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Prerequisites

Cleared final year MBBS exam and stared/about to start internship

Intended audience

  • Indian Medical Graduates (pursuing/completed interndship)
  • Registered medical practitioners
  • Note:

    It is mandatory to fill your Temporary/permanent Registration Number issued by respective Medical Council in the college roll no. field while joining the course.

    Fill the full name of your medical college in the "OTHERS" field under the institution tab if your college name is not available in the drop-down list

     

    Announcements




      Course enrollment starts from 7 June 2021 New!

      Course is open for Indian Medical Graduates and Registered Medical Practitioners New!

      It is mandatory to upload the State Medical Council Registration certificate

      The Course materials are now available online! Click here

     Kindly use the same email ID for enrollment and upload of registration certificate

      Complete the Pretest and assignments as per the certification criteria








     

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    About the course

      The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Virtual Centre Clinical Pharmacology (NvCCP) Prescribing Skills course for Indian Medical Graduates has been launched to improve the prescription practices in India.

      “Prescribing skill” has been recognized by the NMC-National Medical Commission (earlier known as Medical Council of India), as a “Must Know” entity in its curriculum for Medical Graduates. A pilot study conducted among first-year resident doctors on the assessment of prescribing skills revealed the unpreparedness for the rational prescription. Inappropriate prescribing results in insufficient or delayed recovery, increased risk of preventable harm/adverse drug reaction, development of antimicrobial resistance, and increased cost of therapy to the patient.

      Considering the inadequacies of Prescribing Skills in India, Dr. Balram Bhargava, Secretary to the Govt. of India and Director General, ICMR, Dept. of Health Research is delighted to launch this course on Prescribing skills for Indian Medical Graduates (IMG). This course is coordinated by ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology and offered through SWAYAM-AICTE under the Ministry of Education




    What is unique?

    This online course (which can be accessed as per the IMG's convenience and speed) consists of 40 video lectures (Basic Modules) and Elective Modules with presentations and is practical case based as per NMC curriculum.

    It has been developed by experts of pharmacology, clinical disciplines, preventive social medicine of 15 ICMR Rational use of Medicines centers from top medical colleges all over India.

    What will you learn?

    The course videos demonstrating specific skills, assignments and additional material for enhanced learning has been reviewed by ICMR-TAG and clinical experts from Delhi and Mumbai.


     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • It is mandatory to fill your TEMPORARY / PERMANENT REGISTRATION NUMBER issued by respective Medical Councils in the College Roll No. field while joining the course. Click here for more details

  • Fill the full name of your medical college in the OTHERS FIELD under the Institution tab if your college name is not available on the drop- down list

  • Use the same email ID for enrollment and upload of registration certificate



  • Technical Advisory Group(TAG) Members

     

    Course development is guided by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) setup by the Secretary (DHR) & Director-General(DG), ICMR.

     

    Boss
    Dr.Mrs.Nilima A. Kshirsagar

    MD,PhD,FNAS,FNAMS,
    FRCP(UK),FCP(USA)

    Boss
    Dr. V.P. Kamboj

    PhD, DSc
    Ex-Director, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow

     
    Dr. Subir Maulik

    MD, PhD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    AIIMS, New Delhi

    Dr. Y.K.Gupta

    MD, PhD
    President
    AIIMS Bhopal & AIIMS Jammu

    ICMR Course Coordinator

     
    Dr. Nabendu Sekhar Chatterjee

    MD, PhD
    Scientist G
    NICED, Kolkata

     

    Faculty Profile

     


    Our course instructors are faculty members from various medical colleges and Scientists from ICMR research institutes in India. The instructors developed the program with the help of rational use medicine (RUM) centres consisting of pharmacologist, clinician, community medicine expert and interns. Information from prescription research, National ADR monitoring centres, published literature and experience of experts has been used for designing & developing this course.

    Boss
    Dr. Hitesh Mishra

    MD
    Additional Professor
    Department of Pharmacology IGIMS, Patna

    Boss
    Dr. Pooja Gupta

    MD, DM, MAMS
    Additional Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    AIIMS, New Delhi

    Boss
    Dr. Sukalyan Saha Roy

    MD, DM
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    IGIMS, Patna

    Boss
    Dr. Bikash Medhi

    MD, MAMS, FIMSA
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    PGIMER, Chandigarh

    Boss
    Dr. Dinesh Kumar Badyal

    MD,MHPE,FAIMER
    Professor, Department of Medical Education
    CMC, Ludhiana

    Boss
    Dr. Nirmala Narayan Rege

    MD, DNB, PhD
    Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Seth GSMC & KEM, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Mangala Rao

    MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    St.John's Medical College, Banglore

    Boss
    Dr. Niyati Tridevi

    MD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    GMC, Baroda

    Boss
    Dr. Raveendran

    MD, Dip in Clin.Pharmacol
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    JIPMER, Puducherry

    Boss
    Dr. Navjyot Kaur

    MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    VMMC, New Delhi

    Boss
    Dr. Kamlesh Garg

    MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    VMMC, New Delhi

    Boss
    Dr. Chetna Desai

    MD, FAIMER
    Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology
    BJMC, Ahmedabad

