The duration for this course is 1 year and online course duration may vary from institute to institute.
The entire course includes different modules like Core generic knowledge & skills, Advances in Family Medicine, Clinical Practice in Family Medicine, etc. The initial phase of course includes topics like Receiving & welcoming patients, Determinants of health, How to read a scientific paper, Identification of risk factors, Breaking bad news, Nutrition and health, etc. Medico-legal and ethical issues are also taught to candidates.
The core medical science related topics include communicable diseases, assessment of different body systems like cardiovascular, abdomen, ophthalmology, respiratory, etc), sexual health assessment, Tropical medicine, chronic kidney disease, HIV/Blood Borne Viruses, oral re hydration, Care of the older person and many more.
The clinical skills part of the course includes study of Sphygmomanometer, Foetal stethoscope, Tuning fork, Auriscope, Patella hammer, vaginal speculum, controlling a hemorrhage, Venepuncture, etc.
Candidates also learn about giving intramuscular, intradermal, intravenous and subcutaneous injections.
Some clinical instruments are also includes in the course like Use of a nebulizer, Passing a urinary catheter, Removal of ear wax, Performing a cervical smear, Performing and interpreting an electrocardiogram, Administering oxygen safely, etc.
These candidates are ideal for working in a clinical technical team of government as well as private hospitals. They are competent enough to assist doctors in surgery and can support them in handling emergency cases efficiently. They can join health care industries manufacturing clinical devices and can provide technical support.
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