The Board of Study in Venereology will conduct a course of study over a period of 18 months and a structured examination, leading to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Venereology.

To develop a cadre of medical officers trained in venereology who will be capable of carrying out preventive, curative, administrative and research activities. Such medical officers should be able to: –

  • plan, implement and evaluate control activities in keeping with the broad objectives of the National Strategic Plan of the National Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS Control Programme (NSACP)
  • provide comprehensive clinical services for persons seeking care for sexually transmitted infections (STI), human immune deficiency (HIV) and related conditions
  • carry out surveillance activities in HIV and STI
  • develop appropriate interventions for behaviour modification for prevention and control of STI/HIV

Prospective applicants must satisfy the following requirements.

(a) A medical degree registered * 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 internship in medical/clinical practice in a university/public/private sector institution in Sri Lanka acceptable to the PGIM.

The criteria prescribed in paragraphs (a) to (c) must have been satisfied by the applicants as at the date of closure of applications, provided that where a short-fall has occurred due to any reasons including sick, maternity or other leave, the applicant concerned should complete such shortfall in order to sit the Selection Examination.

(d) Any other requirements stipulated in the General Regulations of the PGIM.

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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