Scope of Allied Health Sciences in India

“In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero (A Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar and philosopher)

The above-quoted line truly defines the worth a health professional has in society. Cicero expressed that a health professional, with their healing skills and motto to give back to society, is next to godliness.

Allied Health Science is a branch of study that deals with various disciplines that train a student in a healthcare field, excluding the physician profession. They are the connecting wires in the multidisciplinary health team and boost patient services. The scope of Allied Health Sciences is increasing in the country.

The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences (FAHS) was established at SGT University with the motto to provide diagnostic, preventive and curative services. Allied Health professionals work with other medical professionals to identify, evaluate, prevent, and treat diseases and disabilities. Allied health professionals are significant contributors to delivering the best healthcare services to the masses.

The practitioners of Allied Health Sciences deal with the medical diagnostic techniques such as blood analysis, pathological analysis and radiography necessary in the medical field for the care of patients. Allied health workers play a significant role in providing effective care with diagnosis based on technology.

SGT University offers around 25 courses under the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences. These courses include undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate courses. These allied courses help bridge the market demand and the community’s demand for Allied Health professionals.

SGTU provides fully furnished classrooms and lecture halls, well-stocked libraries with information in printed and digital media, a Centre for languages and communication skills for the development of the students, 810-bed multi-speciality hospital, free health camp organisations, academic partnerships, playgrounds, gym, hostel accommodation for 1200+ residents and shopping complex.

After pursuing education in Allied Health Sciences, students can apply for the following jobs:-

Sonographer

Medical professionals performing ultrasound scans to help diagnose patients are called sonographers. These professionals operate ultrasonic imaging equipment and may focus on particular specialities, such as OB/GYN, pediatric or abdomen sonography. They often work in hospitals, physicians’ offices and medical laboratories.

Phlebotomist

A healthcare professional who takes blood from individuals for diagnostic or donation purposes is called a phlebotomist. They work at physicians’ offices, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals or blood donation centres. They ensure patients feel comfortable and calm during this process. They also maintain paperwork about the same.

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants are those professionals who work under the guidance of doctors. They perform administrative and clinical duties like checking vitals, blood, vaccinations, etc. They also schedule appointments, record patients’ medical history, fill out billing forms and prepare patients for medical examinations.

There is a growing scope of allied health science in India. It is a good choice as the University nurtures the students morally to be conscious competent leaders and engineering professionals by imbibing social and ethical values. They also teach in real-time to develop an attitude to solve or handle health-related issues. It makes them one of the major competitors in the respective field.

The University provides internships in various hospitals and health care centres like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, Fortis hospital, Gurugram, Aakash Hospital, New Delhi, Artemis Hospital, Gurugram, etc. The scope of Allied Health Sciences is ever-growing with new hospitals and health care centres opening up in the country.

Allied Health Sciences is not for the faint-hearted as they have to assist people in the healthcare sector. They get to deal with the pressures and expectations of the real world. At SGTU, the motto is to provide the FAHS (Faculty of Allied Health Sciences) students with the basic knowledge in their respective disciplines and ethics in their personalities to be one of the best competent nationwide and on global platforms.

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