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ICMR NvCCP Prescribing Skills course -Cycle 3, for the Indian Medical Graduates

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and AICTE via Swayam


The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) – National Virtual Centre Clinical Pharmacology (NvCCP) Prescribing Skills course for Indian Medical Graduates (IMG) has been launched to improve prescription practices in India.“Prescribing Skills” has been recognized by the National Medical Commission (NMC) 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 documented lack of preparedness 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 Dept. of Health Research and Director General, ICMR is delighted to launch this course on "Prescribing Skills for Indian Medical Graduates (IMG)".This course has been developed by experts from departments of Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical disciplines, and Preventive and Social Medicine (PSM) located in 15 ICMR Rational Use of Medicines Centres (RUMC) from top medical colleges across India. The ICMR- NvCCP network, guided by ICMR-Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has peer-reviewed this course along with clinical experts from New Delhi and Mumbai.This online course has been designed as per the Specific Learning Objectives (SLOs) of the NMC curriculum. It consists of 40 video lectures( basic modules ) , 5 elective modules and 4 COVID-19 Modules in the form of lecture presentations which are practical case-based and provide an array of resource materials. The course can be accessed on all digital platforms as per the convenience of IMGs.PRE-REQUISITE :Pursuing/completed Internship after completion of Final year MBBS examinationINTENDED AUDIENCE :MBBS interns (pursuing ) and Registered Medical Practitioners (RMP )- MBBS stream onlyNOTE: It is mandatory to fill your TEMPORARY / PERMANENT REGISTRATION NUMBER issued by respective State Medical CouncilsFill the full name of your medical college in the OTHERS FIELD in the SWAYAM Enrollment Page under the Institution tab if your college name is not available on the drop- down listUse the same email ID for enrollment and uploading of registration certificateIn case of any queries, learners can either email to "[email protected] " or reach out to 044-26136413between 9: 30 AM to 5: 00 PM ( Monday - Friday) Learners uploading their registration certificate will only be considered for certification (Kindly use Laptop/Desktop to upload your Registration Certificate)


Module 1 : Introduction

I. Healthcare System Module 2 : Health ecosystem, Health care setting, National Health programmes Module 3 : 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 Module 4 : Healthcare setting, National Essential Medicines List, Health Insurance schemes including Ayushman Bharat   II. Principles of Prescribing Module 5 : Fundamentals of prescribing, Good prescribing practices Module 6 : Medication History Module 7 : Formulation and appropriate Route of Administration Module 8 : Relevance of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics for Safe & Effective Medication Module 9 : Documentation Module 10 : Communication Skills in Prescribing Module 11 : Improving Adherence Module 12 : Principles of antimicrobial prescribing   III. Prescribing in Medical emergencies Module 13 : Common Acute Poisoning Module 14 : Management of Shock Module 15 : Prescribing before referral for cases of myocardial infarction and acute coronary syndrome   IV. Adverse Drug Reactions Module 16 : Basic Principles of Adverse Drug Reactions Module 17 : Adverse Drug Reactions – Management and Prevention Module 18 : Adverse Drug Reaction - Reporting     V. Prescribing in special patient groups Module 19 : Prescribing for women I Module 20 : Prescribing for women II Module 21 : Prescribing for children Module 22 : Prescribing for elderly Module 23 : Prescribing in renal and hepatic impairment Module 24 : Prescribing in perioperative period   VI. Therapeutic Groups Module 25 : 1. Prescribing appropriately for hypertension - 2. Prescribing rationally for hypertensive emergencies Module 26 : Prescribing for heart failure Module 27 : Management of Stable Coronary artery disease and secondary prevention Module 28 : Prescribing in Diabetes Mellitus Module 29 : Prescribing for Pain Management   VII. Therapeutic Groups Module 30 : Prescribing Antimicrobial rationally for common conditions Module 31 : Dermatology Disorders Module 32 : Prescribing for ENT disorders Module 33 : Prescribing for Ophthalmological Disorders Module 34 : Prescribing in Asthma and COPD Module 35 : Prescribing for Community Acquired Pneumonia & Symptomatic cough management   VIII. Therapeutic Groups Module 36 : Common Gastrointestinal Disorders Module 37 : Common Psychiatric Conditions (Anxiety, Depression) Module 38 : Common Psychiatric Conditions (Schizophrenia, Bipolar Affective Disorder) Module 39 : Epilepsy, Dementia and Migraine Module 40 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Gout Module 41 : Prescribing in Palliative and End of Life care

IX. Elective Modules
Module 42 :Approach to hemoglobinopathies
Module 43 :Diagnosis and management of PCOS
Module 44 :Anti-Tuberculosis drug prescription
Module 45 :Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), Post Kala - azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL)
Module 46 :Transfusion reactions, Approach to G6PD deficiency and thrombocytopenia

X. COVID-19 Modules
Module 47 : Management of COVID-19 - Children
Module 48 : Management of COVID-19 - Adult
Module 49 : Management - Post COVID-19 sequalae
Module 50 : Symptom Management


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