ICMR-NIE has had a long history of training human resources for health. To extend this service to the online platform and reach a wider audience of learners, the institution set-up the Online Courses Division in 2016. In association with the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) at IIT-Madras, the ICMR-NIE offers a number of online courses under the banner - NIeCer (NIE-ICMR e-Certificate) courses.
ICMR - National Institute of Epidemiology is offering online programmes on conduct of human bio-medical research. The programme will be offered as NIE-ICMR e-Certificate – NIeCer - Courses. The first in this series, NIeCer 101:Health Research Fundamentals, is a basic level course in health research methods. It will explain the fundamental concepts in epidemiology and bio-statistics related to research methods. This course will provide an overview of steps and principles for designing bio-medical and health research studies among human participants. We expect this course to be useful for individuals interested in pursuing health research in the roles of study investigators, clinical/public health researchers (physicians, counselors, research associates, social scientists, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, data and quality managers etc.), scientists, ethics committee members and project managers.Learn more
ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) offers NIE-ICMR-WHO online course : Ethics Review of Health Research. This is second in the series of NIE ICMR e-certificate courses (NIeCer 102). The course is technically supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), India. The course will provide the fundamentals of ethical issues in biomedical research involving human participants and provide updates on research ethics guidelines in India.
This is a self-paced course. The participants can go through the learning materials and submit the self-assessment quiz anytime between 1 April and 31 July 2021.
In order to improve the research skills of Indian medical postgraduates (PG) and teachers in medical institutions, the National Medical Commission (NMC, erstwhile Medical Council of India) has mandated a uniform research methodology course. This online course, “Basic Course in Biomedical Research”, will be offered by ICMR-National Institute of Epidemiology (ICMR-NIE), Chennai.
The course will explain the fundamental concepts of research methodology in health. It will be delivered through video lectures and reading materials. Certification will be done based on lecture wise assignments and a final proctored exam.
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