The Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology program provides graduate and post graduate education and training in medical health science technology. This program aims at providing basic knowledge of pathophysiology of common conditions requiring surgery, medical interventions and intensive care management. It aims to develop graduates who are well versed in planning, setting up, maintaining and managing the Operation Theatre, work as member of rescue team and provide services such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, code blue, etc. They are also educated about the equipments and monitors inside the operation theatre, the endoscopy suite, MRI suite and casualty. The program aims to produce graduates and postgraduates who are qualified and eligible to teach and train students of the future in the same specialty.
Patient care, Airway Equipment, monitoring devices are presently areas where research is oriented for Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology and the postgraduates have ongoing research activities in these fields.
The Anaesthesia and Operation Theatre Technology department provides its services in the parent department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care. The interns and postgraduates are posted in the rural centre, Nitte Gajria Hospital Karkala and in the different locations where anaesthesia services are provided such as Operation Theatre including super specialties, Intensive Care Unit, MRI suite, Cathlab, Dialysis and Casualty.