    Boss
    Dr. Urwashi Parmar

    MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Seth GSMC & KEM, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Sandhya Kamat

    MD
    Professor & Head Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Seth GSMC & KEM, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Avijit Hazra

    MD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    IPGME & R, Kolkata

    Boss
    Dr. Preeta Kaur Chugh

    MD
    Associate Professor,Department of Pharmacology
    VMMC, New Delhi

    Boss
    Dr. M.Jayanthi

    MD, DNB
    Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Pharmacology
    JIPMER, Puducherry

    Boss
    Dr. Denis Xavier

    MD, Msc
    Professor & Vice Dean, Deptartment of Pharmacology
    St. Johns Medical College, Banglore

    Boss
    Dr. Raakhi Tripathi

    MD
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Seth, GSMC @ KEM, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Jaya Ranjalkar

    MD
    Senior Research Officer
    CMC, Vellore

    Boss
    Dr. Yashashree Shetty

    MD
    Associate Professor Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics
    Seth GSMC & KEM, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Ratinder Jhaj

    MD, DMc
    Additional Professor Dept. of Pharmacology
    AAIMS, Bhopal

    Boss
    Dr. Suparna Chatterjee

    MD
    Professor, Department of Pharmacology
    IPGME&R, Kolkata

    Boss
    Dr. S. Manikandan

    MD, DNB
    Additional Professor Dept. of Pharmacology
    JIPMER, Puducherry

    Boss
    Dr. Sandeep Kaushal

    MD, MAMS
    Professor & Head Dept. of Pharmacology
    DMC, Ludhiana

    Boss
    Dr. Madhulika Peter Samuel

    MD
    Associate Professor Dept. of Pharmacology
    CMC, Ludhiana

    Boss
    Dr. Padmini Devi

    MD
    Professor & Head Dept. of Pharmacology
    St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore

    Boss
    Dr. Reetika Malik

    MBBS, MBA
    Scientist - B Dept. of Pediatric Immunology &
    Leukocyte Biology
    NIIH, Mumbai

    Boss
    Dr. Krishna Pandey

    MD
    Scientist - F DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE
    RMRIMS, Patna

    Boss
    Dr. Pooranaganga Devi

    MBBS
    Scientist - D Dept. of Clinical Research
    NIRT, Chennai

    Boss
    Dr. Anushri Patil

    MD, DGO
    Scientist - E Dept. of Clinical Research
    NIRRH, Mumbai

     

     

    Course syllabus


    Basic Module

     

    • I. Healthcare System
    • 1. Health ecosystem, Health care setting, National Health programmes
    • 2. Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940; Rules, 1945 and Drugs Schedules, amendments thereof, Fixed Dose Combinations, Over The Counter drugs, AYUSH Drugs, Nutraceuticals and Health Supplements
    • 3. Healthcare setting, National Essential Medicines List, Health Insurance schemes including Ayushman Bharat
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    • II. Principles of Prescribing
    • 4. Fundamentals of prescribing, Good prescribing practices
    • 5. Medication History
    • 6. Formulation and appropriate Route of Administration
    • 7. Relevance of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics for Safe & Effective Medication
    • 8. Documentation
    • 9. Communication Skills in Prescribing
    • 10. Improving Adherence
    • 11. Principles of antimicrobial prescribing
    • III. Prescribing in Medical emergencies
    • 12. Common Acute Poisoning
    • 13. Management of Shock
    • 14. Prescribing before referral for cases of myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome
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    • IV. Adverse Drug Reactions
    • 15. Basic Principles of Adverse Drug Reactions
    • 16. Adverse Drug Reactions – Management and Prevention
    • 17. Adverse Drug Reaction - Reporting
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    • V. Prescribing in special patient groups
    • 18. Prescribing for women I
    • 19. Prescribing for women II
    • 20. Prescribing for children
    • 21. Prescribing for elderly
    • 22. Prescribing in renal and hepatic impairment
    • 23. Prescribing in perioperative period
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    • VI. Therapeutic Groups
    • 24. (i). Prescribing appropriately for hypertension
      (ii). Prescribing rationally for hypertensive emergencies
    • 25. Prescribing for heart failure
    • 26. Management of Stable Coronary artery disease and secondary prevention
    • 27. Prescribing in Diabetes Mellitus
    • 28. Prescribing for Pain Management
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    • VII. Therapeutic Groups
    • 29. Prescribing Antimicrobial rationally for common conditions
    • 30. Dermatology Disorders
    • 31. Prescribing for ENT disorders
    • 32. Prescribing for Ophthalmological Disorders
    • 33. Prescribing in Asthma and COPD
    • 34. Prescribing for Community Acquired Pneumonia & Symptomatic cough management
    • VIII. Therapeutic Groups
    • 35. Common Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • 36. Common Psychiatric Conditions (Anxiety, Depression)
    • 37. Common Psychiatric Conditions (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder)
    • 38. Epilepsy, Dementia and Migraine
    • 39. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout
    • 40. Prescribing in Palliative and End of Life care


    Elective Module


     

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