New Delhi: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday launched a free online course on ‘Prescribing Skills’ for Indian medical graduates (pursuing or completed internship) on the occasion of Patient Safety Day. The course will be run by the National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai.
“ICMR is committed to ensuring that the country’s medical graduates are on a par with their international counterparts. The Council, through its institute ICMR-NIE, has successfully completed a basic course in Biomedical Research,” said Prof. Balram Bhargava, Secretary, DHR and Director General, ICMR while launching the course.
“The course has now been made compulsory for postgraduates by the Medical Council of India. Building on the success, we will ensure that this digital course on Prescribing Skills for Indian medical graduates is effective,” he added.
The course constitutes 40 video lectures of 20 minutes each to be delivered over 3 months at the learner’s pace. It also involves a pre-test to evaluate participants’ prior knowledge, MCQs to be answered after seeing the modules and evaluate a prescription for appropriateness to assess if the course has improved the participant’s knowledge.
A certificate of participation will be given to every participant who successfully completes the course.
The enrolment process began on September 17. On registering for the course, the interns can appear for pre-test on October 4 or October 11. Medical graduates will then have access to the course from October 12. The course closes on December 30, 2020.
For more details, the interns can visit the official website of ICMR.