It gives me great pleasure to write a few words about the Postgraduate Diploma in Endocrinology offered by the University of South Wales, in which I had the opportunity to participate as a student between September 2015 and August 2016.
I work as a Consultant Diabetologist at India’s largest diabetes speciality clinic, where I undertake training of postgraduates in addition to clinical work. As such, it is imperative that I update my knowledge of diabetes and endocrinology on a regular basis so as to provide the best possible services to my patients and students. This is what prompted me to undertake the Diploma in Endocrinology as part of the September 2015 intake.
Dr Ranjit Unnikrishnan Ittianath
I have had a most fruitful time pursuing the diploma over the past year. The Modules are well thought out and planned appropriately based on the available time. The clinical case problems are thought-provoking and helped stimulate useful discussions, which extended far beyond the expected time on many occasions! The tutors were most helpful and supportive and were always at hand to clear any doubts and questions as and when they arose. I found the website and learning platform most user-friendly, and technical help was immediately at hand on the (extremely rare) occasions that I needed it.
The PG Diploma team, right from the Course Director down to the backend support, were always available for assistance and any problems, technical or acade mic, were attended to promptly. After completion of the course, I feel that I am now able to approach endocrine cases from a different perspective. I am confident in performing the initial workup and management of many of these cases. I am also happy to state that as a result of the training obtained during the course of the Diploma, I was able to successfully pass the Speciality Certificate Examination in Endocrinology conducted by the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK in June 2016. I doubt whether I could have done so if were I not part of the Diploma.
I thank the entire team at PG Diploma in Endocrinology for a most enjoyable eleven months, and have no hesitation in recommending this course to any of my colleagues who wish to further their knowledge in this speciality.
Ranjit Unnikrishnan Ittianath MD PG Dip Diab PG Dip Endo FRCP FRCPE FRCPSG FACP FICP
Consultant Diabetologist, Dr Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, Chennai, India
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