Frontier Mediville offers many Undergraduate courses in Para- Medical and Allied Health Sciences. Doctorate courses in Life Sciences are also being offered at Mediville.
"Frontier Mediville", India's first Medical Science Park, developed by Frontier Lifeline Hospitals and Dr. K.M.Cherian Heart Foundation, has been recognised as the "Knowledge Cluster" of India by academicians and students. This integrated HealthCare Park, spanning 360 acres, is being developed as one-stop solution for Healthcare, Education, Training, Basic Research and Contract Research Outsourcing activities.
The centre offers large number of career oriented programs, which provide "hands-on' training in Stem Cells, Genetics and Tissue Engineering. The well equipped research laboratories, class rooms, simulation centres and libraries are an excellent platform for students to carry out small research projects and get trained.
An integrated healthcare destination spread over 360 acres, of which 41.6 acres has been notified as a Medical SEZ.
We offer several career oriented courses, both in Undergraduate and Post Graduate areas. With vast infrastructure and professional guidance, Mediville offers the ideal atmosphere for aspiring students to make a remarkable stepping stone for their future at Mediville.
While we have several upcoming courses in the coming academic years, we are currently offering the below courses for our students.
The B.Sc Physician Assistant program is a unique program designed for students who intend to pursue careers in health-related fields. This was first introduced in India by Dr.K.M.Cherian in 1987. The curriculum prepares students for a wide range of career positions in Hospitals, Health departments, Colleges, Research Institutions and industry.
Cardiac Care Technology deals with the invasive and non-invasive aspects of the diagnosis of Cardio-vascular diseases. The invasive procedures are done in a Catheterization Laboratory where X-ray equipment with advanced imaging and computing techniques are used to generate cine angiographic images in multiple views of the coronary or peripheral vessels and the heart chambers. Angiographic and Electrophysiological catheters can be guided to various parts of the heart for the study of pressures and electrogram, which will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these illnesses. The non-invasive diagnostic procedures include Treadmill test, Echocardiography, Holter and Electrocardiography.
On Completion of the course, the student will be able to assist the cardiologist to perform various diagnostic cardiac procedures. This program is unique because
During an open heart operation, the cardiopulmonary bypass (or heart lung) machine maintains the patient’s life by taking over the functions of the heart and lungs. Perfusion Technologists set up and operate the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipments used in the operating room. In addition, perfusionists, directed by the surgeon and anesthesiologist, are responsible for regulating the patient’s levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide, measuring selected laboratory values such as blood cell count and for monitoring circulation.
Students receive extensive instruction in Cardio Pulmonary function and extensive experience in the operating room. Graduates are eligible to become certified clinical perfusionists after the completion of their course. Although perfusion technologists usually work in hospitals affiliated with large medical centres, they may also work in Educational Institutions as teachers or researchers. They will be well versed with cardiac life support systems.
Anaesthesia Technologists are well versed with the preparation, dilution, pharmacology and labeling of anesthetic & non anesthetic drugs. They are trained in preparing Anaesthesia trolleys checking the machines for suction, gas system operation, working of OT tables, various gases used in OT, inhalational agents usage. They assist with the administration and monitoring of anaesthesia and have extensive knowledge of anaesthesia techniques, instruments, supplies, and technology. Anaesthesia technicians are mainly employed by the Department of Anaesthesia of Hospitals and in Operating Theatres, but can be found in other areas of clinical practice including emergency departments, intensive care units (ICU) and day surgery clinics.
Cardiovascular Technology measures how well a patient's heart is functioning and the heart rate can be monitored. Cardiac care Technologists is the Medical professionals who administer various tests that assist the doctor in diagnosis of heart ailments. Cardiovascular Technologists assist physicians during Invasive and Non- Invasive cardiovascular testing procedures. Students are taught how to perform various non Invasive tests like ECG, ECHO, and Treadmill and also to assist the Cardiologist during Invasive Procedures like Angiogram and Angioplasty. Students are also trained in the various other Advanced Imaging Techniques using Nuclear Medicine.
Perfusion Technology is the science of providing extracorporeal circulation in order to artificially support and temporarily replace a patient’s respiratory and circulatory systems. Perfusionist's are important members of the surgical team whose primary role is to conduct cardiopulmonary bypass using a heart-lung machine and other ancillary equipment. They closely monitor the patient's blood flow and other vital signs during open heart surgery and are also responsible for administering intravenous fluids, blood products and anesthetic drugs. Perfusionist's are also experts of other life support equipment such as Ventricular Assist Devices and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps. The primary aim is to academically and clinically prepare the perfusion students for professional practice. The curriculum focuses on developing a strong knowledge base in cardiothoracic anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, foetal and neonatal cardiac development and perfusion science.
