Allied Health

ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCE COURSES

Allied Health Professions are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their expertise to prevent disease transmission, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialties. Together with a range of technical and support staff they may deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions. Perfusion Technology is one of the most demanding courses in Allied Health having most of opportunity to be in a job.

  1. BSc Medical Laboratory Technology   [M.L.T]

  2. BSc Operation Theatre Technology   [O.T.Technology]                               

  3. BSc Cardiac CareTechnology [Cardiac CareTechnology ]               

  4 .BSc PerfusionTechnology  [PerfusionTechnology ]

  5. BSc Neuro Science Technology [Neuro Science  Technology ] 

  6. BSc Renal Dialysis Technology [Renal Dialysis Technology ]

  7. BSc Respiratory Care Technology  [Respiratory Care Technology] 

  8. BSc Anaesthesia Technology [ Anaesthesia Technology]   

  9. BSc Imaging Technology   [Imaging Technology]

  10. BSc Radiotherapy Technology [Radiotherapy Technology ]

  11. BSc Optometry [Optometry]

 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION

A candidate seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in  the Allied  Health  Sciences  course

1. Two year Pre-University examination or  equivalent as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi  University of  Health  Sciences  with,  Physics,  Chemistry  and Biology as principle subjects of study.

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2. Pre-Degree   course   from   a   recognized   University   considered   as equivalent  by  RGUHS,  (Two  years  after  ten  years  of  schooling)  with  Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.

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3.  Any equivalent examination recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of  Health Sciences, Bangalore for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.  

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4. The  vocational  higher  secondary  education  course  conducted  by Vocational  Higher  Secondary  Education,  Government  of  Kerala  with  five subjects  including  Physics,  Chemistry,  Biology  and  English  in  addition  to vocational   subjects   conducted   is   considered   equivalent   to   plus   TWO examinations of Government of Karnataka Pre University Course.

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5. Candidates  with  two  years  diploma  from  a  recognized  Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enroll, in the respective Allied Health Sciences course shall have passed plus 12 [10+2] with Physics,   Chemistry and Biology, as principal subjects or candidates  with  3  years  diploma  from  a  recognized  Government  Board  in  a subject  for  which  the  candidate  desires to  enroll,  in  the  respective  Allied Health  Sciences  course  mentioned  should  have  studied Physics, Biology and Chemistry as principal subjects during the tenure of the course

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6. Lateral  entry  to  second  year  for  allied  health  science  courses  for candidates  who  have  passed  diploma  program  from  the  Government  Boards and  recognized  by  RGUHS ,  fulfilling  the  conditions  and  these  students  are  eligible  to  take  admission  on  lateral  entry system  only  in  the  same  subject  studied  at  diploma  level.

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7. In case  of  admission  to  B.Sc.  Imaging Technology  or  B.Sc.  Radiotherapy Technology the   candidate   should   have   passed   Pre-University   or   equivalent examination   with   Physics,   Chemistry,   Biology   and   Mathematics,   as   principal subjects of study.

 

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Technology   [B.Sc. (M.L.T)]

Medical Laboratory Technology is an Allied Health specialty concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases through the use of clinical laboratory tests. Though the Medical Lab technologists spend less time with patients than doctors and nurses, medical laboratory professionals are just as dedicated to patient's health. As vital members of the health care team, medical laboratory professionals play a critical role in collecting the information needed to give the best care to an ill or injured patient. The fact is that the practice of modern medicine would be impossible without the tests performed in the laboratory.

Medical laboratory professionals have unlimited choices of practice settings. Hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, public health facilities, and commercial laboratories all have positions open right now for qualified laboratory professionals. In these settings, communication and research skills are highly valued. Employment of clinical laboratory workers is expected to grow as the volume of laboratory tests increases with population growth and the development of new types of tests.

 

Bachelor of Science in Operation Theatre Technology   [ BSc .O.T.Technology]

The Operation Theater and Anesthesia Technologist are responsible for direct and indirect patient care, equipment set up and operation procedures. They are trained to assist the surgeons during the procedures and assume responsibility for completion of other functions as assigned.Operation Theatre Technology courses are job oriented. In India, different variants of this course are available. Some such well known variants includes- Operation Theatre Technology, Operation Theatre Management, Operation Theatre Techniques and Operation Theatre & Anaesthesia Technology.

 

Bachelor of Science in Cardiac Care Technology [ B.Sc Cardiac CareTechnology ]

The Cardiac Care Technologist is responsible for direct and indirect patient care, haemo- dynamic monitoring, equipment set up and operation. They assist the Physician during cardiac procedures and assume responsibility for completion of other cardiac lab functions as assigned. Cardiac care technicians supports physicians during cardiovascular testing, usually invasive procedures where a tube will be inserted into one of the blood vessel that carries blood into heart. Cardio care technicians also prepare patients for open heart surgeries and cardiac pacemaker insertions. A patient’s life may depend on the efficiency of cardiac care technicians.

