Career in Paramedical

Introduction::

Regular mode of teaching and supplemented by an intensive and rigorous practical training that equips the paramedicals with knowledge of the latest techniques and trends so that on completion they can emerge as fully trained and confident professionals.

Nature of Work:

BPT(BSc Physiotherapy)-Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly.

Physiotherapy concerned with prevention and management of movement disorders arising from conditions and diseases occurring throughout the lifespan. Physical therapy is performed by either a physiotherapist or physiotherapist assistant under the direction of a physiotherapist.It involves the treatment of patients through exercise therapy and other therapeutic agents, including heat radiations, electricity, sound water and message, and is used to cure weak muscles, difficulties in the movement of shoulder and knee joints, paralysis, inborn and acquired deformities, gynecological ailments and other such disorders. Patients with such problems are referred by medical practitioners to physiotherapists who then take on the responsibility of restoring them to health.

Nature of Work:

Physiotherapists work in a wide variety of health settings such as intensive care, mental illness, stroke recovery, occupational health, and care of the elderly.Physiotherapists can also opt for teaching, while those with adequate capital can establish private clinics of their own. In India, like in other parts of the world, the demand is rapidly increasing. It is estimated that one physiotherapist is required per 10,000 people. At present there are only 5,000 qualified physiotherapists, so the demand for trained professionals can only be imagined. Moreover, the increasingly sedentary urban lifestyles and lack of exercise brings whole gamut or body aches and pains, which requires the assistance of specialized physiotherapists. The growing awareness of the role physiotherapy can play in enabling the physically handicapped to lead productive lives has also increased the demand of trained professionals.

BSc MLT(Medical Lab Technology)-Which is concerned with the diagnosis,treatment and prevention of disease through the use of clinical laboratory tests.A medical lab technologist do these tests by analysing body fluids,tissues, blood typing, micro-organisms screening, chemical analysis,cell counts etc. They play an important role in collecting the information needed, sampling, testing, reporting and documentation of these investigations.

Nature of Work:

Major areas where the medical technologists works are:

Blood banking, clinical Biochemistry(chemical analysis of body fluids), Haematology(study of blood), Immunology(study of immune system), Microbiology(study of bacteria and other disease organisms, Cytotechnology(study of human tissues), Phlebotomy(practice of collecting blood samples), Urinalysis(analysis of urine), Coagulation(clotting of blood), parasitology(study of parasites) and serology(study of blood serum).

BSc Pharmacy-Pharmacists are concerned with production,productive processes,quality control and testing of drugs.They are also in charge of dispensing of drugs in a hospital or private pharmacy.If there weren’t pharmacists, there won’t be drugs that the doctors could prescribe. Pharmacy has everything to do with drugs – right from their origin, preparation, effects and side- effects, dispensing and laws concerning medicines. Thus, the myth that all those who nurse ambitions of becoming doctors, but fail, end up in pharmacy, can not be more far – off from the truth. With the growth in science and technology, the improved understanding of diseases, their causes and possible remedies, have made Pharmacy a field full of potential and lots of challenges. The pharma industry in our country is nearly hundred years old. Today, the market comprises over 25,000 manufacturing units; one – fifth of them involved in making bulk drugs, according to one government statistics. Now with liberalisation, there are many more job opportunities opening up, especially in multinational pharmaceutical companies. The fact that the industry has been showing nearly 10 percent growth, much higher than the overall industrial growth, indicates the potential it has.

Job Opportunities

Industries : Involved in formulation as well as production of medicines.
Stores : Pharmacy stores in hospitals or wholesale and retail outlets.
Product Management : With an MBA as head of the managment team.
Quality Controller : Checks if manufacture of medicines conform to set standard.
Drug Inspector : Checks if manufacturing units adhere to government regulations.
Medical Representatives : Interacting with doctors and selling medicines.
Lectures : In educational Institutions. R&D : In research institutes involved in the development on new medicines. A Checklist For Aspiring Pharmacist A keen interest in life sciences Should be good in biology and chemistry Should be interested in laboratory work Should have research mentality Loads of patience and a positive bent of mind. Should be good at team work.

BSc Radiography-Radiography is the use of x-rays to view unseen or hard to image objects.

B.Sc Plant Biotechnology– Plant Biotechnology focuses on molecular and genetic aspects of plant biology and the application of this knowledge to create new products for human use.

B.sc Nuclear medicine technology-Prepares and administers radiopharmaceuticals,images different organs and bodily structure,uses sophisticated computers to process data and enhance images,analyzes biological specimens in the laboratory,works closely with doctors, patients and other members of the health care team.

B.Sc Optometry-They conduct eye power tests and are trained in fitting power glasses in frames and prescribing contact lenses.Optometry is one of the top ten income-earning professions in the country today – a profession offering you regular hours, flexibility in the type of practice, and a myriad choices in geographic location. If you have the desire, the demonstrated academic skills, and a commitment to helping others, envision a career in optometry. If you are looking for a dynamic and challenging career, which allows you to help people, achieve personal growth, community respect, job flexibility and financial success and offers virtually unlimited opportunities, you can find it in the profession of optometry.

B.Sc Respiratory Therapy-treatment of diseases or disorders of the respiratory system with therapeutic gases and vaporized medications delivered by inhalation, that help improve or restore lung function.

B.Sc Yogatherapy-meditation as a path to self-knowledge and liberation.

B.Sc Health Information Administration-Health information administrators collect, interpret, and protect health data and determine how data are used.

B.Sc Accident and Emergency Care-To develop a critical and reflective understanding of accident and emergency care that ensures the delivery of high quality patient-centered care.

B.Sc Environmental Studies-Environmental studies is the systematic study of human interaction with their environment.

Bioinformatics-The study of the inherent structure of biological information and biological systems using computers and statistical techniques.

B.Sc. Speech and Hearing-Speech therapist help people with articulation disorders to learn proper production of speech sounds, helps to speak more fluently, helps to improve voice, help people with aphasia to relearn speech and language skills, assist people who have difficulty swallowing as a result of illness, surgery, stroke or injury etc. Audiologists test and diagnose hearing and balance disorders in infants, children, and adults.

Occupational Therapy-Occupational therapy is the therapeutic use of self-care, work, and play activities to increase independent function, enhance development, and prevent disability; may include adaptation of task or environment to achieve maximum independence and to enhance quality of life. Occupational therapy is the art and science of directing man’s participation in selected tasks to restore, reinforce, and enhance performance; facility learning of those skills and functions essential for adaptation and productivity; diminish or correct pathology; and to promote and maintain health. Its fundamental concern is the capacity, throughout the life span, to perform with satisfaction to self and others those tasks and roles essential to productive living and to the mastery of self and the environment. Occupational therapy is mainly used for treating patients with various kinds of physical disabilities. In the old age more particularly, some skills are required to perform normal acts. Occupational therapists design activities to develop self-independence in physically disable people. This type of therapy is patient specific, involving recreational, creative or educational activities. The patient’s specific interests, his background, his previous experiences also form an integral part of treatment.

Eligibilty:

The candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent in Physics,Chemistry and Biology.

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