Certificate in Primary Care Radiology aims at imparting basic up-to-date knowledge in Radiology at the primary care level. Radiology and imaging are non-invasive and informative. The course hones skills on when and what imaging investigations to prescribe, their interpretation and escalation to specialist radiologist.
General practitioners and family physicians who are the first point of medical contact are very important for the health of a community. However, commercialization, corporatization, specialist reductionist approach to health and increasing patient awareness and medicolegal litigations have made general practice difficult. Investigations are increasingly being ordered in defence against lawsuits apart from diagnostic purposes. Radiology and imaging given its intrinsic quality of being non-invasive and informative they are one of the most prescribed investigations.
In such a scenario General Practitioners should be abreast with the relevant knowledge in Radiology. Busy practitioners find it difficult to take time away from their busy schedules for this and here is where continuous online medical education comes in handy and makes such doctor’s lives easy.
Recognizing this potential, IMA eVarsity has designed the six months certificate course in Primary Care Radiology, which imparts enough knowledge and skills for a busy practitioner.
The course is for those who wish to develop knowledge and skills in Radiology and Imaging and for all those who wish to better manage radiology investigations in their daily practice. The course is run over six months, using a blended approach, comprising of self-paced online education and graded assessments.
The aim of the IMA eVarsity programs is to enhance the knowledge and practical skills of general physicians and family physicians. It prepares you as a clinician, with comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge in specific areas and allows you to confidently deal with patients.
The six months Certificate in Primary Care Radiology aims at imparting you with basic, simple and yet up-to-date knowledge in Radiology at primary care level. The course hones your skills on when to prescribe what imaging investigations, how to interpret them and when to ask for a specialist radiologist opinion.
What are the key features of the program?
The program was designed using scientific pedagogic principles to incorporate features drawn from successful on-campus and distance education. These features offer an appreciable advantage by enabling students to:
Six months Certificate program in Primary Care Radiology is offered to General practitioners, where the entry requirement is MBBS from any recognised Indian University. Candidates who have done MD (equivalent to MBBS of India) from Russia, China and so on and foreign medical graduates who are desirous of taking the course will need to register with the Medical Council of India. Candidates have to be registered Life Members of the Indian Medical Association.
Candidates should have a clear aptitude for the program and aspire to pursue higher education in this speciality.
The courses of the IMA eVarsity are largely delivered online, with convenient self-study at one’s own pace, time and place facilitated through online faculty.
A rich learning environment is provided through the SmarTeach Learning Platform with access to: