Diploma in Emergency Medicine

  • 1 year course
  • Quality assurance by Royal Liverpool Academy
  • Broad, in-depth and updated knowledge in all aspects of emergency care
  • Live lectures & webinars by renowned clinicians
Accreditation Partner:

Key Features

Certification partner Royal Liverpool Academy and AHERF

12 Months of clinical practice

Foundation course for College of Medical Education

Course designed in partnership with Royal Liverpool Academy

Course Description

The Diploma in Emergency Medicine course will help doctors enhance their knowledge and skills required for the prevention, diagnosis and management of acute and urgent aspects of illness and injuries affecting patients of all age groups. This course will enable the student build competencies in triaging patients, identification and treatment of life threatening emergencies, resuscitating a critically ill patient and performing life saving procedures in addition to having good communication and counselling skills.

This course is specially aimed at doctors interested in enhancing their emergency care skills or making a career in emergency medicine. Any MBBS graduate registered with a State Medical Council or the Medical council of India (MCI) is eligible to take this course.

This course presents multiple career opportunities to doctors wishing to pursue this specialty. Apart from being consultants in Emergency Departments, Emergency Physicians can become the best Emergency Department administrators, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) directors, EMS and Paramedic trainers, Disaster planning consultants, EM research directors, first aid trainers for non-medical personnel, etc. This course also serves as a foundation for the Membership of College of Emergency Medicine, UK.

This course is accredited by Royal Liverpool Academy (RLA), UK and jointly certified by RLA and Medvarsity.


