Respiratory Medicine

MD (Respiratory Medicine)

A Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in Respiratory Medicine is an advanced degree in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. This post-graduate training program is intended to produce competent chest physicians who can meet the health needs of patients suffering from a wide variety of chest problems, as well as fulfil their professional responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with the National Health Policy and professional ethics. 

This subspecialty of medicine is not an end in and of itself but rather a subspecialty that focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases that affect the lungs. The curriculum covers various methods of diagnosis and treatments, allowing students to diagnose and treat different lung conditions.

Topics covered under the programme are:

  • Anatomy and Histology of Respiratory System
  • Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Pharmacology

Scope in MD (Respiratory Medicine)

To make headway in diagnosing, treating, and investigating respiratory diseases, there is a pressing need to find many new centres. To take the lead in this area of medicine, these centres will require physicians with the necessary skills and experience. There is a bright future ahead for the field of MD Respiratory medicine!

Career Options in MD (Respiratory Medicine)

The field of respiratory care is expected to expand at a rapid pace due to the increasing number of patients who are becoming ill due to conditions such as asthma and other medical conditions.

Even though this growth is taking place at a slower pace than the average for all occupations, it is still considered very quick. It is anticipated that the field of respiratory medicine will see an increase in new job openings between now and 2030.

Programme offered at

  • GITAM Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, GIMSR Campus

Duration of the programme

  • 2 Years

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Curriculum and Syllabus