B.Sc Dialysis Technology

B.Sc Dialysis Technology


Dialysis is a medical procedure that acts as an artificial kidney by removing waste from the blood and excess fluids from the body when the kidneys are unable to function properly due to disease. Dialysis technologist are in charge of operating the machines and monitoring the patients who are receiving treatment.

In recent years, dialysis technology and techniques have evolved, providing many new options for those who require frequent dialysis procedures. The number of patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease is also growing.

Students can study the principles of dialysis, basic medical science of the kidney, fluid and electrolyte balance, hematologic aspects, infectious diseases, dialysis systems and equipment, vascular access to circulation, blood chemistries, complications of renal failure, psychosocial aspects, and an overview of peritoneal dialysis and renal transplantation in a three-year graduate programme with a one-year internship in Dialysis. The programme aims to prepare students to work alongside highly skilled medical professionals.

Dialysis technologist collaborate closely with patients, nurses, and doctors to ensure that this critical medical equipment operates smoothly.


S. No

I Year

II Year

III Year



Basic Anatomy


Renal Disease Therapeutics




Dialysis Technology

12 months of Clinical Training



Pathology I&II

Clinical Training





Principles of Nursing

Medical Electronics


Basics of Computer

Clinical Training

Clinical Training Electronics

Eligibility for Admission

  • Candidates belonging to all categories for admission to the Allied Health Sciences should have passed the qualifying examinations after period of 12 years of study with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Botany & Zoology with minimum 65% marks in each subjects (Academic / Vocational Stream).

Course Director

Dr. Sanjeev Nair is the Course Director for the B.Sc. in Dialysis Technology and a Senior Consultant in the Nephrology Department at Madras Medical Mission in Chennai. He has over 11 years of experience in this field. He received his DM in Nephrology from Narayana Medical College, Nellore, and his MD from Rajah Muthiah Medical College and Hospital, Chidambaram, in the year 2008. M.B.B.S. from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

He is capable of managing a wide range of patients in internal medicine and nephrology, including acute kidney injury, glomerular disorders, chronic kidney disease, ESRD, peritoneal dialysis, and haemodialysis. He was the principal investigator on numerous research projects and has more than 40 international paper publications to his name.

Career Prospects

In India, the need for dialysis has never been greater. With the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension on the rise, millions of Indians require renal replacement therapy in the form of dialysis. Dialysis technology is an exciting and rewarding field with numerous job opportunities in corporate or government hospitals (public or private), clinics, or healthcare settings that operate dialysis units.

A dialysis technologist can set up, evaluate, operate, and troubleshoot dialysis machines, and this knowledge can be used to find work in quality control or other areas in dialysis machine manufacturing. The technologist is also trained to monitor the condition of the patient, including taking vital signs and other medical evaluation criteria. They are responsible for the following Health Care Services:

  • Setting up dialysis machine
  • Preparing sterilization mix
  • Recording vital signs of the patient (temperature, blood pressure, age, pulse rate and weight)
  • Monitoring the patient
  • Guiding the patient and communicating with him/her
  • Administering anaesthesia (as per requirement)
  • Operate dialysis machine
  • Supervise dialysis process
  • Calculating blood flow
  • Cleaning and inspection of dialysis machine