The discipline comprises four years training in surgical wards of virtually all type of surgical specialties. Basically the idea originated in the Western countries due to escalating economic costs of surgical procedures as a result of high prices of technical manpower hours of the surgeon’s first and second assistants who initially used to be doctors and medical graduates. The four year instruction and training equipped these surgical assistants with the necessary knowhow to act as first and second assistants to the surgeon.

Opportunity

This is a new surgical tier which is soon expected to be in vogue in our country in emulation of the west. Currently, most of these graduates after obtaining experience in various surgical specialties for a couple of years after graduation would find lucrative salaries in the Gulf counties. They can also enter teaching line and pursue M.Phil in surgical specialties in various countries; establishment of such further education is also in the pipeline in our own country.

1st Year

Theoretical

  • Basic Anatomy
  • Basic Physiology
  • Basic Biochemistry
  • General Pathology
  • Behavioral Sc.
  • Islamiat &Pak St.
  • Computer Education

Practical

Hand on training in Basic Operation Theatre techniques.

2nd Year

Theoretical

  • Microbiology and Pharmacology

Practical

Hand- on training in Operation Theatre techniques.

3rd Year

Theoretical

  • Sterilization and Disinfection
  • O.T Instruments & Equipment
  • O.T Technology I

Practical

Hand- on rotational training in Operation Theatre techniques in above mentioned disciplines.

4th Year

Theoretical

  • Operation Theatre Technology II
  • Medical Statistics & Research Methods

Practical

  • Advanced training in O.T techniques
  • Rotation of students in Dept. of Medicine and Surgery
  • Research Report.

DURATION

4 YEARS

ELIGIBILTY

50% IN FSc.

AFFILIATION

UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SC.

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