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B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme

As technology advances and better investigative and treatment options are introduced, the need for professionals equipped to handle newer diagnostic modalities are on the rise. The ever changing & expanding horizon of the health care sector demands formal training programmes like B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology and B.Sc. Medical courses in all its allied areas. The diagnostics sector today is witnessing tremendous growth in terms of volume and sophistication. With increasing advances and super specialisation, the scope for tomorrow’s technologists does not remain limited to just routine tests.

Advanced complex instrumentation & equipment require technocrats not only to operate but also to care & maintain them as well. These experts have to possess a strong scientific foundation & be able to perform at a much higher level than the traditionally trained technicians of the past. The students thus trained in the technological aspects of medical care with a strong scientific foundation will be in a position to competently assist the Physician or Surgeon, especially in high-tech medical procedures to cater to the healthcare industry globally.

SIHS offers a four-year B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme with an exit option in the third year. Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology) will be awarded at the end of semester VI examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining a minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA. Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Medical Technology) will be awarded at the end of semester VIII examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining a minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA.

B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology program offers 9 specialisations: Cardiac Care, Respiratory Therapy, Imaging Sciences, Clinical Laboratory, Dialysis Technology, OT & Anaesthesia, Neurosciences Technology, Laparoscopy & Endoscopy and Ophthalmic Sciences.

Specializations will be allotted in 2nd Year (Sem III) on merit basis of the first year of B.Sc. Medical Technology.

The B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technologyat SIHS are delivered with a blend of practical and theoretical learning modules to help students become leaders of the industry. The complete learning experience makes SIHS one of the best BSc MLT colleges in Pune.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Well trained technocrats with a strong scientific foundation make Medical Technology a challenging and rewarding career. The demand for professionals who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic service has been growing at a much faster pace than the number being trained every year. Students can pick up global careers in

  • Medical Technology industry
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Homecare industry
  • Medical imaging industry
  • Dialysis centre & services
  • Intensive & Critical care
  • Diagnostic centres & services
  • Pathology Laboratories
  • Academic institutes
  • Simulation centres
  • Research & Development centres
  • IT in Medical Technology
  • Entrepreneurship

DURATION

Four-year Full Time

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

English.

PATTERN OF PROGRAMME

  • Semester

  • THE PROGRAMME OFFERS SPECIALIZATIONS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

    Neurosciences Technology: Neuroscience Technology is associated with, in depth study of the structure, behavior and function of the Nervous system through a series of technological tests and experiments. The students will acquire skills to assess the patient, plan various electro-diagnostic procedures, and implement them in the neurosciences laboratories.

    Ophthalmic Sciences: Technologists pursuing ophthalmic sciences specialization deal with the technical aspects of ophthalmic procedures required for diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders & diseases. The technologists so trained would Be in a position to competently assist the ophthalmologists.

    Cardiac Care Technology The cardiac care technologist is responsible for direct and indirect patient care, haemo-dynamic monitoring, equipment set up and operation. They assist the physician during cardiac procedures and assume responsibility for completion of other cardiac lab functions.

    Clinical Laboratory Technology: Clinical Laboratory Technology is concerned with the analysis of biological specimens to support diagnosis and treatment of disease. Laboratory technologists perform a full range of laboratory tests, the information of which influences the medical treatment a patient will receive.

    Dialysis Technology: Dialysis Technologists operate machines that remove waste and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer carry out those functions satisfactorily. The programme is designed to provide competencies & technical skills necessary in the field of dialysis.

    Imaging Sciences: Imaging Sciences Technologists are health professionals who facilitate diagnosis and management through the creation of medical images using modalities like X-ray, Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography.

    Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia: Operation Theatre and Anaesthesia Technologist is responsible for direct and indirect patient care, equipment set up, pre, intra & post-operative procedures.

    Respiratory Therapy The cardiac care technologist is responsible for direct and indirect patient care, haemo-dynamic monitoring, equipment set up and operation. They assist the physician during cardiac procedures and assume responsibility for completion of other cardiac lab functions.

    Laparoscopy & Endoscopy: Technologists learn the fundamentals & skills required to assist the surgeons conducting laparoscopy procedures and physicians in endoscopy procedures at various clinical establishments.



