The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai is one of the premier institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research (DHR) of Govt. of India. It is an internationally reputed institution for Tuberculosis (TB) research and a WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training. The online course for doctors “Manage TB” is an initiative to address this felt need of sensitizing doctors both in public and private sector to the standards of care and the new guidelines and developments in the modern management of TB. The participants will be provided with an overview of the extent of the TB burden globally and nationally, its pathogenesis, diagnostic modalities, treatment regimens, prevention strategies and efforts towards TB elimination. National and International guidelines will be elaborated and new TB drugs, vaccines and diagnostics will be introduced.
We have successfully completed the first course run in August-October this year with more than 2200 participants enrolled. We have had favourable feedback on the course. We are now in advanced planning for the second run of the course starting in February 2019. We hope that this online 8-week “Manage TB” course will benefit doctors treating TB patients and medical students in guiding them to offer care of a higher order to their patients.
We expect that this course to be very useful to medical practitioners/ undergraduate medical MBBS students in their day to day practice to diagnose and treat TB patients according to recommended standards
INSTITUTIONS THAT WILL VALUE THIS COURSE:
Government/ private sector, public health service institutions/ agencies and Medical colleges/ Universities.
1382 students have enrolled already!!
Dr. Mohan Natarajan, Scientist F & Head, Department of Clinical Research, NIRT
Dr. V V Banurekha, Scientist D, Department of Clinical Research, NIRT
Dr. M S Jawahar, Former Scientist G, NIRT
COURSE FACULTY The faculty for this course has been carefully selected from a panel of experts in the field of Tuberculosis from ICMR and non-ICMR Institutes
Ms.Binu Soundari, Project Technical Assistant, ICMR-NIRT, Chennai
Ms.Thiriveni , Stenographer, ICMR-NIRT, Chennai
CERTIFICATION EXAM :
The exam is optional for a fee.
Date and Time of Exams: 28th April 2019 (Sunday)
Time of Exam: Morning session 9am to 2 noon; Afternoon session: 2pm to 5pm
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid on time. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.
Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of Best 6 out of 8 assignments.
E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 50% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of ICMR, NPTEL and IIT Madras.It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
The final score will determine if you will/will not
receive a certificate.
1. Final score 90 and above "Elite+Gold"
2.Final score between 70 to 89"Elite"
3.Final score between 50 to 69 "Successfully completed"