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    What are paramedical courses and how they differ from medical courses?

    Want to know the difference between paramedical and medical courses? On this Ask Expert page, you will find all the advice you are looking for.

    What are paramedical courses and how they differ from medical courses? Please name some of the important paramedical courses available in India. What is the admission criteria for such courses? Is study of biology subject necessary for admission in such courses?
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    Paramedical courses specifies to a particular study of emergency in treatment. Like radiography, lab technician, ECG tech, dialysis, anaesthesia, neuro tech, nuclear medicine, audiology, speech therapy etc. Whereas, Medical Courses specifies to a particular pattern like, allopath, homeopath, Ayurveda, Medicine, Dental, Orthopaedic, Surgical, Paediatric, etc.

    Paramedical courses duration is from one year to 4/5 years; whereas, medical courses are long-term duration.

    Some paramedical course like certificate in radiography, x-ray technician, lab technician, dark-room assistant, sanitary inspection, etc. requires qualification of Matriculation or HSC. These are one/two year duration courses.

    Diploma or B.Sc. in audiology, ophthalmic tech, radiography, respiratory therapy, allied health tech, human biology, dental hygienist, community health, nuclear medicine, etc. requires 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. These courses are three to five year duration.

    PG in Paramedical courses like cardiac pulmonary perfusion, cardio vascular technique, neuro tech, ECG tech, dialysis tech, anaesthesia tech, medical records tech, etc requires B.Sc. PCB/Z/M qualification. These courses are 1-2 yr training period.

    Naresh Kumar
    'Every bad situation will have something positive. Even a dead clock shows correct time twice a day.'

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