B.Sc. in Perfusion Technology

B.Sc. in Perfusion Technology

Commencement of session : August

Course Duration

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


A candidate seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in the Allied Health Sciences course from Sl.No. 1 to 10 shall have studied English as one of the principal subject during the tenure of the course and for those seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science Degree Courses in the Allied Health Sciences courses from Sl.No. 1 to 8 mentioned above except for B.Sc. Imaging Technology and B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology shall have passed:

  1. Two year Pre-University examination or equivalent as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences with, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as principle subjects 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 mentioned in Sl. No. 1 to 10 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 mentioned in Sl. No. 1 to 10 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 from the academic year 2008-09 vide RGUHS Notification no. AUTH/AHS/317/2008-09 dated 01.08.2008.
  7. In case of admission to B.Sc. Imaging Technology or B.Sc. Radiotherapy Technology the candidate should have passed Pre-University or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, as principal subjects of study.


17 years and above ( Only those whose date of birth falls on or before 31.12.2002 are eligible)

Attendance Requirement

A minimum of 80% in both theory and practical (regular) class is essential to get eligibility for sessional as well as semester exam.

Internal Assessment Marks

There shall be a minimum of three periodical tests preferably one in each term in theory and practical of each subject in an academic year. the average marks of the best of the two tests will be calculated and reduced to 20 in theory and 15 in practicals. The marks of IA shall be communicated to the university at least 15 days before the commencement of the university examination.

The university shall have access to the records of such periodical tests.The marks of the internal assessment must be displayed on the notice board of the respective colleges with in a fortnight from the date test is held.

If a candidate is absent for any one of the tests due to genuine and satisfactory reasons, such a candidate may be given a re-test. Within a fortnight


Year – 1

  • Anatomy
    • Introduction
    • Connective tissue
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Gastro-Intestinal System
    • Respiratory System
    • Urinary System
    • Reproductive System
    • Endocrine glands
    • Nervous System
    • Sensory Organs 
    • Embryology
  • Physiology
    • General Physiology
    • Blood
    • Nerve- Muscle
    • Respiratory System
    • CardioVascular System
    • Renal System, Skin & Body Temperature
    • Digestive System
    • Endocrine System
    • Reproductive System
    • Central Nervous System
    • Special Senses
  • Biochemistry
    • Carbohydrate Chemistry
    • Lipid Chemistry
    • Amino acid & Protein Chemistry
    • Nucleotide & Nucleic acid Chemistry
    • Enzymes
    • Digestion & Absorption
    • Carbohydrate Metabolism
    • Lipid Metabolism
    • Amino acid & Protein Metabolism
    • Vitamins
    • Mineral Metabolism
    • Nutrition
    • Renal Function Test
    • Radioactive Isotopes
    • Clinical Biochemistry
    • Fundamental Chemistry
    • Solutions
  • Pathology
    • Clinical Pathology
    • Hematology
    • Blood bank
    • General Pathology:
      • Cell injury
      • Inflammation
      • Hemodynamic disorders
      • Immune System
      • Neoplasia
  • Microbiology
    • Introduction
    • Growth & Nutrition
    • Sterilization & Disinfection
    • Biomedical Waste Management Principle & Practice
    • Immunology
    • Infection
    • Systemic Bacteriology
    • Parasitology
    • Virology
    • Mycology


Year – 2

  • Applied Pharmacology
    • Autonomic Nervous System
    • CardioVascular drugs
    • Anaesthetic agents
    • Analgesics
    • Antihistamines &  Antiemetics
    • CNS stimulants & depressants
    • Pharmacological protection of organs during CPB
    • Inhalational gases & Emergency drugs
    • Pharmacotherapy of Respiratory disorders
    • Corticosteroids
    • Diuretics
    • Chemotherapy of infections
    • Miscellaneous
  • Applied Pathology
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Haematology
    • Respiratory System
    • Renal System
  • Applied Microbiology
    • Health care associated infections and Antimicrobial resistance 
    • Disease communicable to Healthcare workers in hospital set up and its preventive measure
    • Microbiological surveillance and sampling
    • Importance of sterilization
    • Sterilization
    • Preparation of materials for autoclaving
  • Medicine relevant to  Perfusion Technology
    • Cardiovascular System
    • Ischaemic heart diseases
    • Rheumatic heart disease
    • Congenital heart disease
    • Hypertension
    • Aortic Aneurysms
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Pulmonary edema and LV failure
    • Hematology
    • Anaemia
    • Bleeding disorders
    • Laboratory tests used to diagnose bleeding disorders 
    • Respiratory System
    • Chronic obstructive airway diseases (COPD)
    • Concept of obstructive versus restrictive pulmonary disease
    • PFT and its interpretation
    • Renal system
    • CNS
    • Automatic nervous system
    • Obesity
    • Pregnancy
    • Paediatric patient (neonate/ infant)
    • Elderly patient
  • Introduction to Perfusion Technology
    • Basics of diagnostic techniques
    • Laboratory investigations in relation to perfusion technology
    • Cardiopulmonary bypass and perfusion technology
    • History of Cardiac surgery and perfusion
    • Monitoring and instrumentation
    • Theory of blood pumps
    • The element of extracorporeal circulation/hazards 
    • Connection of the vascular system with extracorporeal circulation




Year – 3

  • Perfusion  Technology- Clinical
    • Pharmacokinetics and  Pharmacodynamics of  Cardiopulmonary bypass
    • Drugs (including anesthetic drugs) used in cardiopulmonary bypass
    • Conduct and monitoring of Cardiopulmonary bypass
    • Adequacy of perfusion 
    • Pulsatile perfusion 
    • Cannulation techniques during cardaiopulmonary bypass
    • Termination of cardiopulmonary bypass 
    • Myocardial protection and  cardioplegia
    • Oxygenation 
    • Heat exchangers
    • Priming fluids and hemodilution
  • Anaesthesia Technology – Applied
    • Blood cell trauma 
    • Anticoagulation on bypass
    •  Heparinless bypass. 
    • Platelet aggregation 
    • Platelet dysfunction.
    •  Coagulopathies due to cardiopulmonary bypass and its management.
    • Inflammatory response to cardiopulmonary bypass & its clinical effects.
    • Blood conservation  hemofiltration  & dialysis during cardiopulmonary bypass including modified ultra filtration reverse autologous priming
    • Micro emboli
    • Micro pore filtration during cardiopulmonary bypass
    • Counter pulsation techniques and assist devices
  • Anaesthesia Technology – Advanced
    • Perfusion techniques for Paediatric cardiac surgery
    • ECMO
    • Perfusion as a method of cardiopulmonary bypass
    • Complications and safety during cardiopulmonary bypass 
    • Minimally invasive surgery and the perfusionist
    • Recent advances in perfusion techniques
    • Experimental perfusion


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