1 Year Postgraduate Diploma

Family Medicine

Improve Primary Healthcare with Family Medicine

Pakistan faces significant healthcare challenges, with a large population and inadequate health coverage in rural and semi-urban areas. To address this, the Government of Pakistan, in collaboration with WHO and other partners, is introducing the Family Practice Model. Our 1-year Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) program is designed to train general practitioners to become family physicians, providing quality healthcare services close to where people live.

Course Overview

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine (PGDFM) program aims to introduce doctors to the family physicians approach in primary healthcare, aligned with international standards. This bridging course enhances the knowledge and skills of general practitioners, enabling them to provide better patient care and improve health indicators.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the role of family physicians in Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • Promote, prevent, and treat a set group of population at the primary healthcare level
  • Deliver the Essential Healthcare Package
  • Improve communication skills using various models
  • Apply Evidence-Based Practice in your work
  • Manage medical records and documentation effectively
  • Integrate health promotion and disease prevention into your practice
  • Refine your management of common medical problems in primary care

Course Outline

Our program covers six modules:

  1. Principles of Family Medicine and Introduction to Public Health
  2. Non-Communicable and common chronic diseases
  3. Common Presentations and Emergencies in General Practice
  4. Common Complaints and Care of Old people
  5. Women’s and Men’s Health
  6. Maternal and Child Health

Family Medicine: Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

MBBS with Valid PMDC License 

The total cost of the one-year Postgraduate diploma program is Rs. 120,000, which can be paid in full or in Two Instalments.

Three classes per week

  • Semester 1 Clinical Audit (1-5 days)
  • Semester 2 Clinical Rotations (15-30 days)

Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine Highlights

  • Endorsed by WHO and WONCA
  • PMDC and HEC recognized
  • ISO Certified
  • UN Academy impact certified
  • APQN Certified
  • 1-year duration (24 credits)
  • Mix of public and private practitioners as students
  • Focus on patient-centered care and aligns international standards

Awarding Body and Accreditations:

IHMS takes pride in its partnership with the renowned Health Services Academy (HSA) for our online postgraduate diplomas. HSA is a recognized and accredited institution endorsed by prominent global bodies, including the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organization (WHO), this ensures the international recognition and credibility of our Postgraduate Diploma. By enrolling in this program, you will be awarded a diploma by Health Services Academy, opening doors to diverse and promising career prospects in this field. Join us in a program endorsed by internationally acclaimed organizations.

Ready to kickstart your career in Family Medicine?

Apply now to our Postgraduate Diploma in Family Medicine program and contribute to improving healthcare system