National AIDS Control Organizationin collaboration withSchool of Health Sciences(SOHS), IGNOU has developed a one year Post Graduate Diploma in HIVMedicine for MBBS doctors. This programme is being offered through distance mode having 28 days contact sessionfor hands on skills training in the Medical College and 30 days training in the ART Centres. The programme is beingoffered through 3 PSCs namely B J Medical College, Ahmedabad; Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi andSchool of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata which are successfully conducting the Programme since 2012.
After completion of this programme, a student should be able to:
1. Imbibe comprehensive knowledge on basics of HIV as related to details of management of HIV/AIDS in tertiarycare set up.
2. Manage all complications as well as opportunistic infections due to HIV/AIDS at the time of need and
3. Recognize and handle emergencies related to HIV/AIDS and its complication and take bedside decision formanagement whenever required.
Eligibility: MBBS Degree recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI)
Medium of Instruction: English
Duration: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years; offered only in January cycle of admissions
Fee Structure:Rest. 50,000/- for full programme
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Sponsorship: There is a provision of sponsorship of candidates by NACO. About 40 candidates are sponsored everyyear for whom the admission fee is paid by NACO in addition to leave for the duration of hands-on-skill training. Thecandidates identified by NACO have to fill up the common form and apply before the last date of application.
The students will be compulsorily required to attend contact sessions of 28 days in 4 divided spells (6+6+10+6 Days).After the 3rd spell, the non-sponsored candidates will also have to undergo additional training of 28 days in a SkillDevelopment Centre (one of the ART Centre allotted by NACO) for being eligible to do the 4th spell.