This course has been developed to address the burgeoning need for proper training in the rapidly expanding scientific arena of Stem Cell Technology. It aims at training postgraduates in life sciences and clinicians in the diverse aspects of stem cell biology, cell culture, tissue engineering, clinical requirements and regulatory issues required to pursue a career in the field of regenerative medicine/tissue engineering.
Duration of course : 2 yrs
Eligibility : BSc in Life Sciences
Aims & objects of the course
To create a new group of scientists interested in working in pathology related life science subjects, especially in the newer aspects of research in molecular biology.
Preamble: Pathology is defined as knowledge of disease leading to Disease recognition. This is possible only with the aid of various laboratory methodologies, knowledge of which has increased by leaps and bounds during the past many decades, particularly during the past two decades. While the introduction of the microscope was the first major step in recognition and identification of the normal and abnormal cell, promising all understanding of disease, newer, techniques have also brought about further inquiries and thus this has led to the rapid development of microscopy itself culminating in the discovery of the Electrons Microscope the Atomic Force microscopy the Immuno Electron, Microscopy and the latest, EM for unprocessed fresh specimens of cells and tissues.
Study of mature cells has paved the way to the study of, the very origin of cells themselves, leading to the understanding of the potential of the stem cells. This latter most promising field, offers a wide spectrum in the usage of stem cells ranging from cell differentiation to stem cell application in different disease processes:- with a view to treat, cure or contain disease proceses.
The field of cellular biology, directly leading to cellular pathology implicating molecular distribution of the normal and abnormal has now filled a huge lacuna in these sciences giving rise to newer understanding of cell behavior in disease demanding human line cell cultures in addition to various others.
A pathological marker in the recognition of self antigens is now providing research fields in the accrual of knowledge in the pathogenesis of auto immunity. This is substantiated by the rapid developments of research in genetic markers and genetic engineering requiring young inspired researchers in the field.
Part-I - Microscopy including Fluorescence microscopy, Electron Microscopy.
Part – II-Methods in diagnosis - Clinical Pathology, Histology, Cytology and Genetics.
In Collaboration with Pondicherry University, Frontier Mediville also offers advanced PhD courses in various disciplines.
At Mediville, we have actively invested our resources in imparting higher knowledge to the aspiring students and professionals from related fields. This investment has gone a long way in furthering our advancement in various R&D activities undertaken by us.
Some of the active Workshops and Training undertaken in the recent times include
Frontier Mediville – Academics
Frontier Lifeline Hospital & Dr. K.M.Cherian Heart Foundation
R-30C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road
Entrance Examination and Interview
After verification of the completed application form, shortlisted candidates will be sent call letters for Entrance Examination and Interview. Candidates should bring the call letter alongwith them when they appear for the Entrance Examination and Interview.
All eligible students will have to appear for a written examination which will have section on English, Aptitude, Science and General Knowledge. The questions will be a mix of Objective and Descriptive type.
Successful candidates from written examination will be shortlisted further for interview. Results of the interview will be announced the same day or the next day.
Admission letter will be issued to selected candidates after completion of the interview process. Once the selection letter is issued, the fee has to be paid within 7 days of letter of selection, failing which the selection will be forfeited.
All original certificates should be submitted on the same day alongwith the eligibility certificate issued by Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University.
Last date of submission of completed Application form : 31st May 2017
Written Test / Interview Date : 2nd June 2017
Date of reporting for Admission / Orientation : 2nd August 2017
Commencement of courses : 3rd August 2017
Several of our patrons and visitors and ex-students have written back about their experience with us. Here are a few...
Dear Dr. Cherian
Hope you still remember me as one of your Surgical PAs ( homegraft and bovine jugular vein procurer). I just wanted to say a big hello and get reconnected to you. Also I wanted to make you proud by telling you about my recent milestones. I have finished by PhD with honors.
Presently I am working as a PostDoctoral Scientist in the department of cardiology and internal medicine in Dr.Joseph Hill's Lab in Dallas. I am very happy to say that I have recently received my own personal grant from American Diabetic Association for 4 years to do research.
I wanted to thank you for being such a big inspiration throughout my life. I wish you and your team good luck and my sincere prayers for your institution's many more milestones and life saving acts.
Pavan K Battiprolu, Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow - UT South Western Medical Centre
Dallas, Texas, USA
This testimonial is to assure the prospective students about the amazing opportunities which would open up by undertaking this professional course. It is extremely professional and I highly approve it. This programme is now crumbed into a 4 year Bachelor's degree with good course work and clinical exposure and hands-on experience. Frontier Lifeline is the perfect place to study and gain experience where the team are involved in cutting edge and very ground breaking procedures. I am extremely privileged and proud to have studied and worked in association with the World renowned Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. K.M.Cherian and his eminent team members.