expertise of doctors as well as the state of the art hospital facilities is available for use of students.



    • Dr. Ram Kumar Raghupathi, Dean
    • Dr. S. Natarajan, MD, MNAMS, DM, FICC, FAPSC Head of the Department. Cardiology
    • Dr. Sundararajan. Head of the Department, Emergency Medicine
    • Dr.Banumathi, Head of the Department. Obstetrics and Gynecology
    • Dr.Baby Padmini, Head of the Department. Microbiology
    • Dr. R. Latha, Casualty Medical Officer
    • And other Medical staffs
  • Career Opportunities

    As the healthcare industry continues to expand, employment of Physician Assistant's is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2012.

    • Those specializing in surgery provide preoperative and postoperative care and may work as assistants during major surgery.
    • Jobs in the offices of physicians or other health practitioners or in hospitals, outpatient care centers, the educational services and employment services.
    • Institutions like hospitals, academic medical centers, public clinics and prisons.
    • In primary care and to assist with medical and surgical procedures.
    • Physician assistants can relieve physicians of routine duties and procedures in doing the primary work like history taking, doing investigations etc.
    • Qualified to serve as transport personnel working on Ambulances, Airplanes, and Helicopters, fire, police rescue squad departments as general physician assistants
  • Seminars / Conferences conducted