Kidneys are the bean shaped organ which is situated in the two sides of the lower back of a human body. Kidneys are the organ which filters impurities and anything which is in excess in our blood. So from excess water to deposit of excess minerals in the blood, Kidney safeguards our health against all negativities. What happens when a kidney fail then? The impurities don’t get filtered and our health is affected negatively. So how do we help the damaged or injured kidneys to function? It is through a term called Dialysis which can be done in hospitals. Dialysis is a method of filtering impurities from the blood and restoring it back in the body through a dialysis machine. So Dialysis therapy is that therapy where the functions of the damaged kidneys are taken care by an external machine which will be attached to the AV fistula vein in the hand of a patient. Dialysis therapy is done on patients who have acute kidney damage, renal failure, end stage kidney failure whose functioning of the kidneys are up till 15% only.  The number of patients with kidney issues and diabetes is on a rise in India today. Researchers are of the opinion that India will turn into having the largest number of patients with kidney related issues by the next 10 years. So the demand for Dialysis Therapists or dialysis technicians is already on a high now and will be in future.

Overview of B. Voc Dialysis Technology

Bachelor of Vocation in Dialysis Technology is a three year undergraduate program in paramedical courses. In this course a student learns

  • The functioning of the kidneys
  • The kidney system
  • Aspects of Haematology
  • The entire system and functioning of dialysis
  • Kidney diseases
  • Renal failure and its complications
  • Electrolyte balance

By the end of the course a student will be moulded into a skilled Dialysis therapist who can serve renal failure patients with utmost professionalism and care.

Eligibility and Criteria for B. Voc Dialysis Technology

Students who were preparing for medical entrance and wasn’t able to achieve, this vocational paramedical course is also a great opportunity to serve the ill and needy. A student must have taken Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their subjects in the 12th standard and should have achieved a score of 60% marks.  Students must have written their 12th board exams from recognised boards or proper affiliated schools.

While this is the basic eligibility, there criteria a student should have are

  • A compassionate mind to serve the ill patients
  • Willingness to take challenges as the career will be demanding
  • Willingness to work for long hours as the dialysis procedure is indeed time consuming
  • A keen observer to watch minute details for the procedure being done
  • A good team player as paramedics work closely with other medical professionals in this field
  • Good interpersonal skills to have a good rapport with the patients
  • A genuine interest towards this specific field of paramedical course and techniques.

Admission Procedure for B. Voc Dialysis Technology

Most of the colleges and universities admit students based on their 12th grade exam result and even the basic cut off mark they have. There are also other main national and university level entrance exams for admitting students for this course in various colleges. So the colleges admit on the marks in these entrance exams as well.

Syllabus for B. Voc Dialysis Technology

B. Voc Dialysis technology is a three year undergraduate program. There will be six semesters in a year with both theory and practical papers to be learned. The syllabus for the six semesters is

SEMESTER 1

Basic human science

Communicative English

Computer application

Anatomy and Functioning of the Kidney

Introduction of Renal Disease

Bio medical waste management

SEMESTER 2

History of Dialysis

Principles and types of dialysis

Vascular access for dialysis

Principles and problems of anticoagulation

Working principles and maintenance of Haemodialysis machine

SEMESTER 3

Acute, Chronic& Immediate management of renal failure

Complications & management during dialysis

Assessment of adequacy of dialysis

Reuse of dialysis

Sterile techniques in dialysis

SEMESTER 4

Medical Terminology

Applied anatomy and Physiology related to dialysis technology

Concepts of dialysis & Nutrition

Pharmacology related to dialysis technology

Constitution of India

SEMESTER 5

Safety and Sanitation

Emergency in dialysis

Administration and Management

Oral/ Interpersonal communication

Revision and Internal examination

SEMESTER 6

Dialysis system & equipment

Pathology & Microbiology

Applied pathology & microbiology related to dialysis technology

Healthcare

Project work/ dissertation

Career Aspects after B. Voc Dialysis Technology

As the number of dialysis patients are increasing in our country and abroad, the demand for graduates in dialysis therapy is high. Once a student becomes a graduate there are plenty of places where he/ she can find suitable jobs and start a career from there.  The places where one can find job opportunities are

  • Outpatient department of hospitals
  • Dialysis centres
  • Research centres
  • Government hospitals
  • Educational institutions

There are also other options for a graduate like proceeding for the master degree of the course or try to get a chance to work abroad.

Job Profiles after B. Voc Dialysis Technology

The kind of job profiles a dialysis therapy graduate is as follows

  • Dialysis Therapist
  • Dialysis technician
  • Lecturer

The salary of this profession depends upon the designation you prefer and institution you plan to work with. In all cases the starting salary of a dialysis therapist is between Rs. 2, 40,000 to Rs. 3, 20, 000 annually.

Top Recruiters: B. Voc Dialysis Technology

  • Manipal Hospitals
  • Vijaya Clinic Maternity & Surgical Nursing home
  • Vish International Client Dialysis technician
  • Smart Placements
  • Rahi care pvt.ltd