The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai is one of the premier institutes of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research (DHR) of Govt. of India. It is an internationally reputed institution for Tuberculosis (TB) research and a WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training. The online course for doctors “Manage TB” is an initiative to address this felt need of sensitizing doctors both in public and private sector to the standards of care and the new guidelines and developments in the modern management of TB. The course has been designed keeping in mind the busy schedule of practicing Physician. We believe that this is the first online course of this type in India and we are confident it will enable practicing doctors to keep themselves abreast of current developments and best clinical practices in the management and control of this disease. We have successfully conducted this course three times in August-October 2018, February- April 2019, August-October 2019. A total of 4792 participants have enrolled. We have received favorable feedback on the course from the participants. We are now in advanced stage of planning for the fourth run of the course starting in February 2020. MBBS graduates and Medical students are eligible to enroll for the course. We hope that this online 8-week Manage TB course will benefit doctors treating TB patients and medical students and help them to offer care of a higher order to their patients.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:We expect that this course to be very useful to Doctors in their day to day practice to diagnose and treat TB patients according to recommended standards.PRE-REQUISITES : MBBS degree from a recognized university and UG Medical MBBS students INSTITUTIONS THAT WILL VALUE THIS COURSE:Government/ private sector, public health service institutions/ agencies and Medical colleges/ Universities.