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Overview of the course


Total Duration:  2 years

Operaton theatre (OT) technician is an vital person in the dynamic operating theatre team. Diploma in operation theatre technology is a two year diploma program designed to build a trained and qualified professional who will assist medical professionals in the operation theatre of hospitals, intensive care units as well as emergency departments. An OT Technician is also trained in the aspect of anaesthesia administration and invasive procedures like endoscopy. The success of the procedures and safety of patients depends largely on the reliability of the OT technician. Diploma holders of this course will possess desired technical and interpersonal skills required to work under the supervision of nursing, anaesthetists and surgical personnel.


Entry level eligibility criteria:

Candidate should have passed 10+2 examination with minimum 50 % in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB). A student should complete the age of 17 years and  the upper age limit will be 25 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission of the Program.


Course Objectives


  • A candidate enrolled in this course will understand the role and scope of the operation theatre technology in the healthcare setting with respect to preoperative and postoperative care of the patient.
  • Students will develop skills necessary to identify the treatment procedures and requirements based on various surgeries or operating procedures.
  • Students will be able to educate patients on strategies to prepare the patient coming for the operational procedures.
  • Students will develop continuous professional and technical growth so as to become a professional and successful team leader.
  • Students will be able to apply principles of safe practice in operation theatre technology.
  • Student will be able to demonstrate skills in maintenance of complete operation theatre room.
  • Students will also gain knowledge on administration of anesthesia, the doses and the dangers .
  • Candidates will also acquire knowledge regarding endoscopic procedure performed by the specialist.
Course Outcomes

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

  • Apply the knowledge and skills of handling operation theatre room to provide safe and effective care to individual undergoing operational procedures.
  • Demonstrate relative knowledge and understanding of vital parameters to be maintained during respective operations.
  • Skills to access, analyze and evaluate the information gathered during the treatment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize and report different diagnosis related to treatment.
  • Assesses the patient for any complications with an understanding of the problem and recognizes the need to report the complications to the surgery.
  • Understand professional and ethical responsibilities in patient care.
  • Responds effectively to the physical and emotional needs of the patient undergoing surgical treatment.
  • Understanding of standard operating procedures and protocols for treatment/research work.
  • Develop skills of good clinical practice as an individual and as a team member.
  • Use of recent technologies to provide better healthcare services.
  • Identify and apply the new development in operation theatre technology through continuing education and research.
Career opportunities 


Diploma holder will find a challenging career in hospitals, emergency centres and private laboratories.

After successful completion of the course the candidates can work in the operating theatres, ICUs and emergency departments of hospitals and nursing homes. Openings are available in the areas of transplant teams, orthopedic clinics, gynecology sections, cancer units, surgery, special care baby units etc. and also in the field of research, education and training. They are appointed in the workplaces of physicians or dentists who perform outpatient surgery.





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