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ICMR NvCCP PRESCRIBING SKILLS COURSE - 2020

For the Indian Medical Graduates

 

Things to remember

Prerequisites

Pursuing/Completed Internship after completion of final year MBBS examination

Intended audience

Indian Medical Graduates

Note:

It is mandatory to fill your Temporary Registration Number issued by respective Medical Council 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 in the drop-down list


 

Announcements




  The enrollment for the current cycle is closed

  Interns who have missed enrollment in the current cycle can enroll in the next cycle

  The learners who do not fullfill the certificate award criteria will not be issued the
e-certificate for the course

  The Course materials are now available online! Click here

  The last date for assignment submission is 31 December 2020 New!

  The last date for submission of prescription evaluation and upload is
31 December 2020 New!

  Update/Enter the correct Temporary Registration Number. Click here.




 

Letter from Secretary DHR & DG ICMR

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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



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The enrollment for the current cycle is closed

Interns who have missed enrollment in the current cycle can enroll in the next cycle


What is unique?

This online course (which can be accessed as per the IMG's convenience and speed) consists of 40 video lectures 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.


 

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

Boss
Dr. Rajni Kaul

M.Phil, PhD
Scientist G, Coordinator
ICMR, New Delhi

 

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

 

 

Course syllabus

 

  • 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< /li>
  • 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

 

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Course Highlights

 

 

 


 

 

Certificate Award Criteria

 

 

 

The certificate wil be awarded by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The Completion of the course shall warrant award of completion certificate to eligible students. It shall be based on three criteria:

Criteria Date of completion (deadline)
Completion of pre-test (1st or 2nd) 11 October 2020
Completion of all assignment MCQs 30 December 2020
Completion of prescription upload (1 out of 5) 30 December 2020

 

 

 

 

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