The rapid advances in science and technology have transformed cardiac medical practice from purely clinical to laboratory-oriented cardiology. This has resulted in newer investigative techniques and procedures both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. There is a need for training people as more hospitals strive to update the practice of cardiology. The training programme will cater to the needs of those technical personnel who will be in increasing demand in the years to come. The trainees will be attached to the Departments of Cardiology and Clinical Engineering.
The advent of sophisticated electronic equipment and computers has made neurophysiology a fast developing clinical specialty. Simultaneously, the need for well-trained technicians to maintain and use these machines has become a necessity. A highly developed epilepsy programme offers hand on experience in video-EEG monitoring, intraoperative electro-cortocography and stimulation and brain mapping. The trainees will be attached to the Departments of Neurology and Clinical Engineering.
Health care records are maintained to pursue the clinical, academic, administrative and legal requirements of the hospital. Medical record is a confidential document and it is a product of privileged communication between patient and health care providers.
This academic programme is designed to train candidates potentially to organize and maintain a Manual/Electronic Medical Records Department. The trainees will be attached to the Medical Records Department and sections of Hospital Administration.
This course is designed to train the candidate to become a Perfusionist who is a blood circulation specialist with a unique role in the field of cardiac surgery. Cardiac and pulmonary circulation are temporarily bypassed to facilitate a bloodless field, whereby the surgeon can perform the necessary repair inside the heart.
A Perfusionist manages the Heart Lung Machine equipment through which venous blood from the patient is diverted, oxygenated and infused back to the patient. Mechanical action of heart is temporarily stopped. The Perfusionist is also responsible for hypothermia, total circulatory arrest etc. The patient is warmed back and weaned off the Heart Lung Machine. Student Perfusionist is required to work in the operation theatre and has to follow aseptic techniques. He/She will be given clinical and theoretical training in the set up and operation of Heart Lung Machine, perfusion management, support devices such as Intra Aortic Balloon Pump etc. The trainees will be attached to the Departments of CVTS.
Rapid advances in technology have revolutionized blood transfusion services and enhanced our knowledge in Transfusion Medicine. This has necessitated thorough selection of donors for donor and recipient safety during blood donation, extensive serological and immunohaematological techniques, infectious disease screening, processing of blood into components for optimal usage and proper storage of blood and components. During the training period students will have ample 'hands on experience' under expert guidance and supervision. There is growing need in the State for training in this specialty owing to acute shortage of trained personnel. During the training programme, the student will have enough opportunity to be familiar with state-of-the-art equipment and access to computer and library facilities. Training is designed to equip students to meet increased demand for qualified personnel in blood banks. The trainees will be attached to the Department of Transfusion Medicine and Section of Hospital Administration.
B.Sc. degree of any recognized University in India with Physics as major or ancillary subject with an aggregate marks of at least 60%.
B.Sc. Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Bio-Technology or Computer Science with aggregate marks of atleast 60%.
B.Sc. degree of any recognized University in India with an aggregate marks of at least 60%.
B.Sc. degree in Zoology as main or subsidiary subject of any recognized University in India. An aggregate of at least 60% marks
B.Sc. in any branch of Biological Science from a recognized University with an aggregate of at least 60% marks in these subjects.
25 years (as on 1st January 2015) relaxable by 5 years for SC/ST and sponsored candidates, 3 years for OBC candidates. In addition, candidates will be admitted if sponsored by the Government, governmental agencies or Universities. Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe need secure only 50% in the qualifying examination.
Selection will be strictly on merit on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the Entrance Examination (written and viva-voce held at the Institute). Sponsored candidates will also go through the procedure for selection but a separate list of finally selected candidates from those who qualify in the Entrance Examination will be put up.
Minimum pass marks in the objective-type written examination of 90 minutes duration (100 questions) will be 50% for all. Candidates who have qualified in the written examination will be short-listed for interview.
In addition, candidates will be admitted if sponsored by the Government, governmental agencies or Universities.
Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe need secure only 50% in the qualifying examinations.
Candidates selected will be provided accommodation as per rules and availability.
The training is strictly full-time and continuous. The candidates at the time of admission will be provided with a handbook covering the syllabus, training programme and the examination scheme. They should acquaint themselves with the syllabus prescribed for the course to which they are admitted. They should strictly adhere to the rules and regulations of the Institute.
All students and Senior Residents selected for various programmes are required to execute a bond of service for a duration depending upon the length of the course. Admission will be denied to candidates who fail to join or submit the contract bond by the date stipulated in the letter of selection. Private practice in any form during the pendency of the course is strictly prohibited.
Duties and responsibilities of students and Senior Residents shall be fixed by the Institute from time to time and will include such clinical work as may be essential for patient care and professional training.
The selection will be provisional until the candidate is declared medically fit by a Medical Board appointed by the Institute. The candidate should declare all problems connected with aspects of his/her health and should certify that he/she is fit to undergo the rigorous programme that he/she is joining. The opinion of the Medical Board shall be final.
The session commences on first week of January, every year. Selected candidates will report on this date with all necessary original documents, the verification of which is mandatory for confirmation of admission.
Senior Residents and students will be assessed at the end of six months after admission for their academic ability, desire for training, acquisition of competence, commitment to patient care, interpersonal relationship and so on. Those with low scores will be given a chance to improve in the next three months and, if found unsatisfactory, the candidate's registration in SCTIMST will be terminated.
Attendance on the last working day of the course, normally 31st December, will be compulsory, except in extraordinary situations and for MPH course.
For online applications please visit our Website:www.sctimst.ac.in during 1st September to 15th October
THE REGISTRAR, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum-695011 Kerala, India.
Telephone: 91-471-2524150, 2524269 Fax: 91-471-2550728