DAA is a yearlong distance learning course with one week of personal contact sessions every quarter. Physicians who complete the program would confidently be able to clinically evaluate a patient with allergic disease, plan the appropriate investigation, perform allergen skin testing and spirometric lung function testing and institute the appropriate treatment. They would also be taught the principles of allergen immunotherapy.
Sufficient input would be provided on the evaluation of the various allergic diseases including asthma, allergic rhinitis, food & skin allergies and other aspects in the practice of allergy. Basic teaching would cover areas of immunology, basic respiratory anatomy and physiology, basics of clinical epidemiology and research.