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Post Graduate Diploma Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM)

Are you a medical graduate and planning to specialize in the field of geriatric medicine? Want to know what this field of geriatric medicine is all about? Learn here the details of the course Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine.


Geriatric medicine is that field of medical science that deals with medical issues related to the aged and the elderly. Anyone over 60 years comes under this medical category. Since the aged are more or less affected with more than one medical condition, all at the same time, treatment for the aged becomes a complex procedure. A geriatric specialist has to thus take into consideration a patient's every medical condition before taking course to a certain treatment procedure. Considering that, medical science has improved vastly and we now live longer than ever before, the clinical requirement and the dosages of medicines at this age is vastly different. It thus requires a specialized field of medicine for the aged and thus the importance of geriatric medicine.

Eligibility and course duration

Anyone with an MBBS degree can apply for this course. Selections are based on an entrance test. The duration of the course is 1 year.

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Post Graduate Diploma Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) - Colleges & Admission Notifications

Find the list of colleges offering Post Graduate Diploma Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) course. Check out individual college websites to know more about the admission for 2024 - 2025 academic year. You may download the application form and course details from the official college website.

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D.s. Institute Of Paramedical Science & Hospital, Uttar Pradesh
Global Institute of Medical Sciences, Gujarat

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More about the course

The aim of the post graduate diploma program in geriatric medicine is to equip practicing doctors with skills in dealing with problems and ailments associated with the elderly. Through theory and practical classes you build your knowledge and expertise in the treatment procedures meant for the aged. You are also trained on aspects such as geriatric management which concerns dealing with the elderly with utmost care and compassion. You are trained on the clinical procedures that are to be followed while administering geriatric medicine. The course program not only skills you clinically and medically but also inculcates the much needed intervention techniques in diagnosing and providing primary healthcare to the elderly people.

Among the topics that you cover in this course are: Basic Geriatrics, Clinical Geriatrics, Medical Rehabilitation, Social Rehabilitation, Principles of Rehabilitation, Biological Changes, etc. Then there are topics on elderly, like Ageing Gracefully, Investigating the Elderly and so on.

Jobs and opportunities

The post graduate diploma opens up opportunities for you in geriatric medicine in hospitals, nursing homes, specialty clinics for the elderly and elsewhere in the healthcare industry. Other than being a geriatric medicine practitioner you could get into hospital administration jobs, as health service managers in health resorts and in other middle and senior level positions in the health industry. Beyond this course, you could go for post graduate degree programs in geriatric or other related field of medicine. You could also open up a health clinic of your own for the elderly.

Post Graduate Diploma Geriatric Medicine (PGDGM) Admissions for 2024 - 2025 Academic Year

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