Manage TB

By Multifaculty   |   ICMR-NIRT
Learners enrolled: 378

 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. Worldwide, there were 10.4 million new tuberculosis (TB) cases and 1.7 million deaths due to TB in 2015. India contributed to nearly 2 million new TB cases. According to the End TB Strategy adopted in 2014, the global milestones relative to 2015 data are 50% reduction in TB incidence, 75% reduction in TB deaths by 2025 and 90% reduction in TB incidence and 95% reduction in TB deaths by 2035. Early diagnosis and treatment of TB by engagement of public and private care providers are identified as important components to achieve these milestones. In India, TB patients seek care both in the public and private sector. Physicians play a vital role in the early diagnosis and treatment of TB patients. They must be aware of the approved technologies for TB diagnosis and appropriate TB treatment regimens Studies have reported poor prescription practices among physicians. This is a major concern and threat for development of drug resistance and mortality in TB patients. Physicians have to be educated and appraised about the evidence-based approach in diagnosis, treatment and public health standards in the management of TB. ICMR-NIRT is offeringan online course for Physicians on TB. Manage TBis an online course designed to provide basic information about TB and its management. 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 on and new TB drugs, vaccines and diagnostics will be introduced. We expect this course to be very useful to Physicians in their day-to-day practice in diagnosing and treating TB patients according to recommended standards.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 22 Aug 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 22 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 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. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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