B.Sc. (Hons) in Dialysis Therapy Technology

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Overview

Dialysis is a life-saving treatment process that aims to improve the quality of life of the Chronic Kidney Disease –Stage (V) patients. Dialysis helps in removing metabolic waste from the blood which is typically the function of the kidneys, but when the kidneys do not work, dialysis is the only treatment option which is available. According to National Kidney Foundation End Stage Kidney Failure occurs when the kidneys are performing only 10 to 15 percent of their normal function. Basically there are two types of dialysis: Hemodialysis & Peritoneal Dialysis.

A Dialysis therapy technologist work together with a doctor to provide patient care to people with permanent kidney failure (end-stage renal disease). Dialysis centres across world employs dialysis technologists to provide the majority of direct patient care. The Dialysis Therapy Technologist works to plan implementation of the dialysis prescription, perform dialysis. The Dialysis Therapy Technologist works with Head of Department/​Senior Dialysis Therapy Technologist to supervise the dialysis assistants and auxiliary personnel, manage intra-dialytic complications, documents and maintains dialysis patient records. With the increasing number of people with chronic kidney disease and renal failure, the demand for dialysis therapy technologist is expected to rise. With experience, Dialysis therapy technologists can advance into supervisory or management positions.

Objective

Imparts knowledge and an understanding of the structure and function of the human body as related to Dialysis Therapy. 

• Provides sufficient understanding and cognitive abilities to operate, and incorporate quality scientific methods, techniques, and processes applicable to dialysis therapy for achieving desired results. 

• Imparts knowledge and training to develop transferable skills and the ability to work in teams, diverse hospital settings and communities.

Highlights

  • Proctoral System

    Under the Proctoral System, every student is assigned a faculty member as a Proctor or a mentor. 

    These mentors offer guidance, support and encouragement to students, helping them as they progress along their academic journey. From the choice of electives to their academic performance, from attendance to meeting their credit requirements, students can approach these mentors with any and every query. 

    Proctors also interact with parents/​guardians and keep them updated on the progress of students.

    To ensure that they reap the benefits of the Proctoral System, students are advised to be in regular contact with their Proctors.

  • Innovation Centre

    At the Innovation Centre, students team up with faculty members to bring their innovative ideas to life. 

    Ideas are assessed based on their relevance to — and impact on — society. These are then translated into working projects that are entered in national and international competitions, and for registration as patents.

  • Hospital Posting

    As part of the curriculum, students are posted to relevant departments of the hospital and gain hands-on experience to the actual working of the department and patient care. Students get sufficient practical knowledge to prepare them for joining the hospital as soon as they graduate.

  • Partner Facilities

    The Ramaiah Group was established in 1962 with a teaching hospital for medical students that was founded in 1985, and a Memorial Hospital in 2014. These hospitals cater to various income levels with a wide range of specialties. Students from AHS get hands on training and home their skills under supervision at state of art multispecialty hospitals.

  • Skill-based learning program.
  • Includes high-level training in clinical and leadership skills for developing into an effective member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Includes internship, training, and placement support with various universities and hospitals worldwide.
  • Exposes students to experts in the field through guest lectures by experts from various institutions and hospitals.
  • Includes laboratory-work, field trips, community visits, and postings in multiple specialties in hospitals.
  • Includes opportunities to perform various invasive and noninvasive diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions of the heart and/​or blood vessels at the request or direction of a provider.
  • Includes a combination of academic, research, and clinical activities.

  • We offer accommodation in student hostels on our campus and even offer third-party off-campus hotels where necessary to ensure students can focus on what matters the most. 
  • Our on-campus facilities include WiFi at any time of the day, 24/7.
  • From a host of eateries and laundry facilities, we ensure that students have access to all facilities.
  • We encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities on campus which include sports and cultural events, both at a university level and a faculty level.
  • We help students focus on independent and sponsored research with projects and a dissertation. 

Structure

Study Domains

  • Humanities and Social Science

    Includes an overview into Communication Skills, Healthcare Delivery Systems, Health Care Professionalism and values, and Sociology.

  • Basic Core Subjects

    A deep dive into the core domains of Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Physics, and Pathology

  • Core Courses

    Students are exposed to core subjects related to Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology to include both theory and practical aspects to gain insights to the specialty

  • Directed Clinical Education

    Students are posted in hospitals from the 2nd Semester onwards under supervision to develop their clinical skills

  • Open Elective Courses

    Interdisciplinary open elective courses offer a wide range of opportunity for students to expand their horizons.

  • Group Projects

    Students can work on a common project from across multiple disciplines to earn credits. The purpose of this is to learn how to design and develop a research project, to understand basics of biostatistics, validate and commercialise a product, technology or process in their area of specialisation.

