BS Dialysis

Objective

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

• Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and the cardiovascular system

• Discus the principles and processes, and the history of dialysis

• Describe the role of the dialysis technician and his/her part of a dialysis patient care team

• Differentiate between acute and chronic renal failure, discussing causes of each

• Identify the nutritional needs of the patient.

• Identify related diagnostic tests and treatment modalities.

• Discuss the types of vascular access and how to care for them.

• Prepare the dialysis machine for the hemodialysis patient, including setting up, testing, recirculating, setting parameters, tearing down, cleaning, and disinfecting

Role and Scope

This course will train students to operate dialysis equipment, inspect and maintain it. After completing the course, dialysis technicians may work under the supervision of specialized doctors and nurses at hospitals or healthcare setups offering dialysis treatment.

Graduates will be qualified to work in areas such as:

• Hospitals

• Clinics

• Labs

• Dialysis units

semesters and courses

  • Duration

    8 Semesters, 4 years

  • Eligibility

    FSc Pre Medical with minimum 50% marks or equivalent

  • credit hours
    required

    131

 

Semester 1

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ENG-111 English-I (Functional English) 3(3-0)
IS-112 Islamic Studies 2(2-0)
IT-113 Introduction to Computing 3(2-1)
PHY-124 Introductory Physiology 3(2-1)
BIO-101 Biochemistry-I 3(2-1)
ANA-102 Introductory Anatomy 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 2

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
BIO-212 Biochemistry-II 3(2-1)
PATH-211 General Pathology 3(2-1)
PHY-127 Renal Physiology 3(2-1)
ANA-119 Renal Anatomy 3(2-1)
ENG-121 English-II (Communication & Writing Skills) 3(3-0)
PS-122 Pakistan Studies 2(2-0)
  Credit Hours 17
 
 

Semester 3

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PATH-222 Systemic Pathology 3(2-1)
RDM-211 Renal Diseases & Management 3(3-0)
EM-211 Fundamentals of Emergency Medical Care 3(3-0)
PHA-219 General Pharmacology 3(3-0)
SS-315 Sociology 3(3-0)
ENG-211 Technical Writing and Presentation Skills 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 18
 
 

Semester 4

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
RPH-221 Renal Pharmacology 3(3-0)
MIC-222 Medical Microbiology 3(2-1)
DM-224 Applied Dialysis Technology-I 3(2-1)
MED-221 General Medicine -I 3(3-0)
SUR-223 General Surgery-I 3(3-0)
BE-225 Basic Electronics 3(2-1)
  Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 5

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SUR-313 General Surgery-II 3(3-0)
MED-311 General Medicine -II 3(3-0)
DM-315 Applied Dialysis Technology-II 3(1-2)
IC-314 Infection Control 3(3-0)
NM-316 Nutritional Management for Kidney Diseases 2(2-0)
BIO-325 Biostatistics 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 17

Semester 6

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PC-321 Patient Care 2(1-1)
RE-322 Renal Emergencies 3(1-2)
NS-323 Basic Nursing Skills 2(1-1)
RHD-324 Renal Hematological Disorders 3(3-0)
RAD-325 Medical Imaging 3(1-2)
RM-321 Research Methodology 3(3-0)
  Credit Hours 16

Semester 7

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
ME-411 Medical Ethics 2(2-0)
GA-313 Geriatric Aspects of Dialysis 3(1-2)
RAD-412 Radiographic Imaging 3(2-1)
NEPH-414 Onco Nephrology 3(3-0)
RAD-415 Diagnostic Radiology 3(2-1)
SCP-416 Supervised Clinical Practice-I 4(0-4)
  Credit Hours 18

 

Semester 8

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
PROG-526 Research Project 6(0-6)
SCP-426 Supervised Clinical Practice-II 4(0-4)
  Credit Hours 10
  Total Credit Hours: 131