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Updated on 29 Dec, 2021


Post-Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 3 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 26,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

MBBS  after completion of internship

Medium : English

Programme Fee
Rs.26,000/- (For complete Programme) Payable through Demand Draft (Programme fee can change from time to time). Registration fee as placed in the application form is also to be paid.

Programme cycle
January to December

Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine is a one-year Continuing Medical Education programme of 36 credits (Theory 14 credits, Practical 22 credits) for MBBS doctors after completion of internship. The programme is targeted at in-service doctors and aims to re-orient the medical graduate to  ensure that he/she can deliver primary health care at an affordable cost to the geriatric population of the country.
 

The broad objectives of the Programme:

After completing the programme a learner should be able to
1.     Discuss the demography and epidemiology of older population.
2.     Perform a comprehensive assessment of an older person, including mood and cognition, gait, nutrition and fitness for surgery in an in-patient, home or community setting, including day hospitals.
3.     Diagnose and manage acute illness in old age in an in-patient setting, home and community setting where appropriate and be able to identify and refer the cases for specialist intervention.
4.     Diagnose and manage those with chronic disease and disability in an in-patient, home, hospital and community setting and be able to identify and refer the cases to specialist where need be.
5.     Provide rehabilitation with the multidisciplinary team to an older patient in an inpatient, home, hospital and community setting and be able to identify and refer the cases for specialist intervention where need be.
6.     Discuss and participate in implementation of different National Health care programs for the older person.
7.     Plan the transfer of care of frail older patients from hospital to home settings.
8.     Apply the knowledge and skills of geriatrics in an intermediate care, home and/or community setting.
9.     Assess and manage older patients presenting with the common geriatric problems: (a) falls with or without fracture, (b) delirium, (c) incontinence, (d) poor mobility
10. Demonstrate competence in palliative care, orthogeriatrics, old age psychiatry and stroke care. 
 

 

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[Updated on 20-May-2022]