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Critical care technologist has a variety of roles to play and they work in different healthcare settings. They take care of the equipment and the monitoring devices that are used by patients requiring intensive care or are in a critical condition. They ensure that the equipment and the life support system attached to a critical care patient are all functioning correctly. Most of these medical devices such as CAT scanners, dialysis machines, etc. are set by the critical care technologists. In case of any malfunction or error in such machines, the critical care technologist repairs as well as performs maintenance checks and calibrations, if required.

Services of a critical care technologist are highly desired in every hospital and healthcare unit. Here in this course you will be learning all about setting up medical equipment and connecting them to patients. Learn to monitor the equipment, recording the data and providing these data to the physicians. You will be also learn providing first-aid to patients in the absence of suitable medical aid. Apart from this, you are also taught the principle of operation and working of these medical devices. If necessary you will have to calibrate them, repair or carry out maintenance activities on them.

Among the tasks of critical care technologist is helping the nursing and other paramedical staff in the use of these equipment and the need for constant monitoring. The various equipments that you handle shall be dialysis machine, defibrillators, blood analysers, CAT scanners, infusion pumps, ventilators and various monitors.

On finishing this course you are easily placed in the critical care industry. You work in hospitals in ICUs, emergency rooms, trauma centres and similar healthcare settings requiring emergency and critical care. Hospitals working in both the private and public sector will be in need of these services. Other places to look for employment are government hospitals, military hospitals, railway hospitals and so on. You can also undertake a post graduate program like M.Sc in critical care technology. Lastly you may also get to do research work in the field by opting for a doctoral program.

Course Level - Graduate
Duration - 3 Years
Number Of Seats - 5
Examination Type - Semesters
Eligibility - 10+2
Admission Process - Entrance Test- JENPAS (UG)
Approved By - West Bengal University of Health Science
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B.Sc - CCT
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Curriculum
1st Year

1) Basic Science
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physics & Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
2) Basic Nursing
  • Patient Care
  • Patient monitoring & relevant gadget
3) Basic Anaesthesia, Basic Surgery
  • Basic Anaesthesia
  • Basic Surgery
4) Community Health, Environmental Science
  • Community Health
  • Environmental science
2nd Year

1) Basic Science
  • Pathology
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
2) Critical Care Science (for CCT)
  • Instruments and drugs used in ICU
  • Basic management in ICU
  • Advanced management of critically ill patient
3) Perfusion Science
  • Physiology of CPB & drugs used during CPB
  • Instruments of CPB
4) Laboratory Sciences
  • Basics of Haematology
  • Basic clinical investigations
  • Basics of imaging studies
5) Central Sterilization & Supply Department (CSSD)
  • Basic steps and materials used in CSSD
  • Advanced CSSD
3rd Year

1) Critical Care Science 2 (for CCT)
  • Cardiovascular problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Critical Care management
2) Clinical medicine & paediatrics (for all course)
  • Respiratory & cardiovascular system
  • Specific organ dysfunction
  • Paediatrics
3) Clinical Surgery including orthopaedics (for all courses)
  • Clinical surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
4) Gynaecology, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology, ENT
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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