For seeking admission to this Postgraduate Diploma course, candidates must have completed their MBBS degree from a recognized institution that is approved by the MCI (Medical Council of India). Like other PG Diploma degree courses, admission to this course is based on the performance of the candidates in admission test conducted either at the state level or at the national level.
The duration of Diploma Diabetology course is 1 year which is equivalent to 2 semesters, each having 6 months duration. Candidates get to learn theory as well as practical concepts through sessions during this course.
Further study options
Candidates can go for further higher degree courses that will boost their career and to have better job opportunities. They can go for Post Graduate Diploma Diabetology course. Other short term courses in related specializations are also available to these candidates like Diploma in Clinical care, Diploma in Emergency Care, etc.
Talking about the Government medical colleges offering Diploma Diabetology course, the intake capacity is very less. The Madras Medical College, affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. University is permitted to admit only three students per year for the Diploma Diabetology course. On the other hand, the Topiwala National Medical College, affiliated to the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences is permitted to admit only twelve students per year for this course.
- To offer a family physician / general practitioner to the diabetics and the complications pertaining to this highly faced disease.
- To raise awareness regarding career prospects in diabetology among eligible students.
- To organize short term courses, conferences and seminars on current technological developments which will be of benefit to the professionals in the field of diabetes.
- To conduct structured training programs aimed at creating health care professionals on specific aspects of the care of diabetes and its complications.
Scope of Diploma Diabetology course
Nowadays, with the increasing incidence of people getting diabetics, diabetologists are in greater demand not only in India but in foreign countries as well. This is because diabetologists not only offers medicine for diabetics but they also focus on other medical complications faced by patients with diabetes. These candidates are ideal for Hospitals (Private and government), Diabetic patient care organizations, etc. They can also go for their own consultation centers for diabetic patients. Another option for them is to enter into teaching field.
Diploma Diabetology Admissions for 2020 - 2021 Academic Year
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