Ziauddin University

Diploma in Family Medicine

PMDC has recognized the Diploma in Family Medicine vide letter No.PF 1-F2008(1) (ZU)112547 dated 26 th January 2009 as post graduate Medical Qualification granted by Ziauddin University Karachi published in The gazette of Pakistan IV, Karachi Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Registered No. M-302

The course will focus on clinical postings in family medicine settings and it will also include case based interactive sessions, self-directed learning, seminars, hands on workshops and web based teaching

Program Duration

2 Years

 
Mission Statement

To produce community oriented Family Physicians who will be able to provide comprehensive primary health care using evidence based medicine in a cost effective manner

 
Objectives

To develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function competently and confidently as a family physician in a community.

To master the objectives of the comprehensive patient – centered program in a manner and with excellence as per requirement of international Family Medicine Guidelines

To ensure that graduates of our program are prepared to accept leadership roles in their communities in regard to community partnership in delivering of holistic medicine

Assessment

Assessment will consist of two parts, Continuous Assessment and Final Certification Examination.

Continuous Assessment

 

  • End of Rotation evaluation
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Case Presentation and Participation in Journal club
  • Mini CEX / OSCE
  • Attendance of 80 % at the designated rotations is mandatory.
  • All candidates will be evaluated for their participation in CME, Journal club and periodic tests.

The assessment will not be primarily concerned with the ability to memorize factual details but rather with the problem solving ability and an understanding of the holistic approach in the discipline concerned. The emphasis will be on the consultative and problem-solving ability, which the trainee is likely to confront when he/she is working independently.

 
Pakistani Students
  1. MBBS / Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  2. Registration from PMDC
Expatriates
  1. MBBS / Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  2. Registration from PMDC
     
     
Non-Pakistani Students
  • Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  • NOC from Higher Education Commission Pakistan
  • Permission from Ministry of Interior Pakistan
  • Provisional Registration certificate of Two years from Pakistan Medical & Dental Council
  • Student Visa for two years from the respective Pakistan Embassy
     
     
Required Documents – For Pakistani Students Only
  • Copy of MBBS degree
  • Copy of PMDC registration
Certification Exam – Administrative Rules and Regulations
 

A final certification exam will be held at the end of two years. The examination is monitored by the Department of Examination with the support of the faculty of the department of Family Medicine.

To ensure that the examinations are held according to the standard conditions and that no examinee or group of examinees receives unfair advantage on the examination, students (examinees) must strictly adhere/ abide to the rules and regulations of the University.

Eligibility to appear in Certification examination
  • Minimum Attendance 80 % in each Rotation
  • Minimum Attendance 80% in Didactic Teaching Sessions
  • Taken all of the continuous assessments at end of each term
  • No outstanding dues
Introduction

PMDC has recognized the Diploma in Family Medicine vide letter No.PF 1-F2008(1) (ZU)112547 dated 26 th January 2009 as post graduate Medical Qualification granted by Ziauddin University Karachi published in The gazette of Pakistan IV, Karachi Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Registered No. M-302

The course will focus on clinical postings in family medicine settings and it will also include case based interactive sessions, self-directed learning, seminars, hands on workshops and web based teaching

Objectives

To develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to function competently and confidently as a family physician in a community.

To master the objectives of the comprehensive patient – centered program in a manner and with excellence as per requirement of international Family Medicine Guidelines

To ensure that graduates of our program are prepared to accept leadership roles in their communities in regard to community partnership in delivering of holistic medicine

Program Duration

2 Years

Mission Statement

To produce community oriented Family Physicians who will be able to provide comprehensive primary health care using evidence based medicine in a cost effective manner

Assessment

Assessment will consist of two parts, Continuous Assessment and Final Certification Examination.

Continuous Assessment

 

  • End of Rotation evaluation
  • Faculty Evaluation
  • Case Presentation and Participation in Journal club
  • Mini CEX / OSCE
  • Attendance of 80 % at the designated rotations is mandatory.
  • All candidates will be evaluated for their participation in CME, Journal club and periodic tests.

The assessment will not be primarily concerned with the ability to memorize factual details but rather with the problem solving ability and an understanding of the holistic approach in the discipline concerned. The emphasis will be on the consultative and problem-solving ability, which the trainee is likely to confront when he/she is working independently.

 
Pakistani Students
  1. MBBS / Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  2. Registration from PMDC
     
     
Expatriates
  1. MBBS / Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  2. Registration from PMDC
     
     
Non-Pakistani Students
  • Medical Degree (Recognized Medical Institutions)
  • NOC from Higher Education Commission Pakistan
  • Permission from Ministry of Interior Pakistan
  • Provisional Registration certificate of Two years from Pakistan Medical & Dental Council
  • Student Visa for two years from the respective Pakistan Embassy
     
     
Required Documents – For Pakistani Students Only
  • Copy of MBBS degree
  • Copy of PMDC registration
Certification Exam – Administrative Rules and Regulations
 

A final certification exam will be held at the end of two years. The examination is monitored by the Department of Examination with the support of the faculty of the department of Family Medicine.

To ensure that the examinations are held according to the standard conditions and that no examinee or group of examinees receives unfair advantage on the examination, students (examinees) must strictly adhere/ abide to the rules and regulations of the University.

Eligibility to appear in Certification examination
  • Minimum Attendance 80 % in each Rotation
  • Minimum Attendance 80% in Didactic Teaching Sessions
  • Taken all of the continuous assessments at end of each term
  • No outstanding dues
Fee Structure
  Fee Paying Method
Processing Fee (once and non-refundable)PKR 5,000/-Demand draft/pay order in the name of Ziauddin University
Admission Fee (once and non-refundable)

 

(Non refundable)

PKR 20,000/-
Degree Certificate Fee

 

 

PKR 10,000/-
Fee per Course (22 courses)

 

(22 courses)

PKR 17,500/-

 

 

Fees for Thesis (if applicable)PKR 50,000/-
Course Outline for MS Healthcare Management
Number of CoursesCredit Hours
Number of Courses

 

 

1854
Capstone project26
Total2060
Faculty

Faculty is specially chosen from both Healthcare and Management; themselves leaders in their selected domains will give students the best experience of postgraduate learning.

Pedagogy

The learning process will be through a mix of lectures, case based sessions, small group sessions, exercises, assignments and internet based teaching.

Mandatory electives in the field of choice will allow students to sharpen their skills through application of theoretical learning.

Program Outcome

After successful completion of programme the participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze contemporary healthcare systems
  2. Incorporate research as a mandatory tool for learning and sharing new information
  3. Use scientific and evidence based approach for provision of quality healthcare, which is efficient and cost-effective.
  4. Apply epidemiological and statistical concepts for better planning and management of health related issues.
  5. Apply principles of financial management, allocation of resources, priority setting and decision making.
  6. Demonstrate use of health information systems and technology for effective management of healthcare organization.
  7. Market healthcare services focusing on consumer behavior and needs.
  8. Apply concepts of human resource management in order to optimize performance.
  9. Effectively manage healthcare systems at different levels of care to achieve organizational