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About IGNOU

IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University) is a mega distance education university recognized by UGC as well as AICTE and to its credit awarded with common wealth of learning as well as listed in the 12th place in the categories of universities using the internet to serve the students.

The various distant education courses offered by IGNOU, India particularly for the doctors are discussed below.

 

Post-Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine

Overview
An MBBS doctor can be benefitted by receiving training on standardized HIV medicine and may fill the gap of manpower needed in the antiretroviral therapy ART centres. In these centres there are two doctors (one SMO with MD and MO with MBBS) and to upgrade MO to SMO with Post graduate Diploma is the main objective of this course.

Objective

  • Aims at comprehensive knowledge on the basics standardized HIV medicine

Eligibility

Candidate must possess MBBS degree recognized by MCI after completing mandatory rotating internship.

Course Duration:-

Minimum Course duration- 1 year

Maximum Course duration- 3 years.

Course Fee: Rs. 50,000

Post-Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health

Overview

MBBS doctors, who have completed their compulsory rotating internship to get trained in the Reproductive Health, Child Health and Public Health components of Maternal and Child Health. Post completing this course, these doctors shall be eligible to enroll as Secondary Candidates for a course duration of 2 years in DNB (family medicine) in all NBE Hospital/ lnstitute running these courses.

Objective

  • Aims at providing comprehensive training in the Reproductive Health, Child Health and Public Health.

Eligibility

Candidate must possess MBBS degree recognized by MCI after completing mandatory rotating internship.

Course Duration:-

Minimum Course duration- 1 year

Maximum Course duration- 3 years.

Course Fee: Rs. 23,000

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Post-Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine

Overview

This PG Diploma programme aims at equipping the practicing doctors with knowledge and skills in the field of Geriatric Medicine. And enable them to deal with the special problems faced by the elderly where the epidemiology and the clinical features of diseases vary in this age group including the drug dosages and interactions. This programme aims at not only enhancing the knowledge but also preparing the doctors for multitasking so that they can provide primary-level care to the elderly.

Objective

  • Upgrade the knowledge and skills for providing healthcare to elderly;
  • Inculcate the inter-disciplinary approach for diagnosing and management of geriatric health problems.

Eligibility

Candidate must possess MBBS degree recognized by MCI after completing mandatory rotating internship.

Course Duration:-

Minimum Course duration- 1 year

Maximum Course duration- 3 years.

Course Fee: Rs. 21,000

Post-Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management

Overview
This course is designed for all the medical graduates and also others who are in hospital service like nurses, managers, pharmacists to get acquainted with management skills to manage people, finance, materials, assessing clinical and non-clinical needs of patient care and administrative techniques. PGDHHM programme is a 32 credit programme (18 credits of theory and 14 credits of practical) including project work.

Objective

  • Aims at improving the managerial skills of Hospital for the effective and efficient performance of the Hospitals.

Eligibility:

The eligibility for the different categories of the target group are :  

  • Medical/ Dental graduates from a Medical Dental Institute of India or other countries recognized by the Medical Council of India (MCI) or the Dental Council of India.
  • Graduates in the Indian system of Medicine, Homeopathy, Nursing and Pharmacy, recognized by the respective Council, with three years of hospital experience.
  • Graduates holding M.B.A. Degree or P.G. Diploma in Financial, Material or Personal Management, with five years of hospital experience.

Course Duration:-

Minimum Course duration- 1 year

Maximum Course duration- 3 years.

Course Fee: Rs. 11,000

 

Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine (PDCDM)

Overview
This programme is targeted towards postgraduate medical graduates. Post Doctoral Certificate in Dialysis Medicine aims at providing comprehensive knowledge on basics of nephrology as related to haemo dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant. It is oriented towards training the physicians in managing hemodialysis units including stand-alone-hemodialysis Units.

Objective

  • Aims at comprehensive knowledge on the basics of nephrology as related to haemo dialysis, peritoneal dialysis and renal transplant.
  • In building up trained manpower resource at various level of health care.

Eligibility:

MD Medicine/Pediatrics (other Relevant PG medical qualifications will only be considered in case less number of applications are received fulfilling the mentioned criteria)

Course Duration:-

Minimum Course duration- 1 year

Maximum Course duration- 2 years.

Course Fee:- Rs. 50,000

Above mentioned are the various PG courses in Medical offered by IGNOU

Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology(PGDCC)

Apart from these courses IGNOU also used to offer Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology(PGDCC) which was a regular course and has now been wound up after it received a backlash from cardiologists and a judgement from Delhi High Court. This is what Indian College of Cardiology president V.V. Radhakrishnan said about the course "PGDCC had been started at a time when there was an acute shortage of cardiologists. The course was intended to help doctors in rural areas identify basic cardiac issues in order to refer patients to cardiologists. But many big corporate hospitals began looking at this course as a source of cheap labour and were appointing those with the qualification as cardiologists in their emergency wings — which has now gone out of hand"

 

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