The purpose of PG education is to create specialists who would provide high quality health care and advance the cause of science through research & training.
A post graduate specialist having undergone the required training should be able to recognize the health needs of the community, should be competent to handle effectively medical / surgical problems and should be aware of the recent advances pertaining to his specialty. The PG student should be competent to provide professional services with empathy and humane approach. The PG student should acquire the basic skills in teaching of medical / para-medical students and is also expected to know the principles of research methodology and self-directed learning for continuous professional development.
The objectives of the program
Theoretical knowledge: A student should have fair knowledge of basic sciences (Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pathology and Pharmacology) as applied to their PG specialty and be able to integrate such knowledge in his clinical practice. He/she should acquire in-depth knowledge of his subject including recent advances.
He should be fully conversant with the bedside procedures (diagnostic and therapeutic) and having knowledge of latest diagnostics and therapeutics available.
Clinical / Practical skills: A student should be adept at good history taking, physical examination, providing basic life support and advanced cardiac life support, common procedures like FNAC, Biopsy, aspiration from serous cavities, lumber puncture etc. He/she should be able to choose the required investigations to enhance the attitude, communicative skills, including dealing with patients the relatives with the required empathy, adapt to changing trends in education, learning methods and evolving new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in the subject of his PG specialty.
Research: He/she should know the basic concepts of research methodology, plan a research project and should know how to use library facilities. Basic knowledge of statistics is also required. Knowledge about use of internet resources is required.
Teaching: Should learn the basic methodology of teaching and assessment and develop competence in teaching medical/paramedical students and their assessment.
THE FOLLOWING PG COURSES ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR HOSPITAL FACILITIES IN PARAMARIBO, SURINAME