Anesthesia & Surgical Technology (BHS - AST) - Gulf Medical University
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Anesthesia & Surgical Technology (BHS – AST)

Bachelor of Health Sciences – Anesthesia & Surgical Technology is a four-year undergraduate program that aims at developing health professionals competent to work in multi-disciplinary health care settings with skills specific to anesthesia.

Anesthesia and surgical technicians are commonly referred to as operating room technicians who assist in conducting different surgeries safely. Students enrolled in this major will be able to develop appropriate knowledge and training required to work under an anesthesiologist as a vital member of the anesthesia care team, typically in an emergency, operating or delivery room. He/she as an integral member of the surgical team will work closely with surgeons, registered nurses and other surgical personnel in the delivery of patient care before, during, and after surgery.

Who is an Anesthesia and Surgical Technologist?

Anesthesia and Surgical technologists assist in setting up medical equipment and instruments related to anesthetic and surgical procedures. They prepare operating rooms for surgery; sterilize and supply equipment; prepare patients for surgery, help surgeons and nurses during surgery by passing those instruments and other sterile supplies. They prepare, assist in the administration of pain management medications and monitor patients until they are shifted from the post-operative care units attached to the operation theaters.

Top reasons to select the AST Major & potential Career Opportunities

  • High demand for qualified AST professionals.
  • Placement opportunities in Hospital operating rooms, intensive care units, emergency rooms, day surgery centers (after fulfilling local license/regulatory requirements).
  • Advance to other healthcare occupations, such as physician assistants.
  • Pursue higher education in:
    • Conscious Sedation for Dentistry
    • Physician Assistant (Anesthesia)
    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Management
    • Non-Invasive Anesthetic Techniques
  •  The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education.
  •  All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
  •  The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed the English language proficiency test. A minimum score of 500 TOEFL (CBT 180, iBT 64), IELTS Academic 5.0, PTE A (36-44), Cambridge ESOL (41) or any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  •  The applicants from UAE educational system must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  •  Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
    CountryEducation SystemMinimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS  program
    UAEUAEStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12th Grades)

    ·An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    India 

    Indian State Board

     

     

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

     

    Indian Central Board/ICSE

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    ·An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    Pakistan

    Bangladesh

    Pakistan Board

    Bangladeshi Board

    Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade)and above in the 12th Grade.

    · An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

    UKIGCSE/GCEStudied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with a

    Minimum of:

    ·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria

    ECTSInternational

    Baccalaureate

    Student should secure an overall minimum 25 points,

    ·Must have at least 2 Science subject (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

    USAAmerican DiplomaStudent should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade)and above.

    ·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.

  •  All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee which include personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.
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