Swayam Central

Manage TB

By Dr. Mohan Natarajan, Dr. V V Banurekha & Dr. M S Jawahar   |   National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis
The National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis (NIRT), Chennai is a flagship  institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Department of Health Research (DHR) of Govt. of India. It is an internationally reputed centre for Tuberculosis (TB) research and a WHO Collaborating Centre for TB Research and Training. The online free course for doctors “Manage TB” is an initiative of the NIRT to address the 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 Physicians. 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 completed two editions of this online course, the first  in August-October 2018 and second in February- April 2019. More than 3500 participants enrolled for the courses, and of those who took the final exam 99.5% were declared passed. We have had favourable feedback on the merits and value of the course. We are now in advanced stage of planning for the third  run of the course starting in July 2019We 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 :     • Doctors with an MBBS degree from a recognized university 
                                      • MBBS students

INSTITUTIONS THAT WILL VALUE THIS COURSE: Government/ private sector, public health service institutions/ agencies and Medical colleges/ Universities.

Learners enrolled: 1292


Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 8 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 20 Sep 2019
Exam Date : 29 Sep 2019
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Level : Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course


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    Dr. Mohan Natarajan, Scientist F & Head, Department of Clinical Research, NIRT


    Dr. V V Banurekha, Scientist D, Department of Clinical Research, NIRT


    Dr. M S Jawahar, Former Scientist G, NIRT

    The faculty for this course has been carefully selected from a panel of experts in the field of Tuberculosis from ICMR and non-ICMR Institutes

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    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 29 September 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 50% final score.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched