INTRODUCTION TO UROLOGY DEPARTMENT:
Technologist are well trained in procedures relating to a wide spectrum of Genito-urinary disorders and they assist the urologist and doing Urodynamics, Extra corporeal shockwave lithotripsy,Uro Endoscopic procedures. Training includes orientation in transplant co-ordination registory and patient counseling.
SUBJECTS COVERED IN UROLOGY TECHNOLOGY:
Anatomy and Physiology related to urology
Pharmacology and Radiology related to urology
Pathology related to urology
Clinical evaluation and diagnostic methodologies
Endoscopic, open urology and Introduction to renal transplantation
ESWL and Urodynamics
ROLE OF UROLOGY TECHNOLOGIST/JOB DESCRIPTION:
ROLE IN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT:
Ward rounds with doctors
Pre op and post op counselling
To check the pre op orders
Patient history taking
Per urethral catheterization
Intra vesical chemotherapy
ROLE IN ESWL(EXTRA CORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE LITHOTRIPSY):
Knowledge about the complete practical theoretical part of ESWL
Maintaining the ESWL machine
Preparing the patients for procedure
Pre and post ESWL counselling
Doing ESWL procedure and report interpretation
Monitoring the patient.
ROLE IN URODYNAMIC STUDY:
Knowledge about the complete practical theoretical part of Urodynamic study
Maintaining the urodynamic machine
Preparing the patient for procedure
Pre and post urodynamic counseling
Doing urodynamic procedure and report interpretation
Monitoring the patient
ROLE IN OPERATION THEATER:
Minor procedures in urology (catheterization, SPC, dressing, PCN, suture removal,Bladder wash, Intravesical chemotherapy)
Major procedures in urology (TURP, Ureterorenoscopy, PCNL, TURBT, Cystoscopy, circumcision, Renal transplantation, Urethroplasty, )
Operation theatre management
Renal transplantation, Transplants co-ordination.
HIGHER EDUCATION FOR UROLOGY TECHNOLOGIST:
For higher studies the candidates are also eligible to apply for their post graduate Degree courses in Genetics,Biotechnology, Anatomy, Phsiology,MBA, MS and Ph.D.
RESEARCH AND UROLOGY TECHNOLOGIST:
Preparing a project, forms of information retrieval, preparing, giving a lecture, writing a paper and a thesis.
PLACED IN UROLOGY TECHNOLOGIST:
In past 13 yrs, 33 students are well finished in this urology course and working in various place in world. In that 40% of students are working in abroad and 60% of students are working with in India. They are all well placed in highly specialized hospitals and sales professionals. (Narayani, SRM, SRMC, Global, tamilnadu urology centre, RG stone centre, Ambani hospital, Government hospital, karlz stores, Health ware)etc.
FUTURE FOR UROLOGY TECHNOLOGIST:
The graduate of this programme will be not only sound in their academic skills but they will have the ability to perform several technologist procedures independently. Hence they will be valuable asset to the medical community in various settings including small hospitals and large super-specialty hospitals. In addition the graduates are well trained in principles of product promotion and marketing and therefore will be valuable to companies as sales professionals.
Further, the curriculum has been designed to meet with requirement for certification by several American Boards in the field of Allied Health Science. These graduates therefore, will be qualified to undertake the appropriate Board certifiacation examinations after fulfilling prerequisites and seek employment in other countries.
Regular campus interviews are conducted for placement of the B.Sc.(AHS) students after their internship period in various hospitals and related companies in and around the country.
Mr. D. JAGADESWARAN
Lecturer in Dialysis Technology,
College of Allied Health Sciences,
Sri Ramachandra University,
No 1, Ramachandra Nagar,
Porur, Chennai – 600 116.