Observership / Training for G.C.E. (O/L & A/L) and Medical students

A training aimed at providing an orientation in hospital practice during a period of 10 days for O/L & A/L students, who wish to continue their further studies in Medical sciences.

A programme with a wider coverage and a training component has been designed for medical students of foreign universities to obtain practical experience in a Hospital setting.

Course Objectives

To provide an opportunity to G.C.E. (O/L & A/L) Students to observe operational activities of ten departments in the hospital environment, such as;

  • Support services,
  • Emergency department,
  • Health Check department,
  • Physiotherapy department,
  • Dental unit,
  • Pediatric Unit,
  • Nuclear medicine unit,
  • Nutrition department
  • Pharmacy
  • Diagnostics department to cover X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, Dexa)

To educate Medical Students to obtain practical experience in four major clinical specialties and other related activities in relevant departments, such as ;

  • To observe basic clinical activities happening in wards and above units
  • To familiarize with medical records keeping / patient records
  • To know about common nursing procedure
  • To know about the infection control procedures in the hospital environment
  • To know about the medication management
  • To know about the Endoscopy, GU center & Dialysis unit
  • To observe and know the activities in the emergency department
  • To know about the Housekeeping functions in hospital environment

Course Duration

G.C.E. (O/L & A/L) students : 10 days
Medical students : 2 – 3 weeks & Up to 6 weeks

Course Coordinator

Ms Chamalika Senaratne, Senior Executive- Training, LHA.

Chief Resource Person

Ms Chitra Damayanthi- Deputy Chief Matron, LHC.


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