The Board of Study in Medicine of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine conducts a course leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD). The DTCD is a qualification recognized by the Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka for promotion of Medical Officers to Grade I in the Ministry of Health.

A revision of the prospectus was undertaken in 2015. The purpose of this revision is to enhance professional development of the future trainees and this is in conformity with the objectives of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. Furthermore, certain alterations have been made to the marking scheme of the final examination with special emphasis on assessing the clinical competencies of the trainee.

The expected outcome of this program is to produce a medical officer with competencies in managing common respiratory diseases and to enable him/her to play a lead role in the identification, prevention and the management of (uncomplicated) tuberculosis patients within the community.

The entry criteria for DTCD course are

a) A medical degree with full registration with the Sri Lanka medical council

b) Satisfactory completion of internship acceptable to the Sri Lanka Medical Council

c) Satisfactory completion of one year of post intern appointment in a University/ Public Sector Institution / Non-state in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM as at the date of closure of applications.

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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