Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Critical Care Medicine
Clinical Sciences -- Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Clinical Sciences -- Department of Laboratory Medicine
The Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine offers consultations to referring patients in all areas of anaesthesia and critical care as well as chronic and acute pain management. The department is equipped to provide anaesthesia during a full range of surgeries and is also a primary component of the Trauma Centre Team, performing airway management, pulmonary and cardiovascular assessment, patient resuscitation, and follow-up care of patients in the intensive care units. Active Undergraduate/Postgraduate teaching and research opportunities are available.
MD ANAESTHESIOLOGY PDCC IN CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA
One year post doctoral certificate course after MD/DNB Anaesthesiology.
FELOWSHIP IN CARDIAC ANAESTHESIA
Two year fellowship programme after MD/DNB Anaesthesiology.
MSc IN ANAESTHESIOLOGY & INTENSIVE CARE TECHNOLOGY
The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has 22 operation theatres and 175 intensive care beds, with sate-of-the-art equipment giving students exposure to the most modern techniques in critical care.
MSc IN RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Job Opportunity: Therapists are in demand in hospitals and hospital related organizations to provide direct patient care to those with acute and chronic respiratory problems. Diagnosis and management of adult respiratory disorders needing intensive care, pulmonary function testing, pulmonary rehabilitation, teaching and research opportunities are areas that offer opportunities to the respiratory therapists for professional and personal growth.
Dept. of Dermatology
The Dermatology Department offers procedures and services, both investigative and curative, pertaining to general dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and venereology. Comprehensive consultation and treatment is provided for both outpatients and in-patients covering all dermatological conditions including:
- General Dermatology
- Sexually transmissible diseases
Dept. of Medical Physics
The Department of Medical Physics provides scientific and technical
services to the following departments:
- Department of Radiation Oncology
- Department of Radiology
- Department of Nuclear Medcine
- Other Radiation Users in the Amrita institutions
The unit is comprised of eight Medical Physics faculties and is responsible for the areas of radiation dissymmetry, quality control of all radiation producing equipments, treatment planning systems, software control, acceptance testing and commissioning of radiation producing equipment, maintenance of all radiation producing and radiation measuring equipment in proper calibration, and radiation safety. Medical Physics provides clinical radiotherapy physics services to approximately 1,200 new cancer patients per year. Accurate delivery of all treatments in Radiation Oncology is monitored.
Dept. of Biostatistics
The discipline of Biostatistics has contributed substantially to the development of health, medical and biological sciences, and has emerged as an important tool for research. By applying various statistical methodologies, a variety of easily applicable diagnosis, treatment and prognosis methods have been developed with scientific validity. As a result, many diseases and health conditions have been understood and dealt with accordingly.
Statistical methodologies form the strength of any research study so as to make valid judgments and conclusions. Statistical design and analysis methods are very widely used in clinical trials, pharmacology, genetics, biotechnology, basic sciences, epidemiological studies, demography, quality control of medical and biological equipment, medical diagnosis and prognosis and health economics. Any research work is incomplete without treating the data statistically and interpreting the results with scientific and statistical reasoning and evidence. The importance in the Public Health Administration in identifying causative factors of various diseases, identifying health priorities, and determining proper allocation and utilization of the available budget appropriately and judiciously has also been well recognized now. There is an ever-growing demand for this subject for these reasons.
MSc IN MEDICAL STATISTICS
Job Opportunity: Successful candidates of this course can apply for opportunities to work as faculty/ statisticians, officers in medical colleges, research institutions, health ministries, pharmaceutical concerns and universities.
Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The department offers all the routine obstetrics and gynaecology services. In addition, the department manages high-risk pregnancy by prenatal diagnostic testing like chorion villus sampling, amniocentesis, foetal colour doppler and velocimetry studies. Cancer screening for perimenopausal women using colposcopy and colour doppler studies are also conducted, and all endoscopic surgeries including hysteroscopy and laparoscopy are routinely performed.
MD OBSTETRICS AND GYNAECOLOGY
Dept. of Ophthalmology
Our Ophthalmology Service offers state-of-the art facilities for complete examination, diagnosis and treatment of all ocular diseases in adult and paediatric patients. The finest equipment is available in ophthalmic care including a Humphrey field analyzer, ultrasound A & B scan, YAG laser & Visupac 450 digitised fundus camera for retinal imaging & fluorescent angiography and optical coherence tomography (Syscan Version IV), 532mm laser for retinal diseases.
MEDICAL RETINA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
Dept. of Orthopaedics
The Orthopaedics Department is an acclaimed resource for treating muscle, bone, and joint disorders. Areas of special emphasis include arthritis, joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, hand, foot and ankle, orthopaedic oncology, trauma, and paediatric orthopaedics. Amrita orthopaedic surgeons have diverse expertise and are committed to provide effective solutions for people with a wide range of orthopaedic problems from broken bones to spinal disorders, from crippling arthritis to sports injuries. These services include:
- Spine Surgery
- Arthritis Care
- Joint Replacement Services
- Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
- Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgery & Reconstruction
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Orthopaedic Trauma
- Children's Orthopaedics
Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology (E.N.T.)
The Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Speech Pathology & Audiology is a well equipped department with experienced faculty and instruments. Otorhinolaryngology is not merely dependent on routine outdoor evaluation and conservative management as it used to be in the past. The department has adjusted well with the advancement of medical technology. With the advent of modern day telescopes, operating microscopes and lasers, the department now handles various ear-nose-throat and neck disorders efficiently and precisely.
