B.Sc. Cardiac Technology or Bachelor of Science in Cardiac Technology is an undergraduate Chemical Engineering course. Cardiac technology is an area of specialization for allied health professionals. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) conditions. Cardiac technologists prepare patients for open-heart surgery and the implanting of pacemakers. Technologists monitor patients during these procedures. The course is three years duration and career orienting in nature that opens many jobs for them after its successful completion.
B.Sc. Cardiac Technology Eligibility
They should have been passed the two-year pre-university examination conducted by the Pre-university Education Board in the State of Karnataka or any other examination considered as equivalent thereto by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), and have scored not less than 40% of marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
They must have a strong background in medicine and science and must be detail-oriented and organized.
They should have a desire to serve patients, have compassion towards others, be self-motivated, and be able to survive the pressures and long hours of medical education and practice.
One should have discipline, patience, commitment to excel and self-confidence to become a Cardiologist.
They must have the ability to take decisions in life threatening situations. Cardiologist also needs to be an expert on diet and exercise.
Cardiologists who perform surgery must have strong motor skills in order to complete delicate operations involving the heart.
How is B.Sc. Cardiac Technology Course Beneficial?
They can find employment as doctors in hospitals in cardiology department, cardiac rehabilitation centers and clinics testing patients for heart problems.
They can work in hospitals on hourly, weekly and monthly basis. Most of them consider private practice, and get self employed by starting their own clinic. There are some who work in several hospitals as consultants as well as run their own clinic.
They can be recruited in government health sector and defense service.
Those who are willing to do research work related to heart can also do the same and become scientists in cardiology.
Candidates who prefer teaching area can opt for the position as lectures in medical colleges; but for this post they have to pass UGC-NET exam.
B.Sc. Cardiac Technology Job Types
Registered Vascular Specialist
Registered Cardiac Sonographer
Certified Cardiographic Technician
Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist
Cath Lab Technician
Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist
Colleges and Institutes
Colleges offering B.Sc. (Cardiac Technology) in India