  • Internship

    Students are offered a 1-year rotatory posting in hospitals to be groomed as per current needs of the profession

Course Progression

Course Credits Study Domain
General Anatomy

19AHG101A Theory Practicals

4 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
General Physiology

19AHG102A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
HCDS including com. Visits

19AHG103A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Communication Skills for Health care professionals -1

19AHG104A Theory Tutorials

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Med. Terminology including record keeping

19AHG105A Theory

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Computer application

19AHG106A Practicals

2 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
General Microbiology

19AHG107A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Basic Electrical and Electronics

19AHG108A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
General Biochemistry

19AHG111A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
General Pharmacology

19AHG112A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Health care Professionalism and Values

19AHG113A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
General Pathology

19AHG114A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
General Medicine

19AHG115A Theory

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Applied Physics

19AHG116A Theory Practicals

3 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Studentship ( Directed Clinical Education) -1

19AHG120A Practicals

5 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Applied Anatomy and Physiology for dialysis technology

19DTT201A Theory Practicals

3 Core Courses CC
Pharmacology for dialysis technology

19DTT202A Theory Tutorials

3 Core Courses CC
Applied pathology for dialysis technology

19DTT203A Theory Practicals

3 Core Courses CC
Applied microbiology for dialysis technology

19DTT204A Theory Practicals

3 Core Courses CC
Concepts of renal disease and it's management

19DTT205A Theory

4 Core Courses Core Courses
Nutrition

19AHG109A Theory

2 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Studentship ( Directed Clinical Education)-2

19DTT210A Practicals

4 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Basic dialysis technology (T)

19DTT211A Theory

2 Core Courses CC
Basic dialysis technology (P)

19DTT212A Practicals

4 Core Courses CC
Patient safety and quality assurance

19AHG211A Theory Practicals

4 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Medical Sociology

19AHG212A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Medical Psychology

19AHG301A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Studentship ( Directed Clinical Education)-3

19DTT220A Practicals

8 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Applied Dialysis Technology -I (T)

19DTT301A Theory

2 Core Courses CC
Applied Dialysis Technology -I (P)

19DTT302A Practicals

4 Core Courses CC
Renal disease and Nutrition

19DTT303A Theory

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Constitution of India and Medial law

19AHG302A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Environmental Science and health

19AHG303A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Open elective1

19OEEXXXX Theory

2 Open Elective Courses Open Elective Courses
Studentship ( Directed Clinical Education)-4

19DTT310A Practicals

8 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Applied Dialysis Technology -II (T)

19DTT311A Theory

2 Core Courses CC
Applied Dialysis Technology -II(P)

19DTT312A Practicals

4 Core Courses CC
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

19AHG310A Theory

2 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Communication skills for Health care Professionals

19AHG311A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Open electives 2

19OEEXXXX Theory

2 Open Elective Courses Open Elective Courses
Studentship ( Directed Clinical Education) -5

19DTT320A Practicals

10 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Research Project (Group)

19DTT401A Practicals

4 Group Projects Group Projects
Internship

19DTT402A Practicals

20

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship

19DTT411A Practicals

24

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Teaching and Assessment

During each semester, students’ performance is assessed through Continuous Evaluation (CE) and a Semester End Examination (SEE). CE and SEE weightages carry equal weightage. Students are awarded grades based on the marks scored.

Key Skill Development

  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic science and clinical fundamentals to solve complex problems in the dialysis unit.
  • Ability to formulate and implement a plan for the dialysis requirements of the patient. 
  • Ability to manage acute emergent complications in a patient on dialysis. 
  • Ability to perform peritoneal dialysis. 
  • Ability to administer medications under the supervision of a nephrologist. 
  • Ability to provide safe and effective care to the individual. 
  • Ability to understand the process of operating dialysis equipment and how to perform alternate dialysis procedures. 
  • Ability to assess the patient for any complications with an understanding of the problem and recognise the need to report complications to the physician or nephrologist. 
  • Ability to respond effectively to the physical and emotional needs of the patient undergoing dialysis treatment. 
  • Ability to demonstrate a sensitive and caring attitude towards the patient. 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and ability to operate and maintain all types of equipment in the dialysis unit.
  • Ability to communicate relevant information to other members and complete accurate documentation.
  • Ability to correctly position the patient.
  • Ability to demonstrate professional behaviour.

Careers

  • Dialysis Technologist

  • Clinical Coordinator

Admissions

Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission under the university quota need a minimum of 45% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology at 10+2 level.

Government of Karnataka quota

Direct entry
  • For direct entry into the first year, candidates seeking admission under the Government of Karnataka quota need to have passed 10+2 examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory courses obtaining at least 45% aggregate marks.
  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories need to have passed 10+2 examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory courses obtaining at least 40% aggregate with the same criteria above. 
  • Candidates must have passed Diploma examinations from an approved institution with a minimum of 45% marks in Dialysis Therapy Technology. 
  • Candidates from the reserved category must have passed Diploma examinations from an approved institution with a minimum of 40% marks in Cardiac Care Technology.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka.

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,51,800 per annum

Eligibility

  • Foreign students should have 10+2 equivalent qualification approved by the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Should have proof of proficiency in English with a minimum TOEFL score of 8

Note: Up to 15% of seats are reserved for Foreign / NRI Students

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 3000 + Other Fee Rs.38,550 per annum

Eligibility

Lateral Entry to the Second Year:

  • Candidates must have passed Diploma examinations from an approved institution with a minimum of 45% marks in Dialysis Therapy Technology.
  • Candidates from the reserved category must have passed Diploma examinations from an approved institution with a minimum of 40% marks in Cardiac Care Technology.

In all cases of Lateral Entry Admissions under the Government of Karnataka quota, the decision of the Equivalence Committee will be final.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka.

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,51,800 per annum

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