BSc Operation Theatre Technology

Among the various sectors in the field of medicine, Operation Theatre Technology has been gaining attention from aspirants across the country. As the name suggests, the candidates who pursue a programme in Operation Theatre Technology will be trained and educated in the field of Operation Theatre Technology.

Much like other courses, aspirants in India will be able to search for undergraduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate courses in Operation Theatre Technology. The field of OTT falls under Allied Health Sciences, and professionals who graduate under the course are called allied health professionals. 

The duration of BSc Operation Theatre Technology is 3 years. This is a full-time degree course and to pursue this course every student must complete their 12th final year examination or any equivalent examination in Science stream with Physics, Biology, and Chemistry as compulsory subjects from any recognized board. 

Students who want to pursue BSc Operation Theatre Technology course have to appear in the entrance examination before the admission process. More than 50% of marks are required to appear in the entrance examination and the minimum age of the student must be in-between 15-17 years. 

Eligible for BSc Operation Theatre Technology

The eligibility criteria for BSc Operation Theatre Technology are as follows:-

  • The students must complete the 12th /higher secondary final examination in Science with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects.
  • To appear for the entrance examination student must secure minimum 50% marks in the 12th final year.
  • Before getting admission in any colleges in India to pursue the BSc Operation Theatre Technology course, all the student should appear for the entrance examination conducted by the respective colleges and must clear the cut-offs for that particular course
  • Scoring good marks in personal interview is also very necessary for the admission

Why Study BSc Operation Theatre Technology

The reasons for why to choose this BSc Operation Theatre Technology are mentioned below:-

  • This course will help you to build your confidence and you can develop your technical as well as interpersonal skills as you will get a chance to work under the guidance of doctors, nurses, anaesthetists, and other junior doctors.
  • After completing a master’s degree you can become a teacher/ lecturer in the respective field. This course is also very good for getting high salary packages. Top recruiting companies always offer handsome packages to the deserving candidates.
  • Skills like how to disinfect the surgical pieces of equipment, how-to guide an anaesthetist, what precautions have to be taken for a patient post-surgery, and how to provide moral support to a patient pre and post-surgery all that you can inculcate while pursuing this course.
  • In the future, if you wish you can prefer to opt for M.sc in Operation Theatre Technology course and establish yourself as a teacher or lecturer in any medical colleges and hospitals. And you will get a chance to train future professionals in the same course.
  • Students can explore many benefits of pursuing this course. Some experienced technologists get a chance to work in emergency departments and ICUs in various hospitals and healthcare institutes. They will get a chance to work with experienced doctors, nurses, and hereby getting an opportunity to learn new things every day.
  • This course is also very good for getting high salary packages. If you complete this course securing excellent marks and from a good college, you will get a job in a reputed hospital and you will be able to earn a handsome package including other facilities

BSc Operation Theatre Technology Syllabus

The BSc Operation Theatre Technology syllabus is represented in the following:

1st year 2nd year 3rd year
Physiology Medicine Outline CSSD Procedures
Biochemistry Clinical Microbiology Anesthesia for specialty surgeries
Principles of Management Basic Anaesthetic techniques Basics of Surgery
Pathology Applied Anatomy and physiology Regional anesthetic techniques
Basics of Computer Clinical Pharmacology
Anatomy Principles of Anaesthesia
Medical Ethics

Jobs & Career Opportunities

The various job prospects for the BSc Operation Theatre Technology course are the following:-

  • Hospitals and healthcare centers are the main recruiters for the operation theatre technologists. As a technologist, they can get a chance to work in the operation theatres, emergency departments of the hospitals, and in the ICUs
  • The areas of employment for the students after completing a BSc Operation Theatre Technology course are as an OT technician, Lab Technician, OT Assistant, Associate Consultant, and Teacher /Lecturer. For the teaching profile, students must have to pursue a master’s degree course.
  • After completing this course, students get BSc Operation Theatre Technology jobs in hospitals and nursing homes. Most of the private reputed hospitals and nursing homes come for recruitment, and chances of getting jobs in private hospitals are high. However, students can also apply for government jobs as per vacancy.

The BSc Operation Theatre Technology jobs and the job description of that particular profile with average salary are mentioned below:-

Name of the job profile Description of the job profile The average salary in INR
Lab Technician Responsible for maintaining and handling the Lab 2 lakhs-3 lakhs
Anesthetist Consultant Responsible for giving the right level and dosage of anesthesia to the patient during an operation 3 lakhs-4 lakhs
Teacher and Lecturer Responsible for teaching college students about the OT technology course in an intense manner. 6 lakhs-7 lakhs
Associate Consultant Responsible for providing services to the client 5 lakhs -6 lakhs
OT technician Responsible for maintaining the OT rooms and surgical pieces of equipment before surgery. 2 lakhs-3 lakhs

BSc Operation Theatre Technology Future Scope

The future BSc Operation Theatre Technology scope discussed below:-

  • This course is very demanding and there is a lot of future scope for the students after completing this course. They can even go for a master’s degree course and pursue higher education as a technologist in the operation theatre.
  • This course will help you to strengthen your personality and you can develop your technical as well as interpersonal skills as you will get a chance to work under the guidance of doctors, nurses, anaesthetists, and other junior doctors.
  • After completing a bachelor’s degree you can pursue a further MSc in this course. Once completing the MSc degree, students are eligible to teach in any medical colleges or institutions as a teacher/lecturer by pursuing a PhD.
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