National Institute of Health Sciences – Certificate, Diploma & Post-graduate courses

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National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS) concocts courses in Medical laboratory technology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health Inspectors (PHI), Midwife, Community Health, Dispensers and many other professional courses in Health sector. NIHS is the major public health training institute of the Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. NIHS conducts several basic and in-service training programmes.

Development of Health manpower for Primary Health Care (PHC) programmes in Sri Lanka is the primary function of NIHS.
With this national and international experience, the NIHS has taken initiatives in achieving the state of WHO collaborating centre in the near future.
In addition to the funding by the state, it also gets financial assistance from WHO, UNFPA and GAVI.

Training Schools

It has several training Schools
School of PHI
School of MLT
School of Pharmacy
School of Nursing
National Insittue of Health

Basic Training Programs

1. Public Health Inspectors’ Diploma Course
2. Public Health Midwife Field (Part II) Training
3. Diploma Programme in Medical Laboratory Technology
4. Certificate of Proficiency as Pharmacist
5. Certificate Course in Tuberculosis Assistants

Post Basic Training Programs

1. Public Health Nursing Diploma Course
2. Nursing Tutor (Public Health) Diploma Course
In-service Training Programs
1. Orientation on Management of Community Health for MOH / RE / MO (MCH) / MO (PH)
2. Pre Placement Training for Post Intern Medical Officers (AMOH)
3. Supervising Public Health Inspectors’ Training
4. Supervising Public Health Midwifes’ Training
5. Training Programme on Research Methodology
6. Teacher Training Programme
7. Training Programme on Health Learning Material Production
8. Educational Science Diploma Programme
9. Training course on International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision
10. Training course on Medical Record and Health Information Management
11. Community Health Training for Post Basic Nurses (Ward sisters and Tutor sisters)
12. Training Programme on Supervision for PHNS and RSPHNO
13. Management Training for Medical Officers In-charge of Primary Care Hospitals
14. Management Training for Senior Paramedical Staff attached to Government Hospitals
15. Training course in Community Health Management for Middle Level Managers
16. Human Resource Management Training for Middle Level Managers
17. Management Training Programme for Chief Pharmacists
18. In-service Training Programme for Government Pharmacists
19. In-service Training Programme for Dispensers
20. In-service Training Programme in Laboratory Quality Management for Government Medical Laboratory Technologists
21. In-service Training Programme for strengthening of skills of Government Medical Laboratory Technologists
22. In-service Training Programme for Estate Medical Assistants

Postgraduate Training Attachments

1. Practical Orientation on Community Health for MSc (Community Medicine / Community Dentistry)
2. MD (Community Medicine) Part II Training Attachment
3. Training on Public Health for MSc (Biomedical Informatics)
4. Training on Community Paediatrics for MD (Paediatrics)

International Training

1. Clinical Placement of Diploma in Primary Health Care for Maldivian PHC students
2. Clinical Placement of Advanced Certificate in Primary Health Care for Maldivian PHC students
3. Training course in International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision
4. Training course in Medical Record and Health Information Management
5. Training Programme on Research Methodology
6. Training Programme on Primary Health Care Management for Middle Level Health Officials
7. Community Health Orientation for International Participants

Contact National Institute of Health Sciences
National Institute of Health Sciences
P.O. Box: 28
+94 34 2222264
+94 34 2222001
+94 34 2226319



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  1. Niya May 14, 2017 at 9:48 am -  Reply

    @priyanga. You got the letter from NIHS??when will start para medical courses????

  2. Niya May 13, 2017 at 11:20 pm -  Reply

    When will start para medical courses???
    When will they send letters for para medical selected students???

  3. Priyanga Jeyakanthan April 4, 2017 at 12:12 am -  Reply

    When the paramedical courses starts?

  4. Priyanga April 3, 2017 at 3:49 pm -  Reply

    Sir,When the paramedical courses start?

    • lakshana April 25, 2017 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

      when will paramedical courses start?2016/2017

  5. Priyanga Jeyakanthan April 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm -  Reply

    Sir.I’m priyanga.I selected Electro Cardio Grapher Course in Paramedical interview.The course starts when?

  6. fathima March 23, 2017 at 11:36 pm -  Reply

    Sir, i got css in biological strm when the mlt course cls strt??

  7. Rosini February 9, 2017 at 5:31 pm -  Reply

    PMS interview result kawadada enne

  8. Sandha January 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    pms interview eke selection list eka kawadaa wagedaaa enne… thwat kal yaidaa…

  9. Supun January 7, 2017 at 10:39 am -  Reply

    MLT PHARMACY course ekata z eka kochchara withara thiyenna oonada?

  10. Kowzi December 7, 2016 at 12:04 am -  Reply

    Hiii am from srilanka

  11. Fathima September 27, 2016 at 9:53 pm -  Reply

    I got ccs in biologcl stream.wht r the courses cn I follow to get degree..plz inform

  12. Dilini June 15, 2016 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Sir, i got css in biologycl stream at 2015 exm..plese inform the corses that i can follow in health section..

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