B.Sc. (Hons) Cardiac Care Technology

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Overview

A Cardiovascular Technologist act as a resource providing technical and clinical support to cardiologists in diagnosing and treatment of aliments of the human heart.

Following this program, a candidate is fully trained to become well versed in performing and interpreting techniques such as ECG, ECHO, TMT and in assisting interventional cardiologists during cardiac catheterization. The course provides knowledge and skills of various cardiac pathologies, diagnostic tests and procedures involved in the management of cardiovascular related disorders. The program prepares the candidate to have good organizational and time management skills and to demonstrate motivational and leadership qualities to work as a part of multidisciplinary team. By the end of the programme a candidate will understand and show commitment to high standards of ethics in line with the code of conduct of medical practice and adopts various quality assurance, patient safety measures while working in community or hospitals. A candidate will acquire effective verbal and written communication skills and utilize modern tools and techniques in the arena of cardiovascular technology for patient compliance and in the management of cardiovascular diseases.

Objective

  • Imparts knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of the human body as related to cardiac care technology.
  • Provides sufficient understanding and cognitive abilities to operate and develop health care systems with desired results. 
  • Imparts knowledge and training to develop transferable skills and the ability to work in teams and diverse healthcare settings
  • Trains students to use and incorporate quality scientific methods, techniques, and processes.

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 exposure to the actual working of the department at the organisation. Students, in return, need to prepare a report of their observations and recommendations, preparing 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 a 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

  • GP

    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 get a one year of rotatory posting in various units in the hospitals to be groomed as per current needs of the profession

  • Open Elective Courses

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

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
Healthcare Delivery System in India

19AHG103A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Communication Skills for Health Care Professionals 1

19AHG104A Tutorials

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Medical Terminology and 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
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 Cardiac Care Technology

19CCT201A Practicals

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Clinical Pharmacology for Cardiac Care Technology

19CCT202A Theory Tutorials

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Clinical Microbiology Cardiac Care Technology

19CCT203A Theory Tutorials

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Applied Pathology for Cardiac Care Technology

19CCT204A Theory Practicals

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Basic Cardiac Technology (T)

19CCT205A Theory

4 Core Courses Core Courses
Basic Cardiac Technology (P)

19CCT206A Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Directed Clinical Education 2

19CCT210A Practicals

4 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Medical Electronics and Biophysics for CCT

19CCT211A Theory Practicals

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Basic Concepts of Cardiac Evaluation and Therapies- (T)

19CCT212A Theory

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Basic Concepts of Cardiac Evaluation and Therapies- (P)

19CCT213A Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Cardiac Evaluation Therapies-I (T)

19CCT214A Theory

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Cardiac Evaluation Therapies-1 (P)

19CCT215A Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
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
Directed Clinical Education 3

19CCT220A Practicals

3 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Cardiac Evaluation and Therapy II (T)

19CCT301A Theory

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Cardiac Evaluation and Therapy II (P)

19CCT302A Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Cardiac life Support

19CCT303A Theory Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Applied Cardiac Care Technology Part 1 (T)

19CCT304A Theory

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Applied Cardiac Care Technology Part 1 (P

19CCT305A Practicals

2 Core Courses Core Courses
Constitution of India , Medical Law and Ethics

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 Elective-I

19OEEXXXX Theory

2 Open Elective Courses Open Elective Courses
Directed Clinical Education 4

19CCT310A Practicals

4 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Applied Cardiac Care Technology-II (T)

19CCT311A Theory

3 Core Courses Core Courses
Applied Cardiac Care Technology-II (P)

19CCT312A Practicals

4 Core Courses Core Courses
Research Methodology and Biostatistics

19AHG310A Theory

2 Basic Core Subjects Basic Core Subjects
Communication Skills for Health care professionals-2

19AHG311A Theory

2 Humanities and Social Science Humanities and Social Science
Open Elective-II

19OEEXXXX Theory

2 Open Elective Courses Open Elective Courses
Directed Clinical Education 5

19CCT320A Practicals

9 Directed Clinical Education Directed Clinical Education

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits Study Domain
Research Project (Group)

19CCT401A Tutorials Practicals

4 Group Projects Group Projects
Internship

19CCT402A Practicals

20

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Internship

19CCT411A 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 human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, microbiology and pharmacology as related to cardiac care technology.
  • Ability to work independently as cardiac physiologist to perform and interpret diagnostic tests like ECG, TMT, Holter Monitoring, Ambulatory BP monitoring, Transthoracic Echo and assist interventional cardiologist during invasive procedures 
  • Ability to follow patients in their cardiac investigative requirements.
  • Ability to correlate the specific cardiac diagnostic requirements with appropriate cardiac conditions.
  • Ability to apply appropriate tools and techniques and understand the utilisation of resources appropriately to complex activities in-department.
  • Ability to develop sustainable solutions and understand their effect on society and the environment. 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Clinical Care: can work in Cardiac centers, Multi / super specialty hospitals and diagnostic centers as

  • Cardiac Physiologist / Technologist 
  • Cardiac Sonographer / Echocardiographer (with qualification of atleast Master’s in Echocardiography)
  • Cathlab Technologist / Electrophysiologist (with qualification of atleast Master’s in Cardiac Catheterization)
  • PPI Programmer

Application Specialists

Research: as JRF or research fellow in academic institutions

Teaching:

  • Tutor / clinical coordinator (with qualification of atleast Bachelor’s)
  • Lecturer (with qualification of atleast Master’s)
  • Assistant Professor (with qualification of atleast Master’s / PhD)
  • Associate Professor (with qualification of PhD)
  • Professor (with qualification of PhD/​Post Doc)

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 Cardiac Care 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.

Application Process

Through RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
    1. Fill in the application form
    2. Pay RUAS-AT fee
    3. You will receive a user ID and password to download the hall ticket 
    4. Take the mock test
    5. RUAS-AT test: View all centers
    6. Test results will be announced 
  2. Admission counseling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. See Documents for Indian Nationals

Through CET Test/​SAT

  1. CET/SAT Test, Counselling and Selection (CET Code B030) (SAT Code 7646)
  2. Download the admission form 
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the university admission office. See full instructions.

Fees & Scholarships

Government Seats:

  • As per the Government of Karnataka.

University Seats:

  • Rs 1,98,550 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.

Application Process

Through RUAS-AT

  1. Take the RUAS-AT Entrance Test
    1. Fill in the application form
    2. Pay RUAS-AT fee
    3. You will receive a user ID and password to download the hall ticket
    4. Take the mock test
    5. RUAS-AT test: View all centers
    6. Test results will be announced
  2. Admission counseling for selection
  3. Once selected, students need to fill in the admission form
  4. Pay tuition fee
  5. Submit documents to the University
    1. See Documents for NRI/ OCI/ SAARC

Through CET Test/​SAT

  1. CET/SAT Test, Counselling and Selection (CET Code B030) (SAT Code 7646)
  2. Download the admission form
  3. Submit completed form and documents at the University Admissions Office
  4. Pay fees online or through DD at the university admission office. 

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

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

Eligibility

  • Candidates must have passed Diploma examinations from an approved institution with a minimum of 45% marks in Cardiac Care 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 1,98,550 per annum

Start your journey with RUAS

Contact
Director - Admissions
Mr. S L Narasimhan
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