Lifesupporters Institute of Health Sciences
Govt. Recognized Heath Sector Skill Council (HSSC) Accredited institute

Patient Care Assistant /General Duty Assistant (PCA/GDA)

The objective of the program is to develop a pool of trained workforce which can be employed by healthcare service providers to assist nursing personnel to provide quality healthcare services. This course is geared and prepared to reach students with no previous experience in healthcare and who are desirous to work in a healthcare facility on completion of Patient Care Assistant/General Duty Assistant (PCA/GDA). This program focuses on the acquisition of skills necessary to assume an auxiliary role in the care of patients under the direct supervision of a trained healthcare provider. Upon completion of the course, trainees will be able to

  • Identify the role and responsibilities of the PCA within the health care system.
  • Understand theoretical knowledge necessary in providing services.
  • Communicate accurately and appropriately in the role of PCA.
  • Demonstrate professional and personal qualities and characteristics of a PCA.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function as a PCA under the supervision of qualified personal.

Eligibility: 10th Pass

Duration: 2 Months

Training Methodology:
Lecture Presentation, Small group Activities, Short scenarios, Skill presentations and skill practice, Real time scenarios, Guided discussions


  • Minimum Attendance required for the Examination 100%
  • Minimum Pass marks in the course is 35%