    AWARD OF DEGREE

    SIHS offers a four-year B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme with an exit option in the third year. Bachelor of Science (Medical Technology) will be awarded at the end of semester VI examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA. Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Medical Technology) will be awarded at the end of semester VIII examination by taking into consideration the performance of all semester examinations after obtaining minimum 4.00 CGPA out of 10 CGPA.


    Program structure
    INTAKE

    One hundred twenty (120) seats

    RESERVATION OF SEATS

    Within the sanctioned intake

    (a) SC

    (In percentage)

    (b) ST

    (In percentage)

    (c) Differently abled

    (In percentage)

    (d) Defence

    (In percentage)

     

    15

    7.5

    3

    0

    Over and above the sanctioned intake

    (a) Kashmiri Migrants (In Seats)

    (b) International Students (In percentage)

     

    2

    20

    Orientation and Pedagogy

    In the B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology program, students undergo rigorous training for 4 years where they learn various modalities under their specializations and understand their working principles and their operations protocols.

    Before they are deputed for clinical training, they are first sensitized and trained in developing and mastering the necessary techniques & skills required prior to exposure to hospital in a simulated environment.

    They are then exposed to live cases and ‘hands-on’ training at Symbiosis University Hospital & Research Center (SUHRC), and associated healthcare organizations.

    The programme includes both theoretical & practical knowledge of the Diagnostic Investigations, Therapeutic procedures and Equipment as applicable to the health care sector today. It introduces students to emerging technologies and their applications. Students spend a considerable part of their learning time in hospital set-ups where they are exposed to actual 'hands-on' practical training. Each student works on a research project and understands the intricacies of research methodology & grant writing related to his / her specialisation.

    Successfully completing an honours degree prepares the student for higher-degree study at master's and PhD level. This is also helpful to demonstrate a higher capacity for independent learning and research, along with enhanced problem-solving, critical thinking and communication skills. This include supervised research, and require students to maintain a high academic standard.

    The well-equipped health skill laboratories facility strives to provide high –tech simulated and virtually created hospital set-up for teaching, training and assessment for all health care professionals in clinical and related management skills making SIHS one of the best BSc MLT colleges in Pune. The broad objective is to align with the National Agenda of Skill Development to create a robust and vibrant ecosystem for quality education and skill development in the healthcare sector in the country. This simulation-based training is an integral part of education and training in Medical Technology and helps students to expertise the technical competencies followed by real time “Hands-On” practical training in hospital.

    As part of their curriculum, students are taught additional modules on Information Technology (IT) & Management relevant to the healthcare. The students are also trained in soft skills, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). The Global Immersion Program (GIP) & Social Services exposes the students to the external world & helps in the overall development of the student. There is emphasis on a multidisciplinary approach towards achieving professional success.

    After completion of 1st year, students undergo “Observership” to expose them in various departments of hospital for a better understanding of the specialization they would like to pursue. Further, Students are continuously exposed to experiential learning through “SIP” (Summer Internship Program) and “OJT” (On Job Training) equipping them with practical “hands-on” skills to enhance their career advancement. Students are also involved in Service-learning activities and community-based research projects.

    The pedagogy includes synchronous & asynchronous academic sessions, demonstrations, discussions, quizzes, presentations and practicals.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Eligibility Criteria – Passed Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination from any recognised Board with any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics OR equivalent as decided by competent authority, with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade. Students who wish to opt for Honours with Research must earn a 7.5 CGPA and above at the end of Semester-6. Eligibility Criteria for the Multiple entries would be as per University’s Lateral Entry Rules for FYUG Programmes.

    Important: It is the responsibility of the Candidates to ascertain whether they possess the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International University.