 

Bachelor of Science in PerfusionTechnology  [ BSc. PerfusionTechnology ]

BSc Perfusion Technology is an Under Graduate Course and  Perfusion technologist is a person who is trained to operate a Heart-Lung Machine which is a major development in the Health field. This was devised to maintain the human body in living condition, even when the heart and lungs are not functioning. The removal of carbon dioxide from and addition of oxygen to the blood takes place through it. This enables the surgeon to make necessary cardiac repairs. A perfusionist is a skilled allied health professional, trained and educated specifically as a member of an open-heart surgical team, responsible for the selection, setup and operation of a Heart-Lung Machine and other life support system like IABP, LVAD, RVAD & ECMO. Students are posted in ICUs and trained in different aspects of patient monitoring and post-operative care during the tenure of course.

 

 Perfusion Technology is the most Job Guaranteed course for aspirants who wish to be in a job after three years of study. Only very few seats are available in each institutions that offer this course, hence the demand of graduates in Perfusion Technology is so high that this course directs to a decent salaried job.

 

Bachelor of Science in Neuro Science Technology [ BSc. Neuro Science  Technology ] 

The B.Sc. Neurosciences Technology Course is aimed at training students in the technological aspects of medical care with a good scientific foundation. These students will be in a position to competently assist the neurologist, especially in high tech neurological procedures. They will be much in demand both within the country and outside as Allied health care personnel. With advanced training in the latest technologies in Neurology specialty, these graduates will play an important role in determining the quality of health care provided.

 

Bachelor of Science in Renal Dialysis Technology [ BSc. Renal Dialysis Technology ]

Bachelor of Science in Renal Dialysis Technology is an undergraduate Bioscience course.Program  is  designed  to  prepare  students  to  administer  hemodialysis  treatments  to  patients  with renal  failure  under  the  supervision  of  a  nurse  or  physician.  This  program  frequently  includes  in depth  instruction  in  basic  anatomy  and  physiology,  dialysis  preparation,  dialysis  prescription interpretation,  extracorporeal  circuit  and  dialyzer  set-up  and  maintenance,  patient  preparation, equipment  monitoring,  venipuncture  and  local  anaesthesia  administration,  taking  vital  signs, documentation   and   communication,   safety   and   sanitation,   emergency   intervention,   and professional standards and ethics. Subjects usually studied under this degree are Cardiac Care   Technology,   Respiratory   Care   Technology,   Dialysis   Technology,   Imaging   Sciences Technology, Clinical Medical Lab. Technology etc

 

Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Technology  [ BSc. Respiratory Care Technology] 

Respiratory Therapy is a relatively new branch of Allied Health Sciences and a profession devoted to the scientific application of technology in order to assist in the diagnosis, treatment, management and care of patients with cardiopulmonary and associated disorders. Respiratory Therapists are important members of modern healthcare teams.

 

Respiratory Therapy did not exist as a separate stream even a few decades ago. Due to increasing pollution level a lot of people suffer from various respiratory disorders. The increasing pollution level in the atmosphere and other genetic disorders lead to severe lung problems. Asthma and Bronchitis are the commonly known respiratory diseases.

 

Bachelor of Science in  Anaesthesia Technology [ BSc. Anaesthesia Technology]   

An anaesthesia technician is an Allied Healthcare professional who assists in administration and monitoring of anaesthesia and has an extensive knowledge of anaesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology. Anaesthesia technicians are mainly employed by anaesthesia departments or operating theatre suites, but can be found in other areas of clinical practice including emergency departments, intensive care units (ICU) and day surgery clinics. Anaesthesia Technicians work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors, nurses and support staffs.

 

Bachelor of Science in Imaging Technology   [ BSc. Imaging Technology]

A Radiologic Technologist, also known as medical radiation technologist and as radiographer, performs imaging of the human body for diagnosis or treating medical problems.The course is designed to integrate academic and clinical education so that radiographers completing the program of study will be able to analyze, evaluate and innovate in the clinical setting and provide the best patient care. The degree program is designed to develop not only the professional expertise of the student for clinical practice but also to develop effective communication, organization and evaluation skills. The course aims to provide the student with an understanding of the relevant applied sciences, on which clinical Diagnostic radiography skills can be learnt during their clinical education.

 

Bachelor of Science in Radiotherapy Technology [ BSc. Radiotherapy Technology ]

Radiotherapy is the treatment of cancer and other diseases with ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation deposits energy that injures or destroys cells in the area being treated by damaging their genetic material, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow. Although radiation damages both cancer cells and normal cells, the latter are able to repair themselves and function properly.

 

Bachelor of Science in Optometry [ BSc. Optometry ]

B.Sc Optometry is a four year degree program which includes one year internship. During the course a lot of emphasis is given to hands-on training, so that at the end of the course students are competent in evaluating and managing ophthalmic disorders. One can also define it as the science of eye equipment (including lenses and spectacles) which is imbued with the idea of improving the vision of the human eye and remove all kinds of obstacles of sight which an individual may experience. This is a dynamic and challenging career, which allows one to help people, achieve personal growth, community respect, job flexibility and financial success and offers virtually unlimited opportunities.