1.Name of the course
Diploma in Primary Emergency Care ( Dip PEC )
The Diploma in Primary Emergency Cares (Dip in PEC) program is designed for
producing initial emergency care doctors in Myanmar. The purpose is to train junior medical
officers working in the district and township hospitals in order to deliver initial care to the
acutely ill and injured patients before referral or transfer to major tertiary hospitals. The
programme includes training necessary basic and advanced life support care in the district level
hospitals and attachment to emergency departments of Yangon General Hospital, Nay Pyi Taw
1000 bedded hospital and Mandalay General Hospital for emergency department management
training. This diploma course is also a bridging foundation to continue to Master degree
MMedSc (Emergency Medicine) courses. The program is run by the Department of Emergency
Medicine, the University of Medicine 1, Yangon.
3.Aim and Objectives
To develop and establish standard emergency department cares in district and township
hospitals of Myanmar by Primary Emergency Care doctors.
To produce emergency care providers for the primary cares of emergency medical
conditions in emergency departments of major hospitals.
To develop facilitated emergency departments and emergency medical services in
district level by emergency medicine specialists providers.
After completion of the 1 year course, Diploma of Primary Emergency Cares (Dip in
PEC) degree will be conferred and the graduates will be called Specialist Emergency Medical
Doctors( Specialist EMD).
5.Duration of the course
The duration of this diploma course is one year in general.