During the entire postgraduate course of three years, day to day activity recording (Diary) help the postgraduate to accomplish a course of action in the event of anticipated duty, academic achievement, knowledge and skills.
Acquaintance of department routine include the steps in prevention of hospital acquired infections, Ethical and Bio-ethical issues in relation to patient management, designing a research and conducting a study for dissertation, basic application of statistics in interpretation of collected data.
1.1 Felt Need
The beginning of the course need refining by gradual exposure to postgraduate training. If a concept of introductory note on postgraduate course is available, acquiring knowledge becomes simple and the balance of time can be diverted to the area of study.
Each postgraduate should:
- Acquire routine formal procedure in his department/hospital
- Know, how library reference to be made
- Know, how samples/specimens are collected
- Know, how collected sample/specimen is transported for laboratory examination
- Acquaint with universal precautions to be taken for HIV/AIDS
- Learn research methods required for dissertation
- Learn basic statistics for data analysis
- Know existing medical and bioethical code of conduct
- Help the Institution in carrying out national health programme.
1.2 Why Require Introductory Course
Introductory course is required to tune up a postgraduate in the following areas:
- Initially he is not well versed in participating in journal club, subject seminar and other academic activities
- Art of taking undergraduate small group classes need learning
- He will not be in a position to plan out a schedule to complete dissertation work in time
- Professional ethics would not have been known
- Within six months of admission, preparing the synopsis of his dissertation for submitting to university may become difficult
- When the synopsis is approved, how to go about the study with study design seems to be a herculian task
- Without guidance, postgraduate feel difficulty in data analysis and application of significant tests
- Much more so he should protect himself from hospital acquired infections, since he is a risk group as health care worker.
1.3 What is Expected of a Post Graduate?
Postgraduate student when admitted need to attend graded responsibility in:
- Diagnosis and treatment of cases
- Participation in seminar
- Participation in group discussion
- Attend hospital ward rounds
- Skills in case demonstration
- Active participation in case clinics
- Participate in journal club
- Attend the scheduled clinical meetings
- Attend the clinicopathological conferences
- Involve in undergraduate teaching in small batches.
Postgraduate training Include:
- Imparting knowledge through theory class, research work, and academic activities
- Imparting skills through laboratory work, experiments and case clinics.
Following item analysis and understanding is a must for a post graduate in Health Science course:
- Development of competence in his field
- Keeping abreast of recent development
- Learn to develop research methods
- Learn to interpret data and decision
- Maintenance of professional ethics
- Recognition of our society need.