Course Details

Postgraduate Diploma In Primary Care For The Elderly

Sunway University




  • Description

    The programme aims to provide graduates with advanced knowledge and skills in Geriatric Medicine to deal with the increase in global population aging and increased complexity in the field of medicine. This program will contribute to developing competent and skilled medical practitioners who have a caring and holistic approach in managing older patients.

    Field of Study


    Duration (Years)

    1 year (full-time)
    2 years (part-time)

    Course Fees (RM)
    RM 26,700 (USD 6,357)
    MQA No.


    Degree Type

    Internal Degree

  • Intake (Month)

Entry Requirements

  • Other

    At least 1 year of post housemanship experience
    Minimum 6-months direct patient care and/or in clinical medicine
    Registered Malaysia Medical Council (MMC) members or equivalent.

Programme Structure

  • Overall Structure

    Fundamentals of Geriatric Medicine

    General Medical Condition in Older Persons: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

    Communication, Counselling and Cognitive Spectrum Disorders, Legal and Ethical Aspects of Ageing

    General Medical Condition in Older Persons: Metabolic Renal and Musculoskeletal Diseases

    Preventive Health, Rehabilitation and Integrated Care of the Older Person

    Postural Instability and Falls

    General Medical Condition in Older Persons: Nervous, Endocrine, Gastroenterology and Genitourinary Diseases

    Electives (choose 1)

    Psychology and Ageing

    Nutrition and Oral Health in the Older Person

    Death and Dying in Older Person

Additional Information

  • Fees
    RM 26,700 (USD 6,357)

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