High Level Overview

Post Graduate Certificate Program in Diabetic Foot IC-PM in conjunction with Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University


Objective The objective this certificate course is to train existing medical practitioners in Pakistan to become skilled Diabetic foot specialists capable of delivering a high standard of care in this area. This will enable you assess, diagnose, treat, manage and refer diabetic foot patients.

Learning Outcome

After successfully completing the training and passing the final certification exam (Post Graduate Certificate inDiabetic Foot – Post Grad Cert DBF) graduates can function as Diabetic Foot practitioners and will be able to applythe skills.

Entry / admission requirements of the program

Applicant must be a graduate of MBBS, from a Pakistan HEC recognised university.

Duration of the program

Duration of the program will be 5 months. Theory sessions will be hybrid (online and face-to-face) while clinical practice will take place in the clinics in Shifa University and hospital in Islamabad. There will also be guest lecturers on specialist aspects. For those outside of Islamabad there will be 1-2 condensed (full time) clinical weeks in which the Practical clinical skills will be taught.


Theory, practical and clinical modules will be assessed by formative and summative assessments.

Scope regarding market, social and employment perspective of the program. Graduates will be able to perform as:

1. Diabetic Foot practitioner: They will learn how to assess, diagnose, treat, manage and refer patients with lower limb and specifically Diabetic Foot problems. Additionally, how to incorporate their clinical knowledge into their daily practices and function as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

2. Teaching: They will be able to be involved in teaching Diabetic Foot management as teaching assistants to other health-care graduates and undergraduates.

3. Research: Residents will learn how to be a research assistant (under supervision) to set up, conduct and defend a clinical study research.

-> The course will be delivered by established specialists in this field.
-> Due to start of January 2023, this is an intense 5 month course, which will involve local and external examination.
-> There will be limited places on the course, and these places will be approved for eligible applicants, on a first registered, first committed basis.
-> Cost for the course is 1500 GBP

Assessment / Evaluation

-> There is a combination of written examinations, assessments and Case based - clinical practice examination sessions.
-> Further detail on course content and delivery will be provided following discussion with one of our team.

Future Progression

Course participants completing the Certificate, will receive 16 credits against the Masters Degree program at Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University.
Once completed and certificate obtained, there will be ongoing access to a forum where colleagues can support each other and lecturers involved to assist.

For more information and to apply, please email  certificate@ic-pm.org