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General Duty Assistant Course (GDA)

  • 500
  • Laboratory & Diagnostics Ties
  • Multiple
  • Specialised Faculties
  • 10
  • +
  • Years of Experience in Healthcare Industry
  • 100
  • +
  • Job Assistance

General Duty Assistant Course (GDA)

Almost 40% of the medical as well as patient care delivered in the hospital system is managed by General Duty Assistants!

Do you want to play a crucial role in helping patients manage their day-to-day activities? Enroll for General Duty Assistant (GDA) course at CEDP Skill Institute, Mumbai after your SSC or HSC to become a certified GDA, also commonly known as Nursing Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Aides, and Bedside Assistants. GDA course provides an overview of nursing care, what it involves and guiding them through the core requirements and responsibilities of this profession. They will also be trained to take the necessary precautions required while delivering patient care. This course also helps them learn about different parts of the human body and its functioning and be familiar with the common medical equipment used at the hospital.

Nursing Care course is designed in association with experts that covers the key topics such as Communicative English and Computer Fundamentals, Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology and Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology Sociology, Psychology and First aid and Nutrition and Communicable Diseases

Skills Acquired

  • Get trained to take care of patients' needs, medication, safety and comfort at hospitals or home.
  • Maintain a suitable environment for patients during the recovery period.
  • Learn about a healthy and well-balanced diet which has to be fed to the patients.


10th & Above


18 - 30 Years

Total Duration

18 Months


6 Months


12 Months

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Why should you join CEDP?

  • Simulated labs and equipment to aid student learning
  • Learn from highly qualified healthcare professionals
  • We provide paid on-job training in leading hospitals
  • We also provide 100% job placement to our students

The certification course at CEDP Skill Institute trains you in:

Medical Assistance

General Duty Assistant also plays a pivotal role in assisting doctors and surgeons in carrying out major operations and surgeries in health care setups. You will learn various nuances of assisting a doctor. This can be for diagnosing a patient as well as carrying out various tests in medical facilities including large hospitals.

Basic Medical Care

In many medical setups, Nursing Care Assistant is required to attend to the daily needs of patients more than the doctors. You may require applying medications and injections to the patients as per advised dosage. Assisting them in feeding and bathing might be required. They also need to prepare and change the bandages for injured patients and cater to skin level issues.

Knowledge of Medicine

You also get to learn about several of medicines. This is crucial because general duty assistants often need to administer medications to patients all over the year. You will acquire knowledge of medicines as closely with doctors.

Why choose a career as General Duty Assistant?

Growth Opportunities

General Duty Assistants have ample of career options to choose from and can progress by taking more responsibilities. Certified candidate start their careers as General Duty Assistant and after gaining rich experience, they can take up the job role of Supervisors, Floor Supervisors, and finally Managers.

Huge Demand

Upon the course completion, you can easily get the desired job as demand for GDA is high. Healthcare sector in India is growing rapidly; the supply often fails to meet the demand, as far as this profession is concerned. You can work with top-notch healthcare setups across the country.


As a Nursing Assistants, the flexibility of jobs you get is quite high. You may work full time or part-time in various types of medical setups. This is helpful when you are pursuing higher studies. You may also choose to work with a specific type of patients after gathering experience.

Inner Happiness

Being in a profession of Nursing Assistants, you will get an inner happiness and satisfaction which cannot be denied. You help patients in getting back to normal life, put smiles on their faces and also contribute to the happiness of patient’s family.


General Duty Assistant (GDA) GDA is one who provides patient care and helps maintain a suitable environment. Some of the key responsibilities are to provide patient's daily care, comfort, safety and health needs.

General Duty Assistants are the healthcare professionals who provide patient care. They are also commonly known as Nursing Care Assistants, Nursing Assistants, Nursing Aides, Bedside Assistants or Orderlies.

A general duty assistant works in collaboration with doctors and nurses and other healthcare providers and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them.

The main topics covered in the course are Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology and Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology Sociology, Psychology and First aid and Nutrition and Communicable Diseases.

General duty assistants have to take care of patients' daily care, medication, safety and comfort while working in healthcare facilities.

GDA is 18-month course that includes classroom instruction and clinical training.