Course Outline

Session 1 - Introduction & Overview
Emergency Medicine Department - Organization of EMD, Organization of Emergency MS, Disaster management
Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicine - Introduction
Session 2 - Airway
Airway Management - Introduction
Mechanical Ventilation - Introduction, Specific Modes of Ventilation, General Classes of Ventilators, Noninvasive ventilation, Weaning
Session 3 - Trauma & Orthopaedics
Trauma Emergencies - General Approach to a Trauma Patient, Traumatic Shock, Hypovolaemic Shock, Thoracic Shock, Stab Wounds, Pelvic Trauma, Genitourinary Trauma, Peadiatric trauma, Trauma in Pregnancy, Penetrating & Blunt Neck Trauma
Emergency Department Imaging - Emergency Department Sonography, Diagnostic Imaging in Emergency Medicine
Neurology in Trauma - Management of Head Injuries, Cerebral Protection in Head Injuries, Spinal Injuries
Orthopaedic Emergencies - Types of Orthopaedic Emergencies, Fractures, Penetrating and Blunt Neck Trauma, Basic Management of Orthopaedic Emergencies, Hand and Wrist Injuries
Orthopaedic Emergencies - Forearm,elbow and Shoulder Injuries, Pelvis, Hip and Ankle Injuries, Lower leg & Ankle Injuries, Complications of Orthopaedic Injuries
Session 4 - Wounds & Analgesia
Wound assessment and Management - Principles of Wound Management, Methods of Wound Closure
Local Anaesthetics and Anaesthesia - Introduction, Bupivicaine, Lidocaine Hydrochloride, Nerve Blocks
Analgesia in Emergency Room - Introduction
Chronic Pain Management - Introduction
Session 5 - Medical Emergencies Part 1
Cardiacemergencies - Approach to Chest Pain, Cardiogenic Shock, Congestive Cardiac Failure, Drugs and Interventions, Syncope, Cardiac Arrhythmias
Respiratory emergencies - Acute Respiratory Failure, Asthma Emergencies, Bronchial Emergencies, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary, Pulmonary Embolism and DVT
Respiratory emergencies - Haemoptysis I, Haemoptysis II, Lower Respiratoty Tract Infections, Pleural Effusions, Pneumothorax, Mycobacterial Emergencies, Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Oedema
Session 6 - Medical Emergencies Part 2
Endocrine Emergencies - Hypoglycaemia, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, NKH Coma, Alcoholic Ketoacidosis, Lactic Acidosis, Thyroid Storm, Myxoedema Coma, Adrenal Crisis, Management of DKA in Adults and Children
Neurological Emergencies - CNS Infection, Alterd mental status and coma, Stroke Emergencies
Psychiatric - Introduction, Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa, Panic Disorder, Conversion Reactions, Depression & Suicide
Septic shock - Introduction
Session 7 - Medical Emergencies Part 3
Acid base balance and Electrolyte Disorders - Acid base balance & Interpretation of Blood Gas results, Electrolyte Disorders
Renal Failure - Acute, Chronic
Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary - Hepatic Encephalopathy, Portal vein Thrombosis, IBD, Gastroenteritis, Diverticular disease, Hepatitis, Fulminant Hepatic failure, Acute pancreatitis, Management of Acute Bleeding Oesopharyngeal Bleeding
Session 8 - Surgical and Transfusion Emergencies
Surgical Emergencies - Abdominal Trauma, Surgical Emergencies, Acute Cholecystitis, Diverticular Disease, Eosophageal Perforation, Haemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Surgical Emergencies - Anorectal Disorders, Pancreatitis, Anal Fissures and Fistulae, GI Foreign Bodies, Oropharyngeal Foreign Bodies, Rectal Foreign Bodies, Abdomina Aortic Aneurism, Acute Mesenteric Ischaemia, Intestinal Obstruction
Urogenital Emergencies - Urinary retention, Urinary Tract infection, Genital lesions
Transfusion Emergencies - Introduction
Session 9 - Obstetric, Gynaecologic & Paediatric Emergencies
Obstetric & Gynaecologic Emergencies - Pelvic Pain, Ectopic Pregnancy, Vaginal Bleeding during Pregnancy, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Emergency Delivery, Vaginitis, cervicitis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Amenorrhoea, Sexual Assault
Paediatric Emergencies - Approach to Ill Paediatric Patient, Pain, Sudden Infant Death syndrome, Ingested Foreign Bodies, Respiratory Tarct Infections, Bronchiolitis, Pharyngitis, Epiglottitis, Pneumonia Syndrome, Otitis Media, Congenital Heart Disease
Paediatric Emergencies - Kawasaki Disease, Bacterimia, Meningitis and sepsis, GIT Disorders, Intestinal Obstruction, Incarcerated hernia, Pyloric Stenosis, Intussusception, Seizures, Meckel`s Diverticulum, Appendicitis, Status Epilepticus, Child Abuse
Session 10 - Toxicology
Approach to the Poisoned patient
Antidotes commonly used in Overdoses
Treatment of Hypotension Associated with Drug Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Illicit Drug & Controlled Substances of Abuse
Alcohol Withdrawal
Digitalis Toxicity
Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity
Acetaminophen Hepato-Toxicity
Salicylate Overdose
Monoamino Oxidase Inhibitor Overdose
Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose
Arsenic Poisoning
Cyanide Poisoning
Iron Poisoning
Lithium carbonate Overdose
Serum Osmolality
Ethanol Poisoning
Ethylene Glycol Poisoning
Poisoning Management
Session 11 - Ear & Eye Emergencies
Otolaryngologic Emergencies - Acute Airway Obstruction, Obstruction Due To Foreign Body, Epistaxis, Anterior Epistaxis, Posterior Epistaxis, Nasal Fracture
Ophthalmic Emergencies - Corneal Abrasion, Glaucoma, Red Eye
Session 12 - Environmental Emergencies
Environmental Emergencies - Frost bite, Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke, High Altitude-Pulmonary Symptoms, High Altitude cerebral Symptoms, Hypothermia
Burns - Chemical Burns, Electrical Burns, Lightning Burns, Thermal Burns, Inhalation-Smoke
Dive Emergencies - Barotrauma, Near Drowning
Emergency Department Anaphylaxis - Introduction
Emergency Department Bites & Stings - Bee Sting, Animal Bites, Human Bites, Insect Bites
Envenomations - Envenomation-Cobra, Envenomation-Scorpion, Snake Bite Emergency First Aid Information
Course Duration
  • 240 Hrs (Learning Content)
  • 48 Weeks (Skill Sessions)
DEM RLA Exam Schedule:


