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Typology Post Graduate Diploma
Location Kochi
Duration 6 Months
  • Post Graduate Diploma
  • Kochi
  • Duration:
    6 Months

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
VM RESIDENCY PETTAH, KOCHI, 682038, Kerala, India
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Starts On request
VM RESIDENCY PETTAH, KOCHI, 682038, Kerala, India
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Course programme

The PG DIPLOMA COURSE IN GERIATRIC CARE is an unique programme. The programme has been aimed for those people who are in medical and health care services and the senior citizens all around the world. The programme has been specially designed for this purpose. The programme has been cautiously integrated as a multidisciplinary programme to accommodate the necessities of medical practicians in Modern medicine, Homeopathy, Ayurveda,Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Alternate medicines, Nursing & other paramedical courses who are concerned to engage in a career in Geriatric, Geriatric Care & concerned area.

Purpose of the Programme:

Geriatrics is the branch of medicines which deals with the diagnosis & treatments of diseases due to ageing. Since Geriatrics is an emerging field so Geriatric service & specialized services to senior citizens in a scientific way is a new thing. There is the need of qualified people in this field.

The establishment of a number of new institutions for the care and medical support of the senior citizens are in the pipeline and it is expected that they will come up within a few years. Thus, doctors, nursing staffs, medical support staffs & social workers having additional qualification in the area of Geriatric services & Gerontechnology will be in a better position to be employed/self employed opportunities in India & abroad.

The medical specialities of Geriatrics was started in Western countries for the medical and psychological support of the elders. This specialization was essential in those countries because of the social & family environment prevailing there. The modern family setting up in India too justifies the increased need of Geriatric care. Geriatric care is one of the most important fields of Medicines, Nursing, Physiotherapy &social works. The six months PG Diploma Programme is treated as "ADAPTATION PROGRAMME" in many foreign countries.

Highlights of the Programme:

a) There is the facility of distance education programs for students to register for the programme from any parts of the country

b) Facility for On-line Examination for students residing in different places

c) Examinations are arranged every month at the Kochi centre of the academy for the benefit of students who are not comfortable for On-Line exam

d) Contact classes conducted by experts at regular interval

Syllabus of the Programme:

Introducing Geriatrics Care
Ageing biology
Geriatrics Care & various divisions of Medicines
Environment & housing for the Seniors
Geriatric Counseling & Guidances
Diet for Geriatric Care
Rehabilitations of the Seniors
Agencies for the benefits of the Seniors
Project Works

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