BSc CARDIO VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY

AIMS & OBJECTIVES :

To train the student to assist the cardiologist in invasive or non invasive cardiac laboratory, in performing routine cardiac investigations and interventional procedures.

Scope: After successful completion of the course, the person can be allowed to perform noninvasive procedures like echocardiography, treadmill and Holter testing under supervision of cardiologist and assist the cardiologist in cardiac catheterization laboratory.

 

COURSE:

Cardiovascular Technologist assists cardiologists with invasive and noninvasive diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures. Catheterization involves inserting a small tube, known as a catheter, into a patient’s blood vessel and then into the heart. The procedure is done to determine whether the patient has a blood vessel blockage or heart disease. The procedure also involves balloon angioplasty, valvoplasy, closure of congenital defects, pacemaker implantation, vascular diagnosis and interventions etc.

Cardiovascular technologists prepare patients for invasive heart procedures, monitor the patients’ blood pressure and heart rate with ECG equipment, notify the cardiologist immediately of any changes in the patients’ condition as well as assist the cardiologist during the procedures. Moreover, they can perform noninvasive diagnostic procedures like echocardiography, Holter and treadmill exercise testing under supervision

It goes without saying that cardiovascular technologists hold an important role in the diagnostic and interventional procedures in cardiology. There is increasing need for these personnel as the number of cardiac centers and investigative facilities is increasing in the state by leaps and bounds. Unlike most other disciplines in medicine where these technologists help the doctors in diagnostic procedures only, cardiovascular technologists assist in invasive procedures and meet with life and death situations. So; they have to be trained more rigorously and need to be more mature in their approach, because mistakes may cost lives. Hence the course has to be at least 3 years with a year of internship. The course has to be a bachelor degree course.

DURATION OF THE COURSE :

Duration of Bachelor Degree in Cardiovascular Technology (BCVT) Course is Three years plus one year of compulsory rotating internship.

 

ELIGIBILITY :

1. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination of the Board of Higher Secondary Education, Kerala or Examinations recognized equivalent thereto, with
50% marks in Biology separately and 50% marks in Physics Chemistry and Biology
put together.
2. Candidates who have passed BSc degree (3 year course) Examination with Physics,   Chemistry, Zoology, Botany or Biochemistry as main and any one or two of the above subjects as subsidiaries, with 50% marks for main and subsidiaries together, provided     they have passed Higher Secondary Examination of Kerala or others recognized as     equivalent thereto with Physics, Chemistry & Biology as optional subjects.
3. Admission to the Course is also open to foreign nationals who possess the above educational qualifications.
4. Candidate should have completed 17 years of age prior to the joining of the Course.

 

SYLLABUS :

First yearSecond yearThird year
Anatomy Gross Human AnatomyElectrocardiographyCardiac Catheterization Part I -Introductory Course
Anatomy of Cardio vascular system Exercise ECG Cardiac Catheterisation – Part-II
PhysiologyEchocardiography Cardiac Catheterisation Part III Pacing and Electrophysiology
Pathology and Pathophysiology Holter Recording
Microbiology
Pharmacology and Therapeutics