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Course Name : Post Graduate Diploma In Emergency Medical Services

Eligibility : Graduation equivalent in relevant stream

Program Duration : 1 Year

Programme fees : 120,000 /-


Introduction of the Sector

Health Care comprising of hospitals, medical devices, clinical trials, outsourcing, telemedicine, medical tourism, health insurance and medical equipment has become one of India’s largest sectors – both in terms of revenue and employment. With increased awareness about health, domestic healthcare, medical tourism and health insurance markets are gaining momentum, offering opportunities for trained personnel.

Post Graduate Diploma In Emergency Medical Services

Programme Introduction

A Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services is a course that envisages to build in an overall expertise of medical proffessionals, in attending Medical emergencies.

The main goal of the Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medical Services(PGDEMS) program is to produce highly efficient medical resource with the necessary knowledge, skill and attitude to manage a wide range of clinical problems in Emergencies. Special emphasis are placed on the relatively common emergencies.

The participants will be updated about all the current protocols in diagnosing and treatment of all medical and surgical emergencies.

As a result of training in this course, the medical professional should become competent in life saving emergency interventions during Pre Hospital Emergency Care efficiently & promptly to save the critically ill patient within the golden hour that is most required.

On successful completion of the course the participant will be prepared to act as first responder in an event of mass diaste and provide medical relief in prehospital settings, will have highly demanding skills and competencies to work in the field of Pre hospital Emergency and Accident and Emergency Departments of Hospitals. The versatile nature of training also makes a candidate of choice for employment in ‘A&E’ room of a hospital, EMS systems, and On-site clinics of the factories and off shore installations.

The course lays foundation for diverse kinds of skills and competencies relevant for the specific job-role. The course is designed as per standards set by industry.

Eligibility for Admission

The candidate should have completed graduation in one of the following degree courses: MBBS/ BHMS/BAMS/BUMS/BDS/B.Sc. (Nursing)/ B Voc. in EMS, BPMT (Anaesthesia) , BPMT (EMS) or equivalent.

Employability/Skill enhancement

  • Students will be skillfully trained and will have an upper hand in :
  • Awareness of entire skill set required in Pre- Hospital Medical and Traumatic Emergencies
  • Adaptability to efficiently deliver emergency care, work and operate emergency medical services.
  • Special training in handling Airway, Breathing, Circulation and Deformity
  • Ability to assist Emergency Physicians effectively in entire spectrum of pre-hospital emergencies and emergency room patient care.
  • Understanding of careful handling of medical and traumatic emergencies in adults, children and infants
  • Ability to observe and deliver emergency care as per the standard pre-hospital care protocols.
  • Ability to administer efficient emergency care on the streets, patients home and Emergency Departments of the Hospitals.
  • Training in administering lifesaving medication undertheguidanceofthe Emergency Physician or Medical Director of the EMS System
  • Ability to work in EMS systems
  • Effective handling of Ambulance operations
  • Awareness regarding various techniques in managing the Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Defibrillation, Lifts and Carrying the patient, routes of administration of medications, bandaging and splinting and other lifesaving medical and surgical interventions

Career Prospects/Job Role

The students with PG Diploma in Emergency Medical Services have wide avenues open. They have many employment opportunities in provincial emergency and rescue services, private emergency services, the mining industry, as well as international occupational health, safety and emergency services. They get placed as Clinical Investigator, Clinical Research Physician, Medical Coordinator, Quality Analyst, Scientific Affairs Medical Advisor, Strategy Manager, Surgery Coder and Technology Analyst.

Semester-wise Listing of Courses

Course Code Course Name Credits   Course Code Course Name Credits
PGEMS 1 Patient Assessment and Airway Management - I 4   PGEMS 5 Medical Emergencies Management 2
PGEMS 2 Patient Assessment and Airway Management - II 4   PGEMS 6 Special Patient Population and Operations 2
PGEMS 3 Pharmacology and Trauma management - I 4   PGEMS L2 Skill Lab 7
PGEMS 4 Pharmacology and Trauma management - II 3   PGEMS P1 Project 4
PGEMS L1 Skill Lab 10        

*The skill training component is 50% to 60% ranging from 600 hours to 720 hours per year depending upon the industry requirement.

Programme fees: Rs. 120,000/-per annum
Examination fees: Rs.2,500/- per semester and Rs. 5000 per annum
Caution Deposit (Refundable): Rs.5000

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