M.Ch – UROLOGY
Super Specialty Programme
ABOUT THE COURSE
M.Ch. in Urology is an advanced degree in medicine, designed to equip experienced, qualified doctors with an evidence-based approach to healthcare practice and offering them the opportunity to obtain a super specialty qualification whilst enhancing their surgical clinical expertise.
Candidates will be responsible for the total care of the patients and are encouraged to take independent decisions under the supervision of consultants. Academic activity extends to a maximum of 10 hours/week in which all the faculty and residents participate. Case discussion will take place weekly with 3rd year resident as a moderator. Other academic activities like journal clubs, seminars, group discussions, statistical meeting will be a fortnightly feature where deaths, complications, operations and consultations rendered will be discussed. Consultation to the other department and in emergency will only be attended by the IInd & IIIrd year Senior Residents with supervision of the attending consultants. Consultations given to other departments should also be discussed every morning with the respective consultants. In OPD a candidate will see the case under supervision and will make all the pertinent notes.
A candidate will have to attend all post mortem examination done for the department. Interdepartmental meetings like uroradiology, uronephrology, uroradiotherapy & medical oncology, uropathology, uroimaging etc. will provide an opportunity for open discussion on a common subject and it will also provided an opportunity to learn views of the specialists on these subjects.
ABOUT THE COURSE
ABOUT THE COURSE
2 Seats / Year
The basic criterion of eligibility for pursuing M.Ch. in Urology is an MS/ DNB degree in General Surgery, with a minimum aggregate score of 55%, completed from a university recognized by the Medical Council of India.
- To adopt ethical practices in dealing with patients, colleagues, subordinates superiors and health care workers.
- To promote cordial interpersonal relations.
- To perform as a team.
- To learn to be a leader when the need arises.
- To learn to order investigations and prescribe drugs rationally.
- To be aware of ethical issues in human and animal research.
- To take rationale decision in the face of ethical dilemmas in urological diseases, demonstrate sympathy & Human approach towards patients & their families & Exhibit interpersonal behavior in accordance with social norms & expectations.
From a theoretical examination point of view, basically the following components could be categorized under four papers.
Paper 1 – Basic Science Applied to Urology.
Paper 2 – Clinical Urology including Paediatric Urology.
Paper 3 – Diagnostic and Operative Urology.
Paper 4 – Recent Advances in Urology.
It will cover a wide spectrum of diseases of the urogenital system & retroperitoneum. Apart from the clinical aspect of these subjects, the candidate has to acquire in-depth knowledge of the related basic subject like applied anatomy, embryology, physiology; biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology epidemiology, immunology etc.
Brief exposure to other institutes on Academic exchange programme and participation in the conference – Regional, zonal, National and International level and Publication and indexed journals are compulsory as part of the curriculum.