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MNRU - School of Allied Health Sciences

Last two years have taught us the importance of health-care professionals, who have acted as saviors for the entire mankind globally. Medical is one of the most noble professions and a booming career, because the demand for doctors or medical practitioners is never going to decrease. There are a number of medical courses which you can take up to enter the medical industry, one such course is Allied Health Science course. As the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India gets ready to give a facelift to the entire allied health services by encouraging institutions to get started, MNR University extends its excellence by starting courses under the School of Allied Health Sciences so that skilled healthcare workforce can be generated to fulfill the present need of India in general and the state of Telangana in particular. The School is one of the few institutions in the state exclusively dedicated to the education of allied health professionals.

Allied health sciences deal with all sorts of medical diagnostic techniques (e.g. blood analysis, image technology, histopathology, pathological analysis, radiography) that are used in the medical field and are very relevant for patient care. The role of allied health workers in providing effective care has become critical with diagnosis based on technology. Some Bureaus of Statistics worldwide estimate that, relative to most other professions, healthcare-related careers are out for a higher growth rate. Over the last decade, advancements in technology have produced a dramatic change in the general viewpoint of the healthcare industry. The positions of paramedical practitioners and technologists are no longer considered to be the prerogative of physicians and nurses with greater significance. In addition, a greater range of opportunities are now available in higher-level studies and study areas related to Allied health services.

MNR University being a multidisciplinary and research university with several medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, homoeopathy and engineering and technology courses being offered in a single campus, it’s students have an added advantage of having a better and useful interaction with other students, staff and facilities which will enhance their 21st century capabilities across the disciplines required in health care. The Faculty of MNR University comprises of senior and highly qualified teachers with decades of experience in service and teaching. The students gets excellent training in the central clinical laboratories, pathology, microbiology and bio-chemistry departments, radio diagnosis departments of medical and dental colleges in the campus.

Dr. Hemalatha Devi Ananthaneni, Dean of School of Allied Health Sciences, MNR University, is an excellent academician in the field of medical education. During her academic career spanning over 19 years, she has made significant contributions in the arena of medical education. She previously served as General Practitioner for 3 years, worked as Casualty Medical Officer in Iran for 10 years and worked in PHC as Civil Assistant Surgeon & Drawing Officer for 6 years. She is having 8 (Eight) International Publications. She attended Pulse Program at AIIMS Delhi for 2 years. Her prime obligations included student care and mentoring, course content preparations for both undergraduates and postgraduates, curriculum improvements and introducing innovative teaching-learning methods. She is also a paper setter for Yenepoya University Mangalore, and MGR University of Health Sciences, Chennai for both UG and PG. Currently, she is an Examiner for Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, M.G.R University of Health Sciences, Chennai, Manipal University of Health Sciences, Manipal, DR N.T.R University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada & KNR University of Health Sciences, Warangal for Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Para Medical Examinations.

To fulfill the needs of comprehensive healthcare, the School of Allied Health Sciences offers the following 4 year courses.

1. B.Sc (Hons) (Medical Lab Technologies)

2. B.Sc (Hons) (Anesthisiology and OT Technology)

3. B.Sc (Hons) (Radiology & Image Technology)

4. B.Sc (Hons) (Renal Dialysis Technology)

5. B.Sc (Hons) (Optometry)

6. B.Sc (Hons) (Emerging Medical Technology)

7. B.Sc (Hons) (Respiratory Therapy Technology)

8. B.Sc (Hons) (Cardiac Perfusion Technology)

9. B.Sc (Hons) (Neuro Science & Technology)

Employment Opportunities for 4-Year B.Sc (Hons) Allied Health Sciences Graduates

Respiratory Therapy Technology graduates find jobs in government and corporate allied departments as respiratory therapist, ICU co-ordinator, polysomnography technologist, pulmonary function technologist, physician assistant to bronchoscopy and interventional pulmonologist, domiciliary respiratory therapist and product trainer. 

The Renal Dialysis Technology graduates have great demand as dialysis technicians in India and abroad. They are employed in the hemodialysis unit/peritoneal dialysis units of medical colleges, corporate hospitals and standalone dialysis units. They can also work in the field of Teaching as dialysis therapists and with experience become clinical supervisor for academic programs or clinical services. Graduates of Optometry find placements in traditional and non-traditional areas including, tertiary eye care hospitals, optical and contact lens industries, private practice, NGOS. The Anaesthesia & OT Technologists find a challenging career in a hospital, nursing homes, trauma/emergency centers, intensive care units, CSSD etc. These graduates are highly regarded for employment overseas. With further experience, graduates may be employed by medical equipment manufacturers and development specialists. Medical Laboratory Technology graduates find jobs in government and corporate allied departments as laboratory technologist at hospitals, pharmaceutical laboratories, public health laboratories, and research & product development. The will get jobs as supervisor in laboratory, as consultant to laboratory medicine industry, quality assurance companies, sales & marketing. They can go for teaching jobs as a tutor in colleges. The Radiology and Image Technology graduates find several opportunities as imaging technologists in hospitals with radio diagnostic facilities both in public and private sectors. They can join as application specialists in medical imaging equipment companies such as GE Health care, Philips, Siemens and other popular companies. The graduates also had got the teaching positions in educational institutions in India and abroad and pursing research activities in medical imaging technology. The Emergency Medical Technologygraduates find jobs in government and corporate allied departments and are hired in hospitals, diagnostic centres, ambulance services, trauma care centres, accident care centres, emergency OPD’s/ clinics etc. They get jobs as emergency medical technician, critical care nurse, emergency medical assistant, critical medical examiner, trauma care assistant. The Cardiac Perfusion Technology graduates find jobs as clinical cardiac perfusionists in super speciality hospitals. They work as clinical applications specialist/ product specialist in medical device industry dealing with cardiac surgery devices like cardiac pacemakers, stents, catheters and balloons which is top class industry both in India and abroad. The Neuro Science and Technology graduates find jobs as neurobiologist, neural engineer, counsellor, psychologist, neurology technician, research associate, research assistance, clinical psychologist, mental health worker, occupational therapist. biomedical institutes have a high demand of neuroscientists for research and testing of neuro scientific products. There are a lot many institutes and research centres in India which encourage neuro scientific research. USA, Germany, Australia and UK are the countries which encourage intensive research in the field of neuroscience.

All the above mentioned allied health sciences graduates can go for Civil Services and Group Services also. They can go for higher studies for PG and PhD courses to get jobs in Universities, ICMR and other Central Government institutions as Research scientists. The University’s Placement Cell will strive hard to facilitate placements and avenues for higher studies for the graduates as per their aspirations.

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