The department has state-of-the-art microscopes to perform micro ear and micro laryngeal surgeries including cochlear implant.
Speech Pathology and Audiology is associated with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. There are nasal and nasopharyngeal endoscopes for diagnostics and video endoscopy facilities for all types of endoscopic sinus surgeries including transnasal pituitary and surgery for CSF rhinorrhoea.
Dept. of Paediatrics
The Department of General Paediatrics offers comprehensive primary well-child and ill-child care as well as consultation. The division provides medical care for children in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including:
- Paediatric Primary Care Centre
- Diagnostic Clinic
- General paediatric in patient services
- Certified baby friendly hospital
A multidisciplinary team of general pediatricians, subspecialty consultants, pediatric nurses, nutritionists and social workers also provide general pediatric care and coordination of subspecialty services to children with special needs due to chronic illnesses and multiple handicaps.
Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation is the tertiary phase in the treatment of all human sufferings. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation caters to rehabilitation services for patients. The physiatrists determine treatment plans for the rehabilitation of patients after acute problems are settled. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists carry out the work of rehabilitation as directed by the physiatrist. The major work of this department is in association with the Departments of Orthopedics, Neuro Medicine, Neuro Surgery, Paediatrics including Neonatology, and other medical and surgical departments. The proposal to expand Neuro Rehabilitation and establish an artificial limb centre to more extensively serve the needs of patients is under active consideration. Twenty-one physiotherapists and occupational therapists are available in the department.
Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine
The Centre for Pulmonary Medicine undertakes the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of pulmonary diseases in children, adolescents, and adults. Comprehensive pulmonary medicine programmes include specialized treatment of specific diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, sleep-disordered breathing, interstitial lung diseases, cystic fibrosis, occupational lung diseases, pulmonary rehabilitation, tuberculosis, lung cancers and dedicated smoking cessation programme. Diagnostic facilities include pulmonary function testing, exercise testing, allergy testing, diffusion studies, flexible video bronchoscopic investigation, BAL and endobronchial stenting, spiral & higher resolution CT imaging guided biopsies, ventilation perfusion scans for pulmonary embolism and thoracoscopic procedures.
Dept. of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncology specializes in the medical use of ionizing radiation for the treatment of cancer and other medical conditions. The Department of Radiation Oncology at AIMS meets international standards and has the most technologically advanced clinical radiation therapy programme in the country. The department is equipped with linear accelerators with three photon energies with multi-leaf collimation and a full set of electron beams. The department also has a CT simulator, a conventional simulator and a computerized treatment planning system with CT/MRI/PET fusion capability. The services offered by the department are Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), 3-D Con formal Radiotherapy (3-DCRT), Total Skin Electron Therapy (TSET), Total Body Irradiation (TBI), Conventional Radiotherapy, High Dose Rate Brachytherapy, and Strontium Ocular Brachytherapy, etc. for the treatment of cancers and many non-malignant conditions. The accuracy of radiation treatment delivery is ensured by the electronic portal imaging for real time verification of the treated area and a range of sophisticated quality assurance equipments.
Centre For Allied Health Sciences
Physician Assistant Programme
Physician Assistants specialists are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive health care services in virtually all medical specialties, as delegated by a physician. Working as members of the health care team, they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries, by suturing, splinting, and casting. PAs record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and order or carry out therapy. Additional nonclinical positions are developing for physician assistants. Only those who are willing to dedicate themselves for patient care which calls for hard and strenuous work should opt for this course. The course is entirely hospital based.
Job opportunities: The Physician Assistants are well-recognized and highly sought-after members of the health care team. This is a job-oriented technical training course. Those who successfully complete the course may be absorbed in AIMS itself.There are very good opportunities in all leading hospitals in India.
The Division of Newborn Services commenced functioning in April 2002. It has grown to include 3000 square feet of clinical space and has been reputed to be the most technologically advanced unit in the country.
The Surgical Oncology Department includes surgeons trained in oncology surgery from all surgical sub-specialities. The department offers a two-year fellowship in surgical oncology and gynaec-oncology for Post Graduate students of surgery and gynecology interested in pursuing a career in Oncology.
FELLOWSHIP IN SURGICAL ONCOLOGY AND GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
The Podiatry Centre provides a comprehensive treatment approach to all foot problems in diabetic patients. The service is run by a doctor trained in the treatment of chronic, diabetic foot ulcers, a chiropodist, and vascular surgeons who provide services such as angioplasty and by-pass surgery for patients with blocked arteries in their feet. Regular preventive care classes are also held.
FELLOWSHIP IN PODIATRIC SURGERY
The Centre for Urology and Renal Transplantation offers comprehensive facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary problems in adults and children. It is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced team of dedicated urologists and resident surgeons who are available 24 hours a day. The latest "state-of-the-art" technology and equipments are available. The faculty subspecialises in the fields of paediatric urology, urological oncology, laparoscopic urology, endourology, andrology, female urology, neuro-urology and reconstructive urology. Along with the support of the nephrology services, more than 125 renal transplantation operations have been successfully performed. The department has established itself as one of the best of its kind not only in the country but comparable to the best in the world.