Paramedical science is one more part of the health care system and it works parallel to medical science in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Analytical equipments like the clinical laboratory, ultrasound, X-ray, CT and other persistent or non-invasive methods and beneficial technical modes like physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy are part of the paramedical system. With the appreciation of medical science there has been enormous development in paramedical science. Hence paramedical education has becomes an important and necessary part of medical education. Also it is the backbone of health care delivery system. A person working in the field of medical science in pre hospital emergency facilities can be called as paramedics.
Several paramedical courses after graduation are as follows:
Bachelor of Physiotherapy:
It’s a 4.5 years program which involves the candidates to pass the 10+2 examination conducted by the State Board with a minimum of 50% marks. The students/candidates must have Chemistry and Biology / Physics as their key subject with English as supplementary subject.
M.Sc. Medical, Microbiology:
It’s also a three-year program which obliges B.Sc. degree from a recognized university with minimum 55% marks. The students must have Microbiology as their main subject with Physics and Chemistry as ancillary subjects.
M.Sc. Medical Biochemistry:
It’s a 3-years program which is pursued by completing B.Sc. The candidates enrolling for this course must have a three-year graduation degree with Chemistry or Biochemistry as their main subject, as well as Biology as ancillary subject. The minimum score criteria to pursue this course is 55% marks in undergraduate.
OTAT- Operation Theatre and Anesthesia Technician
CCT – Cardiac Care Technology.
MLT – Medical Laboratory Technology.
MIT – Medical Imaging Technology.
PT – Perfusion Technology.
DT – Dialysis Technology.
There is a growing awareness on the importance of paramedical personnel in the health sector, mainly in accident and trauma care. Paramedics are a boon to nursing homes and a dream for candidates, who have not been able to become qualified medical professionals. Health care release systems are undergoing quick changes and the demand for skilled paramedical personnel is on the increase.
Almost all the diagnostic procedures are conceded by the paramedical staff and they have appeared an essential mechanism in the wheel of the health care delivery system. The population explosion coupled with the mushrooming of private and corporate hospitals has provided various opportunities for skilled paramedics.
After completing one of the above declared courses, the students/candidates get enormous opportunities in various hospitals, laboratories, private clinics, rehabilitation centers etc. The basic job roles/profiles provided to the students/candidates are:
Medical Lab Technology:
Medical Lab Technology revolves around the paramedical professionals because these are the people who manage and operate the officially advanced instruments in the medical institutes. Due to high reputation and usability of technology in medical field, these professionals are given huge opportunities in the sector.
Optometry is the part of Para-medical courses which deals with detailed studies of the anatomy and physiology of the human eye. An optometrist diagnoses the people with weak eye-sight and other diseases related to eyes.
Radiography & Radiotherapy:
A Radiographer is the person who takes the X-Rays, CT Scans and MR Scans of the patients and arranges the test reports. Therefore, she/he most important elements of any medical organization.