    Important Dates
    Sr No Description Date(s)

    1

    Commencement of Registration

    5th February 2024 (Monday)

    2

    Closure of Registration

    30th Sept 2024 (Monday)

    3

    Entrance Date

    Rolling Selection Process starting from, 9th May, 2024 (Thursday)

    4

    Result Declaration

    Bi Monthly (Rolling Selection)

    5

    Shortlist Declaration

    Bi Monthly (Rolling Selection)

    6

    PIWAT/GEPIWAT/PRPI Dates

    Rolling Selection Process starting from, 9th May, 2024 (Thursday)

    7

    Merit List Date (First)

    15th May, 2024 (Wednesday)

    8

    Programme Commencement

    8th August, 2024 (Thursday)

    Disclaimer: These are tentative dates, subject to change. For regular updates, please log on www.sihs.edu.in

    FEE STRUCTURE B.SC. (HONS) MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY(2024-25)
    Particulars Year 1
    1st Instalment 2nd Instalment
    Academic Fees* 87,000 87,000
    Institute Deposit (Refundable) 20,000 -
    Total Fees 1,07,000 87,000
    Last Date for payment of Fees At the time of Admission 25-Nov-24
    HOW TO APPLY
    • Step 1: Online registration to B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology: Complete the online registration by filling the online registration form and making online payment of registration charges. Registration charges are Rs.1500/-
    • Step 2: You will be called for Entrance Test & PI exam (Personal Interaction)
    • Step 3: Selection will be intimated to the candidate through email.
    • Step 4: Admission process for B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme will be completed after the verification of all the submitted documents and payment of 1st instalment of academic fees.
    • To apply for admissions- Click here

    Documents required at the time of Admission:
    1. Certificate of passing the qualifying examination (10th & 12th Science)
    2. Mark list (10th & 12th Science)
    3. Migration Certificate in original
    4. Transfer Certificate or School Leaving Certificate
    5. Character Certificate / No dues certificate
    6. Requisite caste certificate issued by the competent authority if admission is against reserved category
    7. Gap Certificate if applicable
    8. Certificate of change of name if applicable supported by documentary evidence like Government Gazette
    ADMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) handles all subject matters relating to admissions of International Students to the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

    Kindly visit the link provided below for further assistance: https://scie.ac.in/

    The objectives of Internationalization are
    • To enable the students and the faculty members gain global exposure though various exchange programs.
    • To develop research-based collaborations across various institutes in the World.
    • To develop academic collaborations through partnerships and scholar-in-residence program. The initiatives include students exchange programme, faculty exchange programme, Academic collaborations with various global bodies, Research partnerships, Conducting & attending international conferences and admitting international students
    ADMISSION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

    Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) handles all subject matters relating to admissions of International Students to the constituent institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

    Kindly visit the link provided below for further assistance: https://scie.ac.in/

    Step 1: Online Registration on https://www.scie.ac.in

    Step 2: Enter the website and click on PG Application Open 2024 tab. This takes you to the registration portal.

    Step 3: Check your eligibility for the programme at the respective institute website and confirm the same. For B.Sc. Medical Technology programme eligibility criteria is as follows: Passed Standard XII (10+2) or equivalent examination from any recognized Board with any two of the following subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Mathematics OR equivalent as decided by competent authority, with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade. Students who wish to opt for Honours with Research must earn a 7.5 CGPA and above at the end of Semester-6. Eligibility Criteria for the Multiple entries would be as per University’s Lateral Entry Rules for FYUG Programmes.

    step 4: Click on "Register". Read all the Instructions carefully and then click on the 'I Agree' button to accept the Terms and Conditions. Fill in Mini Registration Form. Click on the "Register Now".

    step 5: Fill in the personal details & educational details. You need to upload required documents and make a payment of application fee to complete the registration process. You can access your email to get the SCIE ID and password for future correspondence. Check 'Spam Mail' in case it is not showing in 'Inbox'. Candidates can use online or offline payment options to pay the application fee (non-refundable).

    Step 6: The Admissions Committee will carefully review your application and the supporting documents you provide. If shortlisted, you will be invited for further evaluation.

    Step 7: There are Three possible outcomes for your application: offer, waitlist, or regret. You will be informed of the Admission Committee's decision within 15 working days. Students on waitlist will receive an email from SCIE with reference to their status after declaration of merit list.

    Contact
    CONTACT US

    Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Campus Hill Base, Lavale, Pune - 412201, Maharashtra India.

