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Acharya Institute of Allied Health Sciences
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BSc in Respiratory Care Technology

Academic Focus
This Bachelor degree program trains the students to help the physicians and other healthcare professionals evaluate, diagnose, treat and care for patients with cardiopulmonary disorders. Hence to enable the students to become efficient respiratory therapists they are taught about human anatomy physiology, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, respiratory care technology and medicines relevant to respiratory care.

Career Scope
Career options for respiratory care therapists are projected to grow 19% by 2024. Their responsibilities include application of technology in the assessment of patients, management of disease, diagnosis, patient care and rehabilitation of the patient. They are usually employed in hospitals, clinics, doctor’s office, rehabilitation centers, home healthcare services and nursing facilities.

Duration : Duration shall be for a period of three and half years including six months of Internship.

Eligibility :
A candidate seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in the Allied Health Sciences course shall have studied English as one of the principal subject during the tenure of the course.

1. Two year Pre-University examination or equivalent as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principle su
bjects of study.
OR 2. Pre-Degree course from a recognized University considered as equivalent by RGUHS, (Two years after ten years of schooling) with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.
OR
3. Any equivalent examination recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principal subjects of study.
OR
4. The vocational higher secondary education course conducted by Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English in addition to vocational subjects conducted is considered equivalent to plus TWO examinations of Government of Karnataka Pre University Course.
OR
5. Candidates with two years diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enroll, in the respective Allied Health Sciences course shall have passed plus 12 [10+2] with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, as principal subjects or candidates with 3 years diploma from a recognized Government Board in a subject for which the candidate desires to enroll, in the respective Allied Health Sciences course should have studied Physics, Biology and Chemistry as principal subjects during the tenure of the course.
6. Lateral entry to second year for allied health science courses for candidates who have passed diploma program from the Government Boards and recognized by RGUHS, fulfilling the conditions specified above under sl. No. 5 and these students are eligible to take admission on lateral entry system only in the same subject studied at diploma level.

First Year
Main Subjects
1. Human Anatomy
2. Physiology
3. Biochemistry
4. Pathology
5. Microbiology

SUBSIDIARY SUBJECTS
1. English
2. Kannada
3. Health-care

Second Year
Main Subjects
1. Medicine relevant to O.T Technology
2. Applied pathology
3. Applied microbiology
4. Pharmacology
5. Introduction to Respiratory Technology

SUBSIDIARY SUBJECTS
1. Sociology
2. Constitution of India
3. Environmental Science and Health

Third Year
Main Subjects
1. Respiratory Technology- Clinical
2. Respiratory Technology- Applied
3. Respiratory Technology- Advanced

SUBSIDIARY SUBJECTS
1. Ethics, Database Management
2. Research & Biostatistics
3. Computer Application