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Royal Liverpool Academy

The Royal Liverpool Academy is the education wing and centre of the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals Trust. It is one of the largest University Teaching Hospitals in the UK and has one of the largest Emergency Department and throughput. It is one of the primary sites where medical education is delivered through the University of Liverpool and one of the main partners of Liverpool Health Partners, the Academic Health Sciences System for Liverpool, UK.

The Royal Liverpool Academy is pleased to partner Apollo Hospitals Education & Research Foundation and Medvarsity in the delivery of the Diploma in Emergency Medicine Course. The Academy will be participating in the quality assurance framework of assessment for the Diploma and we are sure that this course will be the pre-eminent course in the development and delivery of Emergency Medicine in India.

Professor Arpan Guha

Director of Education (Innovation), Liverpool Health Partners,
Director of Acute Trusts & NHS Engagement, University of Liverpool,
Associate Medical Director/ Director of Medical Education,
Consultant in Critical Care
Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation

Apollo Hospitals Group has always understood the need for quality health education and this is reflected in the group's mission statement:

"Our mission is to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of excellence in education, research and healthcare for the benefit of humanity"

Apollo Hospitals Educational & Research Foundation is running a variety of educational and training programs including Nursing, Hospital Administration, Physiotherapy, Emergency Medicine, Surgery and Anesthesiology.

A spacious building in calm & quiet environment is dedicated to academics and houses our college and the institutes of education. The foundation is proud of its faculty consisting of distinguished personalities from India and abroad including a number of doctors who are members of the Royal College.

Governing Body

Chairman : Dr. Prathap C. Reddy Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.

Secretary & Treasurer : Shri G. Surender Reddy President, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Secretary & Treasurer : Smt. Sangita Reddy Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals Group.

Trustees: Shri K. UmapathiShri K. Vishveshwar Konda. IAS (Retd) MD, Citadel.

About Medvarsity Online Limited

Medvarsity, India’s first Medical e-learning venture was established in April 2000, and launched its official online portal in October 2000. It is an initiative by Apollo Hospitals Group, the leader in healthcare in Asia Pacific Region having the first JCI accredited hospital in India.


"To deliver quality distance education to the healthcare providers (HCP), using information technology enabled learning tools, aimed at improving the standards of medical education and practice."

Helping to Stay Ahead...

Today the world of medicine and healthcare is evolving rapidly. New areas are being researched and explored. In depth study is being done in various areas of Healthcare. For professional growth of a medical professional, there is a need to keep oneself updated with the latest developments in the field. Continuous Medical Education has become a necessity to stay ahead.

But in the present set up, accessibility to specialized programs and educational services is still an issue. Not every professional can leave the practice, join full time courses and spend time in attending classes. As a result, a large number of healthcare professionals, though willing to develop knowledge and skills in different areas of Medicine, are not able to do so. Information flow is very limited, as there is no easily accessible channel to gather and disseminate knowledge.

Medvarsity, which brings with it the experience as well as the expertise in healthcare sector, endeavors to fill the stated gap in medical education. By using elearning solutions and latest IT tools, our aim is to reach out with high quality authentic knowledge resources to healthcare professionals.

Medvarsity Educational Programs

Medvarsity Learning Cycle


Medvarsity has a large pool of resources in medical care and IT education. These include highly specialized personnel, eminent doctors, state of the art infrastructure, quality medical content, and robust learning engine. Apart from this, Medvarsity has also entered into working tie ups world over with many institutions for knowledge exchange and updates in the field of Medical Education.

Diploma in Emergency Medicine

Course Duration : One year (12 months) – 3 months online study and 9 months of contact program at Accredited Hospitals.

Eligibility Requirements : MBBS degree with MCI registration.

Selection Criteria : Those fulfilling the eligibility criterion will be called for a personal/telephonic interview following which the admission list will be drawn.

Course Objectives

Clinical Postings

During the 9 months contact program the candidates will be posted with emergency departments in the accredited hospitals to gain a first hand experience under the expertise of trained Emergency Medicine specialists.


Internal Assessment

Online module wise internal assessments. Minimum percentage required is 60% in the first two modules to be eligible for the 9-months contact program at any one of the Accredited Apollo Hospitals Centers.

Final Examination

1) Paper I - Theory (100 marks)
2) Paper II - MCQs (200 marks)

Note: To be eligible for the final examination the candidate should have successfully cleared all the internal assessments and completed the contact program.


To be conducted by a panel consisting of The Royal Liverpool Academy representative, an internal examiner and an external examiner. The Royal Liverpool Academy representative would be the overall assessor and accreditor.

Criteria for Certification

1. Emergency Medicine Department. 18.Otolaryngologic Emergencies
2. Airway Management 19.Ophthalmic Emergencies
3. Cardiac Emergencies 20.Endocrine Emergencies
4. Management of Shock 21.Acid Base and Electrolytes
5. Neurological Emergencies 22.Burns
6. Respiratory Emergencies 23.Anaphylaxis
7. Surgical Emergencies 24.Bites and Stings
8. Orthopedic Emergencies 25.Envenomation
9. Trauma Emergencies 26.Dive Emergencies
10. Obstetric and Gynecologic Emergencies 27.Environment Emergencies
11. Pediatric Emergencies 28.Mechanical Ventilation
12.Wound Assessment and Management 29.Urogenital Emergencies
13.Local Anesthetics and Anesthesia 30.Transfusion Emergencies
14.Analgesia in Emergency Room 31.Hepato Biliary Emergencies.
15.Chronic Pain Management 32.Psychiatric Emergencies
16.Imaging 33. Legal Aspects of Emergency Medicare



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