The Postgraduate Diploma Clinical Haematology including the course in basic laboratory sciences (CBLS) consists of 2 years and 3 months of laboratory based practical work. The course in basic laboratory sciences includes a lecture course, a MCQ paper and OSPE. The two-year training period which follows would be postgraduate diploma in Clinical Haematology which includes a series of seminars. It is an intensive, full-time course conducted by designated trainers in the training clusters approved by the Board for this purpose. The period of training under supervision covers general haematology, haematological oncology, paediatric haematology, transfusion medicine, haemostasis and thrombosis approved by the BOS.

At the end of the two-year training programme, the trainees who are successful at the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Haematology examination should have reached a level of competence that enable them to enter MD training in Clinical Haematology.

Prospective applicants must satisfy the following requirements.

  1. A medical degree registered * with the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  2. Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council.
  3. Satisfactory completion of one year of post internship in a university/public/private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM.
  • At least 1 year of the post intern period should be in a clinical discipline
  • The candidate should have at least 6 months of work experience in adult medicine or paediatrics during the intern or post intern periods
  1. The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (1) to (3) must have been satisfied by the applicant at the date of closure of applications. In the event that a short-fall exists due to any reason including sick, maternity or any other type of leave, the prospective applicant must complete such shortfall in order to become eligible to apply for the Selection Examination.

*Foreign nationals who wish to register for selection examinations should possess a medical degree registrable with the Sri Lanka Medical Council. The decision of the Board of Management will be final in all such applications.

A quota for private sector candidates is presently available.

Please refer to the relevant prospectus for the most up to date information. The prospectus of a particular programme contains official information pertaining to a programme approved by the Board of Management, University Senate and the University Grants Commission

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