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.