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Bachelors Degree in Dialysis Therapy (BSc.DT)

About The Course...

The course is designed to prepare students to administer haemodialysis treatment for patients with end stage renal diseases cooperated by a nurse under the supervision of a physician.

Students shall be provided with the fundamental knowledge of structures, functions, assessment of functions of kidneys and urinary system, general Biochemistry and Microbiology in relation to human body. They have to gain knowledge on pathology, clinical manifestations, complications and general treatment of diseases of kidneys and the urinary system.

Students shall gain knowledge on the concepts and principles related to dialysis, components of dialysis apparatus, dialysis indications and contraindications. Students shall be exposed to haemodialysis unit design, various haemodialysis personnel job responsibilities and procedures. He/ she shall also be trained for patient assessment and professional ethics regarding patient communication and handling.

Students shall be trained for patient assessment, procedures related with renal dialysis, pre and post renal transplantation evaluation, nutrition in acute and chronic kidney diseases, safety and sanitation, emergency interventions, and professional standards and ethics.

Course Duration

4 Years + Optional 1 Year

Course Type

Entry Level

Year 1 or Year 2


Student Intake

Once per Year​

Batch Size

25 Students

Course Curriculum

Year 1 (Foundation Course)

One Year foundation course for students who passed the matriculation exam. (10th grade)

  1. Human Biology
  2. Chemistry
  3. Physics
  4. English
  5.  Medical Terminology
  6. Fundamentals of Computer
  7. Behavioral and Social Science

Year 2

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Kidney diseases
  4. Introduction to Renal Replacement Therapies
  5. Dialysis Therapy Practicum I
  6. Behavioral and Social Science III
  1. Biochemistry
  2. Microbiology
    Haemodialysis I
  3. Peritoneal dialysis I
  4. Dialysis Therapy Practicum II
  5. Behavioral and Social Science IV

Year 3 (Diploma Level)

  1. Haemodialysis II
  2. Peritoneal dialysis II
  3. Dialysis patient care and education
  4. Dialysis therapy practicum III
  1. Continuous renal replacement therapy
  2. Extracorporeal blood therapies for non-renal cases
  3. Introduction to renal transplantation
  4. Dialysis therapy practicum IV
  5. Behavioral and Social Science V
  1. Organisational structure and function of a hospital
  2. Clinical training for extracorporeal blood therapies in ICU set up
  3. Dialysis therapy practicum V
  1. Advances in renal transplantation
  2. Nutrition in kidney disease
  3. Dialysis therapy practicum VI

Professional Scope for Dialysis Therapy Technologist

  • Technologists for renal dialysis unit/ department in specialist hospitals and medical centres.
  • Technologists in renal dialysis centres.
  • Manager in renal dialysis centres.
  • Quality control manager in dialysis machine manufacturing company.
  • Academicians in renal dialysis technology courses.
  • Research Scientist in renal dialysis technology and related fields.

Resource Personnel for Health Sciences Technology Courses

  1. Professors, Associate Professors and Senior Lecturers (Medical Doctors) in Myanmar.

  2. Associate Professors and Assistant Professors of Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), MAHE, Manipal, India

Skill Training for Health Sciences Technology Courses

  1. SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre

  2. SML Renal Dialysis Centre

  3. Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP), MAHE, Manipal, India

Learning / Teaching Methods

  1. Interactive lectures
  2. Small group discussions
  3. Problem- based Learning
  4. Team- based Learning
  5. Project -based Learning
  6. Demonstration and Practical sessions
  7. Skill Training

Facilities Provided

  1. SML Medical and Diagnostic Centre
  2. SML Advanced Medical Laboratory
  3. SML Renal Dialysis Centre
  4. Renal dialysis unit/ department in specialist hospitals and medical centres
  5. Dialysis machine manufacturing company
  6. Research Scientist in renal dialysis technology and related fields
  7. Research centres

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