    Social Link
    Website: www.sihs.edu.in
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    PROGRAM OUTCOME
    • Students will be able to demonstrate the technological aspects of medical care with a good scientific foundation.
    • Students will competently assist the Physician & Surgeon, especially in high-tech medical procedures to cater to the healthcare industry globally.
    • Students will be capable of adapting to the continuous & emerging advancements in the field of Medical Technology which will be environmentally sustainable.
    • Students will have adequate knowledge of instrumentation with respect to principle, operation, maintenance and latest advances.
    • Students will have a fundamental skill-based research-orientation & enhanced analytical thinking and management in public health
    • Students will be equipped with the soft skills which are applicable in the healthcare sector.
    • Students will develop sensitivity towards society health services and practice empathy for the patients
    The programme offers specializations in the following areas:
    Evaluation & Assessments

    Students will be evaluated throughout the four years of the programme by periodic tests as well as assignments. Consideration will be given for the student's contribution to classroom discussions, written reports, reading and other assignments. The evaluation of the student's performance is done by means of continuous on-going internal evaluations as well as at the end of each semester external examination will be conducted by SIU.

    The evaluation will have both internal & external components. The internal component will be continuous throughout the semester & external component will be conducted by the university at the end of the semester. A student would be required to pass in each head (internal and external) independently. Students would be assessed according to the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system.

    Students would be awarded the Grade Point Average where grades would be awarded based on the class average. A student would be required to perform consistently well.

    The B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme will have a total of 160 credits in 4 years. Each credit is defined as 15 hours of teaching (Lecture or Lecture demonstration) or 30 hours of supervised practicals. Each credit is assessed for 25 Marks. For all external courses internal assessment will be of 40% and external assessment will be of 60%. Practicals will be 100% external. Internal courses will be evaluated 100% internally by the institute.

    Satisfactory completion of the letter grade courses 'Integrated Disaster Management', 'Core Environmental Studies' and ‘Fitness for Life’ are mandatory for award of degree. Satisfactory completion of Observer ship with hospital after semester II examination and Hospital Practicum Training with hospital/industry/Research organization after completion of semester III, IV, V & VI examination is mandatory for award of degree.

    Examinations:

    All internal courses will have 100% component as continuous internal evaluation at the institute level. All external courses will have 40% internal component and 60% external component [University] examination.

    EXAMINATION PATTERN

    Students will be evaluated throughout the four years of the programme by periodic tests as well as assignments. Consideration will be given for the student's contribution to classroom discussions, written reports, reading and other assignments. The evaluation of the student's performance is done by means of continuous on-going internal evaluations as well as at the end of each semester external examination will be conducted by SIU.

    The evaluation will have both internal & external components. The internal component will be continuous throughout the semester & external component will be conducted by the university at the end of the semester. A student would be required to pass in each head (internal and external) independently. Students would be assessed according to the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system.

    Students would be awarded the Grade Point Average where grades would be awarded based on the class average. A student would be required to perform consistently well.

    The B.Sc. (Hons) Medical Technology programme will have a total of 160 credits in 4 years. Each credit is defined as 15 hours of teaching (Lecture or Lecture demonstration) or 30 hours of supervised practicals. Each credit is assessed for 25 Marks. For all external courses internal assessment will be of 40% and external assessment will be of 60%. Practicals will be 100% external. Internal courses will be evaluated 100% internally by the institute.

    Satisfactory completion of the letter grade courses 'Integrated Disaster Management', 'Core Environmental Studies' and ‘Fitness for Life’ are mandatory for award of degree. Satisfactory completion of Observer ship with hospital after semester II examination and Hospital Practicum Training with hospital/industry/Research organization after completion of semester III, IV, V & VI examination is mandatory for award of degree.

    STANDARD OF PASSING

    The assessment of the student for each examination is done, based on relative performance. Maximum Grade Point (GP) is 10 corresponding to O (Outstanding). For all courses, a student is required to pass both internal and external examination separately with a minimum Grade Point of 4 corresponding to Grade P. Students securing less than 40% absolute marks in each head of passing will be declared FAIL. The University awards a degree to the student who has achieved a minimum CGPA of 4 out of maximum of 10 CGPA for the program.

    More details: https://siuexam.siu.edu.in/