D.M. (Endocrinology) Doctor of Medicine in Endocrinology
D.M. Endocrinology or Doctor of Medicine in Endocrinology is aDoctorate course. Endocrinology is a branch of biology and medicine dealing with the endocrine system, its diseases, and its specific secretions called hormones, the integration of developmental events such as proliferation, growth, and differentiation and the coordination of metabolism, respiration, excretion, movement, reproduction, and sensory perception depend on chemical cues, substances synthesized and secreted by specialized cells. The duration of the course two years and it is career oriening in nature that opens many jobs for them.
D.M. Endocrinology Eligibility
A candidate must possess M.D. in Medicine or Pediatrics of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences or any other University or an equivalent qualification recognized by the MCI for this purpose.
D.M. Endocrinology Syllabus
The following are study related subjects:-
Subjects of Study
Neuroendocrinology and Pituitary Disease
Growth and Maturation
Adrenal Gland and Adrenal Hormones
Reproductive Endocrinology and Sexual Function in both males and females
Parathyroid Gland, Calcitropic Hormone and Bone Metabolism
Obesity, Anorexia and Nutrition
Endocrinology of Pregnancy
Endocrine Tumor Syndromes
Endocrine changes in critically in Patient
Immunology and Endocrinology
Clinical epidemiology relevant to endocrinology
Endocrine involvement in other medical disorders and management of the relevant disorders
Relevant theoretical aspects of Surgical endocrine procedures
Relevant Radiological and nuclear medicine aspects: reading imaging modalities like USG, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine scans, DXA scans etc as applied to endocrine disorders
Basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, laboratory methods and molecular biology as applied to endocrinology
Hormone assay procedures
Record keeping (case)
Computer databases for dealing with endocrine disorders
Clinical, laboratory & basic Research including statistical methods
Medical Nutrition Therapy (Student should be able to assess the diet of a patient and give proper advice)
Course is suitable for those who have skills like decision-making, clinical diagnosis, investigations, planning, interpreting and executing endocrine testing and management of Endocrine problems. They should have the ability to carry out scientific research, review and present research findings. It helps those who want to become teacher/ lecturer should have the ability to teach undergraduate & postgraduate students in the subject.
How is D.M. Endocrinology Course Beneficial?
After completing the course they can join hospitals; here they are responsible for and specialized in caring for the endocrine glands and the hormones secreted by them. This is a very involved specialty of medicine and therefore requires a great attention to detail as well as a strong understanding of this pivotal part of the body. They can run their own practice, these specialized doctors are also responsible for all business functions within it as well.