BS in Medical Technology

 

Affiliation: University of Karachi (UoK)
Duration of Program: 04-year degree program based on the semester system.
BS Programme is directed towards the medical technologist to improve their qualifications and enhance their interpersonal skills. The integration of these courses will provide the students with comprehensive knowledge to meet the educational needs of a medical technologist in biotechnology & in primary & tertiary health care hospitals.
 Following are the clinical specialities of Medical Technology programmes:
  • Cardiovascular Sciences (CVS) – Cardiovascular professionals work with cardiac physicians to assist in providing treatment, monitoring, diagnosing patients with cardiac problems and interventional cardiac catheterization labs in acute care hospitals, electrophysiology and echocardiography. Students study of heart and its function, blood vessels in human beings, cardiac disorders and diseases associated with cardiovascular systems. The students are taught and trained invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics, therapeutic and preventive techniques used in cardiovascular sciences and its application in clinical and healthcare settings
  • Cardiac Perfusion Sciences (CPS)– The Cardiac Perfusionists are the core member of the open-heart surgery team. Their role is to prepare and operate the heart-lung machine and other complex machinery during cardiovascular surgeries in a highly stressed situation. To perform their task, Perfusionists are taught comprehensive courses to develop an in-depth knowledge of the respiratory and circulatory system. Perfusion Technology 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. Cardiac Perfusionists are not doctors or nurses. Cardiac perfusion is an allied health career.
  • Operation Theatre Sciences (OTS)– OT technologists are responsible for direct and indirect patient care, setting up equipment and maintaining operation procedures. They are trained to assist the surgeons during the operation procedure during critical operations and surgeons depend on them for the success of the operation, making for a lucrative career. Operation Theatre Technology course is identified with all the work and management of the operation theatre. The program prepares candidates for managing the patients and in addition to observing the intricate detail of an operation theatre. During the study, the candidates are responsible for caring for all the surgical instruments and additionally their disinfection and sterilization.
Learning & Teaching Strategies
Both national and international qualified teaching faculty promotes better understanding through:
  • Presentation/Assignment/Seminar
  • Tutorials
  • Skill-based labs
  • Projects
  • Clinical Practice (Supervised/Independent)
  • Research Skills
Facilities for Students
  • Initial Medical Checkup at the time of admission
  • Library equipped with recent books
  • Digital Library with access to HEC library
  • Free Wifi
  • Cafeteria/Tuckshop
  • Photocopying facility
  • Recreational and sports activity
  • Community-based activities/project
  • Well equipped classroom with computer/multimedia. All classrooms are conditions.
  • Well equipped skill lab
  • Students will have sufficient facility for hands-on practice under the supervision of highly qualified clinical supervisors.
  • Fully equipped computer lab.
Career Opportunities
After successful completion of Bachelors programs, Medical Technology students are offered jobs from well recognized tertiary and secondary care and educational institutions. They are hired as Technologists, supervisors, Instructors in multidisciplinary organizations where they are known as competent and skilled prestigious employees.

ADMISSION POLICY

Aptitude Test
The institute conducts an Aptitude Test for all eligible candidates. The test consists of Multiple Choice questions of various types.
Interview
Applicants are interviewed to assess their suitability to complete the respective course and pursue a career in health sciences.
Student Selection
Applicant selection in BS-Medical Technology is strictly based on merit. Final selection of students is decided on the basis of their performance in the following:
  • Secondary School Certificate
  • Higher Secondary Certificate
  • Aptitude Test
  • Interview
Eligibility Criteria
  • Minimum 50% marks in Pre-Medical Group of Higher Secondary Certificate Examination held by a recognized Board of Intermediate Education in Pakistan or O/A Level and other equivalents to HSC (Pre-medical).
  • Students awaiting results of Board of Intermediate / A-level Examinations are also eligible to apply.
  • Gender: – Both
  • Age: – 17 – 35 years
Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the application according to instructions given with the application form.
Documents to be Submitted
  • Attested copy of SSC / ‘O’ Level (IBCC Equivalence) Certificate
  • Attested copy of HSC / ‘A’ Level (IBCC Equivalence) Certificate
  • Attested copy of SSC / ‘O’ Level Mark Sheet
  • Attested copy of HSC / ‘A’ Level Mark Sheet
  • Attested copy of NIC or ‘B’ Form of Applicant
  • Attested copy of NIC of 2 references
  • Attested copy of NIC of Parents / Guardian
  • Attested copy of Domicile and PRC
  • HSC II Admit Card in case result is not announced
  • Applicant’s one (4) passport size photograph
Notification of Admission
Institute will inform successful applicants and a deadline will be given for the confirmation of admission. Offers not accepted by the given deadline will be cancelled.
Fee Structure:
Admission application form fee
Rs 500/-
Admission processing fees
Rs. 5,000/-
Tuition fees
Rs.140,000/- (1st year) Or (Rs. 70,000/- per semester)
will be taken at the beginning of each semester
Other charges per year
Rs. 2,000/-
Other charges once at the time of admission
Rs. 18,000/-
Total fee
Rs. 95,000/-
· Enrollment fee will be charged separately as per the description of UoK once in 4 years program.
· Examination fee will be charged separately as per the description of UoK before each semester exam.
Payment of Fees
On receiving the offer of admission from Institute, students are expected to deposit the required (non-refundable) admission and tuition fees within the due date mentioned in the offer letter. If the required fee is not submitted within the specified date the admission will stand cancelled.
Note: Any additional taxes imposed by the government will be the liability of the students/parents/guardian.
The Institute reserves the right to increase the fees if required according to the recommendation of the Governing Body.
Advance fees to be paid semester-wise. All dues need to be cleared within two weeks of commencement of the academic year. Otherwise, 2–5% surcharge will be paid on outstanding fees after the due date.
Contact Details
Office of Allied Health Sciences (AHS) 4th floor, call at 111-844-844 Ext 1434, admissions@tabbaheart.org