BSc PERFUSION TECHNOLOGY

AIMS & OBJECTIVES :

The course is suitable for those who want to know skills regarding to operate extracorporeal circulation equipment during any medical situation where it is necessary to support or replace the patient’s cardiopulmonary/circulatory function and ensure the proper management of physiologic functions by monitoring the necessary variables. They should possess good interpersonal and communication skills, human nature and hard worker as they have to work with different types of people.

The course is beneficial to provide graduates with the foundation they need to assume leadership roles in clinical practice and clinical specialty areas. Candidates will be in a position to competently assist the Anaesthetists & Surgeons, especially in high tech Anaesthesia and Surgical theatres. Course is also beneficial for further studies such as M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D. etc.

 

COURSE:

B.Sc. Perfusion Technology or Bachelor of Science in Perfusion Technology is an undergraduate Bioscience course. Perfusion is defined as those functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiopulmonary and circulatory system of the patient. Course involves the study of physiology, pathology and associated equipment used to support and or assume the function of the heart and or lungs during medical procedures. The perfusion technologist prepares and operates the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipment as directed by healthcare physicians

The Perfusionist utilizes technology such as heart/ lung machines, ventricular assist devices and artificial hearts, as well as pharmacological interventions to maintain the patient during the period of circulatory support.

DURATION OF THE COURSE :

Duration of Bachelor Degree in Perfusion Technology (BSc PT) Course is four years including one year clinical training

 

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
Human AnatomyMedicine relevant to perfusion technologyPerfusion Technology – Clinical
Physiology Section A Applied PathologyPerfusion Technology – Applied
Biochemistry Section B Applied Microbiology Perfusion Technology – Advanced
Pathology-[Clinical pathology,Haemotology & Blood –Banking Applied Pharmacology
MicrobiologyIntroduction to Perfusio ntechnology