30th DECEMBER 2016 - (Friday)


3rd JANUARY 2017 - (Tuesday) - THEORY




February 1st & 2nd 


February 4th


February 6th


February 7th & 8th


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Accreditation Partner

Apollo Hospitals Education and Research Foundation


Dr. ATIF M. A. Moiz
Consultant and Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, STAR Hospitals, Hyderabad

I had joined the Diploma in EMERGENCY MEDICINE course of Medvarsity on 1st June 2012 immediately after completing my Internship. My journey through this course helped me decide that Emergency Medicine was the field of choice that I was waiting for. It opens a new scope for newly graduated MBBS doctors to explore the emerging field to EM and to choice it as one’s career in a 1-year duration program like DEM. After I completed DEM in 2013, I had decided to continue in Emergency Medicine and went on to do my membership from Royal College of Emergency Medicine U.K. Today I work as a Consultant and Head of the Emergency Department at one of the Corporate Hospitals in Hyderabad. I thank Medvarsity for my introduction towards Emergency Medicine and the progress in my career.

Dr. A.Z.M Ahsan Ullah

I feel privileged and proud to be a part of the DEM course from Medvarsity and Royal Liverpool Academy. This is really a tough course if you don’t know the exam pattern and training procedure. Medvarsity team provided good support to learn and give my final exam. I am really thankful to the emergency medicine team for their support. This is the first degree in Bangladesh in Emergency Medicine field. I am really thankful to all team members for my certification.

Dr. Anita Devra

I am mother of two children and really thought that I cannot handle this course as it was a big challenge but when got into the course, I really started loving it and now I enjoy being a DEM student at Medvarsity. There was a lot of support from my mentors.  I am now determined to be in the emergency medicine.

Dr. Jhagnavi

I was really scared of emergency cases, ambulance sound but after my training by Medvarsity, I am confident about myself. It is really great to be part of this course. I really suggest one should learn emergency medicine course from Medvarsity as it’s the best choice.

Dr. Kanchi Manohar

I am glad to be a part of DEM community at Medvarsity! Our teachers guided us a lot and explained all topics. I didn’t had any knowledge before joining this course but they helped me a lot in learning from the basics. Good to get associated with Medvarsity.

