About the Course
To have the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive and continuing care for patients in all age groups.
To consider illness in psychological and social terms and not just in physical ones.
To acknowledge clinical uncertainty and to ensure safe and effective management decisions for patients.
To understand the principles of continuity of care, of the gatekeeper function and of appropriate, timely referral.
To possess adequate knowledge of computers and their application in clinical practice.
Primary health care: features; organization; global perspective.
Dimensions of continuity of care, and the family doctor as gatekeeper.
Problem oriented patient records.
Co-ordination of care and making effective referrals. Illness and disease: case studies.
Dealing with uncertainty.
Principles of health promotion activity.
The doctor's role in prevention of smoking; sexually transmitted disease; any other relevant health problem(s).
Use of medical literature; computer skills.
Principles of Quality Assurance and practice audit.
Topics CoveredThe Principles of Family Medicine
Child and Adolescent Health
Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Sexually Related Problems
Psychiatry in Family Practice
Surgery in Family Practice
Problems of Skin
Medical Audit and its Administration
Certification of Cause of Death
Who should attendCourse Duration : One year (12 months) – 9 months Online study and 3 months of contact program at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad / Delhi / Chennai / Kolkata / Bangalore / Pune (Jehangir Hospital)/ Ludhiana / Bhubaneswar /Bilaspur / Mysore and Ahmedabad.
Eligibility Requirements : MBBS degree with MCI registration.
Pre-requisitesSelection Criteria : Those fulfilling the eligibility criterion will be called for a personal/ telephonic interview following which the admission list will be drawn.
Key TakeawaysClinical Skills List
The following is a list of skills, which a trainee would be expected to have acquired by the end of a three year residency programme, Clearly it will not be possible to ensure that all skills are mastered in a three month programme, but they should be issued as a form of check list which the general practitioner/family physician can then ensure he masters over a period of time in clinical practice. Many of the more basic skills will already have been mastered during previous medical service, in which case the skills should be assessed for currency and proficiency.
1. Basic Skills
ENT (ORL) examination, including otoscopy.
2. Extended Skills
Tests of vision and visual fields.
Tests of respiratory function (including peak expiratory flow).
Vaginal examination with speculum.
Rectoscopy. Indirect laryngoscopy.
3. Treatment Skills
Injections (intravenous; intramuscular; intradermal; subcutaneous).
Venous and vesical catheterisation.
Nasogastric and endotracheal intubation.
4. Other Treatments
Minor surgery procedures (including incision and drainage of abscesses and cysts and extraction of foreign bodies).
Reduction of dislocations.
Immobilization of fractures.
Techniques of haemostasis.
Simple techniques of rehabilitation.
Speciality wise Requirements
To be able to identify ECG changes in common situations of ischaemia and rhythm disturbance.
To read and interpret a chest X-ray.
To carry out fundoscopy in cases of hypertension and diabetes.
To carry out a rectal examination and interpret the findings.
To carry out a summary neurological examination.
To carry out examination of newborn infants.
To assess child development.
To diagnose and treat urinary tract infections and to arrange appropriate follow-up.
To diagnose and treat common upper respiratory tract infections.
To recognize and manage common childhood infections.
To perform routine gynecological examination.
To carry out routine breast examination.
To perform cervical screening techniques.
To be able to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD).
To examine the pregnant woman and to interpret the data according to the gestation of the foetus.
To be able to recognize and manage threatened abortion, premature labor and premature rupture.
To prevent and/or treat common post delivery problems.
To perform a postnatal examination.
Online module wise internal assessments. Minimum percentage required is 60% to be eligible for the 3-month contact program at any one of the Accredited Apollo Hospitals Centers.
Paper I Theory ( 100 marks )
Paper II MCQs ( 100 marks )
Note: To be eligible for the final examination the candidate should have successfully cleared all the internal assessments and completed the contact program.
To be conducted by a panel consisting of the RCGP representative, an internal examiner and an external examiner. The RCGP representative would be the overall assessor and accreditor.
Criteria for Certification
Successful completion of final exam
Minimum Attendance of 90% in theory & clinical sessions
Completion of log book