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1. Course related
  • Is this course recognized by MCI?
    • Medical Council of India does not recognize courses that are offered through online or blended learning platform. In collaboration with Royal Liverpool Academy, we provide you with the best state-of-the art learning content with an endeavor to train you to become well-equipped and proficient in management of emergency care through this course.
  • Is there any hands on training for the Diploma in Emergency Medicine Course?
    • The Diploma in Emergency Medicine Course includes 12 months of clinical practice. During this 12 months period, the student is deployed at one of our partner hospitals (based on location preference). The students may earn a stipend paid by the hospital partner during this period based on hospital partner's policies. The student will also have access to an on-ground facilitator to support their learning progress. Medvarsity doesn't guarantee a stipend payout for any of our courses.
  • Can I get a Government Job with this added qualification?
    • You can apply anywhere as per your wish after completion of the program. This added qualification will make you a better health care provider. Selection in government job is mostly dependent on set criteria on which Medvarsity has no control or opinion.
2. Eligibility for the course
  • Can I submit my certificates at a later date after enrollment or can I enroll by providing my provisional certificates?
    • Certificates are a proof of your previous educational background check thus will be required for the enrollment. However in case of any difficulty you may give a written undertaking to that effect for providing the certificates within the stipulated time frame.
  • Are there any prerequisites for joining this course?
    • Most Medvarsity students are required to meet minimum criteria of having completed their MBBS with Internship. They should have MCI / State Medical Council registration to be eligible for the course.
      In the Diploma in Medical Emergency course, students will need to sit for an evaluation interview at the hospital before qualifying for the course. Due to the limited number of seats (per location) and criticality of emergency, the interview process mandatory for admissions.
  • What are the prerequisites for an international student?
    • An international medical graduate should apply for a provisional certification to MCI / State Medical Council prior to admission to this course. Our guidance counselors will be able to provide more information on the same.
3. Course delivery
  • How to access the course material online?
    • To access the course, click on the "Learn" button on the top right of this page using the login ID and password provided to you. In case you don't have access to login ID and password, write to us at srm@medvarsity.com & quote your registered email ID.
  • What if I am unable to open the Medvarsity website?
    • For any queries or any technical assistance, please call on our toll free number (1800-103-6006) or write to us at srm@medvarsity.com. The matter will be looked into at the earliest.
  • How do I access my course?
  • My User ID and Password isn't working on the LMS.
    •  You will be issued a new user ID and password on completion of the registration process. The user ID created for your registration process will not work on our LMS.
4. Contact Program
  • Is the contact program mandatory for completion of course?
    • For this course, the contact program is mandatory. Any contact program provides a student with an opportunity to learn clinical hands-on techniques and skills that are helpful in the practice of the discipline. It is therefore recommended that you opt for contact program. Your final certificate will not be issued without completion of the contact program.
  • What if I am not able to attend the contact program at the scheduled date?
    • You can attend the next scheduled contact program upon information and concurrence by your program coordinator.
  • Can I choose the center where I wish to attend the contact program?
    • You will be required to attend the contact program at the nearest prescribed center where you are assigned.
  • What is the minimum attendance required during the program?
    •  It is mandatory to attend all 12 months of contact program for the Diploma in Emergency Medicine.
  • Will there be arrangements for lodging and boarding provided for students during the Contact Program in case their contact center is out of station from their hometown?
    • You will have to make your own arrangements for boarding and lodging. All contact programs are held in centrally located regions with access to all necessary requirements.
5. Assessment and Exams
  • How will I be assessed during and at the end of the course?
    • You will be assessed through MCQ based online assessment at the end of each module. At the end of the course, you will take the Final Examination (MCQ based online assessment) and viva examination.
  • What is the criterion for being eligible for the Final Examination?
    • You should have passed MCQ based online assessment of each module with a minimum of 60% marks. Then only you can take the Final Examination.
  • How do I appear for the MCQ based online Examination at the end of each module?
    • You have to login into our LMS at lms.medvarsity.com or www.apolloknowledge.com using your user ID and password, and then proceed with the examination as follows:
      • Click on My courses and then click on learn option. Here you will find various options like case discussions, videos, animations, eBook, assessment etc. Click on take assessment and read all the instructions carefully
      • Click on it and then click on to start exam and your exam will begin
      • Every 60 seconds page gets deactivated, hence it is important that you refresh the page time and again.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the first attempt?
    • If you are not able to clear the module test in the first attempt, you can always take a second attempt to clear your module tests.
  • What if I am not able to clear the module tests in the second attempt?
    • You can write to us at srm@medvarsity.com requesting for another attempt by paying a reactivation fee.
  • How many attempts do I have for the final exam?
    • One attempt
  • What if I do not clear the final examination?
    • You can attempt the exam again by paying the applicable reactivation fee.
  • What if I feel that a question is wrongly framed or an answer is wrongly marked in the online exams?
    • If you feel that something is wrongly mentioned, you can write at srm@medvarsity.com, directing it to the academics team.
  • While attempting the online exam, what if there is a power cut or the internet gets disconnected?
    • If at all there is a power cut or your internet gets disconnected, there is nothing to worry. When you login again, you can  continue your test from the point where you had stopped.
  • What if I am not able to complete the course within the duration?
    • You will have to send a request to the CRM team to extend your course and pay the applicable reactivation.
6. Placement Assistance
  • Do you provide any placement assistance?
    • We do not provide any placement guarantee as an outcome of the course. On a case to case basis we will introduce your profile to specific recruiting partners but no job guarantee is provided.
7. Feedback
  • What if I have any concerns regarding the program delivery or what if I have any suggestions to improve the quality of the course?

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